Snoop Dogg Net Worth
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, producer, and entertainer with an estimated net worth of $143 million. His rapper idols are Ice-T and Ice Cube, but he has not had any trouble making a name for himself as a unique artist in his rites. He got his name from the famous “Peanuts” cartoon’s “Snoopy” character because he says that some people think he resembles him.
West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg has come a long way since being discovered by Dr. Dre in the early 1990. As impressive as he was when guesting on Dre’s The Chronic in 1992, few could have guessed he’d go on to global fame, tens of millions of record sales, and a career in movies and TV. And that’s only part of the story, from battles with the law to reinvention as a reggae artist. Snoop’s story isn’t finished yet, and who knows what this Long Beach native will do next?
From Snoopy to Snoop Doggy Dogg
He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California, on October 20, 1971. His “Snoop Dogg” nickname came from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoon. He played piano and sang at his local Baptist church, before starting rap in sixth grade. After graduating high school, Snoop was arrested several times for drug possession and spent time in prison. He was also associated with the Rollin’ 20 Crips Gang. He started making music as a way out of his troubles and recorded early demos with his cousin Nate Dogg and friend Warren G as 213. A track on one of these came to the attention of Dr. Dre who invited Snoop — then rapping under the name Snoop Doggy Dogg — to audition. From there they collaborated on a song called “Deep Cover” for the soundtrack of the film for the same name; and Snoop became the key rapper on Dre’s hugely successful first solo album, The Chronic, in 1992.
Snoop’s first album, the Dre-produced Doggystyle (1993), climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s hip-hop and Top 200 charts, based in part on the success of the singles “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and “Gin and Juice.” It built on the G-Funk template that The Chronic had established, as Cypress Hill’s B-Real later reminisced: “I think Dr. Dre gave Snoop a sound that would resonate in the minds of hip-hop fans for generations. It made Snoop an icon.”
Next came a short film called Murder Was the Case, the soundtrack of which went double platinum. Snoop’s next album, Tha Doggfather (1996), also reached the top of the charts, despite the absence of Dre, who had left Death Row over a contract dispute. While it didn’t do as well either in sales or with reviewers, it still showed that Snoop was a major-league artist. Snoop then left Death Row himself, falling out with label mogul Suge Knight and moving to Master P’s No Limit Records. He scored the top slot on the hip-hop charts with his next two albums: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998) and No Limit Top Dogg (1999). His last album for No Limit, The Last Meal, came in 2000 and sold over 2 million copies. By now his sound had become less “gangsta rap” and somewhat smoother.
Cannabis Business, Latest Album Release
Outside of music, Snoop has made investments in the burgeoning cannabis business. In November 2015 he launched Leafs By Snoop, becoming the first A-list celebrity to brand a line of cannabis products. That same year he also launched a new digital-media venture called Merry Jane, which focuses on the latest marijuana news. In May 2017 Snoop dropped his fifteenth studio album Neva Left.
Snoop has been married to his high school sweetheart Shante Taylor since 1997. They have two sons and one daughter together. Snoop is first cousins with the R&B artists Brandy and Ray J.
He is held in high esteem and affection by hip-hop fans worldwide, and is one of the most recognizable faces and voices of the whole genre, even to those who don’t listen to his music. He has the distinction for having the most Grammy nominations of any music artist— 17 to date — without having won one. But as Snoop Dogg shows few signs of retiring, don’t write him off just yet.
Snoop Dogg Bio Info
Full name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Born: 20 October 1971 (age 46 years), Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 1.93 m
Spouse: Shante Broadus (m. 1997)
Children: Cori Broadus, Corde Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus, Cordell Broadus
Education: Long Beach Polytechnic High School, El Camino College Compton Center
Snoop Dogg Quotes
- Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time. – Snoop Dogg
- If the ride is more fly, then you must buy. – Snoop Dogg
- Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go around. – Snoop Dogg
- If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money. – Snoop Dogg
- That’s how we do it in the black community; we give back to the people who made us who we are. We never forget that. – Snoop Dogg
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