It is almost impossible to talk about the history of Hip-Hop and Rap music over the last four decades without recognizing the huge contributions of the super-talented Andre Romelle Young also known as “Dr Dre”. He has been a highly successful Rapper, Entrepreneur and Hip-Hop music producer in the last 30 years. However, few people still don’t know much about his background story and the kind of wealth he has amassed over the years from the Hip-Hop music industry. This is the reason why we have decided to put out this article that reveals some amazing facts relating to Dr Dre net worth, cars collection, houses and his biography.
Andre Romelle Young a.k.a “Dr Dre” is undoubtedly one of the most successful Rappers and Hip-Hop music producers of all time
Dr Dre Biography and Career story
Andre Romelle Young popularly known as “Dr Dre” was born on Thursday 18th of February 1965 in Compton City, California – USA. He was said to have “teenage” parents who were married as at when he was born but got separated 3 years after his birth and finally divorced in the year 1972. Dr Dre’s mother later married another man for who she bore two other sons and one daughter. Unfortunately, records have it that the two boys died while Dre’s step-sister, Shameka was the only one that survived.
Dr Dre’s childhood was probably not a “smooth” one because he first attended a Junior High School in his hometown but had to move to another school due to the increasing rate of gang violence in his neighbourhood. A quick fast forward to the 1980s, Dr Dre began his music career as a small-time DJ for a local club where he met DJ Yella whom they later worked together as a group.
Several reliable sources claim that Dr Dre officially formed the popular N.W.A music group back in 1986 with his fellow rappers including MC Ren, DJ Yella, Eazy-E and Ice Cube. This super-talented group of rappers released their debut album “Straight Outta Compton” that same year and it became a massive success. From that point on, Dr Dre’s career took off like a rocket and has since headed for the moon over the past 3 decades now.
Just like many other top celebrities, Dr Dre’s journey to success in both life and career was sure filled with a lot of ups and downs
Dr Dre net worth
Despite facing so many career challenges such as infringements, lawsuits, and disputes – Dr Dre has managed to keep his head high in the industry by amassing a huge amount of wealth. If you do a quick search online for Dr Dre net worth 2020, you will be shocked to see how many media sources confirm that he is worth over $820million (₦338.7 billion) according to 2020 records. This astonishing net worth keeps Dre Dre in the top spot among the richest rappers in America and in the world at large.
The famous “Beats by Dre” lineup of music electronics have remained the largest source of Dr Dre’s wealth
A huge portion of Dr Dre’s wealth comes from his popular “Beats by Dre” electronics company which he did not only co-found but also sold his ownership right to Apple INC for a whopping $3billion (₦1.24 trillion) in stocks and cash.
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Dr Dre Cars Collection and Houses
Dr Dre cars
While it is common to see popular rappers showing off their expensive cars and assets, Dr Dre seems to be on the other side of that “spectrum”. He seems to be someone who doesn’t pride so much in showing off his cars, houses and other expensive belongings to the media. As a matter of fact, there are very few pictures of him posing with his expensive cars despite several sources claiming that he has a nice collection of luxury cars. Nevertheless, we were able to find some reliable sources that give a list of expensive luxury cars currently present in Dr Dre’s collection. See the list below:
- Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe - $450,000 (₦185.9 million)
- Cadillac Escalade ESV - $200,000 (₦82.6 million)
- Hummer H2 - $50,000 to $80,000 (₦20.7 million - ₦33.1 million)
- Chrysler 300C - $48,000 (₦19.9 million)
- Bentley Continental GT - $200,000 (₦82.6 million)
Despite being one of the top 5 richest rappers in the world, Dr Dre is rarely seen showing off his luxury cars on social media
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Dr Dre houses
When it comes to the matter of Dr Dre’s houses, he currently lives in an 18,298 Square-Foot Mega Mansion that is located in Brentwood, USA. Several media sources claim that Dr Dre spent a mind-boggling $40 million (₦16.5 billion) to acquire this Brentwood mansion back in 2014. What's even more fascinating is that the wealthy rapper has actually bought and sold quite a number of mansions over the last decade alone.
Check out this video below to get a run-through of all the expensive houses that Dr Dre has bought and sold in the past few years.
Inside Dr Dre’s $40 Million Mega Mansion
Considering the huge amount of money that Dr Dre has spent on houses in the past few years, it is safe to say that being a millionaire does come with privileges such as testing out Mega Mansions like they are nothing. You can literally buy any expensive house you desire, live in it for 1-2 years and then flip it over in the real estate market for yet another mansion. Isn’t that a “sweet” life?
If you have diligently read this article till this point, then you have pretty much gone through all there is to know about Dr Dre net worth, his cars collection, houses and luxury lifestyle. He is by far one of the richest and most successful rappers in the history of Hip-Hop music to date.