Born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California, in the early 1970s, Snoop Dogg made his debut on the stage in the early 1990s after numerous run-ins with the law. He collaborated with his cousins to record several demo tapes and later caught the attention of Dr. Dre, who invited Snoop to lend his talents to his solo album, The Chronic. This led to the success of Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle (1993), with Death Row Records. The album sold almost one million copies in the first week and launched Snoop to overnight stardom as fans couldn’t get enough of singles like “Gin & Juice” and “What’s My Name?”
Following up with The Doggfather (1996), Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (19980, No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000), he moved around to several different labels to release his next albums before settling in with Geffen Records in 2004. He released three notable albums including Doggumentary (2011) while venturing into television as the host of Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, and Dogg After Dark. After a trip to Jamaica in 2012, he returned to California where he reinvented himself as Snoop Lion with the release of his first reggae album, Reincarnated.
Today, the 48-year-old Snoop is known for his chart-topping albums as well as his impressive career as an actor, songwriter, television producer, media personality, record producer, entrepreneur, and youth football coach—yes, you read that right! These many ventures have earned him an impressive net worth of $135 million, which Snoop loves to spend lavishly to maintain his lifestyle—someone has to pay for his cannabis habit especially since he’s rumored to smoke around 80 blunts a day to treat migraines! Of course, some of that money certainly goes to pay for his luxury car—the Rolls Royce Phantom.
Rolls Royce Phantom Specs
With a net worth of $135 million, Snoop can easily afford the finest in luxury and didn’t think twice in 2017 when he paid over $450,000 for a custom Rolls-Royce Phantom. But, before we get into Snoop’s custom model, let’s take a closer look at the specs of Rolls-Royce’s most expensive luxury car.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a full-sized luxury saloon car that made its debut in 2003 after BMW purchased the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brand in 1998. The Phantom successfully revived and restored the Rolls-Royce name in luxury cars and was the only car produced by Rolls-Royce until 2009 when the manufacturer debuted the smaller model—the Ghost. The four-door saloon was produced from 2003 to 2017, the Drophead Coupe two-door convertible model was produced from 2007 to 2016, and the two-door Coupe was produced from 2008 to 2016.
The Phantom offers the utmost in luxury and power with a 6.75-liter engine and two transmission options—a six-speed automatic or an eight-speed automatic. The high performing engine boasted a top speed of 155 miles per hour with the capability of reaching 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds. Fuel economy was also moderate with a combined 15 miles per gallon, averaging 12 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway.
Beyond its power and performance, the Phantom lives up to its reputation for luxury with a long list of amenities. The Phantom includes a voice recognition navigation system, power sunroof, leather upholstery, rear-view camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a premium sound system, 18-way power front seats, 16-way power rear seats, heated and cooled cupholders, rear-seat tables, and a power tilt telescopic heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with navigation, climate, and radio controls. Other features include power closing doors, power trunk control, five-zone climate controls, and wireless headphones with additional upgrades including an added refrigerator and state-of-the-art sound system.
Snoop debuted his custom Rolls-Royce Ghost in a selfie video he shared with fans in 2017. The Ghost was parked alongside his other luxury cars including a Ferrari, Maybach, and Challenger SRT Hellcat. With the cars totaling over $1 million, Snoop proudly shared a quick peek at the cars including the fully customized all-white Ghost. “The rose gold handles around the ridges and edges, you dig?” he said in the video. “And no, this is not the Bow Wow Challenger. This is for real.” With Snoop selling over 35 million albums worldwide in addition to working as a producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor, he can certainly afford to splurge on luxury even if one car has a hefty price tag of $450,000!