How rich is Kanye West? A look at the rapper and Yeezy founder’s net worth
Kanye West has been making plenty of headlines since his show at Paris Fashion Week, and we take a look at how rich the Yeezy founder is in 2022.
Kanye’s ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts have sparked debate on social media. Many have come forward and criticized the rapper’s Paris exposure, including Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa Johnson.
However, despite the harsh backlash, Kanye has consistently defended his t-shirts on social media. He recently sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson to talk about various things, including t-shirts.
Despite his celebrity status and wealth, rapper Donda has never shied away from talking about serious and sensitive topics.
Kanye West net worth – How rich is the rapper?
Kanye’s net worth is between $3 billion and $6.6 billion.
According to a report by Forbes, in a 2019 text, the musician said he was worth $3.3 billion. However, in 2022, the Celebrity Net Worth portal indicates that Praise to God rapper is worth $6.6 billion.
There’s no doubt that Kanye is one of America’s richest celebrities. He made most of his fortune in the music and fashion industry.
The Chicago rapper shot to fame with his 2004 album, University dropout. Since then he has won 21 Grammy Awards for his music. He is now respected for being one of the best in business.
His brand, Yeezy, which is a partnership with Adidas, has also contributed immensely to the rapper’s fortune.
Kanye’s Yeezy and Adidas launched their partnership in 2016. Since then, the collaborators have released iconic sneaker designs.
The rapper also had a successful collaboration with GAP for two years, but it ended in 2022, according to People.
Kanye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian is also a billionaire
The Celebrity Net Worth portal notes that Kim Kardashian is worth around $1.4 billion.
The reality TV star turned beauty mogul now owns the SKIMS, KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance and SKKN brands.
She also currently stars in Hulu’s The Kardashians.
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021 after seven years of marriage. The couple share four children – North (9), Saint (6), Chicago (4) and Psalm (3).
Is Kanye the richest rapper in the world?
Kanye is indeed the richest rapper in the world. The rapper’s $6.6 billion net worth puts him above Jay-Z, P Diddy and Dr Dre.
Here is the list of the 10 richest rappers, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
- Kanye West: $6.6 billion
- Jay-Z: $1.3 billion
- P Diddy: $900 million
- Dr. Dre: $500 million
- Russell Simmons: $340 million
- Drake: $250 million
- Pharrell Williams: $250 million
- Eminem: $230 million
- Master P: $200 million
- Usher: $180 million
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