Kanye West Net Worth 2023
Kanye West is an American producer, rapper, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is worth approximately $500 million as of 2023. Kanye was one of the three richest people in the annals of US history. He came to the public limelight with the release of “The College Dropout” in 2004.
Kanye is one of the most successful musicians on the planet with a mouth-watering 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations. Kanye has veered into the arena of business lately earning averagely $100 million annually from his business endeavours.
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. West moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother after his parents divorced at the tender age of three. West began honing his music talents during this time.
He received a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Arts in 1977. West transferred to Chicago State University instead where he studied English. West brought his education to an abrupt end at the age of 20 to pursue a career in music. He began making beats for local artists which helped shape and nurture his talent.
Music Career and Rise to Fame
West had the push he had waited for in 200 when he began to work with Roc-A-Fella Records. He worked with talented artists such as Ludacris, Alicia Keys as well as Janet Jackson. His talents came into the full glare of the public when he worked on Jay-Z’s album, “The Blueprint” in 2001.
During his days, Kanye produced Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys as well as Janet Jackson. Notwithstanding his sterling works in production, his dream to become a rapper took center stage.
West had a fatal car crash in which he shattered his jaw. This inspired him to record the song “Through the Wire. This song prepared the grounds for his first album “The College Dropout”. The song was leaked leading to a postponement in the scheduled date of release to 2004. West took the time to remix, edit and work on the song before releasing it in 2004. He was decorated with 10 Grammy nominations as well as receive triple platinum in the US.
West sold over 2.3 milliion units of his second album in the United States. After his second album, West did Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), and Jesus is King (2019). His album Yeezus chalked the feat of #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the US Rap and US R&B chart.
West was romantically involved with designer Alexis Phifer from 2002 to 2008. He dated model Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010. West and reality star Kim Kardashian began dating in 2012. The couple got married in 2014. They have four children together.