Dr. Dre - Updated Feb 2024

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Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is a popular American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and also an audio engineer who hails from Compton, California. Dr. Dre is the one who established “Beats Electronics” and “Aftermath Entertainment”.

Early Life

Dr. Dre’s full real name is Andre Romelle Young. His birthdate is 18th February 1965 and his birthplace is Compton, California. He is 56 years old. The name of Dr. Dre’s parents are Theodore and Verna Young and they got married in the year 1964. However, Dr. Dre’s parents divorced each other when Andre was just 7 years old in the year 1972. After that, Dre’s mother got married to Curtis Crayon and even had 3 kids together. The name of Dre’s half-siblings is Jerome, Tyree, and Shameka.

As for his educational background, Dre has gone to several institutions such as Vanguard Junior High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Fremont High School, and Chester Adult School. At the time of his college days, Andre wanted to join an internship program happening at Northrop Aviation Company. However, Andre’s reliably poor marks made him unqualified. This is the reason why Andre Romeele Young went on to grow some interest in music.

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Caption: Dre with his mother (Source: Instagram)

Dr. Dre – Net Worth 2023

Dre has been earning a good amount of fortune from his professional career. As of 2021, their estimated net worth of Dre is around $810 million. The Primary source of Dre is his professional career as a rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and also as a record label owner. All these years, Dr. Dre has been living a luxurious life. There is no information about Dr. Dre’s salary and assets but it does not mean that the artist does not own any cars or houses.

Career and Professional Life

Andre first appeared in the music industry as a DJ at the local club, “The Eve After Dark”. At the same time, he kept the stage name, Dr. Dre. Dre became a member of the musical band, “World Class Weckin’ Cru” in 1984. In a short time, he dominated the electro-hop act on the West Coast with their debut single, “Surgery”. Dre together with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and DJ Yella came up with the local gangsta rap band, N.W.A. (Niggaz for Life) in 1986. The band has served on the themes of municipal criminality and gang existence.

The band’s first studio album was “Straight Outta Compton” was a huge success. Also, its single, “Fuck Tha Police” discovered the pressure between black youth and police officials. They then brought their 2nd album, “Efil4zaggin” before being apart in 1991. In 1991, Dre formed Death Row Records together with Sue Knight. Then, Dre brought out his 1st single which was also the title track of the movie, “Deep Cover” in 1992. In 1993, the artist brought out his maiden album, “The Chronic”.

The singles on the album are “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”, “Let Me Ride”, and “Fuck with Dre Day”. Dr. Dre’s music style has brought a huge change and evolution in the music industry. After this, Dre went on to be a producer. As a producer, he helped Snoop Dogg to produce his 1st album, “Doggystyle”, Tupac Shakur for “All Eyez on Me” and also other various movie songs. In 1996, the artist left Death Row Records after some contractual argument. Dre then formed his tag, Aftermath Entertainment together with Interscope Records in the same year.

Some more about his career

In November 1996, Dre’s album, “Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath” was out. It includes the songs of Aftermath artists and also Dre’s solo, “Been There, Done That”. However, the single was an elimination of the extremely broadcast West Coast–East Coast hip-hop dispute and worked as the left to gangsta rap. In 1999, the artist produced 3 songs on Eminem’s 1st album, “The Slim Shady LP”. Then, he brought his 2nd solo album, “2001” which showed his magnificent reappearance to gangsta rap.

Afterward, DRe began producing songs and albums of artists. The artist recruited R&B singer, Truth Hurts to Aftermath in 2001. In 2003, Dre produced the 1st smash success by 50 Cent, “Get Rich or Die Tryin”. Together with Eminem’s boutique tag Shady and Interscope, Dre co-produced 4 tracks from the album, adding the single, “In Da Club”. Moreover, Andre was also presented in several films, his first presence being for “Set It Off” in 1996, “Wash” and also in “Training Day”. He has been present in other several music videos as well.

Dre then brought out his own headphones brand, “Beats by Dr. Dre” in 2008. This includes several groups of in-ear headphones, supra-aural headphones, and even circumaural headphones. In 2014, Dre’s headphone brand was occupied by telecom giant Apple Inc. for around $3 billion. Also, Dre has been active in charitable works like a combined donation worth $70 million together with Jimmy Iovine for the University of Southern California for the formation of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy.

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Caption: Dre performing on the stage (Source: Celebrity Net Worth)

Relationship Status

From 1980, Dre was in a relationship with Cassandra Joy Green for almost three years and eventually got separated in 1983. The former couple has a son Curtis who is a rapper and his stage name is “Hood Surgeon”. Then, the artist was dating the fifteen-year-old, Lisa Johnson with whom Dre has three daughters. One of them is La Tanya Danielle Young, born in 1983. From 1982 to 1984, Dre was in a relationship with an Italian citizen, Clara Moroni.

Likewise, Dre was dating Jenita Porter from 1987 to 1988 with whom Dre has a son, Andre Young Jr, born on 23rd August 1988. Sadly, Andre passed away on 23rd August 2008 when he was just twenty years old because of an overdose of heroin and morphine. From 1990 to 1996, the rapper was in a relationship with an American singer, Michelle Toussaint. With Michelle, Dre has a son, Marcel who was born in 1991. After this, Dr. De started dating Nicole Young in 1996, they even got married.

With Nicole, Dre has a daughter Truly who was born in 2001, and also a son, Truice who was born in 1997. In June 2020, Nicole filed a case for the couple’s divorce. Nicole even asked for $1,936,399 million every month of impermanent spousal support and another $5 million as lawyer fees. In June 2021, Dre was officially became single in the middle of a divorce case with Nicole. In 2000, Dre also had an affair with Karrine Steffans who is an author.

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Caption: Dre with his former wife, Nicole Young (Source: Instagram)


The artist has been involved in various illegal and criminal activities to this day. Dre created a few of his lyrics after undergoing several problems with the law. In 1991, Dre allegedly hit television host, Denise Barnes and also attempted to push her down the stairs of a flight. This happened due to a segment of the host done regarding Ice Cube’s departure from N.W.A. So, Andre had to go through several assault charges and a civil suit for his activities.

But in the end, both parties decided to settle out of court. In the next year, the artist again had to pay assault charges for an assumed attack on Damon Thomas. Dre was arrested for the battery of a police officer after some months. Unfortunately, in the year 1994, Dre took the police on a high-speed race while he was drunk. After this, Dre was sentenced to be in prison for several months in 19945 and also was charged.

Again, the civil suit did not stop following him as another woman came to raise a case for Andre’s violent manners at the time of the ’90s. In August 2015, the artist talked about his previous activities in one of his interviews with the New York Times. “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did,” he said.


“I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.” In addition, Dre said, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.” In 2014, a past hedge-fund manager, Steven Lamar sued him and Iovine in the case.

It happened after stating that Dre was the guy who presented and advanced the opinion of celeb-certified headphones for Beats Electronics, he soon changed on royals. The protection recognized Lamar’s offerings but opposed that he was enabled to royals from the 1st headphone model. A judge prohibited Lamar’s rights in June 2015, however, the situation was recovered in a petition court the next year. In June 2018, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled that Beats owed Lamar an extra $25.2 million in royals.

Body Measurements

Regarding Dre’s body measurement, the artist has a good height of 6 feet 1 inch. Andre Young also has a suitable body weight of around 108 kg with a well-maintained and muscular body type. Likewise, Dre has a dark complexion with a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair. On 4th January 2021, Andre was in the hospital for a deceptive brain aneurysm.

“Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their interest and well wishes,” Dre said. “I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”

Dr. Dre – Social Media

Talking about the presence of Dre on social media platforms, he has been quite active there. Dre has an Instagram account, a Twitter account, and also a Facebook page. The talented rapper has gained 5.7 million followers on Dre’s Instagram account and 2.9 million followers on his Twitter account.

Likewise, Dre has gained 16 million followers on his Facebook page. The rapper also has his own YouTube channel in name “Dr. Dre”. As of June 2021, the artist has gained 4.81 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.