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Snoop Dogg has made millions from his weed business

Snoop Dogg has been one of rap's best-known names since he shot to fame in 1992. Discovered by Dr. Dre, Snoop's current success is a world away form his life before rap stardom.

The 50-year-old said: "My dream was to be a rapper, first and foremost. That was my dream, and to make it and be successful.

Along the way, I fell in love with my wife, and I had to explain to her later on in my career that I was chasing my dream, and I was putting my dream before her and not realising what my real dream was – that was to have a family.

"So, now I learned how to put them in the proper perspective and put my wife and kids first and put my career second, and that's why I think it's so productive for me right now – because I got it in the proper prospective."

What is Snoop Dogg's net worth?

According to the wealth website Wealthy Gorilla, the rapper – whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – is now worth around $150 million, the equivalent of roughly £108 million.

His hugely successful music career, which includes a variety of solo albums as well as collaborations, has seen him sell approximately 35 million records. The label, Doggy Style Records, is also owned by the artist.

He also has a number of business interests, many of them involving cannabis.

Through his venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital, he funded Eaze in 2015. Eaze delivers fast home-delivery of medical marijuana.

His firm, Leafs By Snoop, also sell a range of cannabis products.

He also raised around £16.5 million of backing to Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT), which launched on the London Stock Exchange in May. OCT plan to provide non-addictive pain relief treatments.

Cannabinoids are commonly used for medicinal purposes to treat symptoms like chronic pain.

Snoop Dogg's charity work

Snoop uses much of his spare cash to promote community and founded the Snoop Youth Football League in 2005.

According to its website, it: 'Was founded to provide the opportunity for inner-city children to participate in youth football and cheer.

'The SYFL serves children between the ages of five and thirteen, teaching them the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and self-respect, while also stressing the importance of academics.'

Snoop has also worked with Orca Network, The Healing Circle, Save a Life Foundation, and Shriners Hospital for Children.

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