Kanye West Biography
Kanye Omari West (Yeezus) is a celebrated American rapper, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur and record producer. According to Forbes, he also happens to be the latest billionaire in the world.
Kanye West Birthday, Age, Place of Birth, Family, Early life, Hometown, Nationality
Kanye was born on 8th June, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to his mother, Dr. Donda C. (Williams) West and his father, Ray West. He is currently 42 years old. Kanye’s hometown is in Chicago, Illinois, US. He celebrates his birthday on 8th of June every year.
When he was 3 years old, his parents divorced and he moved to Chicago with his mother. At just 5 years old, his mother discovered his unprecedented for poetry, writing and music. He moved to Naijing, China with his mom when he was 10 years old.
Kanye West Education Background
He attended Polaris High School in outlying Oakland, Illinois. In 1997, he went to Chicago’s American Academy of Art to take painting classes after receiving a scholarship. Soon afterwards, he got shifted to Chicago State University to study English. At the age of 20, he dropped out of school to pursue his musical career. He later made an album known as ‘College dropout’ to heighten his belief on the fact that not every career requires one to go through college.
Kanye West Billionaire Forbes
Kanye has been the talk of town for the past two days after he made his team pull out an authentic numeric look into Kanye Inc. The outcome shocked the entire world as it showed that Kanye is not just a billionaire but is a self- proclaimed $3.3 billionaire.
Forbes and Kanye have been playing a cat and mouse game for a while. Al this started after yet again, the Forbes annual billionaires list that come out earlier this month failed to put Kanye’s name on the list. This made Kanye to react with unpleasantness, texting Forbes, ‘you know what you are doing; you are toying with me and I’m not finna lye (sic) down and take it anymore in Jesus name.’ According to Kanye, Forbes is a part of a group of media that was trying to subdue his self-made tale because he is Black. By so doing, he called Forbes racists.
According to Forbes, Kanye has for the past few months been piling complaints on complaints on their editorial’s desk. He texted, ‘you are snubbing me and avoiding the truth at all cost.’ He is the same person who proceeds to publicly seek validation for his self- proclaimed wealth. In November, he stated, ‘when people say it is crass to call yourself a billionaire, I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is.
It will be on the license plate.’ The weird bit is that for over 40 years, only 2 people have been able to stand out for their fixation on their net worth estimates as stated by Forbes. The two people are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and President Donald J. Trump. Now, out of nowhere, Kanye comes up and becomes part of the self-important trinity. This did not sit well with Forbes.
This made Forbes to come up with calculations and estimations of what they claim to know best as Kanye West’s net worth. According to Forbes, Kanye’s current net worth is $1.3 billion, $2 billion down what Kanye believes is his net worth. According to Forbes, Kanye should be happier about their estimates since it shows that he is $300 million worth more than Kylie Jenner, who is Kim’s baby sister.
Kanye does not kiss ass. He went ahead and replied to Forbes, calling them dumb for their inability to properly count. ‘It is not a billion; It is $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.’ This whole back and forth game did not end here. Forbes replied to Kanye, claiming that the informal Trump rule was still in action. This meant that every year, they would take the amount that the future president insisted he was worth. The amount was further divided by three and grooming would pick up from there.
‘Welcome to the 10- digit club, Kanye. You may not like our number, but you have joined the highest company in the regard,’ penned Forbes.
Kanye West Career and Music
Before becoming a musician, Kanye was widely known as a producer. He was behind the production of Roc- A- Fella Records in the early 2000s. He later released his debut album known as ‘College dropout’ in 2004. He has since released a total of albums. These are College dropout (2004), Late registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s and Heartbreak (2008) and My Beautiful dark twisted fantasy (2010) that became his best album of the decade.
Other albums that followed include Yeezus (2013), The life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), Jesus is King (2019), Watch the throne (2011) and Kids see ghosts (2018). Some of his most famous songs include Jesus walks, Heartless, Runaway, Blood on the leaves and Devil in a new dress. His labels include Def Jam, GOOD and Roc- A- Fella.
Kanye West Awards and Nominations
Believe it or not, Kanye is currently one of the world’s best- selling music artists in the world, having sold over 141 million records worldwide. Some of his achievements include;
- Winning a total of 21 Grammys.
- The Chicago Charpter’s recording academy Honor
- The Billboard Artist Achievement Award
- 3 Brit awards for Best International male solo artist
- The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
- Top 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015 according to Time Magazine.
Kanye West Yeezy
Kanye had a collaboration with Adidas where he designed his shoreline known as ‘Yeezy’. The shoes are expensive because the company makes a limited number of shoes for its potential buyers. However, as the shoes gets transferred from retailer to retailer, the price keeps on hiking, meaning that the end buyer breaks the bank for the pair.
Kanye West DONDA
Kanye is the founder and head of the creative content company known as DONDA. He named it after his late mother.
Kanye West Shoulder Chip
Kanye has a chip on his shoulder. This chip dates back to his younger days in Chicago. During those days, he used to spend so much time sketching sneaker designs instead of focusing on his studies, something that made his teachers scold him often.
Kanye West Dating life and Women
In 2002, Kanye kicked off his on-and- off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer. They got engaged in August 2006. However, 1 and a half years later, they broke off their engagement. He then dated model Amber Rose for the next two years (2008- 2010). In 2012, he started dating Kim Kardashian who is a reality star and long-term friend of his. On October 2013, the two got engaged. Kanye married Kim on May 24th, 2014. 6 years later, the two are still inseparable.
Kanye West Kim Kardashian
Kanye West married Kim Kardashian on 24th May, 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in an exclusive private ceremony. The two are still together up to date, supporting each other’s businesses and career. The New York Times spoke of their marriage as ‘a historic blizzard of celebrity.’
Kanye West Children
Kanye has 4 children with Kim Kardashian. That is North West (daughter, born on June, 2013), Saint West (born on December, 2015), Chicago West (born on January, 2018 via surrogacy) and Psalm West (born on May, 2019 via surrogacy).
Kanye West Mother’s Death
Kanye’s mother, Donda West died on 10th November, 2007 due to coronary artery disease as well as multiple post- operative factors resulting from liposuction and mammoplasty. Donda West passed on at the age of 58.
Kanye West Religion
Kanye and his family are Christians. They go to Kanye Sunday Service.
Kanye West Net Worth
According to Forbes, Kanye’s current net worth is $1.3 billion. However, according to Kanye himself, his net worth is $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count properly.