Snoop Dogg Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$155 Million|
|Real Name:||Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.|
|Date of Birth:||21st October 1971|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur and Media personality|
|Updated:||25th May 2022|
Most of us will never see $155 million dollars passing through our bank accounts. Racking up this amount of cash is no mean feat, especially for those born in circumstances where fame and fortune seem unattainable, and poverty is only a misstep or two away.
Snoop Dogg’s early life
Snoop Dogg is a combination of a family nickname and a self-styled sobriquet. The Snoop part was bestowed on a young Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (Snoop’s actual name) by his Long Beach, California, mother (Shante Taylor) and stepfather because of the young boy’s passion for Snoopy, the Peanuts cartoon character. Snoop Dogg’s natural father is Julian Corrie Broadus.
Snoop’s mother had three boys in the family, with the rapper himself being the middle child.
Snoop Dogg’s many careers
Snoop, the gangbanger
Snoop’s first career wasn’t hip hop, but as a member of the notorious Crips gang, the Rollin’ 20s , landed him in prison for narcotics possession (cocaine) and various other offenses–including professional pimp–virtually straight out of high school. So, how did Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr go from jail to being one of the world’s richest rappers?
Snoop, the homemade-tape rapper
Snoop’s music career began with two of his now-famous cousins (Nate Dogg and Lil’ 1/2 Dead) and mutual friend Warren G. Calling themselves 213 after their Long Beach area code, one of their tapes found its way to Dr. Dre. Super-impressed with the audio, Dr. Dre invited Snoop Dogg and introduced him to The D.O.C., an NWA affiliate, and this time, Snoop Dogg’s career took a more positive path.
Snoop, the chart-topping record seller
In 1993, Snoop released Doggystyle, his debut album, to great acclaim and recognition. Doggystyle hit numero uno on two popular billboard charts. Afterward, though, Snoop left Death Row Records Label, the label that had released Doggystyle and Tha Doggfather in 1996.
No Limit Records released Snoop’s subsequent albums: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000).
In 2002, Snoop signed up with Priority Records and released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. In 2004, Snoop moved to Geffen Records, where a string of hit albums followed:
- R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
- That Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)
- Ego Trippin’ (2008)
- Malice ‘n Wonderland, (2009)
- Doggumentary (2011)
Talent will always out, and cream will always rise to the top. In 2009, EMI appointed Snoop as Chairman of Priority Records. The transformation from street thug to Chairman of the Board was complete.
Snoop, the Rastafarian
Millions of fans were taken aback in 2012 to learn that Snoop had converted to Rastafarianism. With the new religion came a new name, Snoop Lion, and a new reggae album, Reincarnated, a somewhat unexpected sojourn into reggae music. Snoop showed that he hadn’t lost his golden touch. The album stayed on the Reggae billboard for 34 weeks, although not consecutively.
Reincarnated Rastafarian or not, Snoop did not keep his new name for long, and fans breathed a sigh of relief when, in 2015, Snoop returned to his former, beloved, sobriquet of Snoop Dogg. That same year, Snoop released the album, Bush.
However, out of nowhere, Snoop sandbagged everyone yet again, announcing in 2018 that he had become a born-again Christian. He followed the latest conversion with a gospel album, Bible of Love.
Snoop Dogg’s business interests and investments
Snoop Dogg’s earnings come mainly from his music business, but he has other sources from various activities as a record producer, actor, television and film producer, clothing line entrepreneur, malt liquor impresario, and even a hot dog vendor.
Actor and voice actor
As of 2022, Snoop has achieved a truly outstanding filmography. Snoop has been in 7 animated movies, 14 documentaries, 40 feature films (yes, really!), 101 music videos (wow), and 38 TV series appearances.
Television and film director and producer
Snoop has directed and produced several TV and film properties under the pseudonyms Snoop Scorcese and Michael J. Corleone, both tongue-in-cheek nods to famous film industry icons (film director Martin Scorcese and film character Michael Coreleone of the Godfather trilogy). Some of Snoop’s best-known works are:
- Dogg After Dark
- Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
- Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
- Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood
- Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle
- Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp
These last two are pornographic movies. (What??!😲) No, not to worry. Snoop only served as executive producer. He did not appear in either film as an actor.
Other business interests
Snoop markets his extensive clothing line through his online store, Snoopermarket®. Snoop markets his Boss Lady Entertainment line for women and his Doggystyle collection for men.
Snoop is a brand ambassador for Blast by Colt 45, a fruit-flavored malt liquor that has been heavily criticized, rightly or wrongly, for targeting teenagers.
Snoop Dogg has an extensive real estate portfolio, but he does not appear to have a real estate development business. He has made some money flipping properties (buying them low and later selling them high), but these seem to be based on personal, not business, decisions.
Snoop has legally reserved the name “Snoop Doggs,” under which brand the entrepreneur says he intends to sell foot-long hot dogs. The buzz is, these will be vegan hot dogs.
Snoop Dogg fun facts
At various times in his life, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr has gone by a bewildering array of names: Bigg Snoop Dogg, DJ Snoopadelic, Dogg Father, FaZe Snoop, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, Snoop Rock, Big Snoop Dogg, Scoop Dogg (coming soon), and Snoopzilla. His most-used name is “Snoop Doggy Dogg.”
In 1991, West coast-based rapper Warren G. and Snoop gathered future rappers Nate Dogg and Lil 1/2 Dead, whose net worth is estimated at a net worth of $250 million today. At the time, the group would have had trouble raising $1,000! That’s a reason to pay attention to Snoop’s self-development lessons. Given Snoop’s background, it’s not all about smoking weed.
Snoop Dogg net worth in 2022
As of 2022, several widely reported figures all claim to be the real figure for Snoop Dogg net worth. The trouble is, they can’t all be right. However, what is certain is that, with global album sales that number over 35 million, Snoop is one of the world’s most successful rappers.