Kanye West is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is the founder of the record label GOOD Music and creative content company DONDA. West is one of the most acclaimed rappers of all time. He has received 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist to have debuted in the 21st century. West has had six number-one albums on the Billboard 200—a record for a solo artist—and has sold more than 17 million albums and 35 million digital tracks worldwide across multiple releases. According to **Billboard**, he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
West’s albums have received numerous awards and accolades, with <Strong>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</strong> being heralded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.
Kanye West believes his mission is to express modern culture through fashion, music, art, and design
At age three, West’s mother put him on **Playboy** magazine – which he cites as an early influence to pursue fame. His parents divorced when he was five years old, after which he lived with his mother. At 14 years old, West moved with his mother to Chicago where he attended Polaris High School.
According to the “Chicago Tribune”, that year West began rapping with high-school friends , eventually forming the rap group Go Getters with local producer **No I.D..** He dropped out of college when he was 20, and relocated to Los Angeles at age 22 in order to pursue a musical career. With Jay Z and middle-management from Def Jam Records, he burst into the mainstream within the fashion community by designing for influential brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike, which led him to prominence within American culture – making him appear on the cover of major hip-hop publications like XXL.
Kanye also uses his expertise in fashion to invest in emerging talent.
West is also an entrepreneur with a number of successful ventures under his belt, including the creation of the men’s fashion label **Donda,** which was named after his mother. He co-owns the creative content company DONDA with business partner Jay Z and clothing lines Yeezy and DW Kanye West Collection. On February 10, 2015 he opened the “Pablo” pop up store for selling clothes from his new fashion line exclusively through Instagram – making it available only on mobile phones due to the limited space within the physical location that could have potentially hindered customers’ accessibility to product samples.
Kanye Net Worth
As of this writing, Kanye West’s net worth is $6.6 billion dollars! He ranks among the top three richest self-made black people in US history and has also made Forbes’ list as one of Hip Hop’s Most Successful Artists Ever alongside Jay Z (with whom he was an original member)
His 2004 album, The College Dropout made him famous nationwide when it dropped that year with a huge number one spot on Billboard’s charts – which led to extensive touring around America as well millions more from other ventures such was his partnership within Adidas clothing line
He has since pivoted away from music towards business world where he currently resides at No 1 position among other billionaires following Bill Gates ( richest man)and Mark Zuckerberg who also hail from tech industry
Kanye West owns around $160 million worth of real estate in the US, with homes in Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
As a top-selling music artist, Kanye West has earned an estimated $70 million from his album sales as of September 2018.
In addition to earning from recording albums and selling concert tickets, apart from being signed as a brand ambassador for Nike, he also launched his own fashion line called Yeezy, which garnered more than $1 billion in revenue.
Kanye West’s home on Hidden Hills is on sale for $8.995 million by Sotheby’s International Realty.
The exact location of the property is hidden within an upper-scale gated community located along a ridge in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The home is a contemporary-style house that was designed by architect Peter Blake and built in 1998. It measures 8,000 square feet with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
In addition to the main house, there are three guesthouses onsite, one of which features a recording studio equipped with professional-grade equipment for Kanye West to make music.
Kanye purchased the home directly across from Kim’s $4M+ Hidden Hills mansion for just under asking. The 4 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathroom ranch features large windows that flood it with natural light; there’s also an in-ground pool as well as horse stables on this otherwise relatively modest property purchase by Kanye West a few years ago!
In the meantime, Kim Kardashian has been living with her boyfriend Pete Davidson and making public statements about getting back together with Kanye West. I think they’re finally done being friends- who knows what’ll happen next?