Dr. Dre is the founder and CEO of the Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has overseen the careers of many rappers, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar. Today, we are talking about one of the richest rappers in the world, Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, his on-stage persona.
Dr. Dre started his career in 1984, and over two decades of career, he now is the 3rd richest rapper in the world, with a fortune of $830 million.
Dr. Dre's net worth is estimated at $830 million in 2018. He accumulated his fortune through his enormous career as a rapper, DJ, producer, entrepreneur, and actor.
Born in Los Angeles in 1965, Dr. Dre started his career, working as a DJ in 1986. He met DJ Yella, Ice Cube and Eazy-E, and the crew formed N.W.A. Thier first album made a huge impact on the music world. The group sold over 750,000 albums.
After leaving N.W.A. in 1992, Dre started his solo career. His most profitable collaborations to date became when he partnered with record producer Jimmy Iovine to release Beats by Dre headphones. Dre sold it to Apple for a whopping $3.2 billion.
Video: Dr. Dre's Apple Beats
On today's date, Dr. Dre is one of the most celebrated rappers around the globe, and his fame and finance are growing bigger and bigger each day. In 2017, he was ranked 3rd on Forbes Five-a ranking of the world's wealthiest hip-hop artists, with an estimated net worth of $740 million.
In 2017, Dr. Dre's net worth was reported at $780 million and in late 2018, his net worth is estimated at $830 million. It's crystal clear his annual income is over $40 million annually.
Dre earns his fortune from his album sales, as well as from endorsements. He is endorsed by Nike.
Dr. Dre lives in his LA mansion with his wife Nicole Young. In 2014, Dr. Dre bought his 14,000 sq ft Los Angeles mansion for $40 million, after his $3.2 billion deal with Apple. Besides his $40 million LA mansion, Dre owns a $4.9 million house in Calabasas, a 1997 built 9,400 sq ft house with a game room, a snazzy home theater, six beds, and 5.75 baths.
Video: The inside of Dr. Dre's $40 million LA house
Dr. Dre and his wife Young own an 8,800 sq ft home in Malibu, which the couple put on the market for an asking price of $12.5 million in 2012, however, has decided to hold onto it, to date.