Finding real talent is a talent in its own right. Being able to spot someone who can hit it big isn’t an easy task. That’s why it’s been recognized as a legitimate skill in this modern day and age. Dr. Dre isn’t only a skilled talent scout, he’s a career manager who has brought hundreds of worthy icons where they stand today.
From Humble Beginnings
Andre Romelle Young was born on February 18, 1965 to parents Theodore and Verna Young. Young’s parents divorced in 1972, and his mother remarried just soon after. Young has three siblings from his mother’s second marriage. He was enrolled at Vanguard Junior High School but was forced to transfer to Roosevelt Junior High School for gang violence at his previous school. By the age of 16, Young had already become a father who he named Curtis. Sadly, he wasn’t very present in his son’s life and the two only met 20 years after the boy was born.
Young broke into the scene with multiple small music projects that mainly went unnoticed. He started off as a rapper and hip-hop artist, releasing numerous mix tapes before gaining any real attention. He was a mainstay on many radio shows where he was able to obtain the loyalty of a small base of local fans. Dr. Dre had his big break when he signed on to Ruthless Records. It was here that he was able to make meaningful releases and gain real attention and publicity. In 2001, Dr. Dre thought it was time to explore his horizons and try new facets of the industry. He began focusing more on producing than performing, and became a well-known talent launcher in the industry. Today, Dr. Dre has helped hundreds of aspiring talents realize their dreams and make in big in the scene of music.
Assets and Net Worth
Dr. Dre’s rap and production careers are both worth praise. Thanks to his sold out shows, music sales, and producer projects, Dr. Dre has managed to accumulate a handsome net worth amounting to $550 million USD easily making him the richest hip-hop talent to have ever been on the scene. Dr. Dre made even more profits when he sold his Beats by Dr. Dre brand to Apple, he was able to increase his net worth to an even bigger $700 million USD. Dr. Dre enjoys an impressive collection of mansions, luxury properties and cars, private jets, and even private cruise ships.