Kanye West is a rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer from the United States. He is widely recognized as one of the finest and most influential hip hop artists of all time, as well as one of his generation’s greatest musicians.
West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to middle-class African-American parents. When he was three years old, he went to Chicago with his mother. He began writing poetry when he was five years old. Kanye relocated to Nanjing, China, with his mother when he was ten years old.
Kanye West did not come from a wealthy family, but he was the epitome of a middle-class kid. His mother was a teacher in the United States who eventually became a member of the Board of Education. His father worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a photojournalist.
Kanye West is the richest African American in history, with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion. Kanye West made his riches as a musician and through his popular clothing line, “Yeezy.” West owns the company outright and is said to earn between $150 million and $200 million each year from it.
His varied fashion and streetwear interests have led to huge collaborations with Adidas, Nike, Louis Vuitton, and now Gap. Kanye’s effect on how people dress continues to grow even as new rappers emerge as this generation’s new style idols.
Khanye is known for taking sartorial risks, as evidenced by this photo of him with Travis Scott, in which people couldn’t help but notice his flower-filled jeans, which generated a stir on social media.