Kanye West Net Worth: Music Career & Lifestyle

An American rapper, songwriter, music producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Kanye West has an enormous net worth of $ 6.6 billion.

He is the richest black person in America and the richest rapper in the world.

Besides, Kanye is an award-winning singer and rapper who started his career in 2004 by releasing his first album, The College Dropout.

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Kanye West (Source: thehimalayantimes.com)

Moreover, the album was debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the same year.

He had also run an independent presidential campaign in 2020 advocating for a consistent ethic of life.

Moreover, Time magazine named West as one of the 100 most influential people globally in 2005 and 2015.

Besides, Rolling Stone listed 6 of the rapper’s albums in the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2020.

Aside from that, he is listed as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

Kanye has also been a frequent source of controversy due to his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings and for his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, and race.

Quick Facts

Full name Kanye Omari West
Nicknames Yeezy, Ye, Saint Pablo, The Louis Vuitton Don, Yeezus
Date of Birth June 8, 1977
Age  44
Birthplace  Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 75kg
Hair color Black
Eye color Dark Brown
Shoe size 7 US
Horoscope Gemini
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Education Chicago State University, American Academy of Art (dropped out of college at the age of twenty and persuaded his musical dream)
Parents Ray West and Dr. Donda C.
Siblings  None
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Kim Kardashian ( 2014-2021)
Children 4
Girlfriend Irina Shayk
Profession  Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Businessman, Fashion Designer
Active Since 1996
Organization Donda
Political Party Independent (Birthday Party)
Genres Hip hop, Pop, Experimental
Instruments Vocals, Sampler, Keyboards, Drum machine
Labels GOOD, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Website Kanyewest.com
Net Worth $ 6.6 Billion
The main source of Income Professional Rapper, Record producing, Business
Grammys 22
Endorsements Adidas, BAPE, Fatburger, Boost Mobile, DONDA, Nike, Louis Vuttion
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Lucky Me Hoodie, Glastonbury Tour Short Sleeve Shirt, I need a room- Kanye West Tweet Tee
, Yeezy Sneakers
Last Update January 2022

Net Worth and Income

Yezzy has an astounding net worth of $6.6 billion.

A significant portion of his gigantic net worth comes from the royalty of his Yeezy brand, which he started in 2013.

Besides, he also earns a whole lot of fortune from his songs, music catalogs, tours, endorsements, and investments.

Remarkably, the rapper’s Yeezy brand collaboration with Adidas and GAP, which includes shoes and apparel is estimated between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion.

Similarly, Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with more than 20 million albums and 140 million singles sold worldwide.

West has also been reported to have $17 million in cash and more about $35 million in stocks.

Besides, he has an additional $1.7 billion in other assets, including a major investment in his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s Skims shapewear line.

Moreover, Forbes listed Kanye West as the highest-paid musician in 2020.

Kanye West’s Net Worth

2007 $17 million
2016 Twitted he had $53 million debt
2017 $78 million
2018 $160 million
2019 $ 250 million
2020 $1.8 Billion
2021 $6.6. Billion

Net Worth of Kanye West in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Kanye West’s 2022 net worth in different currencies. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 5,896,542,482
Pound Sterling £ 5,001,919,057
Australian Dollar A$ 9,438,005,897
Canadian Dollar C$ 8,578,879,657 
Indian Rupee ₹ 471,172,071,831
BitCoin ฿ 950321.2374

Kanye West House, Cars and Aircraft, Watches

Kanye West House

The rapper bought a massive ranch of 4,524-acre at Cody, Wyoming. The ranch is also known as Monster Lake Ranch Resort.

He bought this ranch in 2019 for $14 million, where he has been living after his divorce from Kim Kardashian.

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Kanye West Home in Cody, Wyoming near West lake (Source: Powell Tribune)
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Kanye West Ranch in Cody, Wyoming (Source: Business Insider)

The extraordinary property comprises eight different parcels of land, which has eight luxury cabins and can house up to 20 guests each.

Moreover, the ranch is located just an hour away from Yellowstone National Park amongst gorgeous green hills and fields, near the newly-renamed West Lake, after Kanye himself.

Recently, Kanye is renovating the ranch, and as of March 2021, the ranch includes 27 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms.

Kanye West Cars and Aircraft

Ye has an impressive collection of cars worth about $6.4 million.

The most expensive in the collection is the Bugatti Veyron which boasts a price of $3.54 million.

He bought it in celebration of his son Saint West’s birth in 2015.

The car has a unique 16 valve engine that is ventilated using two NACA ducts installed on the roof and can reach up to 270 miles/hr in speed.

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Kanye West’s Car Bugatti Veyron (Source: carmart.ng)

Similarly, next in the million-dollar car collection is Mercedes SLR Sterling Moss which costs about $2.9 million.

It has a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine generating 641 horsepower and can go up to 350 km/hr.

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Kanye West in his Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss (Source: Top Speed)

He also owns several expensive Mercedes and Lamborghini cars.

Mercedes McLaren SLR 722S of $1.45 million, Lamborghini Gallardo with worth $209,000, Lamborghini Aventador costing $750,000.

Another crown jewel in his collection is the Dartz Prombron Red Diamond Edition of $2.2 million.

Besides, he also owns Range Rover Autobiography, a Ferrari F430, a Rolls Royce Ghost, etc.

Moreover, Kanye owns a double-decker Boeing 747, which can seat up to 660 when used for a commercial flight in 2018.

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Kanye West private aircraft double-decker Boeing 747 (Source: Medium)

The aircraft contains fancy bedrooms, bathrooms, a dining room, and Kanye’s office and reportedly costs about $250,000 an hour to operate.

Kanye West collection of Watches

Ye wears Rolex President Day-Date, which is recognized worldwide as a symbol of success and personal achievement and costs about $17,990.

Furthermore, he owns Cosmograph Daytona, Cosmograph Daytona, Yacht-Master II, and President Day-Date II on Rolex’s line of watches.

Aside from Rolex, he also wears Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton Perpetual Calendar and a rare Cartier Crash.

Yeezy Collaborations

Collaboration with Nike

In 2009, Kanye West collaborated with Nike and released a sneakers collection under the name The Nike Air Yeezy.

Notable that it was the first full collaboration of a shoe brand with a non-athlete.

The sneakers were released in two editions Air Yeezy in 2009 and Air Yeezy II in 2012 and 2014.

Initially, the shoes were released in three colorways- Zen Grey, Black/Pink, and Net with a price tag of $215 and sold out almost immediately.

Also, second editions were released 5000 on each colorway of Solar Red, Pure Platinum, and Red Octobers, which were sold out at $245 within seconds.

After that, West ended the collaboration with Nike.

Collaboration with Adidas

Again in 2015, Kanye collaborated with Adidas and designed and released several sneakers lines, shirts, jackets, track pants, socks, slides, women’s shoes, and slippers.

The first shoe model released was Boost 750 in February 2015.

In 2016, West and Adidas extended their collaboration and launched a new Yeezy category.

In 2019, the sales of Yeezy’s Adidas sneakers generated $1.3 billion annual revenue.

Further, in 2020, it increased to approximately $1.7 billion in annual revenue.

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Yeezy Sneakers collection for 2021 (Source: hypebeast.com)

In 2015, Ye also released Yeezy Season 1 for apparel collection, which was a stripped-down, ready-to-wear style that drew on military clothing and flesh-toned colors.

The price for his apparel ranged from $600 for sweatpants to $3,000 for jackets, but they did not sell instantly as his shoe did, due to which Adidas pulled off the collaboration in apparel collection.

While Nike provided Kanye only some of the proceeds to a charity of West’s choice and did not pay him royalties, Adidas agreed to give him royalties.

Furthermore, Kanye also retains 100% ownership of his brand with Adidas while having full creative control over the products released.

Recently, Yeezy started a 10-year collaboration with GAP for apparel in 2020 and released its first piece on Kanye’s birthday in June, which was a bright blue round jacket priced $200.

Yeezy’s brand collaboration with Adidas and GAP is estimated worth between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion.

Kanye West in Politics

Kanye West has been involved in politics in various ways. From making controversial comments on presidents to running himself for president in 2020.

He has also donated to politicians he supports in their campaigns.

He donated $73,540 to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia to pay her fines in 2015.

West also donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 and again in 2015, $2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Similarly, he also donated $15,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2014.

In 2020, he ran in presidential elections as an independent candidate under the Birthday Party, saying “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s ‘birthday’.

Moreover, he spent almost $5.9 million in his presidential campaign, and he managed to get only 60,000 votes throughout the country.

Read more about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

Tours

Kanye, the rapper, has done 7 headlining tours and 3 supporting tours so far.

Headlining tours

School Spirit Tour (2004)
Touch the Sky Tour (2005)
Glow in the Dark Tour (2008)
Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga (canceled) (2009–2010)
Watch the Throne Tour (with Jay-Z) (2011–2012)
The Yeezus Tour (2013–2014)
Saint Pablo Tour (2016)

Supporting tours

Truth Tour (with Usher) (2004)
Vertigo Tour (with U2) (2005–2006)
A Bigger Bang (with The Rolling Stones) (2006)

Charity

Alongside his mother, West founded the Kanye West Foundation in Chicago in 2003.

The mission was to battle dropout and illiteracy rates and provide underprivileged youth access to music education.

After the death of his mother in 2008, the foundation was renamed The Dr. Donda West Foundation however later ceased its operations in 2011.

Additionally, West has also appeared and participated in many fundraisers, benefit concerts, and community work.

Some of them include Hurricane Katrina relief, the Millions More Movement, 100 Black Men of America, a Live Earth concert benefit, Nike runs, a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, and so on.

Aside from donating $10 million towards the completion of the Roden Crater by American artist James Turrell in 2019, he also donated $2 million between the family of Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

Kanye West’s Movies, Investments & Endorsements

Movies

West has made cameo appearances as himself in the films State Property 2 (2005) and The Love Guru (2008).

Besides, he also appeared as himself in an episode of the television show Entourage in 2007 and as an MTV News representative in the comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

Furthermore, West was also starred in the short film We Were Once a Fairytale (2009), playing himself.

Moreover, West wrote, directed, and starred in the musical short film Runaway (2010) and Cruel Summer (2012), which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Investments

Kanye has established a billion-dollar company named Yeezy.

Its Yeezy shoe line is considered one of the most influential sneaker brands in the world.

Shortly after releasing his debut album, the rapper founded the record label and production company GOOD Music in 2004, in conjunction with Sony BMG.

West is also the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

To supply Yeezy products, Kanye has also launched the website KANYE WEST.

Moreover, he started an architecture firm called Yeezy home in 2018, collaborating with designer Jalil Peraza, teasing an affordable concrete prefabricated home as part of a social housing project.

Besides, he has also invested in real estate, stocks, and his ex-wife Kim’s SKIMS Shapewear.

In 2018, West had also announced starting a film production company named Half Beast, LLC.

Endorsements

Kanye West has made million dollars fortune from endorsement deals with Adidas, BAPE, Fatburger, Boost Mobile, DONDA, etc.

He has also collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear as a fashion designer.

Moreover, In the 2020 presidential elections, he got endorsements from Pamela Anderson, Nick Cannon, Dababy, Chance the rapper, Kim Kardashian, Elon Musk, etc.

Career

The rapper is gifted as a songwriter as he wrote his first poem at the age of five and again his first rap song, “Green Eggs and Ham,” at the age of thirteen.

Yezzy started his career as a producer in the early 2000s. However, he started his solo career as a rapper in 2004 by releasing his first album, The College Dropout.

Awards

West is one of the most awarded artists of all time with 22 Grammy awards in his pocket to date.

Other awards won by Mr. West are:

Billboard Artist Achievement Award

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards

Visionary Award at The BET Honors

the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

3 Facts about Kanye West

  1. Kanye West has been suffered from Bipolar disorder, which explains his unpleasant deeds on the award shows.
  2. The rapper has many tattoos inked on his body; however, the roman numbers on his wrist are most special to him, which represents the birth date of his daughter North and his mom.
  3. West’s song Through the wire was recorded after some weeks of his near-fatal car accident in 2002. While recording, his jaw was still wired shut following extensive facial reconstruction surgery.

FAQS

Who is Kanye West dating after his divorce from Kim Kardashian?

Kanye West is reportedly known to seeing Irina Shayk, a Russian model and actress, immediately after his divorce from Kim Kardashian.

What is the reason behind Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce?

The reason for their divorce, as mentioned by Kim, is “irreconcilable differences.”

What is Kanye West’s longest song?

Runaway released in his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

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