Kanye West has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
Kanye West is an American rapper, originally from Chicago. He was quickly noticed in the midst of hip hop in the late 1990s by making Jermain Dupri’s album.
Kanye West became a producer and rapper in the 2000s. He has produced the albums of Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Scarface and Mary J.Blige. Not satisfied with his producer status, Kanye West quickly diversifies into a solo career. In 2004, Kanye released his debut album, The College Dropout, an international success and best hip-hop album of the year, which allowed him to be unanimously acclaimed by critics for his unusual and innovative performance. The album ranked #2 on the Billboard 200 and is Kanye’s best selling album to date.
In 2005, Kanye West released Late Registration, the most anticipated hip-hop album of the year. Late registration is a success and allows Kanye West to be nominated at the Grammy Awards.
In September 2007, Kanye West released the excellent Graduation, a tribute album to his mentor Jay-Z, which breaks records. As good as the previous ones, Kanye West turned in another quality album. Among the 13 tracks that make up this album, there are some future classics. This includes “Good Morning,” “Homecoming,” “Drunk & Hot Girls,” and “Stronger” in collaboration with Daft Punk.
In 2008, Kanye West released his fourth album, 808’s & Heartbreak, a very pop album on some tracks. There are many collaborations with Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi and more. The more pop sound makes this new album a separate composition in the discography of the famous producer. This change of style is not without displeasure.
On May 28, 2010, he unveiled the first track “Power” off his 5th studio album called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is scheduled released on November 22, 2010. The album open at #1 on the Billboard 200.
As of September 2010, he launches the G.O.O.D. Fridays where, every Friday, he publishes a new title. It features songs featuring Jay-Z, RZA, Pete Rock, Pusha-T, Bon Iver, Common, Curtis Mayfield, Charlie Wilson and many others.
In 2011, he released Watch the Throne, a joint album with Jay-Z, originally intended as a single EP. The first single, “H.A.M.,” hits the Internet on January 11, 2011. “Niggas in Paris” became the album’s highest charting single, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
From 2013 to 2016, Kanye released two more albums, Yeezus and The Life Of Pablo.
Kanye has also made some major business moves. He collaborated with Nike And Adidas to unveil his own line of “Yeezy” sneakers that are some of the most sought after collector items. He is also co-owner of Tidal along with some other artists.
West has also been included in Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums Of All Time list with three albums. He has also been included in multiple Forbes annual lists which led to his huge fortune of $150 million.