As of August 2022, Kanye West’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $6.6 Billion. Kanye Omari West is an American songwriter, singer, rapper, fashion designer and record producer from Atlanta, Georgia. Kanye West got his start as a producer for Roc-A-Fella and produced hit singles for many of the label’s recording artists. West received major recognition for his production work on Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” as well as hit singles such as “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, “04′ Bonnie & Clyde”, “Stand Up” and “Jesus Walks”.
From those days until now we have seen Kanye grow into an international star, not just through his music career but by having his own fashion brand, shoe collections and a number of other ventures. Forbes recently announced that Kanye had provided documents showing that his stake in Yeezy has launched his net worth into the billions. Kanye has sold over 140 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including 21 Grammys. He is also one of the biggest concert draws and has made over $150 million from his tours alone. Since getting started in the industry, Kanye has topped charts, caused arguments, released controversial tracks and videos, and made a name for himself as one of the richest rappers in the hip-hop industry.
Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on the 8th of July, 1977. His parents divorced when he was 3 years old, and Kanye lived with his mother in Chicago. His father, Ray West is a former Black Panther and moved to Maryland after the divorce to open a store and cafe with capital from his son. West began rapping in the third grade in school and began making musical appearances in the seventh grade. He received a scholarship after graduating from high school and attended Chicago’s American Academy of Art in 1997. West dropped out of school when he was 20 to pursue his musical dreams.
Kanye West was involved in small music productions until early 2000. He made music for local artists and was a producer for Deric ‘D-Dot’ Angelettie. He got his big breakthrough when he became the producer for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records where he collaborated with singers like Ludacris, Common, and Cam’Ron. West started his career as a successful producer but his heart’s true desire was to become a rapper. In 2004 he got the breakthrough in his rapping career when he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’, which sold 441,000 copies in its first week.
In 2005 he collaborated with composer Jon Brion to work on West’s new album ‘Late Registration’. His earlier album had already sold 2.3 million copies in the U.S. Two years later he released his third studio album ‘Graduation’ which peaked at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 and sold about 957,000 copies in its first week. The track titled ‘Stronger’ became Kanye’s biggest single hit. In 2010, West released his fifth album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ which topped the Billboard charts in its first week and was considered a genius piece of work by the critics. The album became platinum in the States. Since then, West has sold millions of copies and is known for being one of the best rappers in the world. He has collaborated with the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more.
Aside from being one of the most successful musicians in the world, West is also a successful entrepreneur. His ventures include producing and designing clothes and shoes. He has worked with brands such as Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Adidas to produce his own sneakers, which are extremely popular among his fans. In addition to this West has co-founded companies such as DONDA and GOOD Music, both of which have helped him become one of the wealthiest people in entertainment.
How Does Kanye West Spend His Money?
Most of West’s fortune didn’t come from his music. He makes the majority of his money from his footwear and apparel brand, Yeezy. Net Worth
Kanye West Net Worth
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on Aug 6, 2022 By Wealthy Gorilla Staff
Kanye West Net Worth What is Kanye West’s net worth?
Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
Born: June 8, 1977
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional Rapper
Last Updated: August 2, 2022