Rapper Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wrecking’ Cru in …
Even with the vesting of his final slug of Apple stock last summer, Dre hasn’t quite made it into billionaire territory. He has spent heavily over the years on property (he paid $40 million for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Los Angeles estate) and charitable donations (along with Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine, he gave $70 million to start a school at USC). And with his formal involvement at Apple seemingly wrapping up, Dre will likely need to get back on the festival circuit—or start a new company—if he’s to make good on his 2014 declaration.
Dre, 55, and Young, 50, married in 1996. There’s no prenuptial agreement in place, according to TMZ, which could leave the famed music producer’s reported net worth of $800 million up for grabs. “The Chronic” rapper’s personal life has made headlines for years, and in 2015 he apologized to “the women I’ve hurt” following renewed allegations that he’d physically abused women in the past. He had been accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend Michel’le, journalist Dee Barnes and former label mate Tairrie B. Prior.
In 2017 he admitted in his HBO docuseries “The Defiant Ones,” “Any man who puts his hands on a female is a f–king idiot. He’s out of his f–king mind, and I was out of my f–king mind at the time. I f–ked up. I paid for it. I’m sorry for it, and I apologize for it. I have this dark cloud that follows me, and it’s going to be attached to me forever.”
“It’s a major blemish on who I am as a man,” he added.