As of the month of August 2022, experts have calculated that Kanye West is worth something in the neighborhood of $6.6 Billion.
Atlanta, Georgia-born multi-instrumentalist, multi-talented artist, and multi-platinum selling record producer Kanye Omari West is a household name throughout the world.
Beginning his career with Roc-A-Fella Records, Kanye West was responsible for producing numerous chart-topping singles for the label’s musicians. West’s production work on Jay-album Z’s The Blueprint, including the hit singles “Izzo (H.O.V.A. ),” “04′ Bonnie & Clyde,” “Stand Up,” and “Jesus Walks,” earned him widespread acclaim.
Since then, we’ve watched Kanye establish himself as a global icon through not only his music, but also his clothing line, shoe line, and other business endeavors. It was recently reported by Forbes that Kanye had supplied evidence that his share in Yeezy had propelled his net worth into the billions.
Kanye has won 21 Grammys and has had over 140 million record sales worldwide. In addition, he is one of the most popular live performers and has earned over $150,000,000 from his tours alone, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time.
Since he first appeared, Kanye has become one of the most successful musicians in the hip-hop industry. He has also stirred up controversy with his controversial music and videos.
On July 8, 1977, Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta. Once his parents split up when he was only 3, Kanye moved to Chicago with his mom.
After the divorce, his father, Ray West, a former Black Panther, went to Maryland and opened a business and cafe with money from his son.
West’s rapping career began in the third grade, and his first public performances didn’t begin until the seventh. After finishing high school he went to the American Academy of Art and Design in Chicago on a full scholarship.
West left college at age 20 to pursue a career in music.
What is Kanye West’s net worth in 2022?
As of the year 2022, Kanye West has a net worth of $2 billion, as reported by Forbes. Since 2021, he has been able to supplement his music career with earnings from endorsement deals with Adidas footwear and Gap as well as a share in Kim Kardashian’s shapewear line, Skims.
Depending on market conditions, this estimate could shift. His present wealth is estimated by many to be $6.6 billion. Estimated revenue from new partnerships led to this number.
Rise to Fame and Music Career
West’s major break came in 2000 when he started working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he collaborated with Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson, among others. After contributing to Jay-The Z’s Blueprint album in 2001, West’s production skills became well recognized. Some of the artists he has worked with as a producer include Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson.
West’s ultimate goal was to become a rapper, but he has also found success in the production field. After being turned down for a deal with Capitol Records in 2001, he managed to persuade the head of the label to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records instead.
West was inspired to record Through the Wire while his mouth was still wired shut following a terrible car accident in which he fractured his jaw in October of 2002. The album’s foundational song, “The College Dropout,” was leaked months before its August 2003 release date. West postponed the album’s release date three times to use the extra time for remixing, remastering, and editing. When The College Dropout was finally released in February of 2004, it was met with universal praise and resulted in 10 Grammy Award nominations for him in addition to being certified triple platinum in the United States.
Putting two million dollars into the making of his second record, West hired a full-string orchestra. After its August 2005 release, Late Registration quickly became a commercial success, eventually selling over 2.3 million copies in the United States alone. After 2007’s Graduation, he released 2008’s 808s & Heartbreak, 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2011’s Watch the Throne (a collaborative effort with Jay-Z), 2013’s Yeezus, 2016’s The Life of Pablo, 2018’s Ye, and 2019’s Jesus is King (2019).
In 2013, West issued his album Yeezus. The album topped the charts in five different nations the United States (R&B and Rap) and the United States (Billboard 200). Upon its 2016 release, his album The Life of Pablo quickly rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as well as the top two spots on the US Rap and US R&B charts, respectively. West’s collaboration with Rihanna and Paul McCartney on “FourFiveSeconds” peaked at #1 on the US R&B chart. He received a total of six Grammy Award nominations in 2017. The next album, titled Ye, came out in June of 2018. He was the first album in Kanye’s career that did not achieve platinum status.
West has continued to work as a producer and guest artist for other artists beyond his own albums and releases. These artists include 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, and Teyana Taylor. One of his other musical endeavors is the weekly “Sunday Service” orchestration with the Sunday Service Choir, which has been going strong since January 2019. Furthermore, he worked with modern artist Vanessa Beecroft on two operas, Nebuchadnezzar and Mary.
West dated model Amber Rose from 2008 until 2010, after an on-again, off-again relationship with designer Alexis Phifer from 2002 through 2008. In April 2012, he began dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and by May 2014, the couple was married. They’ve had four children as a couple.
The total value of Kanye West’s U.S. property holdings is estimated to be over $160 million (land, buildings, and homes).
Their primary abode is a sprawling mansion in the Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills. The first of these interconnected lots were purchased in 2014 for $23 million in two separate deals. They had a brand-new mansion on 4.5 acres when they initially bought the land. The couple then spent many years and millions of dollars personalizing, remodeling, and adding to the house. They bought two adjacent houses in 2019 and united them to create a massive 7.5-acre estate.
The total cost of the real estate deals for the Hidden Hills estate is an astounding $28.5 million. More than ten million dollars have been spent on refurbishment.
The market value of their mansion in Hidden Hills is now above $60 million. Kim paid Kanye $23 million in September 2021 to legally change the title to her name on the property. About $3,000,000 of money was spent on furnishings and fixtures inside the house.
In September of 2021, Kanye paid $57.3 million for a beachfront mansion in Malibu.