Kanye West Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Kanye West?

There is no magic to achievement, it’s really about dedication, hard work and perseverance, this line has very well proved by Kanye Omari West who is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Moreover, he is eminently known as one of the most influential rappers of all time. Besides this, West gathered huge popularity as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several artists and developing the “chipmunk soul” sampling style. In fact, he has won 22 Grammy Awards, the joint tenth-most of all time as one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 160 million records sold. In the year 2021, Forbes estimates his net worth at $1.8 billion making him a billionaire. Recently, West hit the headlines on January 5, 2022 when he was announced as one of the 2022 headliners of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Personal Life/Early Life

This handsome star, Kanye was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and holds American nationality. He is the loving and caring son of Ray West (father) and Dr. Donda C. West (mother). However, his mother was died at age 58 on November 10, 2007. Other than this, West was raised on Chicago’s middle-class South Shore neighborhood by his mother and spent summers with his father. Concerned about his studies, he attended Polaris High School and got a scholarship to the American Academy of Art in Chicago, but he quit school to pursue music full-time.

Kanye West Relationship Status

Moving towards his relationship status, Kanye entered into an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer in 2002, and they became engaged in August 2006. However, their relation ended in the year 2008 due to some personal issues. From 2008 through the summer of 2010, he dated model Amber Rose. After that, West started to date his longtime friend, reality star Kim Kardashian. The duo became engaged in October 2013 and tied the sacred knot of marriage at Fort di Belvedere in Florence on May 24, 2014. Besides this, the couple has four children named North “Nori” West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West.

Later, West revealed during a presidential campaign rally of his in July 2020 that he had previously wanted his first child aborted, but Kardashian refused. He made the comment and acknowledged the possibility of Kim ending their marriage because of it. Following that, CNN reported in January 2021 that the couple was contemplating divorce, and Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021. In fact, the duo cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of divorce in April 2021 and agreed to joint custody of their four children. Recently, actress Julia Fox confirmed that she was dating West in an article she wrote for Interview in January 2022. Previously, West has also dated Karrine Steffans, Sumeke Rainey, Dollicia Bryan, Selita Ebanks, Chanel Iman, and Virginie Maury.

Name Kanye West
Nick Name Ye
Birthdate 8th June 1977
Age 44 years old (as of 2021)
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Gender Male
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Profession Singer
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hobbies Art and Design
Net Worth $1.8 billion

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet: 5’8”
In centimetre: 173cm
Weight(Approx) In kilogram: 75kg
In pounds: 165lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian

Family Background, Education

Father Name Ray West
Mother Name Donda C. West
Siblings Sister: Not Known

Brother: Not Known

School Polaris High School
College Chicago’s American Academy of Art
Education Qualification N/A

Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage

Marital Status Married but Divorcee
Girlfriend Karrine Steffans, Sumeke Rainey, Dollicia Bryan, Selita Ebanks, Chanel Iman, Virginie Maury, Alexis Phifer, Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian and Julia Fox
Wife/Spouse Kim Kardashian ​(m. 2014; sep. 2021)

Children North “Nori” West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West
Nori West
Saint West
Chicago West

Psalm West

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Color Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Kanye West
Twitter Kanye West

Kanye West Career Highlights

Talking about his career, Kanye began his career in the year 1990 and his first official production credits came at the age of 19 when he produced eight tracks on “Down to Earth”. Later, this handsome star formed Go-Getter in the year 1990 and released their first and only studio album “World Record Holders” in the year 1999. After that, West got his big break and began to produce for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records in the year 2000. Moreover, he rose to huge prominence after the influential 2001 album “The Blueprint”. However, Kanye met with an accident when he was returning from a studio and he falls asleep at the wheel causing a head-on crash with another car.

Furthermore, in December 2002, his first mixtape entitled “Get Well Soon” was released. After that, in February 2004, “The College Dropout” was eventually issued by Roc-A-Fella. Thereafter, he founded a record label and management company, GOOD Music that would go on to house affiliate artists and producers, such as No I.D. and John Legend. In fact, NBC broadcast “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” in September 2005 and in that broadcast, he was a featured speaker. In September 2007, his third studio album was “Graduation”. However, West’s controversial incident occurred at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where he crashed the stage and grabbed the microphone from winner Taylor Swift.

Apart from that, in November 2010, his fifth studio album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” was released. In August 2011, Kanye released the collaborative album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z and later released “Cruel Summer”. Besides this, a film, “Mercy” was directed by him that premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Later, he announced in September 2013 that he would be headlining his first solo tour in five years, to support “Yeezus”. After that, in January 2015, “FourFiveSeconds”, a single jointly produced with Rihanna and McCartney, was released. In fact, West has also made his appearance on the “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary Special, where he premiered a new song entitled “Wolves”.

Other than this, Kanye released “All Day” in March 2015 and also performed the song at the 2015 BRIT Awards. He also released a song named “Facts” in the end of the year 2015. West released his new song “Real Friends” in the year 2016 with Kendrick Lamar and released the collaborative lead single “Champions” of the GOOD Music album “Cruel Winter”. Moreover, this handsome man also embarked on the Saint Pablo Tour in support of “The Life of Pablo”. Additionally, he released the non-album singles “Lift Yourself” in the year 2017 and also released a collaborative album with Kid Cudi, titled “Kids See Ghosts”. Thereafter, in August 2018, West released the non-album single “XTCY”.

Further, on 7th September 2018, he also released a collaboration with American rapper Lil Pump titled “I Love It”. Later, West announced via Twitter on 9th September 2018 that “Watch the Throne 2” would be coming soon and also he announced that his ninth studio album “Yandhi” will be released by the last of September. Later, on August 29, 2019, Kim Kardashian stated that West’s next album will be named Jesus Is King, officially killing Yandhi. It was released on October 25, 2019, and it was the first album to simultaneously chart at the top of the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums, Top Christian Albums, and Top Gospel Albums.

Later, West released the single, titled “Wash Us in the Blood”, featuring fellow American rapper and singer Travis Scott on June 30, 2020. Besides this, he appeared on Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs” podcast and announced that he would soon release a deluxe version of Donda on November 4, 2021.

Awards Received By Kanye West

This star has won total of 21 Grammy Awards making him eleventh in the list of most awarded artists of all time and sixth for most Grammy nominations with 68.

Kanye West Wealth and Net Worth

This eminent singer, Kanye West has earned a considerable amount of money from his work. His net worth can be estimated to have $1.8 billion as of 2021 approximately.

Physical Appearance

Mohit was born on 8th June 1977 and has turned 44 years old as of 2021. He has captured the heart of millions of people with his attractive personality and looks. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall which is 173 in centimeters. In fact, he follows a regular diet and workout in order to keep himself fit and healthy with the weight of 75kg. He has a very attractive smile which is complemented by his dark brown eyes and black hair. His body measurements are 42 inches chest, 32 inches waist and 16 inches biceps approximately.

Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Kanye West

  • He applied to have his legal name changed from Kanye Omari West to Ye, with no middle or last name on August 24, 2021 and the request was granted on October 18, 2021.
  • In May 2013, West expressed interest in starting an architecture firm, saying “I want to do product, I am a product person, not just clothing but water bottle design, architecture … I make music but I shouldn’t be limited to one place of creativity”.
  • He donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in September 2012 and donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign in August 2015.
  • In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the following protests, he donated $2 million between the family of Floyd and other victims of police brutality, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor in June 2020.

  • In 2003, Kanye and his mother established the “Kanye West Foundation” in Chicago, with the goal of combating dropout and illiteracy rates by working with community groups to offer impoverished youngsters with access to music instruction.
  • Yeezy LLC was listed in a United States Department of the Treasury log of businesses that received small business loans through the CARES Act in July 2020.
  • He premiered his women’s fashion label, DW Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2011.
  • West collaborated with M/M Paris for a series of silk scarves featuring artwork from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in March 2011.
  • Kanye’s debut album “College Dropout” sold 400,000 copies in its first week.
  • He signed a 10 year deal, linking Yeezy with GAP in May 2021.
  • It was announced on March 30, 2015 that West is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal.
  • He announced starting of film production company named Half Beast, LLC in September 2018.
  • This dashing singer has also become so popular on Instagram having about 9.9 M followers.

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