Snoop Dogg is a rapper, actor, entertainer, film director, and record producer. He is also a marijuana activist. Lately, we know him as a marijuana entrepreneur too. Doggy Dogg’s net worth is estimated at $135 million.
Snoop Dogg Net Worth: The Show Business
Snoop’s music career began when he was contacted by Dr. Dre and signed to Death Row Records. This was after he had served a jail sentence. He has released not less than 13 studio albums throughout his music career. His debut album released in 1992 was a huge success, peaking atop the Billboard 200 and receiving a four-time platinum certification. About 1 million copies of the album were sold out during its first week. His second album “Tha Doggy Father” was certified double platinum.
His other 11 albums have been on four different labels. He also has 7 collaboration albums.After the release of his 2009 album “Malice n Wonderland”, Snoop became an executive at Priority Records.
Here is a breakdown of some songs and albums and the amounts that they have earned Snoop Dogg:
Reincarnated – $11. 25 million
Doggumentary – $8.5 million
Malice n Wonderland – $7.7 million
Ego Trippin’ – $6.9 million
Tha Last Meal – $5.9 million
Snoops songs and albums have grossed over $40 million and are a reflection of just how much Snoop has banked from being an MC. Snoop made around $8 million from his collaborative album with 50 Cent.
Snoop Dogg has been nominated for about 97 prestigious awards. He has received 26 awards out of these.
Snoop Dogg has directed some adult films. He used pseudonyms like Snoop Scorcese and Michael J. Corleone.
He has also appeared on numerous TV shows and films, taking up fictional roles are acting as himself. He launched his career on screen when he made a cameo appearance on Half Baked (1998). He also co-starred with fellow marijuana enthusiasts Wiz Khalifa on the 2012 film “Mac & Devin go to High School”. In 2012 the movie earned about $6 million.
Snoop Dogg Net Worth: Endorsements and Businesses
He has a number of endorsements, including, Chrysler 200, St. Ides, Boost Mobile and Orbit Gum. Snoop also signed an endorsement contract with Colt 45. He was the official spokesman for their fruit-flavored malt beer, ‘Blast’. Snoop has Djed a number of Pabst Blue Ribbon parties, played concerts sponsored by Pabst Brands, and made live appearances. Once, he was given a one-time upfront fee of $250,000. Every time he mentioned the brand on social media 10 times, he got $20,000. He also appeared in a video campaign for Colt, ‘Keep it Colt 45’.
Recently, Snoop Dogg filed a lawsuit against Pabst, the owners of Colt 45. According to the lawsuit, Snoop is entitled to 10% of the value of Colt 45, should it be sold out. Snoop is entitled to about $10 million. The company was acquired by a Russian investor conglomerate.
As an entrepreneur Snoop has his own brand of hot dogs as well as investments in several companies like investment firm Casa Verde Capital.
Snoop is a big proponent of marijuana. He has investment in a weed-delivery start-up called “Eaze”. It has been dubbed the “Uber for Weed” as it has its own app from which you can make orders for your brand of weed.
In a bid to enlighten the masses on the benefits of marijuana, Snoop has launched a website merryjane.com which contains news, business guidance, and insights about marijuana, call it the Weed Wikipedia. The idea has already received endorsement from celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Seth Rogen. The website will also provide a network for legal cannabis shops and customers.
Snoop is positive his business decision on marijuana would turn out well as he speculates that marijuana would be made legal in at least 20 states in the space of 2 years.
Many of Snoops woes emanate from his connection to gang violence. As a teen he was a member of the Rollin’ 20 gagng and was arrested for possession of cocaine. However, his involvement with violence became instrumental in his music career. His arrest prior to the release of his debut album generated the kind of buzz he was looking forward to.
Music has immensely contributed to Snoop Dogg’s net worth. Only time will tell how much his marijuana business will contribute to his wealth.