Kanye West - Famous Rapper

Kanye West Net Worth

$500,000,000

Kanye West is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $500 million. He gained widespread fame with the release of his 2004 album “The College Dropout” and has since become one of the most successful and awarded musicians in the industry, with 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations. Over the years, West has expanded his empire beyond music, earning at least $100 million per year from various business endeavors, mainly from his Yeezy brand and Adidas partnership.

Key facts:

  • Kanye West is the richest black person in US history.
  • He has sold 140 million albums/singles in his career.
  • He owns $100 million worth of real estate.
  • His music catalog is worth $110 million.
  • He owns 100% of the Yeezy brand.
  • He earns $150-$200 million in Yeezy royalties every year.
  • The Yeezy brand adds $3-5 billion to Kanye's net worth.
  • He has a partnership with The Gap that's worth $1 billion.

Basic Information About Kanye West

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rappers
ProfessionsRecord producer, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Film Producer, Rapper, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Fashion designer, Music Video Director
Net worth$500,000,000
Date of birth1977-06-08 (46 years old)
Place of birthAtlanta
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksUses alliteration in his rhymes
Megalomania
Rarely smiles
Often goes on passionate, extended rants during concerts
Sampling an looping of old school R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, etc.
SpouseKim Kardashian - (24 MayΒ 2014 - present)Β (filed for divorce)Β (4 children)
GenderMale
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Kanye West awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Best FightNomineeAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues2014
Black Reel - Best SongNomineeSafe House2013

Kanye West roles

Movie / Series Role
Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesMTV Host (uncredited)
The Love GuruKanye West
Keeping Up with the KardashiansSelf 33 episodes, 2012-2019
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Musical Guest / ... 7 episodes, 2005-2018
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest / ... 12 episodes, 2005-2016
EntourageKanye West 1 episode, 2007
The Cleveland ShowKenny West 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Good Morning BritainSelf (uncredited) 8 episodes, 2016-2020
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Musical Guest 3 episodes, 2004-2011
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2005
Punk'dSelf 1 episode, 2004
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2008
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2013

Kanye West's Quotes

  • [on living in Asia for a year.] Most of the kids had never seen a black person before, so they'd come over to me and touch my face, thinkin' it was paint or something.
  • No one at Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella believed in "Through the Wire." So I shot a video using my own money.
  • I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.
  • Nothing is promised in life except for death.
  • I can always tell if a band have a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.

Kanye West's photos

Interesting Facts about Kanye West

  1. Has a metal plate in his chin from near fatal car accident in which he was involved in around 3 pm on October 23, 2002. He was driving home from a studio session and fell asleep behind the steering wheel and crashed into another car.
  2. Has produced numerous songs for many artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, DMX, Alicia Keys, Common, Yasiin Bey, and many others.
  3. He is signed to Roc A Fella Records.
  4. His debut album, "College Drop Out", sold over 400,000 copies in its first week.
  5. When Kanye was 3 years old, his parents Ray West and Donda West divorced. She moved to Chicago and was an English professor at Chicago State University, and retired to be Kanye's manager. She appeared on FOX News' "The Big Story with John Gibson" on May 18, 2007, to talk about her son, which led to her being dubbed a "hip hop mama".
  6. His debut album CD booklet contains 'yearbook-style' photos of the entire "College Dropout" album staff, along with high school superlatives underneath them. His was "most unlikely to succeed".
  7. Made his European television debut performing his song "Through the Wire" on Raymann is laat (2001).
  8. Nominated for 10 Grammies in 2005. He ended up winning 3.
  9. Moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old.
  10. His mother was a former English professor at Chicago State University.
  11. Attended Chicago State University / Columbia College, Chicago. He dropped out to pursue music, hence the name of his 2004 debut album "The College Droput".
  12. Lived in China for a year with his mother when he was 10 years old.
  13. Has his own record label with the acronym G.O.O.D which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams, a subsidiary of Geffen.
  14. Rapper Common signed to G.O.O.D.
  15. Sophomore album "Late Registration" moved over 860,000 units in its opening week, landing it at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a career first for the rapper.
  16. His name is pronounced like "Con-yay".
  17. CD: "Graduation", 2006.
  18. His favourite band is Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand.
  19. Mother, Donda West, died on November 10, 2007 from complications of surgery.
  20. Kanye and his fiancΓ©e, clothing designer Alexis Phifer, have ended their engagement [April 21, 2008].

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