Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, record producer, and actor from Long Beach, California who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1991. He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., but later changed his name to Snoop Dogg when he discovered the stage name Snoop Lion in Jamaica one day; he wanted to be called Snoop Lion but could not because there was already someone using that name. So instead, he took the last name Dogg so people could remember it easily after hearing it once.
1) Early Life
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (née Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who were both musicians. His parents were both African Americans. Snoop has a younger brother and sister as well. The family name Broadus was adopted by his mother because she did not like her original last name Varnado. The surname Broadus is of English origin. Soon after his birth, he and his family moved to Long Beach. When he was six months old, they moved back to Vernada and began living there until 1977 when they settled in Carson.
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2) Career beginnings
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and garnered over 15 Grammy Awards for his musical work. In addition to his solo career, he was a member of hip hop group Death Row where he was part of a duo with Dr. Dre. They have released three albums together; The Chronic in 1992, Doggystyle in 1993, and 2001 in 1999. From 2006-2010 Snoop was signed to EMI as a solo artist before switching to Priority/Capitol/EMI on October 5th 2010.
3) Breakthrough Success
Snoop Dogg made a name for himself as a rapper with his debut album, Doggystyle, in 1993. The album was at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for five weeks. It featured singles like What’s My Name? and Gin & Juice, which topped Billboard magazine’s Hot Rap Singles chart. These singles helped push sales of Snoop Dogg albums to triple platinum status by 1995. In total, Snoop has released eleven studio albums and collaborative albums and sold over 35 million records worldwide. He also created two film productions that have earned almost 100 million dollars at box offices worldwide.
4) Death Row Records & Doggystyle Records
In 1991, Dr. Dre left N.W.A over financial disputes with Ice Cube and Eazy-E . This led to Snoop and Daz Dillinger joining him to form Tha Dogg Pound . The trio recorded their debut album in 1992, entitled Dogg Food, but did not release it until 1993, due to sample clearance issues . By then, Death Row Records had already been formed by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight , and all three members joined for an album release on that label, under a new name: 213 (referring to Los Angeles’ area code). However, a tour was cancelled after Kurupt was arrested in possession of firearm at Heathrow Airport , where they were due to fly out from.
5) Royal Family Records & Uptown Records
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and musician, born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. in Long Beach, California on October 20, 1971. He currently has a net worth of $140 million USD (2018). Forbes listed him among their Top Earning Hip-Hop Artists 2016. His record label with Shante Smith called Dogg Pound Records was sold to Priority Records in 1993 for $1 million but was later bought back by Snoop in 2000 and renamed to Doggy Style Records. In 2014, he released his 14th studio album titled Bush. It received generally positive reviews from critics.
6) Acting Career
Rapper Snoop Dogg’s acting career started in 1993. He starred in Murder Was The Case, based on a story written by Snoop himself. Other movies starring him are Gridlock’d (1997), Hoodlum (1997), Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss (2002) and Boss’n Up (2004). His next movie will be Malice n Wonderland. Coming out November 23, 2010.
7) Other Business Ventures
Snoop Dogg has had a pretty successful career as an artist in many different areas. His music has been featured in movies, television shows, and his own TV channel; he has also started his own clothing line, a beverage company, and even an investment firm. Snoop Dogg is arguably one of hip-hop’s most iconic figures; it’s no wonder that many other artists have tried to follow in his footsteps (unsuccessfully). In fact, Eminem named him as one of his top five inspirations. After selling over 30 million albums worldwide and winning three Grammy Awards, he’s certainly made quite a name for himself—and all while making sure to keep up with other business ventures.
Snoop’s net worth is $135 million. Snoop has earned his wealth through his many business ventures, including his own successful record label and clothing line. He has also appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and commercials over his lengthy career. If Snoop continues to release albums at a similar pace to how he has in recent years, we estimate that he will add at least another $20 million to his net worth over that period of time. We think that Snoop could easily double or triple his wealth in 20 years time if he manages it properly – especially given his penchant for investing in cryptocurrency and other high-growth opportunities .
Last Updated on January 1, 2022
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