Personal Life and Early Life
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. When his parents divorced when he was three years old, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, with his mother, Dr Donda C. West. Ray West, his father, is a former Black Panther and one of The Atlanta Journal-first Constitution’s black photojournalists.
West and designer Alexis Phifer began dating on and off in 2002, and they married in August 2006. In 2008, the couple called it quits after an 18-month relationship. West later dated model Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010. West began dating his longtime friend and reality star Kim Kardashian in April 2012. West and Kardashian got engaged in October 2013, and married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence. They have four children: North “Nori” West (born in June 2013), Saint West (born in December 2015), Chicago West (born in January 2018), and Psalm West (born in May 2019).
Kardashian filed for divorce on February 19, 2021. In court in April 2021, they both agreed to end their marriage due to “irreconcilable differences,” and they agreed to share custody of their four children. They also agreed that neither of them is in need of spousal support.
Kanye West Net Worth
Kanye West‘s Salary
$150 Million Per Year
|Net Worth:||$6.6 Billion|
|Salary:||$150 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 8, 1977 (44 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Film Producer, Rapper, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Fashion designer, Music Video Director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Kanye West began his early production career in the mid-1990s, primarily creating beats for emerging local artists in his area, eventually developing a style that involved speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records. In 1996, he received his first official production credit for Chicago rapper Grave’s debut album, Down to Earth. During this time, he also worked with Foxy Brown, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, and Harlem World.
West’s big break came in 2000, when he began working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he worked with artists such as Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson. His work on Jay-2001 Z’s album The Blueprint sparked significant interest in West’s abilities as a producer. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson are among the artists on his production credits from this time period.
Despite his success as a producer, West’s primary ambition was to become a rapper. After being denied a contract with Capitol Records, he persuaded the head of Capitol Records to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001.
West has received numerous honors. These include a Webby Award for Artist of the Year, an Accessories Council Excellence Award for being a stylemaker, International Man of the Year at the GQ Awards, a Clio Award for The Life of Pablo Album Experience, and a Recording Academy honor. West is one of eight artists to have received a Billboard Artist Achievement Award. He has a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist, and he is one of three artists to have won the award in consecutive years.
He became the first artist to win Best Male Hip-Hop Artist three times at the BET Awards in 2011, and he is the male artist with the most wins for Video of the Year at the ceremony. He is also the only person to have received the Visionary Award at The BET Honors.
Kanye West Net Worth
As of 2022, Kanye West’s net worth is $6.6 billion and earns $150 million per year. He is arguably the most influential musical artist of the last several decades. He has also branched out to philanthropic efforts and a fashion empire through his Yeezy brand. Kanye West owns around $160 million worth of real estate in the US (land, buildings, and homes).