Kanye West, born Kanye Omari West, in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977, is a Grammy Award winning rapper and producer who skyrocketed to fame in the late 1990s. Raised in Chicago, Illinois, West developed a talent for rapping and poetry at a very young age. He dropped out of Chicago State University at the age of 20 to pursue music full time. Throughout his red hot career, West has been linked to several females. After a two year relationship with fashion model Amber Rose, West started dating reality star Kim Kardashian in April of 2012. In June of 2013, Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first child, North.
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2. Income & Salary
West first saw massive success when he began to produce and write songs for artists on the Roc-A-fella Records label. His influence and recognition led him to work for a number of acts including Janet Jackson, Ludicris, and Beanie Sigel. The commercial and critical success of Jay-Z’s 2001 The Blueprint album catapulted Kanye to multimillionaire status and one of the most sought after producers in the industry. West has release seven albums to date. His first album, The College Dropout, garnered massive success by going 4X platinum and winning two Grammy Awards.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
West has branched out with a number of other business ventures including his own fashion label that was launched in Oct. of 2011. He has also worked with Nike shoes and developed his own shoe line with Louis Vitton in 2009. In 2012, West raked in an estimated 40 million from record sales and other business ventures. His current earnings to date for 2013 are believed to be around 30 million. According to Forbes Magazine, West’s current net worth stands at 100 million.