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Celebrating Black History Month: 16 Seriously Inspirational Success Stories
The iconic West Coast rapper grew up very poor and was in a gang selling drugs before he was spotted by Dr Dre. However Snoop focussed on his musical talents and eventually left his negative lifestyle behind, to pursue his ambitions of being a rapper. He now has an estimated fortune of $143m and continues to do work with underprivileged black communities in the US.