How Much is Kanye West Net Worth

Kanye West, one of the most famous rappers in the world, has earned both name and fortune in the Hollywood. He is basically an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, film producer, actor, and music video director. Aside, he is an entrepreneur and fashion designer as well. Kanye West reached the peak of his career producing singles for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and other renowned artists that earned him name and fame. Along with his film and music career, Kanye West recently appeared in the TV reality series titled “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” that was aired on E! Cable Network. With such popularity and diversity in the career, Kanye West net worth recently estimated around $160 million! Let’s jump in West’s story right now!

Kanye West Net Worth

Kanye West Net Worth

It is estimated that Kanye West net worth is somewhat $160 million or more, though he recently claimed about a personal debt of $53 million. As reported, the majority of his income was from his musical work as a rapper and record producer. Besides, he also earned a handsome amount as a fashion designer as well. Yeezy, the fashion line by Kanye West also contributed largely to acquire him this much money. Kanye also earn a lot through ads and endorsements as well.

Kanye West Net Worth and His Bio in a Table

Full Name Kanye Omari West
Birth Place United States of America
Date of Birth June 8, 1977
Height 5′ 9″ in (1.79 m)
Marital Status Married with Kim Kardashian
Weight 160 lbs
Ethnicity American – African
Occupation Rapper, Record Producer, Hip  Hop Artist, Entrepreneur
Education Chicago State University
Children 1
Nationality USA
Source  of Income Music, Fashion
Net Worth $160 million

Early Life

Born on 8th June 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, Kanye West had a humble childhood. He was only three years old when his parents divorced. West’s mom who used to be a Professor of English as well as the chairperson of the Dept. of English, Chicago State University, took him to Chicago, Illinois and settled there. West’s mom had to move to Nanjing, China, for a job when he was ten years old.

Kanye West wrote his first poem at the age of 5 when he was a preschooler, though it was unnoticed. Her mom came to know when he was in 3rd grade and began to feel for drawing and music. When West was in the 7th grade, he started writing musical compositions and singing raps. It’s true that his mom never wanted West to be a Rockstar. However, she had never disheartened or discouraged West’s efforts. Instead, she managed a cheap recording studio for West as well.

At the age of 15, West met the renowned music producer DJ No ID who later on taught West about beats. West was a college drop-out, and you will be surprised to know that he left the college just to concentrate on Music.


As mentioned earlier, Kanye West was a college drop-out and all he wanted is to pursue his music career. However, he debuted in the music industry as a producer and singed as a rapper later on. He started as a producer for Roc-A-Fella records, and later on persuaded Jay-Z, the label head of Roc-A-Fella records to take him as a rapper. It took Kanye a tireless four years to introduce the crowd to his debut album “The College Dropout” released on February 10, 2004. The album appeared on the Billboard 200 at number two and still regarded as Kanye’s bestseller album in the U.S.A.

Among other works in the music industry, Kanye West released several albums like “Late Registration” released on August 30, 2005, “Graduation” released on September 11, 2007, “808s & Heartbreak” released on November 24, 2008, and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” released on November 22, 2010. All these albums were commercially successful and received public appreciation at the same time.

Along with successful music career, Kanye West also blessed with a successful business career as well. He has a restaurant business in Chicago area with a chain of Fatburger. Besides, he has a shoe line with Nike known as “Air Yeezy” and another with “Louis Vuitton.” All these projects earned Kanye a huge some amount of money. He has also undertaken some volunteer and philanthropic projects as well. He founded the Kanye West Foundation working for promoting education among the African American and Latino children. He also contributed to philanthropic activities run by other organizations too.

As of now, Kanye West has been awarded more than 40 awards in music that includes 21 Grammys, 7 BET Awards, and 2 American Music Awards.

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Kayne West Most Popular and Viewed Youtube Video

This video has 186+ million views so far. Views are increasing a bit slowly now.

Facts About Kanye West

  • Kanye West is something more than just a rapper and record producer. He is an entrepreneur and a fashion designer as well.
  • According to some sources, Kanye might walk for the 2020 Presidential election.
  • Kanye West has been awarded more than 40 prestigious awards in music including 21 Grammys.
  • Kanye married to Kim Kardashian when their first daughter North West was 11 months old.

It is not a secret anymore that Kanye West leads an extravagant life, and so does his wife. Currently, he owns a 2017 edition Mercedes-Maybach starting from $191,300 while his wife drives a Rolls-Royce Ghost that worth $300,000. No matter whether his debt rumor is true or not, there’s no doubt that Kanye West net worth will surely cross the figure as stated in various sources.

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