Kanye West net worth isn’t easy to calculate.
No stranger to the limelight – or any nearby mic, for that matter – superstar rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West is anything but understated, and his net worth matches his over the top style.
Dropping out of college to pursue his rap career, West chronicled his dropout decision on his first album College Dropout, which Ye took four years to craft and hone before its 2004 release. His debut album came in at number two on the Billboard 200, but Kanye did anything but stop there.
Fast forward to today, Kayne net worth has increased because of worked with an impressive repertoire of artists, including megastar Jay-Z, and has pursued a number of ventures outside of the business world, including owning a chain of Fatburger restaurants and shoe lines with Louis Vuitton and Nike, as well as his own A.P.C. fashion line, among other business deals.
So how much is Yeezy worth?
This multi-award winning artist can lay claim to more than his impressive collection of 14 Grammys; he can also lay claim to an estimated net worth of $120 million.
Forbes ranked Kanye West net worth at #59 on its 2013 Celebrity 100 list, which takes into account each celebrity’s net worth, fame metrics, and other measures. West’s fame is surely a factor in his top 100 ranking, with his recent status change to father and impending marriage to Kim Kardashian, as well as the 2013 release of Yeezus, his sixth studio album, and the eponymous concert tour.
Kanye West has also explored a number of philanthropic avenues, including his Kanye West Foundation, founded to aid in education efforts, which reportedly and quite mysteriously closed its doors in 2011 after coming under fire for spending money on non-charitable causes. Rest assured, however, that Kanye West will ever be embarking on the next venture, as his penchant for the limelight seems to be quite insatiable.
As a couple, West and fiancee Kardashian are worth an estimated $140 million.