About Dr. Dre
It has been announced that the estimate of Dr. Dre net worth reaches 360 million dollars. To most of the people he is known as a rapper. However, he also works behind the scenes of the music industry and is known as a producer, as well. Dr. Dre is also known to be active in the acting scene, which is another important source of Dr. Dre net worth.
His real birth name is Andre Romelle Young, however, in the entertainment industry he is mostly known as Dr. Dre. Dr. Dre grew up in Los Angeles, where he was raised in the heat of West coast hip hop scene. Also, Dr. Dre soon became a frequent visitor at various night clubs and immediately learnt how to be a DJ. In 1984, he joined the crew of “World Class Wreckin Cru” which was known to be a group specializing in electro and hip hop.
Soon, Dr. Dre became friends with another rapper called Ice Cube. Dr. Dre was introduced to a rapper Eazy-E and he invited Dr. Dre to join a project N.W.A. In 1988, Dr. Dre released “Straight Outta Compton”. It became titled as double platinum by the RIAA. Also, the album became one of the most influential albums in the hip hop music history.
The sales of the album also increased the overall amount of Dr. Dre net worth.
Three years later after the release of his album, Dr. Dre left the project N.W.A. He decided to found his own record label, which was called “Death Row Records”. Under this record label, Dr. Dre released his first album, which was called “The Chronic”. The album landed in the 3rd position of the Billboard Top 200 chart. Moreover, not even a year passed after its release and the album was already titled as multi-platinum. In addition, because of his performance of the single “Let Me Ride” from the album Dr. Dre received his first Grammy award for the Best Rap Performance.
In 1996, he established another production company called “Aftermath Entertainment”. The company started to produce popular singers such as Eminem, 50 Cent and Mary J Blige. Thus, behind the scenes work in the music industry also increases the overall amount of Dr. Dre net worth. Talking about him as an actor, Dr. Dre has appeared in a variety of movies, including “Training Day” and “Set It Off”.