Kanye West net worth: Kanye West is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer and actor who has a net worth of $250 million. For those who were expecting Kanye’s net worth to be a $1 billion, we’re sorry to report that rumor is 100% fake news. Please read this article to understand why. Kanye West was born in Atlanta but raised by his mother first in Chicago and then Oak Lawn, Illinois. He dropped out of college to pursue his career in the music industry, starting out initially as a producer for Roc-A-Fella records. Kanye eventually persuaded label head Jay-Z to sign him on as a rapper.
He spent four years honing and perfecting what would become his debut album, “The College Dropout”, which came in at number two on the Billboard 200 and is still Kanye West’s best-selling album in the United States. Subsequent albums, “Late Registration”, “Graduation”, “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” were also chart-toppers that received critical and commercial success.
His production credits include an impressive role call of talent including: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. West is also a seasoned businessman with a chain of Fatburger restaurants designated for the Chicago area, a line of athletic shoes for Nike called Air Yeezy, and another shoe line with Louis Vuitton.
His philanthropic ventures include his the Kanye West Foundation which benefits education for African American and Latino children, in addition to contributing time, talent and money to Hurricane Katrina relief, World Water Day, and Live Earth, among other organizations. To date, Kanye West has won more than 40 significant music awards, including 21 Grammys, seven BET awards, and two American Music Awards. Kanye is currently married to Kim Kardashian. They have a daughter together named North West and a son named Saint West.
West released the album Yeezus in 2013. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as on the US R&B and US Rap charts and in four other countries. His album The Life of Pablo was released in 2016 and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the US Rap and US R&B charts. West’s single “FourFiveSeconds” (with Rihanna and Paul McCartney) reached #1 on the US R&B chart. In 2017 he was nominated for six Grammy Awards. His next album, “Ye” was released in June 2018. Unfortunately, Ye was the first album in Kanye’s career to not go platinum.