The rap artist’s well-known music, “Snoop talk,” movies, and fondness for marijuana are the reasons why the Snoop Dogg net worth is $135.0 million, despite his career highs and lows. After being in the game for so long, some people are still asking, “How old is Snoop Dogg?” The wealthy rapper and mogul is only 44 years old, continuing to leave his mark on the world with his musical talent and big personality.
Snoop Dogg was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, and was raised by a single mother. Snoop Dogg got his famous stage name from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy, the dog from the Peanuts comics and cartoons. After graduating high school, Snoop Dogg was arrested several times for drug possession and spent time in prison. He began making music as a way to escape his troubles, not knowing that it would be his future career. He also started a family, marrying his high school sweetheart, Shante Broadus. The pair have three children: Corde, Cordell, and Cori. Snoop Dogg is also a cousin to singers Ray J, Brandy Norwood, and Nate Dogg.
Breakdown of the Snoop Dogg Net Worth
|2015 Salary||$10.0 million|
|2014 Salary||$10.0 million|
|2013 Salary||$10.0 million|
|2012 Salary||$8.5 million|
|Total Net Worth||$135.0 million|
The Malice in Wonderland rapper has experienced highs and lows in his music career and acting career, but with his determination, business investments, and hit songs, he managed to obtain fame and wealth in a competitive business. Through his friend Warren G., Snoop Dogg was introduced to famed rapper Dr. Dre, which led to Snoop’s start in the music business. His first album, Doggystyle (1993), made its way to the top with the number one spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It included hit Snoop Dogg songs like “What’s my Name?” and “Gin and Juice.”
His sophomore album, The Dogfather (1996), also hit the top of the charts, helping to solidify Snoop Dogg in the music business. He also scored spots 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 (1998).
Snoop Dogg became synonymous with gangster rap in the 1990s, and would later become known for his relaxed rapping style and, of course, his “Snoop talk” where he added the suffix “izzle” to everything. This is a running pop culture gag to this day.
Like the late singer Prince, Snoop has gone through several name changes in his career. He originally was called Snoop Doggy Dogg, but later shortened it to Snoop Dogg. Now he technically goes by Snoop Lion; he made this name change when he was “born again” after a trip to Jamaica while focusing on a more Rastafarian vibe. However, he’s still referred to as Snoop Dogg by most people.
Snoop has continued to make music, like his 2004 hit single “Drop It like It’s Hot,” which reached the top of the hip hop charts. In 2012, Snoop announced that he was working on his first reggae album after his trip to Jamaica. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is a representation of his new Rastafarian influence.
In the late 1990s, the California rapper branched out into acting, starring in comedies and dramas such as Baby Boy, 2004’s Starsky and Hutch and Soul Plane (which is probably his most famous role as an inept, pot-loving pilot). The rapper would also make cameos in shows such as Weeds and The L Word, and he had his own E! reality TV show called Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood in 2007. He may not be winning any Oscars anytime soon, but Snoop Dogg seemingly enjoys being himself and giving audiences a good time.
But music isn’t the only way Snoop Dogg made his net worth what it is today. In 2009, he was made creative chairman of Priority Records and launched his media business Merry Jane (which focuses on news about marijuana). This year, he purchased the famous soul food restaurant chain Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, saving it from bankruptcy.
Drugs and Criminal Charges
Before and after achieving his fame and fortune, the gangster rap artist had a few brushes with the law. In 1990, he was convicted of cocaine and crack possession and three years later he pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession. But his drug incidents wouldn’t stop there. In 2007, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship cited his past criminal convictions and banned him from entering the country, which led him not to appear at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. He was also arrested at the Bob Hope Airport after officers allegedly discovered marijuana and guns in his vehicle. Snoop is synonymous with his love for marijuana and has been parodied many times because of it, making several references to it in his music.
Snoop has a mansion in Blaisdell Ranch, Claremont, which he purchased for $2.0 million. He also has a car collection consisting of a Rolls Royce and a classic Chevrolet. His mansion was originally 3,700 square feet, but he had it expanded to 6,500 square feet to include a gym, theater, basketball court, pool, and home recording studio.