Kanye West is an American rapper, fashion designer, actor and music producer with an estimated net worth of $145 million.
Kanye West Net Worth: Music Career
Born in Atlanta, but raised in Chicago and Oak Lawn by his mother, Kanye dropped out of college to embark on his music career, starting out as a music producer for Jay Z‘s Roc-A-Fella records.
He later on managed to convince Jay Z to sign him as a rapper. Kanye spent four years working on the album “The College Drop Out”. Released in 2004, it soared to second place on the Billboard 200 and is to date his best selling album. Kanye went on to release other commercially successful albums like Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Yeezus (2013) and Life of Pablo (2016).
Kanye is arguably one of the most influential music icons in the industry. His Yeezus music tour in 2013, was a challenging, but lucrative venture that added double-digit millions to his earnings. He has received over 40 awards including 21 Grammys to show for his success in the music industry.
On the production side, Kanye has worked with some of the top faces in the music scene including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys to name a few. His GOOD Music record label founded in 2004 houses a plethora of artists including Big Sean and John Legend.
Kanye West Net Worth: Business Ventures And Other Income Sources
Kanye is also a seasoned businessman. He owns a chain of Fatburger restaurants in Chicago and stakes in several businesses including music streaming service, Tidal. His Nike Air Yeezy sneaker and Adidas Yeezy boost are among celebrity favorites. Kanye has designed shoes for other top brands like Louis Vuitton and Giuseppe Zanotti. His Yeezy Season clothing line have premiered 3 seasons.
Kanye is currently married to the world-renowned fashion enthusiast Kim Kardashian, with whom they have a daughter named North West and a son named Saint. It goes without mentioning that his marriage to Kim has played a big role in keeping his name at the spot light, his brand alive and, of course, his pockets heavy.
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