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Kanye West Net Worth (2023)

Kanye West Is Worth $500 Million

NameKanye West
Other Name(s)Ye, Kanye Omari West
Net Worth $500 million
BirthdayJune 8, 1977 in Atlanta, GA
Star SignGemini
Height5ft 8 (173 cm)

Early Life

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, with his mother, Donda West, who was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and his father, Ray West, who was a former Black Panther and one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kanye was a talented musician from a young age, and he began making music and beats while still in high school. He went on to study at Chicago State University before dropping out to pursue a career in music.

How Much Money Does Kanye Make From His Music?

Kanye West is one of the greatest and most successful hip-hop musicians in history. He has experimented in several genres, from pop to gospel and even electro but he remains most famous for his hip-hop hits and his collaborations with other major artists like Jay Z, John Legend, and Rihanna.

Kanye West is one of the bestselling artists of all time and has accumulated close to 250 million certified units in his career. His music catalog was estimated to be worth $110 million in 2020. He is the highest-decorated hip-hop artist in history with 24 Grammy Awards, tied with Jay Z.

Based on his number of monthly listeners on Spotify, it is estimated that he receives more than $15M annually from the streaming platform.

His tours have been among the most successful in history grossing an incredible $200 million:

  • The Watch the Throne Total Gross (with Jay Z): $75.6M – 68 shows in 2011 / 2012
  • The Saint Pablo Total Gross: $52.8M – 41 shows in 2016
  • The Yeezus Total Gross: $31.8M – 45 shows in 2013
  • Glow in the Dark Total Gross: $30.8M – 88 shows in 2008

He also owns his music label called GOOD Music and produced several critically acclaimed artists like Pusha T.

Trivia: He dropped out of university at age 20 to focus on his musical career but he received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute in his hometown Chicago in 2015. The name of his label is an acronym for “Getting Out Our Dream”.

How Much Are Kanye West’s Business Ventures Worth?

Kanye’s most successful business ventures are in the fashion industry. His fully owned brand Yeezy had secured several high-profile partnerships with major brands:

However, both brands ended the lucrative deals. Adidas put an end to its partnership with the rapper on October 2022 while Gap confirmed it would “wind down” the Yeezy Gap collaboration. Adidas acted following controversy around anti-Semitic comments made by Kanye West in October 2022.

After warning that Kanye’s billionaire status would be at risk should Adidas abandon their collaboration with Yeezy, Forbes eventually revised Kanye’s net worth to $400 million, a shocking drop from the $6.6 billion estimated by Bloomberg in 2020. Our estimate is a little bit higher at $500 million.

A large part of Kanye’s net worth is now likely tied to his undisclosed but small stake in his ex-wife’s apparel company Skims, which was recently valued at $3.2 billion.

Trivia: He was one of the minority owners of streaming service Tidal but it is reported that he received $8.9M when Tidal got acquired by Square in 2021. He owns several Burger King franchises across Europe.

What Other Assets Does Kanye West Own?

Bloomberg reported in 2021 that West owned $122 million in cash and stocks.

He owns several houses, including a $57.3 million Malibu beach villa designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, a ranch in Wyoming estimated at more than $10 million, and a $2.2 million ranch in Los Angeles. 

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He also owns several luxury cars including a Lamborghini Urus, a Mercedes SLR, and a Bugatti Veyron. The value of his car collection could surpass the $4M mark.

That’s Kanye’s Maybach 57 in his and Jay Z’s video for “Otis”.

He is often seen flying on private jets but it is unclear if he owns one. It is also unknown whether he owns a yacht.

Trivia: Following their divorce, he received $20 million from his ex-wife Kim Kardashian for their marital home in Hidden Hills and an additional $3 million for the art it contained. He however purchased a smaller home opposite for $4.5 million to simplify the logistics when seeing his 4 kids.

You now understand why Ye dropped from the top of the list of richest musicians and richest rappers.

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Selected Discography

WorkRelease DateU.S. Sales
The College DropoutFebruary 10, 20043,358,000
Late RegistrationAugust 30, 20053,100,000
GraduationSeptember 11, 20072,700,000
808s & HeartbreakNovember 24, 20081,700,000
My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyNovember 22, 20101,300,000
YeezusJune 18, 2013750,000
The Life of PabloFebruary 14, 2016
YeJune 1, 201885,000
Jesus Is KingOctober 25, 2019109,000
DondaAugust 29, 2021313,000

Notable Award Wins

2004Kanye WestBET AwardsBest New Artist
2005Kanye WestBET AwardsBest Gospel Artist
2005“Jesus Walks”Grammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2005The College DropoutGrammy AwardsBest Rap Album
2006“Gold Digger” (featuring Jamie Foxx)BET AwardsBest Collaboration
2006“Diamonds from Sierra Leone”Grammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2006“Gold Digger” (featuring Jamie Foxx)Grammy AwardsBest Rap Solo Performance
2006Late RegistrationGrammy AwardsBest Rap Album
2008Kanye WestAmerican Music AwardsFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
2008GraduationAmerican Music AwardsFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
2008“Southside” (with Common)Grammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2008“Stronger”Grammy AwardsBest Rap Solo Performance
2008“Good Life” (featuring T-Pain)Grammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2011Kanye WestBET AwardsBest Male Hip-Hop Artist
2012“Otis” (with Jay-Z)BET AwardsVideo of the Year
2012“All of the Lights” (featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)Grammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2012“Otis” (with Jay-Z)Grammy AwardsBest Rap Performance
2012“No Church in the Wild” (with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean & The-Dream)Grammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2021Kanye WestAmerican Music AwardsFavorite Artist – Gospel
2021Jesus Is KingGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary Christian Music Album
2022“Hurricane”Grammy AwardsBest Melodic Rap Performance
2022“Jail”Grammy AwardsBest Rap Song

Concert Tours

Tour NameTour Date
The School Spirit TourMarch 2004 – May 2005
The Touch the Sky TourOctober 2005 – December 2005
Glow in the Dark TourApril 2008 – December 2008
The Watch the Throne TourOctober 2011 – June 2012
The Yeezus TourOctober 2013 – September 2014
The Saint Pablo TourAugust 2016 – November 2016