Kanye West, Age, Height, Networth

By | January 13, 2021

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta (Georgia). He grew up and was raised in an educated family. His father, Ray West, was a member of the Black Panther’s political force, and his mother, Donda West, was a professor of English.

NameKanye West
DOB8 June 1977
Age44 Years ( In 2021 )
Height173 cm
Birth PlaceAtlanta, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationHigh School
ReligionChristian
Net worth ( $ )$1.26 billion
Net worth ( ₹ )₹9200 Crore

Childhood and youth

When Kanye was barely 3 years old, his parents decided to break up. As a result, he stayed with his mother, with whom he settled in Chicago.

During his school years, the future rapper showed good academic ability, getting high marks in almost all subjects. In addition, the boy showed a keen interest in music and drawing.

When Kanye West was 10 years old, he and his mother went to China , where Donda taught at one of the local universities. Later, the child received from her a computer “Amiga”, with which he was able to write music for games.

Back in Chicago, Kanye began to communicate with hip-hop lovers, as well as rap. In his youth, he began to compose melodies, which he successfully sold to other performers.

After receiving his diploma, he continued his studies at the American Academy of Arts, where he studied art.

Soon West decided to transfer to another university where he studied English. At the age of 20, he dropped out of school, as it did not allow him to fully pursue music. And although this upset his mother very much, the woman resigned herself to the act of her son.

Music

When Kanye West was 13 years old, he wrote the song “Green Eggs and Ham”, having persuaded his mother to give him money to record the track in the studio. After that, he met producer No ID, who taught him how to handle the sampler.

During this period of his biography, the teenager gained popularity as a producer, writing a number of hits for famous artists, including Jay-Z, Ludacris, Beyoncé and other performers.

At the same time, Kanye was in a car accident, as a result of which he shattered his jaw. A couple of weeks later he wrote the song “Through the Wire”, after which he wrote dozens of tracks.

This led to West collecting enough material to record his 1st album, The College Dropout (2004). The CD won a Grammy for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for the hit Jesus Walks.

Personal life

In his youth, the singer courted fashion designer Alexis Phifer and was even engaged to her. However, after a year and a half, the lovers broke off the engagement. After that, he dated the model Amber Rose for about 2 years.

At the age of 35, Kanye West became interested in the participant in the television show Kim Kardashian . A couple of years later, the lovers decided to get married in Florence. In this marriage, the couple had sons Saint and Psalm and daughters – North and Chicago (Chi Chi).

Kanye West with his wife Kim and children

An interesting fact is that Chicago was born with the help of a surrogate mother. In 2007, a tragedy occurred in West’s personal biography – his mother died. A day before her death, the woman decided to undergo breast reduction surgery, which led to cardiac arrest.

After that, the musician performed the song “Hey Mama” at concerts, which he wrote in memory of his mother. During her performance, he usually cried, unable to find the strength to hold back his tears.

West is the organizer of a charity foundation in Chicago, which aims to help fight illiteracy, as well as help disadvantaged children get music education.

Kanye West today

In 2020, the artist presented a new album “God’s Country”. He has an Instagram account, where he periodically uploads new photos and videos.

On his page, you can find more than one photo in which he stands next to Elon Musk . The fact is that the rapper is actively interested in the developments of the talented inventor and is even thinking of opening his own car plant, having established cooperation with Tesla.

Kanye West Instagram

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