What is Dr Dre's Net Worth? How Much Money the Super Bowl Performer Has

Dr. Dre started from the ground up, carving a path for himself as both a musician and businessman to create his own veritable empire.

The rapper, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, is set to perform at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show on Sunday, February 13, alongside Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.

Here is everything you need to know about the musician and his net worth.

What Is Dr. Dre's Net Worth?

Dr. Dre began his music career as a member of the group World Class Wreckin' Cru before finding fame as part of N.W.A, alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince and MC Ren.

N.W.A helped bring hip hop music into the mainstream, and their 1988 album "Straight Outta Compton" was certified triple-platinum in 2015.

Dr. Dre co-founded the company Death Row Records with Marian "Suge" Knight in 1991, a year before N.W.A disbanded, and with the label he helped launch the careers of several artists, including Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.

It is through Death Row Records that Dr. Dre launched his solo music career, and the rapper became a multi-platinum artist during this period. His solo album "The Chronic," for example, was certified triple-platinum in 1993.

In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records and founded a second company, Aftermath Entertainment, where a number of rappers made their name like Eminem, whose 1999 album "The Slim Shady LP" was released through the label.

Dr. Dre continues to be signed to the label, as does Eminem. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, bought Death Row Records for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday, February 9, according to Deadline.

As well as his music career, the rapper also launched a technology brand with Jimmy Levine in 2008 named Beats Electronics, which created the Beats by Dre line of headphones among many other items.

In 2014, Apple bought Beats Electronics, including Beats Audio hardware and Beats Music, for $3 billion, the BBC reported at the time. Both Dr. Dre and Levine have executive roles in Apple following the acquisition.

At the time of Apple's purchase of the company, Dr. Dre was said to have a net worth of $800 million, according to Rolling Stone.

The story of N.W.A was a focus of the 2015 hit Straight Outta Compton, which Dr. Dre made music for with the album "Compton," and the release shot up to the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200.

Box Office Mojo reported that Straight Outta Compton made over $201 million worldwide, and in 2016 Dr. Dre's accompanying album was certified gold.

Despite often being referred to as hip hop's first billionaire, and the earlier claim that he was worth $800 million, Rolling Stone reported that in November 2021 Dr. Dre had a net worth of $458.2 million.

The publication claimed that in papers filed with L.A. Superior Court in his divorce case with Nicole Young it stated that Dr. Dre's net worth consisted of $182.7 million in cash, $6.3 million in stocks, and $269.2 million in property and assets.

As part of their divorce settlement, Young was reported by Rolling Stone to have received $100 million from her ex-husband.

Super Bowl LVI will take place on Sunday, February 13, and airs at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Dr. Dre speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. The musician has an estimated net worth of $458.2 million. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame