Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., commonly known as Snoop Dogg, was born on October 20, 1971. He is an American entrepreneur, actor, media personality, songwriter, and rapper.
Snoop Dogg was also previously known as Snoop Lion and Snoop Doggy Dogg. Broadus’ fame started when he featured on the debut solo single of Dr. Dre in 1992 called “Deep Cover”.
Since then, Broadus has sold more than 23 million albums in the US and 35 million albums around the world.
Broadus is one of the most successful, wealthiest, and resilient rappers to come out of the rap industry in 1990. He’s also one of the few who are still recording today.
Since 1993, Broadus has released 10 solo albums. Fans consider him a great example of West Coast rap.
In 1998, Broadus branched out into acting. He appeared in a stoner comedy called Half Baked. Since then, he has been involved with TV and film.
Over a 20-year career, Broadus has distanced himself from gangs and violence to become a well-known rapper and entrepreneur.
Snoop Dogg Early Life
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born in Long Beach, California to Beverly Tate and Vernell Varnado. Broadus has 2 siblings.
Three months after his birth, Vernell left the family. Because of this, Broadus was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
His father stayed mainly absent from his life. His parents gave him the nickname “Snoopy” when he was still a boy due to his likeness and love of the cartoon character from Peanuts.
In 1975, his stepfather and mother divorced. When he was still extremely young, he started playing piano and singing at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. He started rapping when he was 6 years old.
When he was still young, Broadus bagged groceries, delivered newspapers, and sold candy to help his family make ends meet. People describe him as a committed student and enthusiastic churchgoer.
In 1993, Broadus said that he started to engage in unlawful activities. This includes joining gangs.
When he was a teen, Broadus often ran into trouble with the law. He was arrested in 1989, shortly after he graduated from high school, due to possession of drugs.
Snoop Dogg Career
Doggystyle, Broadus’ debut album, was produced and released by Dr. Dre in 1993 by Death Row Records.
This album debuted at number one on both the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard 200 charts. The album produced a couple of hit singles. This includes “Gin and Juice” and “What’s My Name”.
Doggfather, Broadus’ next album, was released in 1996. It also debuted at number one on both Billboard charts. Unfortunately, Broadus left Death Row Records and signed with No Limit Records for his next 3 albums.
After a trip to Jamaica in 2012, Broadus announced that he had converted to Rastafarianism. He told everyone during that time that his new name is Snoop Lion.
He also released an album during that period. Unlike his other albums, this album featured reggae music. He also released a documentary about his experience in that country.
Broadus went back to being called Snoop Dogg in 2015. He also released another album this year called Bush.
Broadus announced in 2018 that he was a born-again Christian and released the Bible of Love. This is his first gospel album. In 2019, Broadus released his 17th solo album called I Wanna Thank Me.
Aside from his music, Broadus directed a couple of adult films under pseudonyms Snoop Scorcese and Michael J. Corleone. He also appeared in films and TV shows, both in fictional roles and as himself.
Broadus also hosted a couple of TV shows. This includes Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, WrestleMania, Dogg After Dark, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, and Doggy Fizzle Televizzle.
Furthermore, Broadus also has several commercial ads. This includes St. Ides, Orbit Gum, Chrysler 200, and Boost Mobile.
In June 2021, Broadus officially joined Def Jam Recordings. He is the new Executive Strategic and Creative Consultant. It’s a job that enables him to work strategically across the executive team of the label and the artist roster.
On November 12, 2021, Broadus announced the signing of Benny the Butcher on the podcast of Joe Rogan.
Snoop Dogg Total Net Worth
As of today, Broadus’ net worth is estimated to be more than $170 million. Most of his earnings come from his career as a singer and rapper.
The net worth also includes the sales of his albums that are well-known across the globe. Furthermore, Broadus also earns a lot of money on his YouTube Channel, and it also helps to grow his reputation and fame.
How Does Snoop Dogg Spend His Money?
Without a doubt, Broadus’ money has made him buy a couple of luxurious houses. He also loves driving expensive cars.
However, unlike other artists and rappers out there, Broadus likes to collect classic cars. The truth is that he has a 1967 Pontiac Virizion convertible in his car collection of around 25 vehicles.
His Pontiac car is personalized and has a yellow exterior design. It has a V8 engine and a 2-speed automatic transmission. Broadus also owns another classic car, which is the 1967 Cadillac.
Another way that Broadus spends his money is through weed. Broadus is known for his love of smoking weed. This can cost a lot of money in the long run.
Finally, Broadus also likes to collect a lot of jewelry pieces.
Snoop Dogg is one of the most well-known rappers in the world who released several popular singles and albums. He sold more than 35 million albums across the globe.
Because of his excellent rapping skills and fantastic voice, Snoop Dogg earns wealth, fame, and a high name in his career. Today, he is now enjoying a luxurious life.
Aside from being one of the most well-known rappers, Snoop Dogg has also interest as an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.
There are a lot of people around the world following the rapper. This helps him improve and maintain his reputation and fame.