||Kanye Omari West
||June 8, 1977
(41 years old)
|Source of Worth:
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Rapper, Actor
||Los Angeles, CA
||Drop Out, Chicago State University
Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977. He is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur.
When he was three years old, his parents divorced forcing him and his mother to move to Chicago to be raised.
After high school, Kayne enrolled in Chicago’s American Academy of Art for painting, but soon realized that college got in the way of his pursuit in a musical career. He dropped out of college when we was 20 to pursue his dream.
This is where his net worth would start to grow into the $66 million empire that Kanye has built.
At a young age, Kanye started writing poetry and making musical compositions and selling them to other artists. He eventually got some time in a recording studio where he met producer DJ No I.D. who would eventually be Kanye’s mentor.
Kayne went on to producing beats for popular artist like Alicia Keys and Jay-Z in the early 2000s which blasted off his musical career.
Now Kanye is one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century. Even know he is often the source of controversy and outspoken views, Kanye West net worth has been steadily growing into the hundreds of millions.
Music: Kanye West Net Worth
Kanye has built most of his net worth from his acclaimed musical career being one of the best-selling artist of all time. He has sold over 32 million albums, won 21 Grammy Awards, sold 100 million digital downloads and is constantly on the Forbes annual list.
West began producing music in the mid 1990s when he formed Roc-A-Fella Records. He primarily made betas for local artist and eventually found his own style which involved speeding up vocal samples from popular soul records.
He got his big break in 2000, when he began making beats for popular artists like Jay Z. Kanye is often attributed with revitalizing Jay Z’s career by contributing his beats to the rap moguls album, The Blueprint.
Even though Kanye had great success as a producer, his real passion was to rap. A near-fatal car crash would help him find and live this passion. One night when Kayne was driving home from the studio, he fell asleep at the wheel and crash his car resulting in a shattered jaw. This event inspired him to pursue is real passion and he produced and recorded his first single 2 weeks after leaving the hospital.
West has been climbing the charts ever since, creating hit record after hit record. Kanye’s net worth has double in the last six years due to the success of his rap and producing career.
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