Kanye West Net Worth and How He Becoming a Billionaire

Kanye West Net Worth

Kanye Omari West, well-known as Kanye West is A Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and record producer.

He has an impressive business acumen which leads his net worth to $160 million in 2018.

At one point in his career, he has been responsible for cultural progression and movements within mainstream hip hop and famous music at large.

Whatever you think about Kanye, you have to admit that he’s great in what he’s doing.

Early Life

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Kanye Omari West was born in 1977, on June 8 to be exact.

Even though he was born in Atlanta, he was raised in Chicago.

Kanye’s parents got divorced when he was three years old which was the reason he’s moving to Chicago, Illinois.

His father, named Ray West, is a former Black Panther which is a party of self-defense. His mother named Dr. Donda C West.

She was an English professor at the University of Clark Atlanta and she was also the chairwoman of the English department in University of Chicago state.

In his early age, Kanye showed an interest in the arts. He began to write poetry in his 5 years of age.

In the third grade, his mother noticed his talents in music and drawing which leads him to start rapping.

Then, he began to compose music and sell them in the seventh grade.

At the age of thirteen, he finished writing and record his first rap song called “Green Eggs And Ham”.

Long story short, in 1997, he received a scholarship for American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Then, he dropped out of college to focus on his music work.

Music Career

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In 1996, Kanye West began his music production career by creating beats primarily in order to burgeon local artists.

After that, he developed a new style which has become his signature, a dubbed “chipmunk soul”.

This style has the speeding-up vocal samples styel from classic soul records.

At the age of nineteen, he produces 8 tracks on “Down To Earth” which is the debut album of other rapper named Grav. He was a ghost producer at that time.

In 2001, he moved to new york to get his big break handling Jay-Z’s track production titled “This Can’t Be Life”.

“Dynasty: Roc La Familia” album in 2000, also featuring this track.

He continued to produce more song. In fact, 4 of the songs on Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” is produced by him.

That album was widely regarded as one of the greatest rap albums of all time.

From there, Kanye went on to produce other talents like Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce.

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It didn’t stop there. Kanye decided to go out of the back room because he wanted to be the headline act.

But, it was a real struggle for him because at that time the “gangsta” credentials were prerequisite.

In 2002, Damon Dash signed him to Roc-A-Fella record but Damon did it because he wanted Kanye to go back as a producer again.

In October of the same year, Kanye was involved in a head-on car accident that shattered his jaw.

He wrote a song about the accident and how he survives the surgery.

In 2004, he released “The College Dropout” which peaked at no 2 on the Hot 200 Billboard chart.

He released the third album “Graduation” in 2007. It was also a hit at that time.

As of 2018, Kanye was released 8 studio album and 5 collaborative albums.

Winning Awards

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From the beginning of his career until now, Kanye has received a total of 237 awards and 721 nominations.

Here are some highlights of his awards:

  • Best New Male Artist at The 2004 World Music Awards and 2004 Billboard Music Awards.
  • Ten nominations in one night at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • Best Video Of Male at 2005 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Best International Male at 2006 Meteor Awards
  • International Male Solo Artists at 2009 Brit Award
  • Artist Of The Year At the 20th Webby Awards
  • Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for “Jesus Walks” at 47th Grammy Awards
  • Best Video With A Social Massage at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
  • And many more

Other Careers

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Besides becoming a rapper, record producer, Kanye is also an entrepreneur and fashion designer.

He’s well-known for his sneakers brand, Yeezy. In 2013, Kanye had some controversy with famous singer Taylor Swift.

That’s the reason he stops music for a while and began to focus on fashion.

Actually, Kanye already began his fashion business in 2005 followed by the release of his Pastelle Clothing line which is ultimately canceled in 2009.

In the same year, Kanye began to collaborate with Nike to release his sneaker brand, Air Yeezys.

In October 2015, he launched his first apparel collection Yeezy Season 1 which collaborated with Adidas brand.

He launched the season 5 of Yeezy collection in February 2017, which receives many favorable responses from fashion critics.

Achieving the $160 millions Net Worth and Assets

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As of November 2018, the net worth of Kanye West is $160 million.

So, how did he achieve that amount of net worth?

His music career plays an important role to contribute in his net worth.

He’s dropping many award-winning albums, producing for many famous singers, and managing his own record label G.O.O.D music.

According to TMZ news in 2016, his partnership with Adidas for his apparel brand, Yeezy was set to make him a billion dollars.

It’s just a matter of time until Kanye launched his very own clothing line.

Marrying to Kim Kardashian seems to become one of the highlights of his life.

The existence of Kim in Kanye’s life is really affecting the Net worth.

They have three kids from their marriage, named North, Saint, and Chicago.

Recently, Kanye has bought a $14 million apartment in Miami as a gift to his recent wife, Kim Kardashian, to celebrate Christmas.

That really proves the worth of Kanye West.

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Conclusion

An American rapper, producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and a family man, Kanye Omari West, is, in fact, a billionaire.

Thanks to his impressive works and business. I guess it’s easy for Kanye to continue increasing his Net worth.

It’s potential to reach more than $250 million in 2019.