In today’s world, music is loved by almost everyone, but there are very few who make a fortune out of it. Kanye West is one such person. He is a US-based rapper, songwriter, singer, record producer, fashion designer and an entrepreneur. He has been named among the top 100 most influential people of the world in 2005 & 2015 by Time magazine.
His fame in the music world can be estimated by the fact that he is considered as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. However, his popularity doesn’t stop here, and he is equally famous for his outspoken views on US Politics and racial discriminations. He has been acclaimed as the most critical musicians of the 21st century. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Kanye West in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kanye West was born on 8 June 1977 in the Atlanta city of Georgia, United States. In his childhood, he faced family problems as his parents got divorced when he was just three years old. He then moved in with his mom and was raised in Chicago. For his primary education, he went to “Polaris High School” in the Oak Lawn village of Illinois. At the age of 10, he moved to Nanjing city of China along with his mom.
Kanye’s dad was a photojournalist and a member of the Black Panther Party while his mom was a teacher at “Nanjing University,” China. In 2002, he started dating a fashion designer named Alexis Phifer and in 2006, got engaged with her. Unfortunately, however, they couldn’t marry as only within a year and a half, they broke up. From 2008 to 2010, he was in a relationship with Amber Rose (an American model and actress). On 24 May 2014, he got married to an American TV personality Kimberly Kardashian. The couple is blessed with two daughters and a son.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Although Kanye’s music career began in the mid-1990s, he came to media attention in 2000 after he joined the record label “Roc-A-Fella Records” as a producer and contributed to the hit singles of famous artists like Jay-Z. In 2004, he released his debut album “The College Dropout” which became hugely successful. In the same year, he founded his own record label “GOOD Music.” He delved into a variety of styles for his subsequent albums and in 2004, he again rose to media headlines after his fourth album titled “808s & Heartbreak” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, he aired his fifth album titled “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” This album also rose to the top position on the Billboard 200 and finally sold 1.3 million copies only in the US. The album was so well-received that many publications named it as the best album of 2010 and also ranked it among the greatest albums of all time. Kanye’s back to back successful albums have made him the most awarded artists of all time with 21 “Grammy Awards” to his credit till date.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of 2018, The total estimated net worth of Kanye West to date is $250 million. He has accumulated most of this wealth from his music career and albums selling millions of copies. He also earns a lot from his fashion designing and by endorsing various brands like Nike, A.P.C., Louis Vuitton, and Adidas. The endorsement contract just with Nike and Adidas comprised of $10 million each. Although his total wealth is enough for living a comfortable life, he has yet not stopped working and so his net worth is expected to increase further even in the coming days.
Kanye West has been an all-time loved music personality. Unfortunate experiences marred his childhood but his talent in the field of music has today given him almost everything he may need. Each one of his studio albums till date has gone platinum. He is not only a famous music personality but also an outspoken socialist too. In 2005, he openly criticized the then US President George Bush for allegedly discriminating the black people. Hope he launches more hit albums and continues to entertain people even in the coming days.