Dr. Dre Net Worth : Investments & Lifestyle

Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

One of the richest American rappers, record producer, and businessman Dr. Dre has an astonishing net worth of 800 million dollars.

Obviously, the hip-hop legend is a top-earning music artist of the decade with the wholesome fortune he has garnered since 1985.

Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

Founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre has collaborated with several talented artists.

From a high school dropout to the wealthiest hip-hop artist, the iconic rapper has come much far.

Quick Facts

Some of the quick facts about Dr. Dre are:

Full Name André Romelle Young
Date of birth February 18, 1965
Age 57 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth Compton, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Singer-songwriter, Rapper, Record Producer, Audio Engineer, and Businessman
Genre Hip-hop/rap
Record Label Death Row Records, Aftermath Entertainment
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African American
Residence Los Angeles, United States
Height 6′ 1″ (185 cm)
Weight 238 lbs (108 kg)
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Color Of Hair Light Brown
Color Of Eye Blue
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Theodore Young
Mother’s Name Verna Young
Siblings Tyree Crayon, Shameka Crayon, Jerome Crayon
Marital status Single (Divorced)
Education
Centennial High School, Compton
Fremont, Fremont High School, Los Angeles
Spouse Nicole Young (1996-2021)
Children Andre Young Jr., Marcel Young, Truly Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, Truice Young, Curtis Young, Tyra Young
Active Years 1985–present
Net Worth 800 million USD
Last Updated June, 2022

Dr. Dre Net Worth and Income

Rapper-producer Dr. Dre has a gigantic net worth of 800 million dollars as of 2022.

Dre hasn’t released an album since 2015 but is involved in several productions, businesses, and endorsements which kept on expanding his fortune.

In 2012, Dr. Dre was the highest-paid hip-hop artist, earning roughly $250,000 per track.

Likewise, in 2014, Apple invested a hefty sum of 3 billion dollars in “Beats Electronics,” a company founded by Dr. Dre. Again, he was entitled as a top-earning musician of the decade by 2019 Forbes.

The notable highest selling tracks and albums by Dr. Dre are mentioned here:

Songs/Features/Album Earning
I Need a Doctor  22,55,000
Crack a Bottle  20,50,000
Concrete Roots 475,000
Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath 750,000
The Chronic 5,700,000
Compton 560,000
2001 7,800,000

Net Worth of Dr. Dre in Different Currencies

Following is the net worth of the rapper in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 672,128,000
Pound Sterling £ 578,092,000
Australian Dollar A$ 1,062,536,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 989,800,000
Indian Rupee 59,415,680,000
BitCoin ฿ 22403.584

Houses and Cars

Brentwood House

This huge mansion in California is situated in a compound area of four acres.

drone-view of a mansion
Dr. Dre Brentwood Mansion

Previously owned by Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen, the house features five bedrooms and nine baths.

Dr. Dre purchased this mega-mansion spending 40 million dollars.

The living space is spread on 18,298 square feet, which boast reclaimed ceiling beams and ancient doors.

To illustrate, the mansion looks more like a French chateau which has every amenity such as a library, gym, sauna, central hall, several fireplaces, loggias, and so on.

Moreover, the legendary rapper added a 10,000 square feet music studio under the mansion while remodeling it.

While in the backyard, there is a lawn, garden, an infinity pool, waterfalls, and ponds.

LA Mansion

This beautiful mansion has recently been sold for $32.5 million.

Dre purchased this estate in 2011, which spans 9,696 square feet and features six bedrooms.

House in Woodland Hills

The rapper bought this manor in 1999 for $2.35 million, which was listed in the market a couple of years back.

A gated manor
Dr. Dre Woodland Hills Manor

The three-story house spread on 16,200 square feet features eight bedrooms and thirteen bathrooms.

Furthermore, there are two kitchens, an elevator, a movie theater, and an indoor spa inside the manor. Likewise, the outside boasts patios and a saltwater swimming pool.

Pacific Palisades Home

This next home of the rapper is worth $2.25 million located in a gated community of Pacific Palisades.

The Meditteranean-style house was originally built in 1997 and sports a panoramic view of mountains and the ocean. Furthermore, it has been remodeled using oak floors and features a shimmering kitchen.

Cars

Dr. Dre owns some of the coolest cars in the world. Here are the few honorable classy mentions!

Black Color Cadillac Escalade
Dr. Dre with his Cadillac Escalade

Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe: Undoubtedly, Rolls Royce is one of the most expensive cars. This beauty, owned by Dr. Dre, is priced at $450,000.

Cadillac Escalade: This beautiful custom-made Cadillac was purchased by the rapper in 2016 for more than $200,00.

Hummer H2: The tough and massive car, Hummer, is priced at almost $80,000.

Chrysler 300S: This beauty is not so expensive as the others on the list, but the luxury sedan with diligent audio technology is still worthy for someone like Dre.

Bentley Continental GT: This luxurious sports car was gifted to Dre by the rapper Eminem in 2002’s Christmas. This GT model easily costs around $200,000.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Dr. Dre sure is one of the richest businessmen and does live a lavish life. In 2015, he revealed having social anxiety.

To stay healthy and in shape, he does circuit training. To detail, Dre follows the weightlifting routine five days a week and does several other mixed exercises such as bench press, squat, bicep curls, dips, pull-ups, deadlifts, etc.

Likewise, to maintain his stunning physique, the rapper chooses a plant-based diet and intakes a high protein diet which helps him in building muscles.

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Vacation

Dre enjoys getaways now and then with his family, friends, and business partners.

Dre holding hand of Nicole
Dre and Nicole vacationing in Saint Tropez

In 2012, he spent a holiday of the Fourth of July in Saint Tropez with his wife. The pair were spotted strolling on the street, doing shopping, and enjoying the harbor.

Production, Investments, and Endorsements

Music Production

From leaving high school to become a club DJ and then joining N.W.A, this is where Dr. Dre’s music journey started. After NWA, he co-formed Death Row Records in 1991, similarly Aftermath Records in 1996.

Dr. Dre, Eminem and Snoop Dogg
Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg (L to R)

The Aftermath Records is a subordinate of Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records. Under this label, Dr. Dre discovered many great rappers such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 cents, and a few more. Truly, his role as a music producer is invaluable in the history of hip-hop.

The talented rapper-producer has produced several iconic tracks and albums. The best top fifteen productions by Dr. Dre have been mentioned here!

  1. Mary J Blige – Family Affair (2001)
  2. Dr. Dre – Nuthin But a G Thang (1992)
  3. Dr. Dre – Still DRE (1999)
  4. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Who Am I? (What’s My Name) (1993)
  5. NWA – Real Niggaz Don’t Die (1991)
  6. Dr. Dre ft Snoop Doggy Dogg – Deep Cover (1992)
  7. Eminem – My Name Is (1999)
  8. Dr. Dre – Lil’ Ghetto Boy (1992)
  9. Eve ft Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind (2001)
  10. Dr. Dre – Talking to My Diary (2015)
  11. 50 Cent – In Da Club (2003)
  12. Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre (1999)
  13. Bilal – Fast Lane (2001)
  14. 2 Pac – California Love (1996)
  15. The Game – How We Do (2005)

Likewise, the rapper has also acted in few movies such as Set It Off (1996), The Wash (2001), Training Day (2001), and so on. Moreover, Dre has also been featured in several music videos.

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Investments

Dr. Dre is the owner and founder of his record label Aftermath Records which has homed many great artists.

Though he left releasing songs, many of his songs still collect money for him. For instance, The Chronic was released three times and is featured in the world-popular video game GTA: San Andreas.

Moreover, he is the founder of Beats Electronics or “Beats by Dre.” In 2012, the rapper received 300 million from HTC, investing 51% of the share in Beats Electronics.

However, Dre and his business partner, Jimmy Lovine, later bought back half of the stake.

Likewise, the net worth of Dr. Dre mounted even higher when in 2014, Apple invested in Beats Electronics.

To fix their poor audio issues, Apple decided to become the parent company of Beats by purchasing it for $3 billion.

Endorsements

Dre’s major endorsements included his own products by the company Beats Electronics.

Simie, throughout his career, has supported and endorsed many brands and companies like Trendhunter’s products, HP laptops, Chrysler, Monster cables, and so on.

Book Publication

Yet, Dr. Dre has not written any books or published so. However, there are several publications related to his life and his journey of being a rapper, music producer, and entrepreneur.

Dr. Dre’s Biography

In February 2007, Ronin Ro released his biography entitled Dr. Dre: The Biography.

Charity

Dr. Dre teaming up with his business partner Jimmy Lovine contributed $70 million to the University of Southern California (USC) that will help the students with arts, technology, and innovation.

Likewise, in 2017, the rapper donated 10 million dollars to develop a performing arts center in Compton High School. And, along with his personal donation, Dre will be helping to raise the additional collection for the project.

The famous music artist has been associated with several other foundations and projects like Dollar Relief Fund, American Red Cross, Sister Sledge, and so on.

Furthermore, he has often stood for good causes like creative arts, education, eradication of HIV/AIDS, etc.

Career

Dr. Dre was born by the name Andre Romelle Young in February 1965. He was born in Compton, California, to his parents Theodore and Verna Young, who got separated when Dre was seven years old.

The music artist changed several schools because of his poor grades until he dropped out and started his music career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. There he found his identity among the huge gangsta rap group N.W.A.

The group was famous for addressing violent street life with explicit lyrics in their songs.

Furthermore, in 1992, he founded a record label, Death Row Records, teaming with The D.O.C, Suge Knight, and Dick Griffey.

The same year, Dre released his solo debut The Chronic under his own label, making him the best-selling artist of 1993.

Likewise, in 1996, he left Death Row and formed “Aftermath Records.” His career escalated even more from here, where he gradually discovered many prominent rappers and homed them under his label.

However, the rap legend has not launched any tracks or albums since 2015. Having a successful musical career for more than three decades, Dre chose to take a rest.

Well, the Godfather of the hip hop industry is still rising high through his other businesses and ventures.

Personal Life

The famous rapper has been romantically involved with many personalities. With Dre’s then-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Greene, he has a son named Curtis, who is also a rapper under the name Hood Surgeon. The couple dated for two years, from 1981 to 1983.

Then, in 1983, he dated Lisa Johnson, with whom he has three children. Similarly, in 1988, Dre started dating Jenita Porter, but after having a baby, Andre Young Jr., the couple broke up.

Moving further, Dre dated Michel’le Denise Toussant, the famous American R&B singer. In 1991, they got engaged and welcomed their first child, Marcel. However, they split up after five years of their engagement.

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young
Dr. Dre with his ex-wife Nicole Young

In 1996, the rapper married Nicole Young. Together, they have a son (Truice, 1997) and a daughter (Truly, 2001). Well, after 24 years of marriage, Young filed a divorce in 2021.

Three Interesting Facts of Dr. Dre

  1. Recently in 2021, there was a burglary attempt in the mansion at the time Dre was admitted to the hospital.
  2. His 20-year-old son Andre Young Jr. died of an overdose of heroin and morphine on August 23, 2008. The body was found in Woodland Hill’s house by his mother.
  3. After being unable to join an aviation program due to his poor academic grades, he shifted his focus to the music and entertainment business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Dr. Dre leave N.W.A?

In late 1991, the rapper left the hip hop group N.W.A due to some financial and contract-related dispute.

Why was Dre hospitalized recently?

The legendary music artist suffered from a brain aneurysm on January 5, 2021. After the treatment, he returned home safe and good.

Has he won any Grammy?

Dr. Dre has won six Grammy awards. He earned his first Grammys for Let Me Ride, a 1993 single hit from his album The Chronic.

 

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