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Kanye West Total Net Worth: How Much Is He Earning?

Kanye Omari West, also known as Kanye West, Yeezy, ye, Saint Pablo, The Louis Vuitton Don, and Yeezus, is an American rapper, record producer, fashion designer, politician, and businessman.

Personal Details

Stage Name: Kanye West, Yeezy, Ye, Saint Pablo, The Louis Vuitton Don, Yeezus

Full Name: Kanye Omari West

Gender: Male

Birthday: June 8, 1977

Place of Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S

Age: 43

Height: 5’8”

Nationality: American

Sexual Orientation: Straight Male

Status: Separated

Spouse: Kim Kardashian (m. 2014; Sep. 2021)

Profession: Financial advisor, radio personality, author, motivational speaker, and businessman

Total Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Personal Life

The American rapper and businessman was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Ray West and Dr. Donda C. West. Ray West is a former Black Panther and later became a Christian Counselor.

Ray West was one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While Dr. Donda C. West was an English Professor at Clark Atlanta University and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. Dr. Donda retired and became the manager of Kanye. Kanye West’s parents divorced when he was just 3 years old. He and his mother then moved to Chicago, Illinois.

Living in Chicago, Illinois, Kanye attended the Polaris School for Individual Education. When he was 10 years old, Kanye and his mother moved to Nanjing, China. His mother was part of the exchange program and taught at Nanjing University. Kanye was the only foreigner in his class and settled in well. He also learned the Chinese language quickly. Though, later on, he has forgotten how to speak the language. In High school, Kanye was an A and B student.

At such a young age, Kanye West has an affinity for arts. He started to write poetry when he was just five years old. By the time he was in the third game, Dr. Donda noticed that his son has a passion for art such as drawing and music as well. Kanye also started rapping. And, in seventh grade, he began making musical compositions which he eventually sold to other artists.

Kanye’s mother, Dr. Donda was very supportive of his musical endeavor. She even accompanied Kanye to a basement studio. Even though it was a weird-looking studio, still, she supported Kanye. Many years later, Dr. Donda died at the age of 58 on November 101 2007.

Kanye West was in a relationship with Alexis Phifer and then with Amber Rose. After he dated reality star Kim Kadarshian and the two married on May 24, 2014. Their marriage was held at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. They have four children, namely in order: North West, Saint West, Chicago West, and Psalm West. Their marriage has become subject to heavy media coverage citing their marriage as a historic blizzard of celebrity.

A few years later, in January 2021, it was reported that Kanye and Kim were discussing divorce. Kim Kardashian then filed for divorce on February 19, 2021. It was cited that the cause of their divorce was irreconcilable differences. Both parties agreed to joint custody of their children and also not need spousal support. 

Kanye has some mental health issues in which he mentions some of his songs like the feeling of depression and anxiety. Kanye was persuaded by authorities to go to the hospital. He went there voluntarily contrary to the reports that he went to the hospital involuntarily. Also, Kanye has stated during his interview with David Letterman in 2019 that has bipolar disorder.


Kanye West dropped out of college to pursue his music career. Though his mother was displeased by his decision, she still supported and encouraged him. He then began to make beats for local artists using his style of rapping.

He got his big breakthrough when he became the producer for the music artists on Roc-A-Fella Records in which he worked with famous artists such as Ludacris, Common, and Cam’Ron. Kanye was a successful producer but in his heart, he still wants to become a rapper.

His rapping dream blossomed in which he had his breakthrough in 2004 releasing his debut album entitled The College Dropout. The album sold 441,000 copies during its first week after release.

Kanye has worked with Jon Brian, a composer, and they worked on Kanye’s new album entitled Late registration.

He released his third album entitled Graduation which peaked at the US Billboard 200 ranking the number 1 spot. The album sold 957,000 copies in its first week. Kanye’s biggest hit on the album was his track entitled Stronger.

Since then, Kanye West has sold millions of copies of his albums which were all successful. He was then known to be one of the best rappers in the world.

Awards and achievements

Kanye West received numerous awards and nominations in his career. He also received several honors for his work as a producer. He has received awards in which he was nominated and as well won from ACE Awards, AEC Awards, American Music Awards, Antville Music Video Awards, ASCAP Awards, BEFFTA Awards, Best Art Vinyl Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, BET Honors, Billboard Awards, Black Reel Awards, BMI Awards, Brit Awards, Clio Awards, Danish Music Awards, Designs of the Year Awards, Dieline Awards, Dove Awards, Echo Awards, Esky Music Awards, FN Achievement Awards, Fonogram Hungarian Music Awards, Glamour Awards, Grammy Awards, GQ Awards, HipHopDX Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, International Dance Music Awards, Kiss Awards, Meteor Music Awards, MTV Awards, etc. 

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Kanye Omari West is one of the most influential and successful musical artists of all time. He made a name for himself and has gotten famous all over the world. Not only that, but he also has collaborated with big stars.

Kanye has earned money aside from the music industry. He has made various endeavors that added to his net worth. He ventured into record producing, fashion designing, and other businesses. 

He has a multi-year deal with Adidas to design sneaker brand Yeezy. He also has annual royalty from Adidas. He has real estate assets as well. 

Kanye West has an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion.

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