Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, record producer, executive, activist, and actor. He busted onto the music scene in 1992 and has since won over the hearts of his adoring fans and has made a name for himself as a prominent figure in the music and film industry.
From Humble Beginnings
Born Calvin Corodozar Broadus, Jr. on October 20, 1970, Snoop Dogg was the second of three sons. His mother named him after his stepfather. His parents were Beverly Broadus and Vernall Vernado. His biological father was a Vietnam war veteran, singer, and mailman who was never truly present in Broadus’ life. At home, he was called Calvin, but many of his relatives called him “Snoopy” because they claimed he looked like the popular cartoon character. His mother and stepfather weren’t always in the best of terms, and in 1975, he watched them separate.
Broadus went to Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church where he was an active member of the choir and band. He loved singing and playing the piano, which he started out at a very young age. When he was in the sixth grade, Broadus first started experimenting with rapping and hip-hop music.
As he grew up to become a teenager, Broadus was constantly in trouble with authorities. He became a member of a prominent gang, the Rollin’ 20 Crips, who were active along Long Beach. After graduating from high school, Broadus was incarcerated for possession of narcotics. For a three year period, he was in and out of jail. It was during this time that Broadus recorded mix tapes with his cousins. It was these early recordings that caught the attention of Dr. Dre, who signed him on to start recording an album. The rest was history. Countless albums and numerous top hits later, Snoop Dog has risen to become one of the most prominent faces in the rap and hip-hop industry.
Assets and Net Worth
Snoop Dogg is said to be worth an estimated $135 million USD. He owns and eight-bedroom mansion in California which he purchased way back in ’94. The 6,500 sq ft residence is estimated to be worth a whopping $1.995 million USD.
Snoop Dogg is an avid collector of cars, owning an impressive collection of vintage, luxury, and sports cars. Some of the wheels in his garage include a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible, a 1967 Cadillac, and a 2008 Dodge Challenger.