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Dr. Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, has had a prolific rap career dating back to the 1980s. Through Aftermath, a division of Interscope, he helped launch the careers of both Eminem and 50 Cent.

Dr. Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, has had a prolific rap career dating back to the 1980s. Through Aftermath, a division of Interscope, he helped launch the careers of both Eminem and 50 Cent.

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Dre still does some performances from time to time. In 2012, he headlined Coachella with Snoop Dogg.

Dre still does some performances from time to time. In 2012, he headlined Coachella with Snoop Dogg.

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Dre married attorney Nicole Threatt in 1996. Together they have two young children: a son named Truice and a daughter named Truly.

Dre married attorney Nicole Threatt in 1996. Together they have two young children: a son named Truice and a daughter named Truly.

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Dre teamed up with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine to launch Beats Electronics in 2006. The first Beats by Dr. Dre headphones were released in 2008.

Dre teamed up with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine to launch Beats Electronics in 2006. The first Beats by Dr. Dre headphones were released in 2008.

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Since then, the headphones have been endorsed by athletes like Lebron James.

Since then, the headphones have been endorsed by athletes like Lebron James.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sports his own pair.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sports his own pair.

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Other musicians, like Will.i.am, have also shown their love for the brand.

Other musicians, like Will.i.am, have also shown their love for the brand.

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Rapper Lil Wayne sat courtside with his own custom Beats headphones, which appear to be the same pair that LMFAO infamously wore during their 2012 Super Bowl performance. Customized with 114 carats of diamonds by Graff Diamonds, they’re valued at $1 million.

Rapper Lil Wayne sat courtside with his own custom Beats headphones, which appear to be the same pair that LMFAO infamously wore during their 2012 Super Bowl performance. Customized with 114 carats of diamonds by Graff Diamonds, they're valued at $1 million.

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For his Spring Fashion Week show in September 2014, Marc Jacobs provided each attendee with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

For his Spring Fashion Week show in September 2014, Marc Jacobs provided each attendee with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

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In May 2014, Apple acquired Beats Electronics, which manufactures the famous headphones, and Beats Music, the company’s streaming service. The combined purchase price was a cool $3 billion.

In May 2014, Apple acquired Beats Electronics, which manufactures the famous headphones, and Beats Music, the company's streaming service. The combined purchase price was a cool $3 billion.

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When news of the deal broke, Dr. Dre and Tyrese filmed a celebration video claiming that Dre would be hip-hop’s very first billionaire. As of May 2016, his net worth is estimated to be about $710 million.

When news of the deal broke, Dr. Dre and Tyrese filmed a celebration video claiming that Dre would be hip-hop's very first billionaire. As of May 2016, his net worth is estimated to be about $710 million.

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Just a few weeks after the Apple deal was announced, word spread that Dre had paid $40 million for the 14,000-square-foot Brentwood mansion that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen had built from scratch.

Just a few weeks after the Apple deal was announced, word spread that Dre had paid $40 million for the 14,000-square-foot Brentwood mansion that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen had built from scratch.

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Highlights include a moat, sweeping terraces, and an infinity pool with views of the Pacific Ocean.

Highlights include a moat, sweeping terraces, and an infinity pool with views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Dre reportedly plans to build a 10,000-square-foot music studio underneath the mansion.

Dre reportedly plans to build a 10,000-square-foot music studio underneath the mansion.

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In January 2015, he sold his other home, a 9,696-square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The reported sale price was a whopping $32.5 million.

In January 2015, he sold his other home, a 9,696-square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The reported sale price was a whopping $32.5 million.

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In addition to the new Brentwood digs, Dre and Threatt also own an eight-bedroom home in Woodland Hills. They paid about $2.4 million for the house in May 1999.

In addition to the new Brentwood digs, Dre and Threatt also own an eight-bedroom home in Woodland Hills. They paid about $2.4 million for the house in May 1999.

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There’s also the 8,800-square-foot home on Malibu’s Carbon Beach, also known as Billionaires Beach. It appeared on the market for $12.5 million in 2012, but it doesn’t appear to have been sold.

There's also the 8,800-square-foot home on Malibu's Carbon Beach, also known as Billionaires Beach. It appeared on the market for $12.5 million in 2012, but it doesn't appear to have been sold.

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Dre owns a 5.79-acre plot of land in Hidden Hills. It’s currently on the market for $14.5 million.

Dre owns a 5.79-acre plot of land in Hidden Hills. It's currently on the market for $14.5 million.

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Dre is known to have an affinity for flashy cars. He’s been spotted driving a black Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, valued at an estimated $450,000.

Dre is known to have an affinity for flashy cars. He's been spotted driving a black Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, valued at an estimated $450,000.

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He’s also been seen with a white Bentley Coupe, said to have been a gift from Eminem. That was one expensive gift — this particular model of car can cost more than $200,000.

He's also been seen with a white Bentley Coupe, said to have been a gift from Eminem. That was one expensive gift — this particular model of car can cost more than $200,000.

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Dre always travels in style. Here he is with Gwen Stefani on a private jet on the way to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcement.

 

 

In 2014, rapper Xzibit shared photos from a summer vacation he took with Dre and Threatt. A group of friends spent more than a week sailing around the Mediterranean on a private yacht.

 

 

It wasn’t clear if Dre had purchased the yacht, called “Naia,” or just chartered it for a few weeks. They did some jet skiing off of the back of the yacht.

 

 

Guests enjoyed a large spread of food on the deck.

 

 

And, of course, the views were amazing.

 

 

Despite his fabulously wealthy lifestyle, however, Dr. Dre admitted to Rolling Stone in 2015 that he suffers from social anxiety, and often prefers to be secluded and out of the limelight.

Despite his fabulously wealthy lifestyle, however, Dr. Dre admitted to Rolling Stone in 2015 that he suffers from social anxiety, and often prefers to be secluded and out of the limelight.

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Soon, Dr. Dre will reportedly star in Apple’s first scripted TV show, which the company is developing right now. The producer/rapper will also get an executive producer credit on the show, titled “Vital Signs.”

Soon, Dr. Dre will reportedly star in Apple's first scripted TV show, which the company is developing right now. The producer/rapper will also get an executive producer credit on the show, titled "Vital Signs."

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Vital Signs” will be a six-episode “semi-autobiographical” series, described as a “dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex.” It’s said to be an Apple Music exclusive.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Vital Signs" will be a six-episode "semi-autobiographical" series, described as a "dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex." It's said to be an Apple Music exclusive.

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