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.
Kanye West is an American rapper, fashion designer, actor and music producer with an estimated net worth of $145 million.
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 West Wife and Mother
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 in the spotlight, his brand alive and, of course, his pockets heavy.
Donda West, Kanye West’s mother, has been the inspiration behind several of his son’s career highlights: multiple albums, singles like “Hey Mama” and “Only One,” his multidiscipline design and content company DONDA. The 58-year-old former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department died Nov. 10, 2007, the day after receiving multiple cosmetic surgeries.
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Kanye West Kids, Divorce Rumors and House
West was in romantic relationship with various women that includes the likes of: designer Alexis Phifer. They were in a relationship for almost 4 years and broke-up in 2008. He later dated model Amber Rose but the relationship was also called off in 2010. He then went on to date his longtime friend Kim Kardashian and they got engaged in 2013. They were blessed with a daughter North ‘Nori’ West on June 15, 2013 in L.A., California. The couple married on May 24, 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. On December 5, 2015, they were blessed with a son.
“Kim supports her man 100% and they spend a lot of time together,” a source close to the couple revealed to HollywoodLife, despite the rumours that the couple may be headed for divorce
The couple, with the help of Million Dollar Listing’s Josh and Matt Altman, have sold their mansion for $17.8 million, more than one-and-a-half times the price they originally paid for it — making it the most expensive home ever sold in Bel-Air Crest, according to the MLS.
Kanye West Quick Facts
Also Known As: Kanye Omari West
Famous As: Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
Birth Date: June 8, 1977
Age: 40 Years
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 1.73 M
Born In: Atlanta
Father: Ray West
Mother: Donda West
Spouse/Partner: Kim Kardashian (M. 2014)
Diseases & Disabilities: Depression
City, States, Provinces & Districts: Georgia
Founder/Co-Founder: Kanye West Foundation
Net Worth: $145 Million As Of Oct 4, 2016