Kanye Omari West, better known as Kanye West, is an American producer turned rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer, actor and fashion designer. His passion to become a rapper came true in 2013 with his debut album ‘Death’ and following that year, he released his second album ‘The College Dropout’ which was an instant hit.
Kanye Omari West
Ye, The Louis Vuitton Don, Konman, Yeezy
American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur
United Talent Agency
Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
Very GOOD Beats, Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings
Birthday / Date of Birth
He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Kanye is currently 48 years old.
He attended Polaris High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. Then, he got enrolled at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then in Chicago State University but left the college to takeover his music ambition.
- Father – Ray West
- Mother – Dr. Donda C. West
- Siblings – Unknown
Kim Kardashian (m. 2014)
Kayne West and television star Kim Kardashian started dating in April 2012. They got married on May 24, 2015 in Florence, Italy. They welcomed their first daughter North West on June 15, 2013 and son Saint West on December 5, 2015.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
- Measurements – 42-14-32
- Chest – 42 inches
- Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
He wears a size 12 (US) shoe.
He released his first album The College Dropout in 2004.
He starred in a short film, “We Were Once a Fairytale” released on June 24, 2009.
Most of his albums have become platinum. Kanye became subject to media attention since he started dating Kim.
He has endorsed several brand including Pepsi, Nike, and Megaupload, to name a few.
- American Music Awards – 2008 (2)
- ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards – 2005 (2)
- BET Awards – 2004, 05 (2), 06 (2), 08 (2), 09, 11, 12
- BET Hip Hop Awards – 2007 (2), 08 (2), 09, 10 (2), 12 (3), 14, 15 (2), 16
- BET Honors – Visionary Award – 2015
- Billboard Music Awards – 2004 (4), 2005
- Brit Awards – 2006, 08, 09
- ECHO Awards – 2008
- Footwear News Achievement Awards – 2015
- Grammy Award – 2005 (3), 06 (3), 08 (4), 09 (2), 10 (2), 12 (4), 13 (2)
- MOBO Awards – 2004 (3), 06, 07 (2)
- MTV Europe Music Awards – 2006, 08
- MTV Video Music Awards – 2005, 08, 15, 17
- MTV Platinum Video Plays Awards – 2012
- MTVU Woodie Awards – 2011
- NAACP Image Awards – 2005
- NME Awards – 2006, 10
- O Music Awards – 2011 (2)
- People’s Choice Awards – 2010, 12
- Soul Train Awards – 2006, 09, 11, 12
- Source Awards – 2004 (3)
- Teen Choice Awards – 2009
- Vibe Awards – 2005, 07
- Webby Awards – 2016
- World Music Awards – 2004, 06
Kanye West owns multiple real estate properties in the US. He and his wife Kim purchased their ultra-luxury house for a staggering $20 million dollars in 2014. Spread across five acres of land, this beautiful house sits on three flat acres featuring plenty of bedrooms and its respective bathrooms, in fact, this gem has eight fireplaces with two large pools. There’s a vineyard in their property as well.
His love for cars can be attributed with the cars he owns, Aston Martin DB9, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLR, Mercedes G Wagon, Mercedes S Class, Mercedes Maybach, Rolls Royce Phantom, and Prombron Red Diamond.
Kanye West Net worth
Being one of the richest rappers around the world, Kanye West has an estimated net worth of 160 Million US dollars. The 40-year multifaceted personality has sold more than 32 million albums and over 100 million digital downloads across the world in the career spanning more than 17 years. His business ventures including a record producing company called GOOD MUSIC, chain on Fatburger restaurants, content creative company called DONDA and also he has designed shoes for big names have amassed his wealth over the years.
Kanye West Favorites
- Favorite Artist – Kid Cudi
- Favorite Actress – Scarlett Johansson
- Favorite Food – soul food
- Favorite Album – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
- Favorite Band – Franz Ferdinand
- Favorite Movie – Coming to America (1988)
“Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?”
“I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.”
“I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
“Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.”
“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.”
Social Media Portfolio
He is not on social media except YouTube and MySpace.
Kanye West Facts
West was named International Man of the Year by GQ in 2007 at a ceremony at Covent Garden’s Opera House in London.
He owns an online travel company called “Kanye Travel Ventures”.
Kanye broke down at a concert in Paris, a week after the passing of his mother, Dr. Donda West, as he tried to sing the verses of “Hey Mama,” a song he had written earlier on in his career in dedication to her.
Kanye West is an avid basketball fan. He is regularly spotted at LA Lakers games, and has written almost as many lyrics about the sport as he has about himself.
He’s had over 12 million record sales and 30 million download sales in the United States alone, making him third for solo male artists and sixth overall on the list of best-selling digital artists.
West and his family live in a $20 million luxury house in Hidden Hills California that includes two swimming pools and a vineyeard.
Kanye West net worth is estimated over $160 Million as of 2017. He enjoys an expensive lifestyle with his immense fortune.
As of 2013, Kanye West has received 21 Grammy awards, making him the most awarded artist of all time.