Kanye West is a popular American music producer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is among the richest rappers in the United States at the moment. Likewise, he owns several businesses in the fashion industry that are worth billions of dollars. 

 

In this article, I’m going to let you know Kanye West’s net worth and other important information about him including his biography, age, career, personal life, and more. 

 

Wiki

Full Name: Kanye Omari West

Date of Birth: Jun 8, 1977

Age: 46 years old

Birthplace: Atlanta Georgia, United States 

Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Singer, Rapper, Screenwriter, Fashion designer, Nationality: United States of America

Net Worth: $400 Million

Kanye West’s Net Worth

Kanye West is a popular American music producer, rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer who was born on June 8, 1977.

 

At the moment of writing this article, Kanye West’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million. 

 

Kanye Omari West is one of the most successful music artists and entrepreneurs in the United States.

He came into the limelight after he dropped his 2004 album titled The College Dropout.

 

Kanye West’s major source of income is from his music royalties and other incomes are his Yeezy brand and Adidas partnership. His outspoken lifestyle and controversy have cost him a lot of sponsors and partnerships including Adidas and others over the last few years.

 

Kanye owns the Yeezy apparel line outright 100%. When he was partnering with Adidas, he earned a royalty on every dollar of revenue generated.

 

The Yeezy brand generated $2 billion per year in revenue and $250 million in profit for Adidas. At the peak of his partnership with Adidas, the Yeezy brand was estimated to be worth over $4 billion.

Biography

Kanye Omari West is the full name of the popular American singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, entrepreneur, and fashion designer who was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to the available information, Kanye West’s parents divorced when he was three. He moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.

Education

Kanye West received a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Art in 1997 but transferred to Chicago State University to study English.

He dropped out of school at age 20 to pursue his music career.

Career 

Immediately, after dropping out of college, Kanye started making beats for little artists while he honed his style. His first official production was the debut album of Chicago rapper Grave, Down to Earth, in 1996. 

 

He was able to work with other artist like Foxy Brown, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, and Harlem World

 

In 2000, West got his big break when he started working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, during this time he worked with Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson. His work on Jay-Z’s 2001 album The Blueprint generated interest in West’s talents as a producer. 

In 2001, Kanye West convinced the head of Capitol Records to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records after being denied a contract with Capitol Records.

After a car crash in October 2002, where he shattered his jaw, Kanye West was inspired and recorded the single Through the Wire with his jaw still wired shut. This song was the lead single in his debut album The College Dropout, which was leaked months before its scheduled release date in August 2003.

Kanye West was able to use the time to remix, remaster, and edit it, then postpone its release three times before he eventually dropped The College Dropout album in February 2004 to widespread critical acclaim, earning him 10 Grammy Award nominations, and certified triple platinum in the United States.

His second studio album, 

Late Registration was released in August 2005 and went on to sell over 2.3 million units in the United States by the same year.

 

Over the years, Kanye West has dropped more albums including Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), a collaboration album with Jay-Z Watch the Throne (2011), Yeezus (2013), The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), a collaboration album with Kid Cudi Kids See Ghosts (2018), Jesus is King (2019), and Donda (2021).

 

Ye’s album Yeezus in 2013. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the US R&B and US Rap charts and in four other countries. Also, The Life of Pablo album which was released in 2016, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the US Rap and US R&B charts. His single “FourFiveSeconds” (featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney) reached #1 on the US R&B chart.

 

In 2017, Yes was nominated for six Grammy Awards. He was the first album in Kanye’s career to not go platinum.

West is one of the most successful rappers and songwriters in the United States and other countries of the world but he continued to work as a producer and featured artist for other musicians, like 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, and Teyana Taylor. 

Kanye West’s Record Label (G.O.O.D Music)

In 2004, the popular American rapper established his own record label and production company G.O.O.D Music with Sony BMG. “G.O.O.D” is an acronym for “Getting Out Our Dreams.”

Over the years, he has signed several American music artists like himself, Kanye West, John Legend, Common, Big Sean, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Kacy Hill, and Teyana Taylor.

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Personal Life

Kanye had his request granted to change his legal name to “Ye.”

Kanye West was in an unstable relationship with designer Alexis Phifer from 2002 to 2008 and also dated model Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010. In April 2012, Kanye West started dating popular reality star Kim Kardashian. They married in May 2014, now they are blessed with four children. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2022. Currently, Kanye is married to an Australian architect Bianca Censori who was married informally in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills.

 

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