Kanye West is a rapper, singer and also a songwriter. Not only that, he is also a record producer, actor, film producer, businessperson, fashion designer, screenwriter and music video director. Have you wondered about the Kanye West net worth? Here, we will reveal about it for you.
Net Worth of Kanye West
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Kanye West is $6.6 billion. In US history, he is the richest Black person male or female. Here are the assets and liabilities that Kanye West has to have this net worth.
The assets that he has are listed below.
- His real estate assets are $120 million.
- His music catalogue including G.O.O.D Music is $80 million.
- His Yeezy website is $100 million.
- Value of Yeezy brand is $5 billion.
- Value of Gap partnership is $1 billion.
- Cash equities and other assets are $400 million.
So, the total assets are $6.7 billion. However, he has liabilities and other considerations for $100 million. From this calculation, we are able to conclude that Kanye West net worth is $6.6 billion.
Early Life of Kanye West
The full name of Kanye West is Kanye Omari West. He was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was three years old, his parents divorced and West moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois. There, he met a producer/ DJ No I.D. who mentored him and then he started experimenting with music.
In 1997, Kanye West got a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Art. However, he moved to Chicago State University to study English. At the end, he dropped out of school when he was 20 year old. He did it to pursue his music career.
He started to make beats for local artists while he honed his own style. He did it after he dropped out of college. Down to Earth was his first official production credits in 1996. It is the debut album of Chicago rapper Grave. During this period, the other artists who were produced by Kanye West include Foxy Brown, Harlem World and Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie.
Music Career of Kanye West
In 2000, Kanye West started to work as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. He worked with artists such as Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His work on the album The Blueprint of Jay-Z in 2001 generated serious interest in the talent of West as a producer. Even though he was successful as a producer, he has a big dream to be a rapper. Then, in 2001, he could convince the head of Capitol Records to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records. He did it after he was denied a contract with Capitol Records.
In October 2002, he went through a seriou car crash. Due to this accident, he shattered his jaw. However, in this condition, he got inspiration and he recorded the song Through the Wire with his jaw still wired shut. This song was the foundation for his debut album named The College Dropout. The song was leaked several months before its scheduled release date in August 2003.
In February 2004, The College Dropout was released. He got widespread critical acclaim, got 10 Grammy Award nominations and also certified triple platinum in the US.
He invested two million dollars into the production of his second album. Besides, he also hired a live string orchestra. Then, in August 2005, Late Registration was released. It sold more than 2.3 million units in the United States by the end of the year. His next albums are Graduation in 2007, 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, and some others.
In 2013, West released the album Yeezus. This album could reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart and also on the US R7B and US Rap charts and even in four other countries. In 2016, he released the album The Life of Pablo and it reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart and number two on the US Rap and US R&B charts.
His single entitled “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, reached number one on the US R&B chart. Kanye West was nominated for six Grammy Awards in 2017. In June 2018, he released the album Ye. This album became his first album which did not get platinum.
Besides releasing albums for himself, Kanye West has continued to work as a producer and also featuring artists for other musicians. Those include XXXTentacion, 6ix9ine, Lil Pump, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper, and Teyana Taylor.
He also has other music-related projects such as his weekly “Sunday Service” orchestration with the Sunday Service Choir. Since January 2019, they have performed every Sunday. Also, he made a collaboration with contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft on two operas, Nebuchadnezzar and Mary.
In the list below, you are able to see the Kanye West earnings by year.
- In 2007, he earned $17,000,000.
- In 2008, he earned $30,000,000.
- In 2009, he earned $25,000,000.
- In 2010, he earned $12,000,000.
- In 2011, he earned $16,000,000.
- In 2012, he earned $35,000,000.
- In 2013, he earned $20,000,000.
- In 2014, he earned $30,000,000.
- In 2015, he earned $22,000,000.
- In 2016, he earned $18,000,000.
- In 2017, he earned $22,000,000.
- In 2018, he earned $90,000,000.
- In 2019, he earned $100,000,000.
- In 2020, he earned $200,000,000.
His total earnings are $437,000,000.
Real Estate of Kanye West
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kanye West has around $120 million worth of real estate in the US. Those include buildings, land and homes. Kanye main residence is an expensive estate in the LA suburb of Hidden Hills, California. The estate has multiple connected parcels. The value of their Hidden Hills estate is north of $70 million.
The other assets of his real estate include:
- An estate which is 320 acre on Stokes Canyon Road in Calabasas which is worth $16 million.
- A ranch which is 6,700 acre called Bighorn Mountain Ranch in Wyoming which is worth $15 million.
- A ranch which is 1,400 acre called The Monster Lake Ranch which is worth $14 million.
- A commercial property which is $2 million in Cody, Wyoming.
Totally, he has $90 million worth of California real estate and $30 million in Wyoming real estate, for a total of $ 120 million.