American producer turned rapper, singer, actor and fashion designer Kanye Omari West, better known as Kanye West, has made much of his fortune via his music. Kanye West net worth is estimated to be $160 million. Have a closer look on how he made such a fortune and his businesses.
Kanye West Early Life and Career
Kanye West was born on June 18th 1977 in Atlanta Georgia. His parents got separated when he was three years old so he spent most of his childhood with his mom in Chicago. His father was a photo journalist while and his mom was a college teacher. Ho relocated to China along with his mother when he was 10 as a part of education exchange. He was the only foreigner in his class.
He got a grant for the American Academy of Art, however soon exchanged to the University of Chicago, where his mom was a teacher of English. He soon dropped out of school to begin his journey in music industry where he had been producing tracks for neighborhood bunches since he was a young.
West soon moved to New York to work for the Jay Z. West’s commitments to Jay Z’s 2001 release “Blueprint” were referred to as an essential explanation behind the renewal of the blurring star profession, and it could be contended that without Kanye, Jay Z would not be the rap big shot he is today.
Kanye West Net Worth – $160 million
From producer, Kayne turned out as a rapper with his debut album “The College Dropout”, and went on to became a sensational album which is his bestselling album in the US till date. It also featured in the BillBoard 200. Subsequently, he released a bunch of albums, including Late Registration”, “Graduation”, “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. All of his album were commercial success and earned him critical acclaim.
Kanye West is also a successful entrepreneur who owns several businesses in Chicago, including a chain of Fatburger restaurants, a line of athletic shoes for Nike called Air Yeezy, and another shoe line with Louis Vuitton. West has earned numerous awards, including 21 Grammys, 9 BET Awards, and 2 American Music Awards. He is also known for his works in charities and philanthropy under his Kanye West Foundation.
West released Yeezus in 2013, which ranked #1 on the Billboard 200 and in addition on the US R&B and US Rap charts and in four different nations. He released another album The Life of Pablo in 2016 and came to #1 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the US Rap and US R&B charts. West’s single “FourFiveSeconds” (with Rihanna and Paul McCartney) came to #1 on the US R&B charts. Kanye was nominated for six Grammy Awards in 2017.
Kanye West Personal Life
West attended Chicago’s American Academy of Arts for a few months in 1997 before transferring to Chicago State University, where his mother worked.
West is married to his long time dating friend Kim Kardashian in 2014 and they together have two children North West and Saint West. In 2015, West and Kardashian traveled to Jerusalem to have North baptized in the Armenian Apostolic Church at the Cathedral of St. James.
They live in a $20 million luxury house in Hidden Hills California that includes two swimming pools and a vineyeard. His mother death in 2007 affected him severely.
Kayne West has quite a few collections of luxury brand cars, including Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Prombron.