Snoop Dogg Net Worth
Snoop Dogg Net Worth: $150,000,000
Calvin Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Doggy Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Lion is a rapper, actor, singer, and songwriter with a net worth of $150 million. He is best recognized for his 1993 album “Doggystyle” as well as the hit singles “Gin & Juice” and “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” which made Snoop a defining voice in gangsta rap throughout the 1990s.
Breakthrough with Dr. Dre
Born in California in 1971, Calvin Broadus was nicknamed “Snoop” by his mother. As a teenager, Snoop began recording mixtapes with his friend Warren G.,who also happened to be Dr. Dre’s stepbrother. Through Warren G., Dre heard Snoop’s tapes, and Dre soon invited Snoop to work with him. Snoop played a major role in the recording of Dre’s debut album “The Chronic” (1992), the album that launched both Dre and Snoop into worldwide fame.
The next year, Snoop released his solo debut “Doggystyle” on Death Row Records. This became the first debut album in history to enter the Billboard 200 chart at number 1. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was certified four times platinum. The album also included the Top Ten singles “Gin & Juice” and “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”
Throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s, Snoop released a string of successful albums including “The Game Is to Be Sold Not to Be Told” (1998), “No Limit Top Dogg” (1999), “Tha Eastsidaz” (2000), “Paid tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$” (2002), and “Ego Trippin’” (2008). His 2011 album “Doggumentary,” another mainstream success, featured guest producers like Swiss Beatz and DJ Khalil as well as guest artists like Kanye West, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, and Willie Nelson.
Throughout his career Snoop has been known for both his violent lyrics and his brushes with the law. He was arrested several times for drug possession in high school, and was famously involved in a murder trial which took place from 1993 to 1996. Snoop was eventually cleared of all charges, but his career suffered due to the trial as he had to spend most the two years following the release of “Doggystyle” preparing for court proceedings.
Snoop’s film debut came in 1995 when he appeared “Murder Was the Case,” a short film about the murder trial he was involved in. Since then he has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows including “Half Baked,” “Hot Boyz,” “King of the Hill,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Monk,” and “Mac & Devin Go to High School.”
Other Business Ventures
Snoop started his own record label, “Doggystyle Records” as an imprint of Death Row Records in 1995. Currently the label’s roster includes artists like Jayo Felony, Mac Shawn 100, Warzone, Dubb Union, and Tha Dogg Pound. Snoop also owns his own film production company called Snoopadelic Films which has released several films including “Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp” and “Reincarnated,” a 2013 film about Snoop’s transformation from rapper Snoop Dogg to reggae artist Snoop Lion.
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