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Kanye West Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets, and Awards

Kanye West And His Family

Kanye West was born on 8 June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to Dr. Donda C. Williams West and Ray West. His father was one of the former Black Panthers and the first-ever black photojournalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His mother was an English Professor at Clark Atlanta University and the Chair of the English Department at the Chicago State University. His parents divorced when he was only three years old, and he moved in with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.

West was raised humbly and belonged to a middle-class background. He did his schooling at Polaris High School in Illinois. He shifted to Nanjing, China, at the age of 10 when his mother was asked to teach at the Nanjing University as part of an exchange program. He was creative from an early age. He wrote his first poetry at the age of five. He started to rap at the young age of five and had composed his music by the time he was in the seventh grade.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Kanye West was born on 8 June 1997, and according to the calculation, his current age is 24 years. 

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status as the main things for the Cricket Industry. Fans also attract the Height, Weight & Physical Status of Kanye West is 195 cm and 1.95 m and feet inches- 6′ 5″. His weight is in kilograms- 79 kg. Weight.

Kanye West has a Waist Size of 30 Inches and a chest of 38 Inches, And biceps of 12 Inches. he has Black color hair and Black color eyes. Besides this, he is wearing shoe size 11.

Education

In 1997, West was offered a scholarship from Chicago’s American Academy of Art, and he took upon it to learn the art of painting and then took the transfer to the Chicago State University to pursue English literature. At the age of 20, he decided to drop out of college to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper and musician, full time. This greatly upset his mother.

Personal Life

In November 2007, Kanye West’s mother, Donda West, died of heart disease right after undergoing a plastic surgery procedure. She was 58 years old at the time. This left West in turmoil, as he was extremely close to his mother; she had released her memoir before her death called Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar.

Kanye West was in an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer for four years before getting engaged to her in August 2006. The engagement lasted 18 months before the pair called it quit in 2008.

He was in a relationship with model Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010.

In April 2012, West began dating Kim Kardashian. They got engaged in October 2013 and married on 24 May 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.

West and Kim Kardashian have four children: daughters North West (born June 2013) and Chicago West (born January 2018 via surrogate) and sons Saint West (born December 2015) and Psalm West (born May 2019 via surrogate).

In February 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from West. In 2022, West began dating actress Julia Fox before breaking up with her in less than two months.

Career

From the mid-90s until the early 2000s, Kanye West was involved in small-time music production projects. He made music for local artists and was a ghost producer for Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie. West got the much-awaited opportunity in 2000 when he became the producer for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records. He produced hit singles for famous singers like Common, Ludacris, Cam’Ron, etc. In 2001, world-renowned rapper and entertainment business tycoon Jay-Z asked West to produce many tracks of his hit album The Blueprint.

Around this time, he continued to produce tracks for singers and rappers like Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, etc. Subsequently, he became a successful producer, but his true desire was to become a rapper. It became challenging for him to get acceptance as a rapper and crack a record deal. In 2002, Kanye got the breakthrough he was looking for unusually. He met with an accident while coming back from a long recording session in L.A., as he fell asleep at the wheels. While he was in the hospital, he wrote down the song Through the Wire, which was three weeks later recorded by Roc-A-Fella Records and became a part of his debut album, Death.

In 2004, Kanye West came up with his second album, The College Dropout, which became an instant hit among music lovers. It sold 441,000 copies in its first week. It secured the number two position on Billboard 200. It has a number called Slow Jamz that featured Twista and Jamie Foxx alongside West. It was voted the top album of the year by two major music publications. Another track from the album called Jesus Walks showcased West’s emotions about faith and Christianity.

In 2005, West collaborated with American film composer Jon Brion, who co-executively produced many tracks on the album, to work on West’s new album, Late Registration. He hired a string orchestra for the album and afforded the cost with the money he had made from The College Dropout. It sold 2.3 million copies in the United States. In the same year, West announced that he would release his Pastelle Clothing line in 2006, but it was canceled in 2009.

In 2007, Kanye West released his third studio album, Graduation. He released it at the same time 50 Cent’s Curtis came out. But Graduation outsold Curtis by a huge margin and secured the number one position on the U.S. Billboard 200. It sold about 957,000 copies in its very first week. A track called Stronger became West’s biggest hit single thus far.

In 2008, West released his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak. The album topped the Billboard charts and sold 450,000 copies during its first few weeks. The inspiration for this album came from the sad demise of West’s mother, Donda West, and his break-up with their fiancée Alexis Phifer. The album has inspired hip-hop music and other rappers to take more creative risks with their productions. In the same year, West announced that he would open 10 Fatburger restaurants in Chicago. The first one was opened in Orland Park in 2008.

In 2009, West teamed up with Nike to release his shoes. He named them Air Yeezys and released another version of it in 2012. In the same year, he came out with his new shoe line for Louis Vuitton and released it during the Paris Fashion Week. Kanye West also designed shoes for Bape and Giuseppe Zanotti.

In 2010, West’s fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was released, and it topped the Billboard charts in its first few weeks. It was considered a genius work by the music critics. It got rave reviews worldwide and included hits like All of the Lights, Power, Monster, Runaway, etc. This album went platinum in the United States.

In 2013, West came up with his sixth album Yeezus and took a more non-commercial approach to make it. He incorporated genres like Chicago Drill, Dancehall, Acid House, and Industrial Music in the making of this album. The album was released in June and has received rave reviews from the music critics.

On 14 February 2016, Kanye West released his seventh album titled The Life of Pablo.

He came up with his eighth album Ye on 1 June 2018. In August 2018, he released the non-album single XTCY.

In January 2019, Kanye West started his weekly Sunday Service orchestration. It includes soul variations, West’s songs, and songs by other celebrities. In January 2022, he announced the release of his eleventh studio album, Donda 2.

Net Worth

Kanye West net worth is $7 Billion U.S. Dollars, according to Forbes. Kanye West is a self-made billionaire propelled by his Yeezy brand. Kanye West is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 160 million records sold.

Assets 

Kanye West owns over 12 real estate properties, 10 Cars, 4 Luxury Yachts, and 1 Private Jet. The combined worth of all these Kanye West’s assets is over 80 Million dollars. Kanye West’s Assets Portfolio also includes Cash at Bank and Deposits worth over $90 Million.

Kanye West House

Kanye West owns over 20 real estate properties across the United States. Kanye West recently bought a 20,000-square-foot villa in Florida for $37 Million US Dollars. A few other houses owned by Kanye West are provided below.

Awards

For his album, The College Dropout, West grabbed 10 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. He won a Grammy for the Best Rap Album category. His album was certified triple platinum in the United States.

Car Collection

  • Lamborghini Aventador – $1 Million USD
  • Bentley Continental GT – $900,000 USD
  • Lexus GX – $160,000 USD
  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan – USD 1 Million
  • Range Rover Sport – $210,000
  • Rolls-Royce Dawn – USD 1 Million
  • Porsche 911 – $260,000 USD

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