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13 July 2020, 13:21 | Updated: 25 February 2021, 11:08
Dr Dre has made an astounding net worth for himself, so how much is he worth exactly? Here’s a look into his career and earnings.
Music and business ventures have lead Dr Dre to have one of the biggest net worths in the music industry.
From hit records and albums to Beats by Dr Dre, the 56-year-old rapper - who is currently in the middle of a divorce from his estranged wife Nicole - has earned himself a staggering fortune.
As of 2021, Dr Dre is reportedly worth around $820 million. He is one of the richest rappers in the world, falling just behind Kanye West, Jay-Z and P Diddy.
Converted into British pounds, Dr Dre has an estimated net worth of £580 million - so how did he make so much money?
Here’s a brief look inside Dr Dre’s career and fortune:
Dr Dre - whose real name is Andre - started off his successful career as a rapper. He first made it big as part of hip hop group N.W.A. in the 80s.
Let Me Ride and album The Chronic were some of his finest work which earned him plenty of awards and a lot of money.
Dr Dre was also once the owner of Death Row Records, a record label where he helped create artists such as Eminem and 50 Cent. He’s also produced albums with the likes of 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.
Dr Dre is also currently the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment, another record label.
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Not just a man making music, Dr Dre also made businesses out of it with his most lucrative being of course, Beats by Dr Dre. He sold his earphones company to Apple for $3billion.
In 2008, Dr Dre also announced his cognac line Aftermath, and is believed to be passionate about extending to other spirits.