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Dr. Dre Net Worth

Dr. Dre Net Worth

Net Worth: $830 Million

  • Source of Wealth Music, Television
  • Birth Place Compton, California, United States
  • Marital Status Married (Nicole Threatt)
  • Full Name Andre Romelle Young
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth February 18, 1965
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Occupation Rapper, Record Producer, Businessperson
  • Education Fremont High School
  • Children 7 (Curtis, Marcel, Tyra, Andre Jr., La Tanya Danielle, Truly, Truth)
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About Dr. Dre

Superproducer/rapper, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, has an estimated net worth of $830 million. He expanded his wealth with Aftermath record label, Beats headphone and HP laptop line.

On 11th August 2011, Dr Dre reportedly sold 50% stake in Beats Electronics, the headphone company to Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for £191 million ($310m). Forbes Magazine looked into what the deal may mean for Dr. Dre’s net worth, which was last estimated at $125 million. By the magazine’s back-of-the-envelope calculations, Dre net worth is $260 million, meaning the deal added $135 million to his fortune.

Dr. Dre may not have put out a new album in the last 10 years,but the rapper and producer has reaped the rewards from his business. Dr. Dre helped launch careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent. More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. Born Andre Romelle Young February 18, 1965 in Compton, California. Dr. Dre is married Nicole Threatt since 1996.

Beats Audio was Purchased by Apple in May 2014 for $3 Billion dollars, making Dre leapfrog as the Richest Man in Hip Hop, surpassing Long time reigning Diddy and Jay-Z.  It is estimated he earned a solid $650 million before taxes, and that his Net Worth instantly climbed to around $810 million.

Not yet the Hip Hop’s First Billionaire, but he is the closest by far.


Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Dr. Dre's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2015 $33 Million
Record Sales 2015

Estimated earnings from his album Compton (certified gold by RIAA, ARIA and BPI)

Earnings 2014 $620 Million
Sale of Asset May. 2014

Total Value Before Tax of his Earnings Following the Sale of Beats Audio to Apple for $3 Billion. (Dre Owns Roughly 25% of the Shares, and Apple initially paid $2.6 billion + $400 million to be invested in time)

Asset May. 2014

Value of the Mansion Dre Bought from Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen

Earnings 2013 $40 Million
Sale of Asset Sep. 2013

Earnings from the sale of minority stakes to a private equity firm Carlyle Group.

Earnings 2013

Earnings per song

Asset 2013

The value of Dr Dre's Woodland Hills home in Los Angeles

Project Earnings 2013

Revenue of Beats Audio Throughout 2013

Salary 2013

Charge per track produced

Asset 2013

The value of Dr Dre's house in Hollywood Hills

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Earnings 2012 $110 Million
Project Earnings 2012

Sales of Beats in 2012

Earnings 2011 $19 Million
Sale of Asset 2011

Dr Dre's earnings When HTC purchased 51% of the company which he co-founded with Jimmy Iovine

Asset 2011

The value of his stake in the company after HTC's purchase of 51% of the stakes in Beats Electronics

Project Earnings 2011

The revenue of Beats by Dr Dre headphone which Dr. Dre and Iovine's company earned in 2011

Earnings 2010 $17 Million
Earnings 2009 $15 Million
Earnings 2008 $12 Million
Earnings 2007 $25 Million
Earnings 2004 $11.4 Million
Earnings 2003 $18 Million
Earnings 2002 $25 Million
Earnings 2001 $52 Million
Record Sales 2001

Estimated earnings from his soundtrack album The Wash (certified gold by RIAA)

Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from his album 2001 (certified 6x platinum by RIAA, 5x platinum by Music Canada, 4x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by ARIA and RMNZ, and gold by BVMI, IFPI-SWI and SNEP)

Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales 1996

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath (certified platinum by RIAA)

Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from his compilation album Concrete Roots

Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from his album The Chronic (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and gold by BPI)

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