Kanye West Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $105 Million
Kanye West is one of the best selling artists of all time, and with a grand total of 21 Grammy Awards, he’s also one of the most awarded artists of all-time. Unfortunately now every time I think about Kanye two words pop into my mind automatically, “overpaid” and “overrated”. Don’t get me wrong, I used to like Kanye’s music, songs like “Through The Wire” and “Selfish” once made me his true fan, but his most recent work is not as good as it used to be. In fact, there’s one word to describe his latest video “Bound 2″ featuring his baby momma Kim Kardashian, and that is “Ridiculous” with a capital “R”, the lyrics are just plain lame, and even though they tried to give the whole thing an erotic and artistic feel to it, it just didn’t work, and if he keeps going at it like that he will quickly plummet down the rankings and in his fans’ hearts as well.
Kanye is a great artist though, a lot of people don’t know this, but he’s been in the music industry for quite some time now, in fact, before being a great rapper he was already a great producer, he became well known for his work on one of Jay-Z’s most successful albums “The Blueprint” which was released in 2001, and he also helped out other popular artists such as Ludacris and Janet Jackson among many others. However, Kanye’s rise to fame and fortune came after the release of his first major studio album “The College Dropout”, which included the hit single “Through The Wire”, the album was certified triple platinum and Mr. West received 10 Grammy nominations along the way, instantly catapulting him straight to the top of his game.
But, how does Kanye West make money? Most of West’s fortune comes directly from rapping, selling albums, live presentations and concerts, writing, producing, merchandising, and stuff like that. However, he is also involved in other business ventures that allow him to generate a lot of extra income from additional sources of revenue such as his partnership with Nike, which produces his own shoe the “Air Yeezy”, he also has his own shoe line designed for Louis Vuitton, and he even has his own women’s fashion label called “DW by Kanye West”.
How much is Kanye West really worth? Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines Kanye has an estimated net worth of $100 million, however, after making our own calculations and taking into account his most recent work and earnings we have come to the conclusion that he might be just a little bit richer than what most people think, we believe that West’s current net wealth is about $105 million dollars approximately. Forbes Magazine ranked him #59 in the 2013 100 Richest Celebrities list, and #6 in the 2013 Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings list, just one spot ahead of Lil Wayne and one spot behind Birdman who is currently ranked 5th.