Kanye West, the son of Rey and Donda, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA on June 8, 1977. His parents divorced when he was a toddler. After that, he was raised by his mother, whose death would later affect the rapper both musically and personally. He was keen on the hip- hop scene since he was 11- he befriended the producer No I. D. who taught him everything he knew.
West graduated from Polaris High School, and even won a scholarship for Chicago’s American Academy of Art, but decided to drop out so he could focus on music.
After dating her for two years, he married Kim Kardashian, a reality show star, on May 24, 2014. The couple has four children: North (born June 15, 2013), Saint (born December 5, 2015), Chicago (born via surrogate January 15, 2018), and Psalm (via surrogate in May 2019).
After dropping out of college, he moved to New York City, where he met Jay-Z, who hired him to work on his album. He spent some time producing for others in Roc-A-Fella Records, all while working on his own debut album.
He was in a car accident which left him with a fractured jaw. Kanye West was inspired by the almost fatal event to write Through the Wire; the single of his breakthrough album, The College Dropout which was released in 2004.
Successful albums followed- Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808’s and Heartbreak (2008) – which was recorded after his mother’s death and the break-up with his fiancee; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Yeezus (2013), and The Life of Pablo (2016).
He made deals with many brands to create clothing and shoe lines, some of which were Adidas, Nike and Louis Vuitton.
In 2012, he started a creative content company named after his deceased mother, DONDA. It’s supposed to be a space where creative people would be able to design in a peaceful environment.
He announced an album called Jesus is King. It was due to come out on September 27, 2019, but the date has passed, and still, there’s no sign of West’s project- much like Yandhi, the last year’s album that never got to see the light of day. Hopefully, it will, one day.
Kanye West Net Worth 2019
As he is one of the most famous rappers of today, but also a songwriter and a record producer. This living legend and the inspiration of many have a yearly income for 2019 estimated at around $145 million.