Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, fashion designer, and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. He carved his way to fame when he made his debut in production as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s.
His career took an upward trend since then and has been among the best rappers in the hip hop industry, although recently shifted to gospel music.
Kanye West started rapping while at the third grade, and began making appearances in music at the seventh grade.
In the early 2000s, Kanye West was trying to cut his chops in the rap industry, and Jay-Z was allegedly his mentor. Kanye West picked up to become one of the sharpest minds in the music industry, and he now seems to be coveting another title.
The father of four seems to covet the billionaire title going by what he revealed during the Fats Company Innovation Festival held in New York. Kanye allegedly showed Forbes an $890 million receipt, and seemingly complained they did not refer to him as a billionaire.
Kanye has pursued careers in diverse fields, and his success is covetable, given that he dropped out of school at 20. He, however, had a passion which he pushed through, and his reported net worth, according to Forbes, was $240 million by the last summer.
Kanye West is married to reality TV star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian with whom he shares his four kids. Kim is a household name, and her family celebrity status has kept her under the spotlight. Last year, Forbes estimated her net worth at $370 million.
Kanye West has made quite a fortune from his music career, although his entrepreneurship is reportedly earning him a lot more. Forbes, last estimation of his net worth, did not include his latest album Jesus Is King, which he released in October last year. The album came along with a 35-minute film that grossed over $1million globally.
His partnership with Adidas for the Yeezy Sneaker and Apparel line has reportedly earned him the highest fortune. They unveiled their first Yeezy Boost 750 in 2015 with just 9,000 pairs and sold out in 10 minutes through the Adidas smartphone app.
The rapper’s Yeezy Shoe following which Forbes describes as cult-like saw Kanye West make a staggering $1.5 billion in sales in 2019. In 2018, West described his brand as a unicorn, terming it the second-fastest-growing company ever to exist, and its trend would see it become a decacorn.
By a unicorn, West meant Yeezy was a private startup worth $1 billion and more, while decacorn is a startup worth over $10 billion. The Yeezy shoe is, however, not his only significant investment, having acquired a $14 million ranch, which is reportedly 6,800 acres.
We have 160 positions to fill by the end of the year. Yeezy will hit a billion dollars this year. It is the 2nd fastest growing company in history. It is a unicorn on its way to becoming a decacorn.
— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018