Kanye West is a Grammy-winning rap artist, songwriter, and fashionista known for his controversial remarks. Rumors about Kanye West's net worth make him always trend on Twitter these days.
He was said to be the richest black American in the U.S, a notion that Forbes later proved to be false. Well, we know if he was in Nigeria, he would be among the richest men in Nigeria today.
Kanye West, artist, rapper, businessman, a man of mystery
Kanye West first rose to prominence in the entertainment industry as a producer for well-known artists.
With his 2004 debut, College Dropout, he demonstrated his rap skills, and albums like Late Registration (2005), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Yeezus (2013), and Yeezus (2014) cemented his place atop the hip hop nation (2018).
West is a Grammy Award winner who is also known for his awards show antics, his venture into fashion, and his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
Kanye West net worth
Last year, West became a billionaire for the first time. He's now worth six billion dollars (₦2 trillion). According to Bloomberg, the 43-year-old artist turned luxury and athletic shoe mogul is now worth $6.6 billion (₦6.5 trillion).
West's clothing companies make up the vast bulk of his treasure chest: According to a UBS study released in February, the overall value of West's Yeezy sneaker collaboration with Adidas and his apparel line with the Gap is worth $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion (₦1.8 trillion).
West also has $1.7 billion (₦649.3 billion) in other properties, including a substantial slice of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian's Skims shapewear line.
According to Bloomberg, his music library is worth $110 million (₦42 billion), and he has $122 million (₦46 billion) in cash and stock. Kanye West net worth is expected to be around $1.3 billion (₦496.6 billion) as of 2021, according to Forbes.
At long last, he's a member of the three comma club. According to Forbes, Kanye is worth around $1.3 billion (₦496.6 billion) more than his wife, Kim Kardashian, who is worth $780 million (₦300 billion).
Kanye is always in one controversy, even his net worth caused wahala
Kanye West cars
Bugatti Veyron (₦960 million)
There's no evidence that Kanye owns one, but a lot of people say he does, so take this with a dose of scepticism. We do not doubt that the man can afford the 1200-hp luxury sedan, and it seems to match his personality.
The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most expensive cars in the world
Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss (₦500 million and above)
The few SLR Stirling Moss roadsters, one of the oldest and best prized German-built cars made so far in this century, were retailed above $1 million when new and are now worth far more. Not only does the dramatic architecture lack a roof, but it also lacks a window.
However, there are roll hoops for both the driver and the passenger.
This now discontinued Benz Moss roadster was sold only to buyers who owned a model of the car previously. It's a limited edition with just 75 units produced. Now that's exclusivity!
The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss cannot be bought by just anyone
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (₦285 million)
This partnership between the German and British automobiles is still an amazing vehicle with over 600 horsepower and a value that continues to rise over time.
Even though it isn't as fast as it looks because it has supercar styling, it's still an amazing car. The fact that these have the classic gullwing doors adds to their allure. Kanye was drawn to the SLR because it is a piece of art in the automotive world.
Kanye's 617 horsepower Mercedes Benz powerhouse also puts out 575 lb-ft of torque, cementing his love for Benz products.
Kanye's Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren speaks to his style
Porsche 991 Carrera (₦46 million)
Kanye has been pictured with a variety of Porsches, suggesting that he is a Porsche fan. One of them is a 991-generation Porsche 911, Carrera.
Since the man was only seen behind the wheel of the car once in the United States, it's uncertain if it's his or a rental. Whatever the case may be, the truth remains that the man loves driving Porsches.
One of his 'smaller' cars is the exotic Porsche 991 Carrera
Lamborghini Urus (₦74 million)
West bought this customized version to set a solid mark between him and other Urus owners.
Seen a Lambo Urus this customized?
Lamborghini Aventador (₦300 million fully loaded)
Of course, Kanye has an Aventador. Kim, his wife, bought this customized model for him on the special occasion of his birthday. She paid just a bit extra too for it to be just the way he likes it.
Kim's birthday present, what a gift!
Lamborghini Gallardo (₦80 million)
Lamborghini Gallardo is one of hip-hop's fav Lambos, and Kanye loves to take a spin in his. By the way, this is acknowledged as Lambo's best-selling coupe.
Kanye and wife Kim take a ride in the Lamborghini Gallardo
Aston Martin DB9 (₦48 million)
This British car rounds up our selection of Kanye West cars.
The James Bond car, the Aston Martin DB9
Other honourable mentions include the Prombron Red Diamond, the 2002 Lexus,
Kanye West houses
In a 2018 interview, West told radio host Charlemagne Tha God, "Anyone who has visited one of my rooms knows how much I enjoy building houses."."
The Kardashian-West family's current residence is a $60 million former McMansion that Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt transformed into a wabi-sabi-inspired wonderland (or horror, depending on your point of view).
The 15,000-square-foot home in Secret Hills, a Los Angeles suburb, is starkly white from top to bottom, except for North's classy pink bedroom, which is featured on the cover of AD.
According to family sources, the Hidden Hills property could be the most difficult asset for Kardashian and West to divide in their possible divorce proceedings.
Kim owns the property surrounding the house, while Kanye owns the house. According to the source, she claims that she should get it because it is where the kids are based and growing up.
The couple also extended their compound by buying a four-bedroom, 3,900-square-foot house on a 4.5-acre lot adjacent to their main house.
What is the cost? The amount is $2.975 million (₦1.2 billion). Oh, and they paid $2.7 million (₦1 billion) for another adjacent lot, well, this is just 1.5 acres.
Kim and Kanye have bought a plot of open land in the posh Madison Club property in La Quinta, a town in the Coachella Valley (and the location of the most current season of The Bachelorette!).
According to reports, the pair invested $6.3 million (₦22 billion) on two hectares of land in the same neighbourhood where Kris and Kylie Jenner own homes.
The breathtaking West family home
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Kanye West biography
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ray, his father, was a photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal and a member of the Black Panther Party; he later became a Christian counselor.
Donda West, West's mother, was a teacher who later became an English professor at Chicago State University.
Before she died in 2007 at the age of 58 from heart failure after plastic surgery, she worked as her son's manager. Her death will have a huge impact on West's musical career as well as his personal life.
Donda West's death was a big blow to the star
When the west was three, Ray and Donda separated amicably. He was then raised by his single mother in Chicago's middle-class South Shore neighbourhood and spent summers with his aunt.
Kanye west education
West moved to China with Donda when he was ten years old, where she taught as part of the university degree program. He was the only international student in his class after moving to Chicago, West was attracted to the Southern Side's hip-hop industry.
No I.D, a DJ and producer, became a friend of his, who also became his mentor. West earned a scholarship to study at Chicago's American Academy of Art after graduating from Polaris High School, but he opted out to pursue music full-time, an act that would later inspire the title of his first solo album.
Marriage to Kim Kardashian and children
In 2012, West released Cruel Summer, a collaborative album featuring artists from his GOOD Music label. However, his romance with reality-TV star Kim Kardashian, which began in April, dominated the headlines that year. They married on May 24, 2014, after West proposed to her at the AT&T baseball stadium in San Francisco on October 21, 2013.
As Kardashian walked down the aisle, Andrea Bocelli sang in front of guests including designer Rachel Roy, tennis champion Serena Williams, film director Steve McQueen, and musicians Legend, Q-Tip, Rick Rubin, Tyga, and Lana Del Rey.
North (born June 15, 2013), Saint (born December 5, 2015), and another daughter (born through surrogate January) are the couple's three daughters. Psalm, the couple's fourth child, was born via surrogate in May 2019. Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021.
Kanye, Kim, and kids. Don't they look just divine? Maybe this shouldn't end, right?
Kanye West awards
Kanye West has won a total of 22 Grammys and 112 music awards. The album ‘The College Drop-out’ and ‘Late Registration were the album which won him the most awards.
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Kanye West’s Net Worth Is Now $6.6B
Kanye West quotes
"I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a "one size fits all" standard for happiness"
"If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don't appreciate their moment until it's passed"
"People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try"
Kanye switched from rap to gospel, and a lot of people called him ‘crazy’ but this did not seem to stop Kanye.
His song ‘Jesus is king’ won the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Grammys 2021). Kanye West net worth was said to be close to $7 billion thereby making him the richest black person in the U.S, according to various outlets.
Even though Forbes proved the news to be fake, his fans took to Twitter to express their joy. Anyway, his vast wealth puts him in the running for the richest men in Africa.
Kanye is well-liked by many, and he is a celebrity with a large number of followers and music that is well-liked by all.