Who is Kanye West and what is his net worth. There are only few people who are enveloped with multi talents and Kanye West is one of them. He is a collective delight being a song writer, rapper, singer, producer, record executive, fashion designer and an entrepreneur.
Born on June 8, 1977 at Atlanta, Georgia to Donda West (mother) and Ray West (father), Kanye West was brought up and raised by his mother who was an English Professor at Chicago State University. Living a terrible life together, his parents got divorced when he was three years old, giving his custody to the mother Donda. However, Kanye spend his summers with his father, a highly famous and award-winning photographer who later chooses to become a church counselor.
After dating and romantically inclined towards various artists, Kanye finally settled and tied the knot with reality star Kim Kardashian in the year 2014 after dating her for one long year. The happily married couple now has two cute kids, a 4 year old daughter North West and a 2 year old son Saint West. Kanye is one loving husband and caring father everyone craves for. The happy family resides in Los Angeles, CA. While the rumours of breakup about the couple never seize to come to an end, they are together till date enduring all the hardships that come in their way.
Education: Being raised in Chicago and by mother Donda who herself was an English Professor, Kanye no wonder was adamant to be given the best of education. But more inclined towards music, Kanye started rapping at the age of three and by the age of thirteen he wrote his first ever rap song. Kanye also develops interest in painting and arts that her mother really appreciates. So after becoming a high school graduate, Kanye got the scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art and started studying the lessons of painting. But this didn’t go much further as he got transferred to Chicago State University to study English.
Later Kanye recognised that this was not his cup of tea and eventually drop out to give music a chance as his career. Perusing his musical dream was one of the best decisions he made in his life as it not only give him immense success but also give a lesson to follow your own dreams and desires rather than blind-foldly following the societal path. Later in the year 2015, this college dropout rapper was given honorary doctoral degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he came to receive with donning a cap and gown.
Kanye West Net Worth
Music being his main source of wealth, this hard-hitting rapper’s total net worth count of $155 million US dollars that came from his music albums, endorsements and of course from his ‘Yeezy’ fashion line. This 39 year old versatile personality has sold 21 million physical copies and around 66 million digital downloads all over the world of his music in his 17 years of career. His debut music album in 2004 ‘The College Dropout’ that once been in controversy of being encouraging students to drop out was listed number 1 on Billboard overall music chart and has been the biggest hits of the time.
This successful rapper likes to live a lavish life which can be easily seen by his luxurious houses famous all around the world. One of his mansions is located in Beverly Hills which is famous for inhabiting some of the big shot guns. It lies in Los Angeles, California, United States. Being spread in the area of 34,580 square feet, it boasts 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Another grand mansion of this icon is Hollywood Hills which is in neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California. His third asset, The New York Apartment shows his classy taste. This peaceful mansion is been coloured just white and beige to give it an elegant look.
Along with lavish accommodations, Kanye owns 5 luxurious wheels. His number one is Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren which is supposed to be his favourite amongst all as he has been spotted driving it many times. He had Aston Martin DB9, an exotic sports car with comfortable interior and extravagance outlook. He owns another Mercedes which is also known as G-Wegan.
Yes, its Mercedes- G500 specially designed for German Army for a lightweight military vehicle. Another addition to his asset is 2012 Lamborghini Aventador which was gifted by the love of his life Kim Kardshian as a birthday present. And last but not the least asset of big-ass Kanye is a grand Lamborghini Gallardo. No wonder he like to spend extravagantly to live life king size.
This multi-talented hip-hoper as if not busy enough with his music and recordings is not leaving any mile stone to give his best being an entrepreneur to endorse his fashion line ‘Yeezy’ that includes clothing and sneakers and also collaborates with Adidas on shoes. Along with this, a line of athletic shoes for Nike called Air Yeezy, and another shoe line with Louis Vuitton are also getting thrust.
It won’t be false if being said that his earnings come much from other sources than album sales alone. Kanye also branched out in the field of business by opening a chain of restaurants “Fatburger” in Chicago, his hometown. Though hip-hop is his genre but he is not leaving any stone upturned being a song-writer, record producer, fashion designer and a successful entrepreneur of course.
It recorded the worldwide sale of 4 million copies and often listed as one the best debut albums of all times. His Succeeding albums were also the chart-toppers that not only receive some of the great critics but also gained commercial success that ultimately let him gain momentum in his career. His latest released album ‘The Life of Pablo’ has again topped Billboard’s R&B charts securing number 1 position.
Following are Kanye West’s albums that contribute to his Net Worth in the respective years:
1. The College Dropout in 2004
2. Late Registration in 2005
3. Graduation in 2007
4. 808s & Heartbreaks in 2008
5. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010
6. Watch The Throne in 2011
7. The Life Of Pablo in 2016
Although Kanye is been claimed to be in personal debt of around $53 million and has been constantly asking help from billionaires to resolve his financial issue, the icon is supposed to be coming out shining recovering from his financial status soon. With the coming days, this ever rising star is undoubtedly going to achieve much more success with this coming albums and the Yeezy fashion line and certainly his net worth is going to rise in the near future.
Redefining the rap music in his style since his debut music album this hard hitting icon has won several significant music awards. He holds the privilege of having 21 Grammys, 7 BET and 2 American Music awards so far. He won in different categories like Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best R&B Song, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Performance by a duo or group.
It would be injustice if not quoting that Kanye’s first three albums ‘The College Dropout’ ‘Late Registration’ and ‘Graduation’ got the chance to be Best Rap Album of the year. His latest music album ‘The Life of Pablo’ was nominated this year too for the Grammy Award as the Best Rap Album but unfortunately didn’t make it through. Along with this he was nominated for seven Grammys in different categories in collaboration with other artists.
Kanye and Kim being in news for some time for having some shadiness in their relationship, fortunately stands hard and firm side by side, proving the media wrong. In fact, they are planning to work jointly on a kids clothing line after customising clothes for their adorable daughter North West. The clothing line is going to be as cute as their kids.
The rapper, which was once witnessed supporting Donald Trump, has reportedly erased all of his past tweets supporting him. And he is now un-endorsing him because of the insensible orders he signed during his few short weeks in office, most notably the “Muslim ban.”
With a wildly successful solo career, Kanye has seen a lot since the beginning in every aspect of life be it in relationships, career up and downs or financial instabilities. Either it was his parents separation at his tender age of three or his own breakups from Alexis Phifer and Amber Rose when his musical career was on a verge of taking peak, he stands rock-hard and is still not leaving any stone unturned to prove himself in such phases and in overall course of life. And now with the upcoming children fashion clothing line, we can’t wait to see what Yeezy family is up to next.