Kanye West: Bio, Age, Family, Career, Discography, Awards, And Net Worth

NameKanye Omari West
Also known asYe
Date of birthJune 8, 1977
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia in the United States
ParentsRay West (father) and Donda West (mother)
ChildrenNorth West, Psalm West, Chicago West, Saint West
OccupationSongwriter, Rapper, Businessman and Music Producer
Net Worth$1.8 billion

Who Is Kanye West?

Kanye Omari West, is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. West became very popular as a producer for the Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s. Then, he produced music for many artists and he also created the “chipmunk soul” sampling style.

Being a bold Grammy Award-winning rapper, his albums have sold millions.

Early Life And Family

Kanye Omari West was born to his parents on 8 June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His mother, Dr. Donda C. Williams West was an English Professor at the Clark Atlanta University. She was also the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.

His father, Ray West, was one of the previous Black Panthers and even the first black photojournalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Kanye West’s parents parted ways when he was 3 years of age. As a result of that, he was raised by his mother in Chicago, Illinois.

Since his mother is highly educated and even a Professor, she appreciated the value of education. Her son on the other hand, dropped out of college at the age of 20 with the aim of pursuing his music career.

He got married to Kimberly Noel Kardashian on May 24, 2014. He currently has 4 children.

Music Career And Discography

After producing for local artists, his breakthrough came in 2000 when he became the producer for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records.

In 2001, Kanye West also produced for Jay-Z. However, his main ambition is to be a Rapper and not  a Producer.

He released a song, “Through the Wire” while he was hospitalized. That song later became part of his debut album; “Death”.

Some of his hit songs include:

  • I am a God (2013)
  • Coldest Winter (2008)
  • Runaway (2010)
  • Black Skinhead (2013)
  • Addiction (2005)
  • Hold My Liquor (2013)
  • On Sight (2013)
  • Monster (2010)
  • Gold Digger (2005)
  • All of the Lights (2010)
  • Blood on the Leaves (2013)
  • Spaceship (2004)
  • Fade (2016) and many more.

Awards And Achievements

Kanye West bagged 10 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for his album; ‘The College Dropout’. He also got a Grammy for the Best Rap Album category. His album was certified as triple platinum in the United States.

Kanye West’s Net Worth

As of December 2021, Kanye Omari West has an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion.

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