Kanye West became a billionaire on his thanks to his Yeezy brand. Kanye West is an American who makes music, makes records, and designs clothes. Kanye West is one of the most popular musicians in the world. He has sold more than 160 million records.
Kanye West has won 22 Grammys, which is tied for the tenth most ever. Kanye West is a fashion designer who has worked with Nike, Louis Vuitton, The Gap, and A.P.C. on clothes and shoes. He also works with Adidas on the Yeezy line.
Kanye West’s Net Worth
Kanye West has a net worth of $7 billion. Kanye West became a billionaire on his thanks to his Yeezy brand.
Kanye West’s Cars Collection
Kanye West’s garage is full of more than 15 high-end cars. Some of the cars in Kanye West’s collection are Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Mercedes, and more. Below is a list of the cars that Kanye West owns, along with their prices.
- Lamborghini Aventador – $1 Million USD
- The cost of a Bentley Continental GT is $900,000.
- Lexus GX – $160,000 USD
- Rolls-Royce Cullinan: $1,000,000 USD
- Range Rover Sport – USD 210,000
- Rolls-Royce Dawn: US$1,000,000
- Porsche 911 – $260,000 USD
Kanye West’s Assets
Kanye West owns more than 12 houses, 10 cars, 4 yachts, and 1 private jet. All of Kanye West’s assets are worth more than $80 million as a whole. The Cash at Bank and Deposits in Kanye West’s Assets Portfolio are worth more than $90 Million.
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Early life And The Start of A Career
Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8, 1977. After his parents split up when he was three, West moved to Chicago, Illinois, with his mother. There, he met producer/DJ No I.D., who helped him try out different kinds of music. He got a scholarship to go to the American Academy of Art in 1997, but he changed schools to study English at Chicago State University. In the end, he quit school at age 20 to pursue a career in music.
West quit college and started making beats for local musicians while he worked on his style. In 1996, the Chicago rapper Grave’s first album, “Down to Earth,” was the first official project he worked on. During this time, he also worked as a producer for artists like Foxy Brown, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, and Harlem World.
Kanye West’s Music Career
West’s big break came in 2000 when he started working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. He worked with artists like Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson. His work on Jay-album Z’s The Blueprint, which came out in 2001, made people take notice of West’s skills as a producer. During this time, he worked with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson, which is an impressive list of artists.
West had a lot of success as a producer, but he always wanted to be a rapper. After Capitol Records turned him down, he was able to get the head of Capitol Records to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001.
After he broke his jaw in a bad car accident in October 2002, West was inspired to write the song Through the Wire while his jaw was still wired shut. This song set the stage for his first album, The College Dropout, which was leaked months before its August 2003 release date. West used the time to remix, remaster, and edit it, which is why it came out three times later than planned. The College Dropout was finally released in February 2004 to widespread praise from critics. It earned him 10 Grammy Award nominations and was later certified triple platinum in the US.
When he started making his second album, West put $2 million into it and even hired a live string orchestra. Late Registration came out in August 2005, and by the end of the year, it had sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States. Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Watch the Throne (2011), Yeezus (2013), The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), and Jesus is King (2019) are some of his other albums (2019).
West’s album Yeezus came out in 2013. The album went to number one on the US R&B and US Rap charts, as well as in four other countries. In 2016, he put out an album called The Life of Pablo, which went to number one on the Billboard 200 chart and number two on the US Rap and US R&B charts. West’s song “FourFiveSeconds,” which featured Rihanna and Paul McCartney, topped the US R&B chart. He was up for six Grammy Awards in 2017. Ye, his next album, came out in June 2018. He was Kanye’s first album that didn’t go platinum, which was a shame.
West has kept working as a producer and guest artist for other musicians, like 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, and Teyana Taylor, in addition to putting out his albums and singles. He has also worked on other music-related projects, such as orchestrating “Sunday Service” every week with the Sunday Service Choir, which they have done since January 2019. He also worked on two operas, Nebuchadnezzar and Mary, with a modern artist named Vanessa Beecroft.
West has always been interested in fashion, and his 2009 Air Yeezys sneaker made him the first person who wasn’t an athlete to get a deal with Nike. He has also made shoes for Giuseppe Zanotti, Louis Vuitton, and Bape. During Paris Fashion Week in 2011 and 2012, he also showed two clothing lines.
In December 2013, Adidas announced that it would be making shoes with West. The “Light Brown” Yeezy Boost 750 sneaker came out for the first time on February 14, 2015. Only people in New York City could get it through the Adidas mobile app, and it sold out in 10 minutes. As of December 2017, the Adidas and Yeezy sneakers had been made in 19 different colors and 6 different styles. In 2015, Season 1 of West’s Yeezy clothing line with Adidas came out. Season 2 came out soon after, and Season 3 came out in February 2016.
After his first few albums did well, Adidas offered West a long-term deal in June 2016. Kanye earns a royalty of about 10% of Adidas’s net sales. He makes a lot more money when people buy his stuff from his website, YeezySupply.com, instead of from Adidas.com. The average of all his royalties is about 10%.
At the time of this writing, Kanye is the sole owner of the Yeezy clothing line.
West dated designer Alexis Phifer on and off from 2002 to 2008, and from 2008 to 2010, he was with model Amber Rose. In April 2012, he started dating reality star Kim Kardashian, and they got married in May 2014. They have four children between them.
Kanye West is worth $6.6 billion as of 2020. He may have been the most important musician of the last few decades. He has also helped charities and built a fashion empire with his Yeezy brand.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.