Net Worth :
125 million dollars
Date of Birth :
February 18, 1965
Country of Citizenship :
Andre Romelle Young, better known with his stage name Dr. Dre is one of the most popular American rappers. Today he is known as pioneer in hip-hop culture and gangsta rap. In 1986, Dr. Dre joined NWA, and gained early fame through that group's success and notoriety. Dr. Dre enjoyed significant success in NWA, but left the group at the peak of its popularity in 1991. After that he formed Death Row Records with Suge Knight. Dr. Dre is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment.
In 1997, Dr. Dre signed the aspiring Detroit rapper Eminem to his label, producing the notorious album The Slim Shady LP, followed by the even more successful The Marshall Mathers LP. The latter featured slightly less involvement by Dr. Dre and by the time The Eminem Show was released in 2002, Eminem acquired enough production skills to reduce Dre's contribution to four tracks on the album.
In 2003, Dr. Dre and Eminem produced the major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' for the Queens rapper 50 Cent, featuring the Dre-produced club megahit In Da Club.
Dr. Dre has been a regular on Rolling Stone magazine's "Annual 50 Richest Rock Stars" list since its first installment in 2001. In 2001, he earned $51.9 million U.S., including $35 million from the sale of 30% of his share of Aftermath records to parent label Interscope.