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Dr. Dre Net Worth 2022: Forbes Richest Rappers

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Dr. Dre Net Worth

Dr. Dre Net Worth and Biography

Dr. Dre Net Worth net worth 2022 Forbes, Songs, Albums, Awards. Andre Romelle Young known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. 

Dr. Dre Net Worth 2022

Dr. Dre Net Worth$820 million
Full nameAndre Romelle Young
Date of birthFebruary 18, 1965
OccupationProfessional Rapper
NationalityAmerican

What is Dr. Dre net worth?

As of 2022, Dr. Dre net worth is $820 million making him one of the richest rappers in the world. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1985 and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Dr. Dre Biography

He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records.

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Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1985, and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

The group popularized explicit lyrics in hip hop to detail the violence of street life.

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During the early 1990s, Dre was credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a subgenre of hip hop characterized by a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats.

Dre’s solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993.

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It earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the single “Let Me Ride”, as well as several accolades for the single “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”. 

During the 2000s, Dre focused on producing other artists, occasionally contributing vocals. He signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums.

He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac, The D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn’al, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson Paak. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It OffThe Wash and Training Day.

He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year; Non-Classical. Rolling Stone ranked him number 56 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Aside music, he also owns the following businesses;  Beats by Dr. Dre,

 In May 2014, technology giant Apple purchased the Beats brand for $3 billion, Apple’s most expensive purchase by far.

During the 2000s, Dre focused on producing other artists, occasionally contributing vocals. He signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many other rappers, including the D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn’al, the Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson .Paak. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It OffWash, and Training Day. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Rolling Stone ranked him number 56 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Studio albums

  • The Chronic (1992)
  • 2001 (1999)
  • Compton (2015)

In 2001, Dre earned a total of about US$52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of such hit songs that year as “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige. Rolling Stone magazine thus named him the second highest-paid artist of the year.

 Dr. Dre was ranked 44th in 2004 from earnings of $11.4 million, primarily from production royalties from such projects as albums from G-Unit and D12 and the single “Rich Girl” by singer Gwen Stefani and rapper Eve. Forbes estimated his net worth at US$270 million in 2012.

 The same publication later reported that he acquired US$110 million via his various endeavors in 2012, making him the highest-paid artist of the year.

 Income from the 2014 sale of Beats to Apple, contributing to what Forbes termed “the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history”, made Dr. Dre the world’s richest musical performer of 2015.

Dr. Dre Net Worth

As of 2022, Dr. Dre net worth is $820 million making him one of the richest rappers in the world. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1985 and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Dr. Dre Net Worth

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