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Andre Romelle Young is the worldwide renowned rapper Dr. Dre, and is an American audio engineer, record producer, businessman, and rapper. Dre founded Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and is also the CEO of both of these studios. The Chronic was the studio album with which Dre made his debut. This album of Dre was released under the production house of Death Row Records. Andre has also produced many other famous artists, such as Eminem and 50 cents. Dre has also helped many rappers, such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, and 2Pac.

Young made a deal with Apple some years back, in which he sold his brand ‘Beats By Dr. Dre’ to the company for a whopping amount of 3 billion dollars. Dr. Dre is currently the third wealthiest American rapper in the whole wide world. Dre’s current net worth exceeds the amount of 820 million dollars. 

What Is Dr. Dre’s Net Worth?

Net Worth: $820 million
Source of Wealth: Music records, business, production houses. and royalties
Profession: Rapper, businessman, producer, and songwriter
Nationality: American
Born: 18th of February, 1965
Age: 56 years
Height: 6ft 1 inch
Full Name: Andre Romelle Young
Last Updated: 2021

Dr. Dre Biography & Wiki

Dr. Dre was born with Andre Romelle Young to Theodore and Verna Young on the 18th of February, 1965. The marriage of Andre’s parents stayed for about eight years until they finally got divorced in 1972. Dre’s mother then married Curtis Crayon and gave birth to three children, out of which two are now dead, and only his half-sister Shameka is alive. Andre started attending Vanguard Junior High School in 1976 but later moved to suburban Roosevelt Junior High School due to gang violence.

Young’s family moved a lot, and hence, he has lived in many different apartments and houses across the whole of Los Angeles. Andre’s mother married Warren Griffin later, and Dre got three more half-sisters and a half-brother. Centennial High School is where Dre spent his freshman year but transferred to South Central Los Angeles’ Fremont High School due to poor grades. After passing with bad grades, Dre joined Chester Adult School to get a proper job, as his mother asked him to do so.

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Dr. Dre Personal Life

On the 15th of December, 1981, when Andre was 16 years old, he used to be with her 15-year-old girlfriend Cassandra Joy Green. 

They gave birth to a son. The child’s name is Curtis. He was brought up by Cassandra and met his father for the first time after 20 years. Curtis is also a rapper and performs with the name Hood Surgeon. Andre then had three daughters with Lisa Johnson. Dre and Jenita Porter gave birth to a son named Andre Young Jr. in 1988. Andre Jr. died at the age of 20 due to having an overdose of heroin and morphine.

Dre also used to date Michelle, and they both gave birth to a son, Marcel, in 1991. Young got married to Nicole, ex-wife of NBA player Sedale Threatt, in 1996. They both gave birth to a son named Truice and a daughter named Truly in 1997 and 2001. In 2020, Nicole filed for a divorce stating the reason was irreconcilable differences.

Dr. Dre Professional Life

Dr. Dre started with Andre joining the musical group World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1985 under Kru-Cut. This musical group dominated the early and mid-1980s electro-hop scenes and West Coast Hip Hop. With these crew members, they released their first collaborative song with the name “Surgery.” This record scored the group their first hit and got them a sale of more than 50,000 thousand copies. Dre started to collaborate with O’Shea Jackson in recording songs for Ruthless Records. Dre left this group after having a dispute with Eazy-E.

Surge Knight then came and persuaded Eazy-E to release Young from his existing contract and then used Dr. Dre as the flagship artist for his new founding record label, Death Row Records. Dre then, at a time, focused on producing contemporary artists and elevated many famous artists, such as 50 cents and Eminem. On the 30th of 2021, Dr. Dre performed at the Super Bowl LVI, along with Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem.

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Dr. Dre’s Other Ventures

Dr. Dre debuted on the big screen in 1996 in the movie Set Off, which was based on a bank robbery. Andre also appeared in movies such as The Wash and Training Day. Dre was also announced to be producing dark comedies and horror movies for Crucial Films, a New Line Cinema-owned company, with Philip Atwell as his director. Dre made this announcement in February 2007. Straight Outta Compton is a biographical movie about NWA that Dr. Dre produced in 2015, along with one of his fellow members of the group “Ice Cube”.

Andre released his first brand of headphones, “Beats by Dr. Dre,” in July 2008. This venture of Dre also announced a deal on the 9th of October, 2009, with the tech company HP. HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition was released on the 22nd of October of the same year for its sale. Beats by Dr. Dre eventually was bought by the tech biggie Apple in May 2014 for 3 billion dollars.

FAQs About Dr. Dre:

  • How many children does Dr. Dre have?

Dre has given birth to six children till today with five different women. Currently, only five of his children are alive as his son Andre Young Jr. died of an overdose of drugs in his mother’s house.

  • Did Dre not know about Eminem’s color?

Dr. Dre had admitted in many of his interviews that he did not know that Eminem was not black when he signed him to his label. They both are some of the best rappers in the whole world.

  • Are Warren G and Dr. Dre brothers?

Dr. Dre and Warren G got in a relationship as step-brothers when G’s dad married Dre’s mother.

  • What is the name of Dre’s next album?

The next album of Dre is on the waiting list of all his fans, and Dre has announced that the name of his next album will not be Detox.

 

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