Dr. Dre is the No. 4 richest rapper in the world, who has an estimated net worth of $830 million as of 2022. His real name is Andre Romelle Young. He took his stage name, Dr. Dre, in the early 1980s. From 2006 to 2014, Dre was the founder of Beats. Outside music, Dre is a record producer, actor, audio engineer, and entrepreneur.
Dr. Dre came into the limelight working with the gangsta group — N.W.A. He first released his maiden studio album in 1992 that made him a best-selling American music artist. Since 1985, Dre has sold hundreds of millions of albums so far!
Dr. Dre net worth over the years: (1992-current)
As of this writing, Dr. Dre owns $820 million net worth. A list of his net worth over the past years have mentioned below:
From the table, it is clear to us that Dr. Dre’s net worth continuously increased as proportionate norms.
How much does Dr. Dre make?
As a Dr. Dre fan, you must have queried — “how much he makes per hour”. To meet your thirst, Dr. Dre’s current yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily income is provided below:
- Yearly Income: $35 million
- Monthly Income: $2,916,666.67
- Weekly Income: $673,076.92
- Daily Income: $134,615.38
- Hourly Income: $5,609
How does Dr. Dre make money?
Dr. Dre made his giant net worth through numerous sources. He is a versatile musician. Throughout his 35 years of professional career, Dr. Dre has earned $1.5 billion so far!
Before a brief discussion on Dr. Dre’s earning wheels, have a glimpse on his earning sources —
- Music Sales
- Music Production
- Acting Career
- YouTube or Other Social Media
- Concert Tours
- Beats by Dre Income
- Investments & Business
Let’s have a brief disclosure on Dr. Dre’s earning sources —
How much does Dr. Dre make from Music Sales?
Throughout 35 years of his musical career, Dr. Dre has sold 15 million records so far. Though Eminem is considered the best-selling rapper of all time, Dr. Dre’s position in this chart is noteworthy.
Interestingly, Dr. Dre has made 1.54% of his total fortune through music sales! This number counts only $26 million!
However, Dre’s best-selling albums are mentioned below:
- The Chronic — 5.7 million copies were sold in the US
- 2001 — 7.8 million in the US
- Compton — 600k in the US
- 2001: Instrumentals Only — 516k in the US
As of 2021, ‘Dr. Dre – The Chronic – record vinyl us lp 92 original’ sold for $624 or €539. However, comparing his other sources, the amount he made from music sales is very poor.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Music Production?
Dr. Dre is the founder of ‘Aftermath Entertainment’ — an American record label. Like Murda Beatz or other record producers, Dr. Dre earned worldwide popularity in this field as he launched the career of 50 Cent and Eminem through Aftermath Entertainment.
Not only Aftermath Entertainment, Dr. Dre further associated with —
- Death Row Records
- Ruthless Records
- Interscope Records
- Priority Records
- Kru-Cut Records
Dre has tagged Audio-engineer beside his name, why not? His backyard contribution in numerous super-hit songs can’t be denied.
However, record production is the second poorest source for Dr. Dre as it has brought $6 million so far! In percentage ratio, this will count only 0.36% comparing other sources.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Acting?
As an actor, Dr. Dre has an acting credit on 76 films and television series. As a composer, he has 45 credits. In the music department, he is credited with 13 films. Most importantly, Dre has 221 soundtrack credits in the worldwide box office.
In the worldwide box office, Dr. Dre is best-known for an acting role in films like:
- Training Day
- The Wash
- Set It Off
- The Show
Box office earning of these films’ are provided below:
|Films Name||Worldwide Box Office Earnings|
|Set It Off||$41,590,886|
Portraying supporting characters in numerous films, Dr. Dre aided to gross more than $124 million in the worldwide box office.
How much does Dr. Dre make from YouTube?
Dr. Dre launched his YouTube channel on 11 October 2019. Apart from unit sales, YouTube has become a great source of earnings — especially for musicians.
Have a glimpse on the YouTube channel Dr. Dre’s Social Blade statistics:
- Social Blade Rank: 3,729th
- Subscribers: 4.76 million
- Video Views: 2.4 billion
- Estimated Monthly Earnings: $11.5k – $184.2k
- Estimated Yearly Earnings: $138.2k – $2.2 million
- Weekly Average: $2.7k – $43k
- Daily Average: $384 – $6.1k
To be more specific, have a glimpse on Dr. Dre YouTube channel’s last 10 days income:
|2021-05-19||$1.1k – $16.8k|
|2021-05-16||$596 – $9.5k|
|2021-05-15||$194 – $3.1k|
|2021-05-14||$384 – $6.1k|
|2021-05-13||$346 – $5.5k|
|2021-05-12||$348 – $6.1k|
|2021-05-11||$346 – $5.5k|
|2021-05-10||$348 – $5.6k|
Basically, Dr. Dre has given less priority to the YouTube channel. His YouTube channel is also young. That’s why Social Media AdSense didn’t make any great deal.
In comparison criteria, YouTube has secured the last position i.e., the poorest source of wealth for Dr. Dre.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Endorsements?
Someone like Dr. Dre is always the favorite choice for reputed brands as their representative. Currently, Dr. Dre is endorsed with:
- Cruising Rapper Commercials
- St. Ides
- Coors Light
- Dr. Pepper
- Rapper-Renovated Laptops
- Monstrous Crimson Audiophiles
- Funkified 70s Earbuds
- Rapper Headphones
- Studded Earbuds
- Hip-Hop Lego
- Vinyl Musician Portraits
- Government-Subsidized Beer
- Rapper Alcohol
- Rapper-Approved Earbuds
- Televised Hip-Hop Therapy
- Tatoo Tour Documentaries
- Jewel Earbuds
- Touchpad and Numerous Electronics
Through endorsement deals, Dr. Dre has made $46 million so far! Nonetheless, this giant figure is just 2.73% of his total revenue.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Concert Tours?
Giving musical tours, Dr. Dre has grossed $91 million. This amount holds 5.39% of his total aggregate. He focused on business more rather than record sales or musical tours. Nonetheless, his Smoke tour in Albany, New York, in July 2000 was significant.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Beats by Dre?
From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Dre was the owner of Beats Electronics. He sold 75% share of Beats by Dre to Apple in 2014 for $3 billion. However, he made $400 million from this brand.
Apart from selling musical products, Dre made a deal of $309 million with HTC, while he was 100% owner of Beats. Currently, Dre and Jimmy Iovine own only a 25% share of Beats Electronics.
Over $400 million earnings from Beats has been counted as 23.78% of Dre’s total fortune.
How much does Dr. Dre make from Investments & Business?
Most of Dre’s wealth came from his business events. He is a successful entrepreneur. He launched his successful business event in 2006.
In 2008, Dre launched his maiden headphone brand Beats by Dr. Dre. He made a multi-million fortune from Beats by Dr. Dre.
Throughout his multiple business events and investments, Dre has grossed $954 million so far. This extensive amount is 56.74% of his total aggregate.
Therefore, he is prominently known for his business events rather than music if you look at his fortune.
Real Estate & Car Collection
Dre leads a luxurious lifestyle. Selling Beats for $3 billion, Dre spent $50 million initially to buy Tom & Giselle’s Los Angeles Mansion. Talking about his total real estate value, it will be more than $80 million!
Among his car collection, Dr. Dre prefers to drive Chrysler 300. This car is fascinated super-fast, and stylish one. Besides, he has the $200k worth Bentley Continental GT. His two favorite car brands are Porsche & Ferrari.
Dr. Dre has four Porsche cars alongside several Ferraris.
Dr. Dre: At a Glance
|Birth Name||Andre Romelle Young|
|Date of Birth||18 February 1965|
|Birth Place||Compton, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lbs)|
|Spouse||Nicole Young (m. 1996)|
|Profession||Rapper, Actor, Record Producer, Businessman|
|Net Worth||$820 million|
Early Life & Career
Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young to Verna Young & Theodore Young in Compton, California, on 18 February 1965. Just after his birth, his parents separated. Later on, he grew up with his mother and step-father, Curtis Crayon.
Talking about education, Dre attended Vanguard Junior High School that is located in Compton. Later on, he transferred to Suburban Roosevelt Junior High School due to gang violence.
Throughout his education life, he made poor grades. That’s why he didn’t focus on higher education. In 1985, he was inspired by the Grandmaster Flash song to music. Since then, he began attending numerous musical clubs.
Dr. Dre earned enormous attention in the hip-hop industry by joining the gangsta rap group — N. W. A. In 1992, Dre released his debut musical album — The Chronic. This album was released under the Death Row Record Label.
One year later, Dr. Dre became the best-selling American hip-hop artist. Besides, he won the prestigious Grammy Awards in the category of Best Rap Solo Performance for the featured single — Let Me Ride.
Since 1985, Dr. Dre has released three studio albums so far. His studio albums are:
- The Chronic
Besides, he has released two collaboration albums and four compilation albums so far. These are:
- World Class
- Rapper in Romance
As an actor, Dr. Dre has portrayed numerous supporting characters. He earned acting popularity portraying Paul in the 2001 action-thriller film — Training Day. Later on, he contributed to many films as a music composer.
Throughout 35 years of an active career, Dr. Dre has won ten awards and 38 nominations so far. He has won the prestigious Grammy Awards four times.
Besides, Dre won MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, and so on.
Recently, Dr. Dre suffered from a Brain Aneurysm. “No need to worry, he is doing well now”, the doctor said. He received treatment at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In 1996, Dr. Dre married Nicole Young. She is basically a Lawyer. Apart from her profession, Nicole is little involved in the entertainment industry as well. However, Nicole Young owns an approximate net worth of $13 million.
Dr. Dre has 8 children so far. They are Andre Young Jr., Michael Young, Curtis Young, Tyra Young, Truice Young, Truly Young, and La Tanya Danielle Young.
- https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt0290332/?ref_=bo_se_r_1 — Box Office Earning of The Wash.
- https://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext=The+Chronic+&sortord= — Dr. Dre’s per album cost.
- https://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?b=1328#appearances — Dre’s best-selling albums with scores.
- https://www.the-numbers.com/person/41720401-Dr-Dre#tab=summary — Dr. Dre box office summary.
- https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCmHhviensDlGQeU8Yo80zdg — Dr. Dre Social Blade.