Dr. Dre, or legally known as Andre Romelle Young, is a rapper, record producer and entrepreneur of American origin. He is known as currently being the founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously for being the co-owner of Death Row Records. He is known for being the main person for popularizing the West Coast G-funk style of rap. Under his label and under his tutelage, there have been many stars and rappers who went on to have successful careers, for example 2Pac, Snoop Dog, Eminem, 50 Cent, Xzibit, The Game and most recently Kendrick Lamar.
Dr. Dre was first affiliated with the World Class Wreckin’ Crew and would later start the revolutionary gangsta rap group N.W.A. with his friends which included Eazy-E, Ice-Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren. He made his solo album in 1992 titled “The Chronic” which consequently made him one of the best-selling artists of 1993 and also led him to get his first Grammy Award. Dr. Dre left Death Row Records in 1996 and started his own label called Aftermath Entertainment. For starts, he produced a compilation album called “Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath” and also released a solo album called “2001” in 1999. But after that would focus mainly on producing for other artists with only providing vocals for certain songs from time to time.
In total he won six Grammy Awards and also went on to appear in a few movies down the line, such as “Set it Off” (1996), “The Wash” (2001) and “Training Day” (2001). According to Rolling Stone, Dr. Dre has been ranked as number 56 on the list of their “100 Greatest Artists of All-Time.”
Dr. Dre Net Worth and Salary
Dr. Dre has quite a substantial net worth to his name. Thanks to his past endeavors and the current production company and electronic goods equipment company he is one of the richest individuals among rappers and entrepreneurs. He has been one of the smart ones from the field of rap and music and has really done well in terms of taking his career where it needs to go. He has been ranked as being the third richest figure in hip hop by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $740 million.
Dr. Dre Wife and Family
Dr. Dre had a very infamous dating career and although he has settled now and his young days are behind him, he has a number of failed relationship which also resulted with various children. When Dre was only 16 years old he was in a relationship with Cassandra Joy Greene which resulted in her getting pregnant at 15 years of age and giving birth to Dre’s first son named Curtis Young.
He would follow his dad’s footsteps and became an aspiring rapper under the name of Hood Surgeon. In 1983 Dr. Dre was romantically involved with Lisa Johnson with whom he had his first daughter named La Tanya Danielle Young. In 1988 Dr. Dre was involved with Jenita Porter wand the relationship resulted with yet another son but things got so bad that Jenita ended up suing Dr. Dre for child support. Unfortunately, their son Andre Young Jr. died at the age of 20 in 2008 from an overdose of heroin and morphine.
Dr. Dre was also dating the singer Michel’le in the period between 1987 and 1996. They got their son named Marcel in 1991, but they too would eventually split apart. Current Dr. Dre’s wife is Nicole Threatt. It appears that he have finally settled down. This is officially the first marriage of Dr. Dre as he was only dating the previous girls and never needed to divorce them. The marriage between him and Nicole seems to be a stable one and they had two children out of their marriage. Their kids are a son named Truice, born in 1997, and a daughter named Truly, born in 2001.
Dr. Dre Age
Dr. Dre was born as Andre Young in Compton California on February 18, 1965 and had a really rough childhood before managing to make it big with his group and record label. His parents were Theodore and Verna Young, but they too would split after four years in their marriage and would eventually get a divorce in 1972. His mother remarried and had three more children, two sones Jerome and Tyree who are both deceased now and a daughter named Shameka.
Young Andre first attended the local Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but would need to transfer to Roosevelt Junior High School later. During the time while he was in middle school, he would often spend time with his grandmother who mostly raised him. His mother remarried again this time to Warren Griffin and they too would have four children together, three daughters and a son who would eventually become a rapper under the pseudonym Warren G and work with Dr. Dree in the future.
During his freshman year Andre attended Centennial High School in Compton but would later transfer to Fremont High School in South Central LA. He wanted to enroll into an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company but failed to do so because of bad grades. Later on he would focus on his career and it was what got him where he is now. Dr. Dre is currently 52 years old
Height and Weight
Although being in his middle ages, Dr. Dre still keeps a muscular physique and looks great for his age. He is 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm height and weighs 238 lbs or 108 kg.
Is Dr. Dre Gay?
Dr. Dre is a straight man and is solely inserted in woman. Him being gay is an oversight or a rumor but his dating record is there to prove that he is as straight as they come.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Dr. Dre is American by nationality and belongs to the African American ethnic group.
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Born:,February 18 1965
Profession:,Rapper / songwriter / ecord producer / entrepreneur
Net Worth:,$ 740 million
Height:,6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
Weight:,238 lbs or 108 kg
Married to:,Nicole Threatt
Children:,Curtis Young – Marcel Young – Tyra Young – Andre Young Jr. – Truly – Truice – La Tanya Danielle Young
Education:,Centennial High School