Kanye West Net Worth

Net Worth$250 Million
Date of Birth8 June 1977
ProfessionRapper
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

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Kanye West Net Worth, How did the American rapper and actor. Check this article to find out more about about Kanye West Net Worth and his career.

Kanye West Net Worth

Kanye West Early Life

He is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer and actor. After Kanye West’s parents divorced when he was three years old he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.

Kanye’s father, Ray West, is a former Black Panther and was one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kanye grew up in a middle-class background. He attended Polaris High School in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois, after living in Chicago.

At the age of 10, he moved with his mother to Nanjing, China. West showed interest for the arts at an early age; he started writing poetry when he was five years old.

West began rapping in the third grade and started making musical compositions in the seventh grade, eventually selling them to other artists.

At age thirteen, he wrote a rap song called ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and persuaded his mother to pay for time in a recording studio. In 1997, West got a scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art after high school and started taking painting classes, but shortly after transferred to Chicago State University to study English. 

West soon realized that his busy class schedule was detrimental to his musical work, and at 20 he dropped out of college to pursue his musical dreams which was against his mother’s wish, who later commented, ”It was drummed into my head that college is the ticket to a good life… but some career goals don’t require college.

However, for Kanye West to make an album called College Dropout it was more about having the guts to embrace who you are, rather than following the path society has carved out for you.

Kanye is currently married to Kim Kardashian. They have a daughter together named North West and a son named Saint West.

Kanye West Career

Kanye Omari West was born on the 8th of June 1977. in Atlanta, Georgia. He initially started his career as a producer for Roc-A-Fella records. He later persuaded label head Jay-Z to sign him on as a rapper. 

He spent four years honing and perfecting what would become his debut album, “The College Dropout”, which came in at number two on the Billboard 200 and is still Kanye West’s best-selling album in the United States. 

Following albums, “Late Registration”, “Graduation”, “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” were also chart-toppers that received critical and commercial success. 

West’s production credits include an impressive role call of talent including: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. He is also a seasoned businessman with a chain of Fatburger restaurants designated for the Chicago area, a line of athletic shoes for Nike called Air Yeezy, and another shoe line with Louis Vuitton. 

His philanthropic ventures include his the Kanye West Foundation which benefits education for African American and Latino children, in addition to contributing time, talent and money to World Water Day, Live Earth and Hurricane Katrina relief among other organizations. 

Kanye West has won over 40 significant music awards to date including 21 Grammys, seven BET awards, and two American Music Awards.

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

In 2017, Kanye was nominated for six Grammy Awards. In June 2018, his next album ‘Ye’ was released. Though, Ye was the first album in Kanye’s career to not go platinum.

Kanye West Net Worth

As of today, Kanye West Net Worth $250 Million. Kanye West Net Worth is earned from his  career as a rapper. 

Kanye made $100 million between June 2018 and June 2019. Those earnings came largely from his Adidas partnership. According to a June 2019 New York Times article, he earns a 5% per-shoe wholesale royalty from Adidas. 

Kanye West Earnings By Year:

2007: $17 million

2008: $30 million

2009: $25 million

2010: $12 million

2011: $16 million

2012: $35 million

2013: $20 million

2014: $30 million

2015: $22 million

2016: $18 million

2017: $22 million

2018: $28 million

2019: $100 million

Summary: 

Kanye Omari West is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer and actor. He initially started his career as a producer for Roc-A-Fella records.

In 2017, Kanye was nominated for six Grammy Awards. In June 2018, his next album ‘Ye’ was released.

As of 2020, Kanye West’s net worth is $250 Million.

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