Kanye West is one of Hollywood’s most well-known celebrities. Today we’re covering his Net Worth in 2020, childhood, rise to fame, personal life, career and more.
Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago. This American rapper was a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s. He has produced singles for several mainstream artists.
Early Life of Kanye West
Kanye had an affinity towards art since the age of five. He began writing poetry at the young age of five. Kanye started rapping in third grade and started making musical appearances in the seventh grade. He learned how to sample and program beats at the age of 15 from his mentor and friend, No I.D. Kanye dropped out of college at the age of 20 to pursue his musical dreams.
In the early 2000s, Kanye used to be a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. But he intended on pursuing a solo career as a rapper. He released his debut album The College Dropout in the year 2004. the album received critical and commercial success. Kanye then founded the record label, Good Music.
He experimented with a variety of music genres on his studio albums. Kanye West released Late Registration in 2005, Graduation in 2007 and 808s and Heartbreak in the year 2008. He drew inspiration from maximalism and released his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in the year 2010. Similarly, he drew inspiration from minimalism and released his sixth studio album Yeezus in the year 2013. They were both critical successes.
Kanye West went on to release The Life of Pablo in 2016, Ye in 2018 and Jesus is King in the year 2019. He collaborated with Jay-Z for his discography Watch The Throne in 2011. Kanye then went on to collaborate with Kid Cudi in 2018 for Kids See Ghost. All of this has contributed to his extremely high net worth in 2020.
Kanye West- Net Worth in 2020
Kanye West has an astounding net worth of $1.3 billion as of 2020.
Achievements of Kanye West
Kanye West is one of the globe’s best selling artists. He has sold more than 140 million records globally. Kanye has won 21 Grammy awards which makes him the most awarded artist of all time. He has also got Billboard Artist Achievement Award, three Brit Awards, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Three of Kanye’s albums are also in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Times List in the year 2012. He was also named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone. He has topped the annual Pazz and Jop critic list with four albums.
In 2005 and 2015 he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
Kanye West had an on-again-off-again relationship with Alexis Phifer. They got engaged in 2006 but ended their engagement in 2008. He then dated Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010. Kanye started dating long time friend Kim Kardashian in 2012 and in 2013 they were engaged. The pair got married in Italy in 2014. The couple has four children together. North West born in 2013, Saint West born in 2015, Chicago West born in 2018, and Psalm west born in 2019. Their relationship has become subject to widespread media coverage due to the couple’s high profile status and their respective successful careers.
Kanye lost his mother, Donda West in 2007. She was 58. Her death was due to coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors like liposuction and mammoplasty. California governor signed the Donda West Law which makes it mandatory for the patients to receive medical clearance before undergoing cosmetic surgery.
Kanye has always received significant media attention for his outspoken views and life outside of music. He has attracted controversy owing to his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public places. His marriage to controversy queen Kim Kardashian has also garnered widespread media attention.
Robert Knievel sued Kanye for trademark infringement in Kanye’s video Touch The Sky. In 2014, West was also sentenced to two years probation after an altercation with a paparazzi in Los Angeles airport. He was required to attend 24 anger management classes and perform 250 hours of community service. He also had to pay restitution to the photographer.
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