Facts of Snoop Dogg
|Name||Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Long Beach, California, USA|
|Residence||Diamond Bar, California|
|Occupation||Rapper/Singer, Record Producer, Businessman, Songwriter, Album and TV Producer|
|Famous for||The Doggfather, The Last Meal, Beautiful, Signs, I Wanna Thank Me|
|Relatives||Nate Dogg (cousin), RBX (cousin), Ray J (cousin)|
|Spouse(s)||Shante Taylor (married: 1997; divorced: 2004; married: 2008)|
|Catchphrases||If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.
Hip-hop is what makes the world go round.
Snoop Dogg’s rise to fame has been unstoppable since 1993. In his career, he has released 17 albums including his latest one, I Wanna Thank Me which was released in June of this year.
He has also appeared in various films such as Half Baked and Bruno and produced his TV shows. He has collaborated with other famous hip-hop artists like Dr. Dre and was recently a part of Lil Dicky’s top hit Earth. He has a net worth of $135M and is one of the richest rappers in the world.
Snoop Dogg’s Life
Snoop Dogg got his screen name from Snoopy, a name he was called growing up because of his immense love for the cartoon series, Peanuts. He started rapping when he was six years old after his mother and step-father divorced. Without a father figure, he listed himself to a gang called Crips whose activities got him in contact with the law at 17 due to cocaine use and have been in and out of jail for three consecutive years.
Like 50 Cent, Eminem and Ice Cube, his career started when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. They met in 1992 after Dr. Dre heard his solo freestyle runs in the EP of En Vogue called Hold On. In that same year, Dr. Dre did not only sign him for a record deal but also mentored him to improve his hip-hop style and lyric structure.
Today, he is considered as one of the richest hip-hop artists in the world with a solid net worth of $135M.
Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., was born in October 201, 1971 to parents Beverly Broadus and Vernell Vernado in Long Beach, California. His father left him and his mother, however, when he was just three months old so he was named after his step-father who legally adopted him and his elder brother, thus the name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
He married Shante Taylor, his high school girlfriend, in 1997 and divorced in 2004 after both cited irreconcilable differences. They later remarried in 2008. They have three children, sons Corde Broadus, and Cordell Broadus, a football player turned film director, and daughter Cori Broadus. He also fathered Corrie Broadus who was born in 1998, with a fling relationship with Laurie Holmond.
Music is a family business built on talent for him and relatives as he is the first cousin of R&B singers Ray J (most notable known as the ex-boyfriend of Kim Kardashian), rappers RXB and Nate Dogg and R&B hitmaker Brandy.
Having been imprisoned for a brief time, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, cousin Nate Dogg, and Lil ½ Dead, gathered after they were released and started making rap demos. In 1992, they attended underground hip-hop battles across California with their song 213, titled after the area code of Long Beach.
His path to fame commenced in the same year when he caught the attention of Dr. Dre after his watching his runs in the EP of the song Hold On by En Vogue. Thereafter, he was mentored by Dr. Dre to improve his craft and later on collaborated with his top-billed album The Chronic. From there, he went on to establish a solo career.
He proved that he could make it on his own after the huge success of his debut album Doggystyle which reached quadruple platinum in just a short period. Throughout his career, he was able to release 17 albums including hitmakers Tha Doggfather (1996), Paid the Cost to be the Boss (2002), Malice in Wonderland (2009), Doggumentary (2011), Neva Left (2017) and I Wanna Thank Me (2019).
In between, he also appeared in numerous films and produced three TV shows in which he starred in. He also collaborated with other famous singers such as Katy Perry, Pharell Williams and just recently, with Lil Dicky in his record-breaking hit, Earth.
As a businessman, he dozed off money from his product endorsements for Old Navy, concert tours including his concert reunion with Dr. Dre, MC Ren and Ice Cube, and ventured into cannabis business through his digital media businesses Snoopify and Merry Jane and his product line Eaze, a cannabis delivery business and Leafs by Snoop which is considered as the first open cannabis brand in the world. He also production companies such as Snoopadelic Films and Doggystyle and serves as a production executive in Priority Records.
How did Snoop Dogg make money?
- Appearance in films (Bones, Half Baked, Bruno, etc.)
- Producing three TV shows (Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood and Dogg After Dark)
- Production companies (Snoopadelic Films, Priority Records, Doggystyle)
- Product endorsements (Old Navy)
- Digital media businesses (Merry Jane, Snoopify)
- Product line (Eaze, Leafs by Snoop, Snoop Dogg’s Footlong Hotdogs and Snoop Dogg Board Company)
- Restaurateur (Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles)
- YouTube following and vlogging
Net worth from 2010-2019
How much does Snoop Dogg make in a day?
With his present net worth of $135M, Snoop Dogg is estimated to be making $415M a week or $51, 190 a day.
Houses and cars of Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg’s mansions include an eight-bedroom, six-bathroom estate in Blaisdell Ranch, Claremont California. At present, his family is living in their six-bedroom and six-bathroom mansion in Diamond Bar, California.
Interestingly, he also owns a two-storey house called The Church at the end of Diamond Bar where he converted all three bedrooms into a recording studio and a conference room. Sources say that this is where he is holding his private meetings lately.
As for cars, Snoop Dogg owns a Challenger SRT8, a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne and a Dodge Challenger a Coupe Deville and a Phantom.
Success lessons from Snoop Dogg
1. In whatever you choose to do, be the best in it.
Although he is considered to be unconventional at best, Snoop Dogg is a hard worker. He said that it is not lack of dream but lack of drive that makes a person stay where he is. In a press interview for his album Malice in Wonderland, he was quoted saying, “if it is flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world.”
2. Be original and love the ride.
In a motivational video, Snoop Dogg recalled his past life and what it was like growing up in the ‘hood.’ He said that he did not know what he wanted in life but when he discovered music, he knew what he wanted and he went for it without relent. He also said that originality is key and that youngsters should know who they are first before settling for what they want.
Inspirational Snoop Dogg Quotes
Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.
You’ve got to always go back in time if you want to move forward.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
There’s so much that I want to do. I feel like I’m the Magic Johnson of rap. You know, Magic was great on the basketball court, but he’s bigger as a businessman.
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’s success does not only make him one of the richest rappers in the world but also an active philanthropist and influencer. He is a known environmentalist, a lobbyist for medical marijuana, and a philanthropist for environmental foundations such as Habitat for Humanity, and giving away turkeys in the impoverished neighborhoods across California.