Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur known for his eminent musical career and Business Empire. He started his career with a net worth of only $1.8 million and has rapidly increased his wealth. In almost 2 decades of his career, Kanye West has the net worth of around $300 million.
Though there are many sources who claim of having an accurate round figure the rapper's total worth, Kayne, however, in 2020 revealed that he is worth $3.3 billion.
As of 2022, Kanye West is estimated to have a net worth of around $300 million according to Celebrity Net Worth whereas The Richest claims his net worth to be around $90 million. He mainly earns his net worth from his diverse professional career as an American musician, singer, rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
He started his career in 1996 but only got his break in 2000 after he began producing artists on Roc-A-Fella Records. He gained huge recognition as a rapper after he appeared as a rapper with Jay-Z in 2001 album The Blueprint.
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Since then, he has given many hit songs including Gold Digger, I Love It, Stronger, Niggas In Paris and many others.
|Gold Digger||$1.3 million|
|Niggas in Paris||$1.6 million|
|All of the Lights||$1.16 million|
|Other several 83 singles||$49 million|
Likewise, he also earns from his appearance in feature singles. A source reported that to date he has made around $21 million.
In a like manner, West makes around an average of $25 million from his album sales and $20 million from his studio Album sales. Here see the list of earnings from his sales:
|The College Dropout||$4.8 million|
|Late Registration||$4.6 million|
|808s & Heartbreak||$2.5 million|
|My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy||$4.6 million|
|collaboration album Watch the Throne with Jay Z||$3.5 million|
As of 2019, Kanye West has released at least 83 songs, and around 12 albums; 8 studio albums, 1 live album, and 3 video albums. Besides these, he also gathers his paycheck from the Tours, Gigs, and performances, he has done.
|Saint Pablo Tour||$32 million|
|The Yeezus Tour||$19 million|
|Watch the Throne Tour||$75 million|
|Glow in the Dark Tour||$30.8 million|
Until now, he has collaborated with artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Eminem, Ma$e, Ludacris, John Legend, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, XXXTentacion, 50 Cent, and many others.
He has won 26 awards and has received 90 nominations, which include 21 Grammy Awards and 68 Grammy nominations among his prestigious awards making him the most Grammy-winning music artist.
Regarding his future project, he is set to release his ninth album, Yandhi, in collaboration with 6ix9ine.
Besides his career, West also earns from his social media, YouTube. He makes around $23 to $362 per month and $272 to $4.3 thousand per annum from his official self-titled YouTube channel.
Similarly, he gets 80% of the income from the Vevo channel of his name. Vevo earns $5.9 thousand to $94.1 thousand monthly and $70.6 thousand to $1.1 million per year.
On the other hand, he also makes income from the endorsements deals, lucrative agreements and contracts. He has endorsed and promoted brands and companies like Nike, Pepsi, Boost Mobile, Luis Vuitton, and many others.
In 2016, West sealed a contract of $1.5 billion with Adidas. After signing the contract, he tweeted,
“I am currently the single highest paid person in footwear. That means I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan.”
Before the deal with Adidas, he launched a Nike Air Yeezy sneakers line but in 2013, West withdrew from Nike stating that he was not given his royalties and shares from the Yeezy sales.
Furthermore, he also shares his income from his clothing business venture, Beyond Yeezy, with his wife Kim Kardashian. His other sole ventures include GOOD Music production Company, 2 fat burger restaurants which closed were forced to close in 2011 after running for 3 years.
Kanye West is highly involved in charity works and events. He has supported charities like Common Ground Foundation, LIFEbeat, Oxfam, Red Cross, Save the Children, Live Earth, and many others.
|Donation to California wildfire relief||$500 thousand|
|Donation to Jemel Roberson||$150 thousand|
|For the completion of the Roden Crater||$10 million|
|Donated to completion of the Roden Crater||$73 thousand|
Recently, in 2018, Donda’s House charity cut its ties with Kanye West Charity.
He donated $1 million to the prison reform to celebrate his wife's 39th birthday.
Talking about his luxurious assets and lifestyle, Kanye West currently resides in Hidden Hills, California. The house is worth around $20 million and the estate features in 3.5 acres, swimming pool, barbeque area, a rose garden, and a vineyard.
He with his wife owned another mansion in Bel Air costing $9 million in 2013 and sold it for $20 million in 2017. He also purchased a $14 million apartment in Faena House for his wife.
Did You Know? West and his wife bought a $12 million tropical paradise for their daughter North West in 2013.
West is fond of luxury cars. He is often seen driving cars like Lamborghini Aventador (starts from $417,826), Silver Maybach (base price $198,700), Mercedes SLR ($1.45 million), Prombron Red Diamond ($300 thousand), Mercedes S Class ($149,550 to $180,100), Bugatti Veyron ($2.4 million).
His car collection is gigantic and so is his private plane. He owns a Private Boeing 747 Jet which costs around only $229.5 million to $408.8 million.
Well, the information regarding his tax payments are not revealed but it is widely known that he and his wife pay their taxes separately which is claimed to be smart tax returns. His insurance plans and policies are not out. Back in 2018, he and his company filed a lawsuit against insurance market Lloyd’s of London for around $10 million. In the case, he claimed that the insurance company did not fulfill the loss claim for the tours as per the contract.
West also bought a two-acre parcel of land for $6.3 Million in the Plam Springs area.
Kanye West is a rich man and has invested and spent on lots of items. Here is the list of ridiculous things that this multimillionaire owns.
1) A photograph of deceased singer Whitney Houston's bathroom - $85,000
2) carats brown, yellow, black and white diamond with gold plating custom Tiret watch - $180,000
3) Gold Plated Toilet Seats - $750,000
4) Stunning Diamond choker to Kim - $1 million
5) Limited Edition Savoir Royal State beds - $175 thousand per bed and West owns around 6 of them.
Did You Know? The luxury bed is only owned by a few celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, and Madonna.
Kanye West, aka. Kanye Omari West, was born on 8 June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born and raised in an American Family consisting father Ray West and mother Donda West. He went to an American Academy of Art to learn singing and regarding his education, he is a graduated from Chicago State University.
Coming to his personal life, Kanye West is a happily married man and shares a marital relationship with Kim Kardashian. They exchanged the wedding vows on 24 May 2014 in Italy after engaging in October 2013.
The power couple is blessed with four children; North "Nori" West, Saint West, Chicago West, and Psalm West.
Interesting Fact: The engagement ring with which West proposed Kim comes from Lorraine Schwartz and is a big upgrade which is estimated to be worth around $4 million. Unfortunately, back in 2017, the ring was robbed along with other pieces of jewelry worth around $10 million. Moreover, their wedding cost crosses $7 million.
Previously, West was engaged to Alexis Phifer for 18 months from August 2006 to 2008. Regarding his previous affairs, he was in a romantic relationship with Wiz Khalifa’s ex-wife Amber Rose.
As of 2022, Kanye West is 45 years old. He holds American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.
West stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and weighs around 80 kg (176 pounds).