Net Worth $700 Million
Dr. Dre is an american rapper, actor, businessman, and producer. Born Andre Romelle Young, Dre was raised in South Central Los Angeles during the budding West coast hip-hop scene, Dre frequented nightclubs where he learned to DJ and became a member of electro-hop group World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1984. After meeting fellow rapper Ice Cube, Dr. Dre joined rap project N.W.A. run by rapper Eazy-E under Ruthless Records and released Straight Outta Compton in 1988. Violent, profane and undeniably groundbreaking, Straight Outta Compton would go double platinum and go down in music history as one of the most pivotal albums for hip-hop.
The Sale of Beats to Apple
The $3 billion sale of Beats netted him the largest single-year payday of any musician in history—and a nine-figure tax bill that kept him from the top of the Forbes Five list. After Uncle Sam took his cut, Dre’s payout for his 25% stake was only about $100 million more than we figured it was worth last year, hence the relatively small year-over-year jump in his net worth.