Dr. Dre is an American rapper, producer, and businessman. He is also one of the richest rappers in the world. So where does someone with so much money live? Let’s find out!
Where does Dr Dre live?
Dr Dre house is truly stunning. He bought his $40 million mansion in Brentwood, LA in 2014. He got a pretty good deal on the beautiful home, knocking down the asking price by a huge $10 million! It is located in the Brentwood Country Estates and was actually built by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen.
When the celebrity pair began working on the Brentwood Estate house, they paid $11 million to buy the plot and an additional $20 million for the construction work to turn it into a mega-mansion! The couple had planned to move into the home themselves but instead listed it pretty soon after it’s completion.
The property spans 4 acres and the home is 18,298 square feet. It.Is.BIG! Dr. Dre’s house inside is pretty cool too. It features 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, a media room, a library, a fully equipped gym and sauna, a loggia and a study. It has plenty of living space…and beautiful space at that. Y’all, Dr Dre house inside is gorg!
The entranceway features stunning marble flooring and a giant chandelier. The marble theme continues through to the kitchen, which is large, spacious and immaculate. We wonder if he ever really cooks in there?
Each room is decorated to perfection and has lots of intricate details and furnishings. The whole house features super high ceilings and lots of natural light. There’s, of course, a large walk-in closet as well as an all-glass shower within one of the grey marble bathrooms.
Outside you’ll find an infinity swimming pool complete with sunbeds and a shady terrace, a koi pond, and a moat. You know, standard features.
In the recent, critically acclaimed HBO documentary The Defiant Ones Dr. Dre gave the crew a tour of his home, which was undergoing a huge renovation. Not only is he redoing the entire place, he is adding a 10,000 square foot recording studio/facility underneath the existing home. That means it’s not a 28,000+ square foot place! Here’s a clip from the documentary of his tour:
There are also reports that state that Dr. Dre purchased another LA home in April this year. He dropped $3.5 million on a Mediterranean style home that is located in Calabasas and is complete with a home movie theatre and his very own recording studio.
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Does Dr. Dre have a house in Malibu?
For some reason, there are many people that believe that Dr. Dre also owns a house in Malibu, California. This is actually not the case at all! The reason the media and the public are getting confused is that it’s actually Dr. Dre’s business partner, Jimmy Iovine, that lives in Malibu. Jimmy and Dre are co-founders of Beats Electronics. Jimmy also owns Interscope Records.
Jimmy spent a whopping $60 million on his four-acre home which overlooks the beautiful Paradise Cove in Malibu. He bought the home a few years ago, in 2015, and has lived there ever since. The mansion included tennis courts, a lagoon-style swimming pool, and a smaller guest house next to the home which has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Dr. Dre’s Childhood Home
Dr Dre childhood home is located in Compton. When the star was born, his mother was just 15 years old. She was deemed to be a failure, and her baby was deemed to be the same. In 1964, having a baby at such a young age was unheard of, and certainly frowned upon. Dre says that because of this, he has always had more of a fire and motivation to be successful and to prove those people wrong.
Growing up in Compton, Dre says he saw a world of drugs, violence, and turmoil that no 11-year-old child should see. He says, thanks to his father and uncle, he was taught to steer clear of this type of life.
Dr. Dre says that he had always loved music, ever since he was a young boy. He would go a few days without sleep just so he could create new tracks. He always knew he life would revolve around music, and man was he right!
Dr Dre’s childhood house is located at 2336 E 126th Street, Compton, CA. The actual home was featured in the movie Straight Outta Compton.
Does Dr Dre have a doctorate?
No, not that we know of. His name ‘Dr. Dre’ actually has nothing to do with having a degree. When he first starting DJing, he was known as Dr. J, which was an ode to his most loved basketball player. Later on, he changed his stage name to Dr. Dre, which is half of his original name, and half of his first name, Andre. By combining the two into one great name, he dubs himself the ‘Master of Mixology’.
How much money has Dr Dre made from Beats?
In 2014, Apple bought Beats for a total of $3.2 billion, and Dr. Dre owned roughly 20-25% of the shares, according to Forbes. His net worth skyrocketed up to $800 million after the sale went through. He is now just $200 million away from gaining a billionaire status, making him the richest ever hip-hop star.
Who is Dr Dre married to?
Dr. Dre is married to the beautiful Nicole Young. The couple married in 1996. Before meeting Dre, Nicole had been married to the NBA player Sedale Threatt. Their marriage didn’t last that long though, due to arguments and an up and down relationship. Before marrying, Nicole worked as an attorney, but she now is focused on bringing up her children and being a good mother.
How many kids does Dr Dre have?
His wife Nicole and Dre have two children together. They are Trucie Young and Truly Young. Trucie was born in 1997, whilst Truly was born in 2001.
But in total, Dr. Dre has six children. Whilst Trucie and Truly are his youngest, he is also father to Curtis, La Tanya Danielle, Andre Young Jr., and Marcel.
Curtis was born when Dre was just 16 years old. He was brought up by his mother and didn’t meet his father until he was 20 years old! Now an adult, Curtis works as none other than a rapper.
La Tanya Danielle Young was born to Dr. Dre and Lisa Johnson in 1983. Lisa and Dre split when the young girl was born.
Andre Young Jr. was the son of Dr. Dre and Jenita Porter. In 2009, Andre was found dead at just 20 years old. He died from an overdose of heroin and morphine.
And Marcel Young, son of Dr. Dre and singer Michel’le Toussaint was born in 1991. Not much is known about Marcel as he tends to keep out of the spotlight.
Is Dr Dre gay?
There has been some media turmoil around whether Dr. Dre is gay or not, but considering he has been happily married to his wife for over 20 years, we would assume not! The rumor started when Tupac referred to Dr. Dre as a ‘closet homo’. The pair were both apart of Death Row Records and seemed to fall out of friendship for a few reasons, including that Tupac claimed to have produced a track, which Dre claims he hadn’t.
Tupac was also close with Suge Knight, who was not a fan of Dre’s after he decided to leave the company. The rumor came when a handwritten note from the late rapper’s album ‘The Don Killuminati’ was found and put up for auction. So the controversy around Dr. Dre’s sexuality seems to remain a mystery, but we’re leaning towards the idea that is he perfectly happy being married to Nicole.