Dr. Dre Net Worth

Dr Dre net worth

How much is Dr. Dre worth?

Net Worth:$850 Million
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of birth: February 18, 1965
Source of wealth:Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
Last Updated:2024


Dr. Dre, real name is Andre Romelle Young, but professionally he is popular among his fans by Dr. Dre. He is the most famous American rapper entrepreneur and record producer.

He started his career journey with the world-class cru known as Wrekin Cru and become famous and popular by joining the well-known Gangsta Group N.W.A, moreover in his lyrics he highlighted the violence of street life which made him unique and famous as a rapper.

He also founded Death Row Records in 1991. His album “The Chronic” made a huge hit in those days. He also started Aftermath Entertainment and co-worked with Eminem and 50 Cent.

He also achieved success as a solo act and during his duos with Eminem, Snoop Dog, and 50 Cent.

He was also known as the CEO and founder of beats electronics, which he later sold to Apple for$ 3 billion. According to the research, Dr. Dre’s worth in 2018 is on 3rd number among the richest rappers around the world that is estimated $770 million.

As of 2022, Dr. Dre net worth is approximately around $850 million.

Early Life

Dr. Dre was born in Compton, California on 18th February 1965. He was the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. His parents were singers and married in 1968 but unfortunately separated then divorced in 1972.

His mother remarried to Curtis Crayon and they became parents of three children named Jerome, Tyree, and Shameka in 1976. He mostly spent his childhood and young age with her grandma; she raised him to a young rapper.

Dr. Dre went to Vanguard Junior High School for early education, but due to gang violence left there and continued his studies in Safer Sububban Roosevelt Junior High School.

During his freshman year in 1979, he attended Centennial High School in Compton. Due to bad grades in academics, he was then transferred to Fremont High School in Los Angeles. He was not a very good student due to which he lost some very good opportunities in life. He spent his remaining high school years focusing more on social life and entertainment. He loved working as a DJ in his teens and loved to make music.

Personal Life

Dr. Dre and Cassandra gave birth to a beautiful boy named Curtis Young in 1981. Both of them were in their teens when they become parents, Dre was 16 and Greene was just 15 years old. He didn’t meet Curtis until he turned 20 years old teenager. Curtis young follows his daddy’s footsteps, performing under the name “Hood Surgeon”.

Dr. Dre and Lisa Johnson gave birth to their gorgeous daughter named La Taniya Danielle Young in 1983.

He had another son from Jenita Porter named Andre young in 1980, But unfortunately, Dr. Dre’s son died due to the overdose of heroin and morphine.

The couple Dr. Dre and Michelle dated each other from 1987 to 1996 and had a son Marcel in 1991.

Dr. Dre married Nicole Threatt in 1996. Dr. Dre kids from her are Truly and Truice.


Dr. Dre won many awards for his production and fabulous work

  • In 2014 he won hustler of the year award by BET Hip Hop Awards.
  • In 1996 he won best rap solo performance by Grammy Awards for his production “Let Me Ride”.
  • In 2001 he won best rap performance by a group award by Grammy Awards for his project “Forget About Dre”.
  • He won album of the year and best rap album award by Grammy Awards for his production “The Marshal Mathers LP (as engineers)” and “2001” in 2001.
  • In 2010 he won best rap performance by a group and best rap album for his productions “Crack A Bottle” (with Eminem and 50 cents) and “Relapse”(an engineer) by Grammy Awards.
  • He won best rap video award for his work “Let Me Ride” in 1994 by MTV Video Music Awards.
  • He won best rap video award in 2000 for his project “Forget About Dre” by MTV Video Music Awards.

Music Career

Dre was fond of music since childhood. He turned his beautiful family home into his music studio. He was very good at collecting different sounds and songs and collages them into his own successful piece.

Dre teamed up with different outstanding rappers Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Yella, MC Ren to form N.W.A. with this group we produced wonderful hard-hitting sounds and songs that made huge hits.

N.W.A lyrics made a huge success when their second album Straight Outta Compton arrived in the market, and Gangsta Rap also hit the music industry so hard.

Due to some disputes, he left the group and decided to go for solo. He broke all records of the hip hop charts when “The Chronic” made its mark under the label of Death Row Records founded by Suge Knight in 1992.

When Dr. Dre left Death Row Records; he founded Aftermath Entertainment in 1996 and released the album Dr. Dre presents ‘The Aftermath” in 1996.

Dr. Dre co-ordinated with Eminem and 50 cent and took the music industry on the next level.

In 2014 he sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion which made Dr. Dre net worth $800 million and he became the richest rapper in 2014.

Later in 2015 his album Compton: A Sound Track released and made a huge success.

As of 2022, Dr. Dre net worth is estimated to be around $850.million which makes him one of the famous American rappers


Dr. Dre has set a totally different rapping trend in the music industry and popularly known for his production. Selling Beats to Apple for $3 billion was the icing on the cake that made him incredibly successful and increased Dr. Dre net worth to $850.million.

Although he faced lots of hardships, separation of parents had trouble with the law and trapped in the case of violence against women, disputes between other artists, etc, but nothing broke him and still he is hitting the industry hard with amazing soundtracks. Loyalty, dignity, and passion are the secrets that lie in Dr. Dre’s success.

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Written by Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot

Abdul Qayyum Rajpoot is a productivity enthusiast who in on mission to help entrepreneurs and solopreneurs in achieving their business goals through focus, grit, and motivation. When he is not advocating smarter work, he is traveling the world or journaling his achievements in the self-growth arena on his blog.

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