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Kanye West Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Kanye West net worth:
$160 million

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Kanye West Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

American Kanye Omari West is a worldwide-known rapper, music producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, film producer and hip-hop beat maker, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 8 June 1977. He is known both for his own solo career, and for producing albums by such artists as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

So just how rich is Kanye West, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Kanye has a net worth of over $160 million, accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry which now spans more than 20 years.

Kanye West Net Worth $160 million

Kanye moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother after his parents’ divorce – Dr. Donda West was an English professor, before becoming West’s manager. He also spent some time in China when his mother taught at Nanjing University, and learned the language. Kanye began rapping and writing in his early teens, and although he briefly attended both the American Academy of Art studying art, and Chicago State University to study English in the late ‘90s, he dropped out to concentrate on music.

It is said that Kanye worked on his debut album “The College Dropout” for almost four years – which hit second place on the Billboard 200 – but even then was also producing other artists’ music. Later followed the albums “Late Registration”, “Graduation” as well as “808s & Heartbreak” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“.

Kanye’s releases seem to practically sell themselves, but so do those on which he has worked as a producer, with such stars as Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé, John Legend, Janet Jackson and  Alicia Keys. In his musical career overall, Kanye Omari has won more than 40 awards, fourteen of them being Grammys, two American Music Awards, and seven BET awards, as a solo artist and a producer working with his record label called Roc-A-Fella, which is an allusion to the Rockefeller family who are also very wealthy.

Additionally, Kanye is a businessman, and created a luxurious shoe line for Louis Vuitton couture house, and in 2014 a line of sneakers on which he collaborated with Nike – called Air Yeezy – a reference to one of his albums, “Yeezus”.

Speaking about his personal life, Kanye has been married to wealthy socialite and reality show star Kimberly ‘Kim’ Kardashian since 2014, and they have a daughter and a son. In the past Kanye dated Alexis Phifer, model Amber Rose, and also rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Kanye is also a noted philanthropist – after his mother’s death, he established a charity called Dr. Donda West Foundation, which supports African-American children, as well as latino children, and  provided help to the victims of hurricane Katrina.

 

Kanye West information

Kanye West information

Birth date: June 8, 1977
Birth place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Singer, Actor, Film Producer, Rapper, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Fashion designer, Music Video Director
Education:Polaris High School, Chicago's American Academy of Art, Chicago State University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kim Kardashian (m. 2014)
Children:Saint West, North West
Parents:Donda West, Ray West
Awards:MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (2015), Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song/Rap Album/Rap Performance, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award
Record labels:GOOD, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Music groups:Child Rebel Soldier (2007), The Throne (2011-present)
Nominations:American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (2011), MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, Brit Award for International Group (2012)
Movies:Zoolander 2 (2016), Cruel Summer (2012), The Black Mamba (2011), We Were Once a Fairytale (2009), Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology (2005)
TV shows:Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007- present), Arcade Fire (2017), Paramore (2017), The Brotherly Love Table Read (2010)
Albums:"The Life of Pablo" (2016), "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (2010), "Yeezus" (2013), "Best of Kanye West", "Watch the Throne" (2011), “The College Dropout” (2004), “Late Registration”, “Graduation”, “808s & Heartbreak”, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“
Books:Glow in the Dark (2009), Through the Wire: Lyrics & Illuminations (2009), Kanye West?: Yeezy (2017)

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series performer - 1 episode
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV Special performer: "All Day", "Black Skinhead"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Rap Critic ReviewsTV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2015
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour2015TV Movie performer: "E.T." / writer: "E.T."
888.com World Grand PrixTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2015
Trainwreck2015writer: "Gold Digger"
The Brit Awards 20152015TV Special performer: "All Day" / writer: "All Day"
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV Special performer: "Jesus Walks", "Only One", "Wolves" / writer: "Jesus Walks", "Only One"
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV Special performer: "Only One", "FourFiveSeconds" / writer: "Only One", "FourFiveSeconds"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
WilliamHill.com UK ChampionshipTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2014 writer - 3 episodes, 2014
Very Important PersonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Top Five2014performer: "Niggas in Paris" / producer: "Niggas in Paris" / writer: "Niggas in Paris"
Glee2009-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
World Championship SnookerTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Obscurity2014Short performer: "Dark Fantasy" / writer: "Dark Fantasy"
Chelsea LatelyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Saturday SportsdayTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Blood on the Leaves" / writer: "Blood on the Leaves"
One Night StandTV Series short 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Steel RiverTV Mini-Series short performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hangover Part III2013performer: "Dark Fantasy" / writer: "Dark Fantasy"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2005 - 2013 writer - 4 episodes, 2004 - 2013
The Bling Ring2013performer: "All of the Lights", "Power" / writer: "All of the Lights", "Power"
Didysis Getsbis2013performer: "No Church In The Wild", "Who Gon Stop Me" / producer: "Izzo H.O.V.A." / writer: "No Church In The Wild", "Who Gon Stop Me", "Izzo H.O.V.A."
GirlsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Man with the Iron Fists2012performer: "White Dress" / writer: "White Dress"
The X Factor2010-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
BET Awards 20122012TV Special performer: "Mercy" - uncredited / producer: "Mercy" - uncredited / writer: "Mercy" - uncredited
No Church in the Wild2012Video short performer: "No Church in the Wild" / producer: "No Church in the Wild" / writer: "No Church in the Wild"
Katy Perry Live Lounge Special2012TV Special writer: "Niggas in Paris" as "Ninjas in Paris"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Project X2012performer: "H.A.M." / writer: "H.A.M."
Safe House2012performer: "No Church in the Wild" / writer: "No Church in the Wild"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Gorgeous" / writer: "Gorgeous"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2011TV Special performer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited / producer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited / writer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged2011TV Movie performer: "Stronger" / writer: "Stronger"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Work Out2011Video short writer: "Work Out"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Stronger", "Monster" / writer: "Stronger", "Monster"
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Gold Digger" - as Kanye Omari West
Chikara High Noon2011Video performer: "Blame Game" - uncredited / producer: "Blame Game" - uncredited / writer: "Blame Game" - uncredited
One Tree Hill2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burlesque2010/Iwriter: "Knock You Down"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Runaway2010/IShort performer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Devil in a New Dress", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited / producer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World" - uncredited / writer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Devil in a New Dress", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited
Erase Me2010Video short performer: "Erase Me' / writer: "Erase Me'
Hawaii Five-0TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010writer: "Be Intro"
90210TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV Special performer: "Runway" / writer: "Runway"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2010
Step Up 3D2010writer: "Drivin' Me Wild"
Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Live2010TV Special writer: "Supernova", "Heart Of The City"
The Cleveland Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour2010Video documentary performer: "Beat Goes On" / writer: "Beat Goes On", "Get Stupid Medley"
Brit Awards 20102010TV Special performer: "Run This Town" / writer: "Run This Town"
How to Make It in America2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Oi Fashion Rocks2009TV Movie writer: "American Boy"
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game lyrics: "American Boy" / performer: "American Boy" / writer: "American Boy"
DJ Hero2009Video Game performer: "Make Her Say" / writer: "Make Her Say"
The New Paul O'Grady ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Make Her Say2009Video short performer: "Make Her Say" / writer: "Make Her Say"
The Jay Leno Show2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV Special writer: "Make Her Say" - uncredited
Alan Carr: Chatty ManTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
We Were Once a Fairytale2009Short performer: "Gifted", "See You In My Nightmares", "See You In My Nightmares Bumptempo Squeak E. Clean Remix" / producer: "See You In My Nightmares", "See You In My Nightmares Bumptempo Squeak E. Clean Remix" / writer: "Gifted", "See You In My Nightmares", "See You In My Nightmares Bumptempo Squeak E. Clean Remix", "See You In My Nightmares Underwater Slow Piano Version"
The Hangover2009performer: "Can't Tell Me Nothing" / writer: "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
American Idol2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Obsessed2009performer: "American Boy" / writer: "American Boy"
The InbetweenersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Last Call with Carson DalyTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Nip/Tuck2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game performer: "Go Hard", "Love Lockdown" / writer: "Go Hard", "Love Lockdown"
Rising Icons2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ghost WhispererTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Made of Honor2008performer: "Gold Digger" / writer: "Gold Digger"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Flashing Lights" / writer: "Flashing Lights"
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2008TV Mini-Series performer: "Stronger"
Kanye West: Good Morning2008Short performer: "Good Morning" / producer: "Good Morning" / writer: "Good Morning"
MediumTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Never Back Down2008performer: "Stronger" / writer: "Stronger"
Cashmere Mafia2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
First Sunday2008writer: "Get By"
Bling: A Planet Rock2007Documentary performer: "Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix" / writer: "Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix"
EntourageTV Series 1 episode, 2005 performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Dead Tone2007performer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride" / producer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride" / writer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride"
MTV Pilipinas Music Video Award 20062006TV Movie performer: "Gold Digger"
My Brother2006writer: "Get By" - as K. West
Miami Vice2006writer: "Numb/Encore" - as Kanye Omari West
Mission: Impossible III2006performer: "Impossible" / producer: "Impossible", "Mission: Impossible Theme" / writer: "Impossible"
Inside Man2006performer: "Gold Digger" / writer: "Gold Digger" - as Kanye Omari West
John Legend: Live at the House of Blues2005Video short performer: "Number One"
The BoondocksTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Jarhead2005performer: "Jesus Walks" Instrumental / writer: "Jesus Walks" Instrumental
Block Party2005Documentary performer: "Two Words", "Get Em High", "Jesus Walks" / writer: "Overnight Celebrity", "Get Em High", "Jesus Walks" - as Kanye Omari West / writer: "Two Words", "Get By"
Four Brothers2005"JESUS WALKS" / performer: "JESUS WALKS"
Fantastic Four2005/Iwriter: "New World Symphony"
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV Special performer: "Jesus Walks" / writer: "Jesus Walks"
Coach Carter2005"I Changed My Mind", "You Don't Know My Name"
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV Special performer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited / writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited
UFC 50: The War of '042004TV Special performer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited / writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited
The Wire2002-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Got Served2004writer: "Stand Up" - as Kanye Omari West
Honey2003writer: "My Block"
Beef2003Documentary producer: "Takeover"
Head of State2003writer: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
Brown Sugar2002producer: "Brown Sugar Super Fine", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar Fine", "Brown Sugar Raw" / writer: "Brown Sugar Super Fine", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar Fine", "Brown Sugar Raw"
The Transporter2002as K. West, "Muzik"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoolander 22016post-production
The Night Before2015post-production
Kanye West: All Day2015ShortKanye West
Big Sean: I.D.F.W.U.2014Video shortCoach
Bonnaroo Music Festival2014TV Movie
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013MTV Host (uncredited)
Kanye West: Bound 22013Video shortKanye West
The Cleveland Show2010-2012TV SeriesKenny West
Cruel Summer2012ShortIbrahim
The Black Mamba2011/IShortThe Boss
Runaway2010/IShortGriffin (uncredited)
The Brotherly Love Table Read2010Video short
We Were Once a Fairytale2009ShortDrunk Kanye
The Love Guru2008Kanye West
Untitled Kanye West HBO Project2008TV MovieKanye West
Entourage2007TV SeriesKanye West
Top Buzzer2004TV SeriesCustomer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Five2014co-producer
No Church in the Wild2012Video short executive producer
Soundtrack 2 My Life2010Video short executive producer
Pursuit of Happiness2009Video short executive producer
Make Her Say2009Video short executive producer / producer
We Were Once a Fairytale2009Short executive producer
Alligator Boots2009TV Movie executive producer
Day 'n' Nite2008Video short executive producer
Kanye West Homecoming Special2008TV Movie documentary executive producer
Kanye West: Good Morning2008Short producer
Untitled Kanye West HBO Project2008TV Movie executive producer
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentary executive producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kanye West: Bound 22013Video short
Shiloh's Twelfth2013Short
No Church in the Wild2012Video short
Runaway2010/IShort music by
Make Her Say2009Video short
Homecoming with Rick Reilly2009TV Series
Kanye West: Good Morning2008Short
The Golden Touch2008Short
Jay-Z in Concert2003TV Movie documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Church in the Wild2012Video short writer
Cruel Summer2012Short story / written by
Runaway2010/IShort story
Erase Me2010Video short writer
Make Her Say2009Video short writer
Kanye West: Good Morning2008Short original story
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentary idea - segment "All Falls Down"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cruel Summer2012Short
Runaway2010/IShort
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentary segments "Street Version", "The New Workout Plan"

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Friday Night Project2007TV Series thanks - 1 episode
The Bling Ring2013thanks
Tower Heist2011special thanks
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening2010TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Cait2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Daft Punk Unchained2015DocumentaryHimself
Omg! Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Honors2015TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Prominent!2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Coffee Break Promiflash2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Footage
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2005-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
KIMYE - The True Life Story of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian2013Himself
12-12-122013DocumentaryHimself
City of Angels2013/IIShortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Mademoiselle C2013DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Made in America2013DocumentaryHimself
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Kris2013TV SeriesHimself
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records2013Documentary
Saturday Night Live2005-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
Fashion News Live2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The X Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Audience
MTV Europe Music Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Bad 252012DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Life After2012TV SeriesHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2011TV SpecialHimself
Festival de Música SWU2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Mr Rager2011Video shortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee / Performer
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryHimself
Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew2011TV SeriesHimself
Pop Profiles2011TV SeriesHimself
Kourtney & Kim Take New York2011TV SeriesHimself
Beyoncé's I Am... World Tour2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2010TV MovieHimself
Erase Me2010Video shortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
We Are the World 25 for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (singing voice)
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez2009DocumentaryHimself
Check It Out! Video2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Make Her Say2009Video shortHimself
VMA 09: What You Didn't Know2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Access Granted2009TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop2009Video documentary
Stage 52009TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Ellen's Bigger, Longer & Wider Show2009TV MovieHimself
Fuse Presents Kanye West: Live from the Chicago Theater2009TV MovieHimself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Support
American Idol2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
VH1 Storytellers2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Alligator Boots2009TV MovieHimself - Host / Stormtrooper Kanye
A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Better Than Therapy2008VideoHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Kanye West Homecoming Special2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Winner: Best Collaboration / Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Hotel Gramercy Park2008DocumentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20072007TV MovieHimself
Classic: Better Than I've Ever Been2007Video shortHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Beef 42007Video documentaryHimself - Roc-A-Fella
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Reality / Competition Program
The Education of Kanye West: Part 22007TV MovieHimself
The Education of Kanye West: Part I2007TV MovieHimself
Bling: A Planet Rock2007DocumentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
MTV VMA Pre Show Royale2007TV SpecialHimself
Vodafone TBA2007TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Musical Guest
Total Request Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Dilated Peoples: The Release Party2007Video documentaryHimself (segment "This Way")
Live Earth2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis2007TV SpecialHimself
Concert for Diana2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Fusion: Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco2007TV MovieHimself
Music Station2007TV SeriesHimself
This Is the N2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pepsi Smash Superbowl Bash2007TV SpecialHimself
Super Bowl XLI Pre-Game Show2007TV MovieHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006DocumentaryHimself
We Are Together (Thina Simunye)2006DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Winner
2006 NFL Opening Kickoff2006TV MovieHimself
Fashion Rocks2006TV MovieHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Audience (uncredited)
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Grammy Family2006TV Special
Ohio Players2006Video documentary shortHimself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Tribeca Film Festival Presents: Live from the Red Carpet2006TV MovieHimself
Late Orchestration2006VideoHimself
Pimpalation: Return of the Trill2006DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Performer and Winner
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The VIP2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Gangster with a Heart of Gold: The Noonie G. Story2006DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHimself
MTV New Year of Music: New Years Eve 20062006TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes at the Michael Jackson Trial2005Video documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 052005TV MovieHimself
MTVU Stand In2005TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2005TV Series documentaryHimself
John Legend: Live at the House of Blues2005Video shortHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Life & Rhymes of...2005TV SeriesHimself
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert2005TV Short documentaryHimself
$2 Bill2005TV Series documentaryHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself
Driven2005TV Series documentaryHimself
CD:UK2005TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Concert for Hurricane Relief2005TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer and Winner
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHimself
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry2003-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out2005TV SeriesMusical Performance
John Legend: Get Lifted2005Video shortHimself - Kanye West
Cribs2005TV SeriesHimself
Be2005Video documentary shortHimself
State Property 22005Himself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Winner
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentaryHimself
American Express Jam Sessions2005TV MovieHimself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryHimself
In the Lab2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHimself
Notarized: Year End Video Countdown2004TV MovieHimself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Industry2004Video documentaryHimself
Fade to Black2004DocumentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MOBO Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
World Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Pepsi Smash2004TV Series documentaryHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
2004 Much Music Video Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHimself
Later with Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Total Request Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Raymann is laat2004TV SeriesHimself
Fuse 100%2004TV Series
Direct Effect Presents: Straight Up Hip Hop All Week2004TV MoviePerformer
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Strong Arm Steady2004VideoHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MuchOnDemand1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Omg! Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
Lorraine2015TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown2014DocumentaryHimself
Mobilize2014Documentary
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Megaupload Endorser (segment "Hollywood's Villain")
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
The Fabulous Life of2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Eliana2012TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - 'All of the Lights' Video
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT Insider2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010TV SeriesHimself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
DeLuxe2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Religulous2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
U2: Window in the Skies2007Video shortHimself
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Accused / Himself
2006 MuchMusic Video Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Showbiz Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
Kanye West: Unauthorized2005Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social Message· Big Sean, John Legend
2015Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· The Dream, Jay Z, Frank Ocean
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance· Jay Z
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Mike Dean, Hit-Boy, Jay Z
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Scott Mescudi, Fergie, Rihanna
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Jeff Bhasker, Really Doe, Malik Yusef
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance· Jay Z
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Jay Z, Rihanna
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Jeff Bhasker, Jay Z, Rihanna, Ernest D. Wilson
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Estelle
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Jay Z, T.I., Lil' Wayne
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Graduation."
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "Stronger."
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Common
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Late Registration."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "Gold Digger."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Rhymefest
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "The College Dropout."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Charlie Wilson
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Cydel Young
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Yeezus."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Frank Ocean, Benjamin Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Rhymefest, Cydel Young
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)· Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, James Marsden, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard, Will Smith, Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Greg Kinnear
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest CameoAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video(for the video "Black Skinhead")
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Hip-Hop Artist
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongSafe House (2012)· Jay Z, The Dream, Frank Ocean, Charles Njapa, James Brown, Mike Dean, Phil Manzanera, Joseph Maloy Roach, Gary Wright
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance· Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music VideoNo Church in the Wild (2012)· Mourad Belkeddar, The Dream, Roman Gervais, Jay Z, Frank Ocean
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Pusha T
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist
2012BET AwardBET AwardsBest Video Director
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Jeff Bhasker, Really Doe, Malik Yusef
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Jay Z
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Album· Jay Z
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video· Jay Z
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video· Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Direction· Spike Jonze, Jay Z, Otis Redding
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Editing· Alexander Hammer, Peter Johnson, Derek Lee, Jay Z
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Editing· Eric Greenburg, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Male Video· Rihanna, Scott Mescudi
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Beyoncé Knowles
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Common, Scott Mescudi
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Jeezy
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Jeezy
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Will.i.am, Caleb Speir, Estelle, John Legend, Joshua Lopez
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Faheem Najm
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· KRS-One, Nas
2006BritBrit AwardsBest International AlbumFor the album "Late Registration"
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Common, John Legend
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearFor the album "Late Registration."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the Year· Jamie Foxx
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Rhymefest
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "Through the Wire."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearFor the album "The College Dropout."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Twista, Jamie Foxx
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Syleena Johnson

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Key Art AwardKey Art AwardsBest Audio/Visual TechniqueThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Jay Z, Jack White


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#Fact
1Announced his run for the 2020 presidency at the 2015 MTV VMA's.
2Lived in China with his mother during an exchange program and could speak Chinese, but has since forgotten most of the language.
3Performed "Lost In The World" at the funeral of fellow musician Gil Scott-Heron (The Riverside Church New York).
4Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery stemming from a July 2013 incident in which he assaulted photographer Danny Ramos in Los Angeles International Airport and attempted to steal his camera. In return for his plea, he received 24 months of informal probation plus 250 hours of community service and must attend 24 anger management sessions. He also has to pay for any damage done to Ramos' camera equipment as well as any medical bills incurred on behalf of the victim. He will also have to stay 100 yards away from the alleged victim in this case, Danny Ramos. In addition to the misdemeanor battery charge he also faced felony attempted grand larceny charges. As part of the plea deal the latter charge was dropped, thus allowing him to avoid prison time. [March 2014].
5Planning to tour with Lady Gaga throughout the United States. [August 2009]
6Performs, alongside Jay Z, on the "Watch the Throne" tour (US). [October 2011]
7Released 5th studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. [November 2011]
8Released his newest album "808's and Heartbreak". [November 2008]
9Working on 3rd Album called: Graduaton [December 2005]
10Released collaborative album, with Jay Z, titled "Watch the Throne". [August 2011]
11Engaged to Kim Kardashian West [October 22, 2013].
12Father of his 1st child with Kim Kardashian West a daughter, North West, was born on June 15, 2013, weighing 4 pounds and 15 ounces.
13Has stated that producer RZA has been a great influence. The two have collaborated a few times.
14Part-owner of a chain of Fatburger restaurants.
15Kanye broke down at a concert in Paris, a week after the passing of his mother, Dr. Donda West, as he tried to sing the verses of "Hey Mama", a song he had written earlier on in his career in dedication to her.
16At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he jumped up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after she had won Best Female video saying that Beyoncé Knowles had the best female video.
17Blogged that Scarlett Johansson was his "favorite white girl".
18Kanye and his fiancée, clothing designer Alexis Phifer, have ended their engagement [April 21, 2008].
19Mother, Donda West, died on November 10, 2007 from complications of surgery.
20Is an only child.
21His favourite band is Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand.
22CD: "Graduation", 2006.
23His name is pronounced like "Con-yay".
24Sophomore album "Late Registration" moved over 860,000 units in its opening week, landing it at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a career first for the rapper.
25Rapper Common signed to G.O.O.D.
26Has his own record label with the acronym G.O.O.D which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams, a subsidiary of Geffen.
27Lived in China for a year with his mother when he was 10 years old.
28Attended Chicago State University / Columbia College, Chicago. He dropped out to pursue music, hence the name of his 2004 debut album "The College Droput".
29His mother was a former English professor at Chicago State University.
30Moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old.
31Nominated for 10 Grammies in 2005. He ended up winning 3.
32Made his European television debut performing his song "Through the Wire" on Raymann is laat (2001).
33His debut album CD booklet contains 'yearbook-style' photos of the entire "College Dropout" album staff, along with high school superlatives underneath them. His was "most unlikely to succeed".
34When Kanye was 3 years old, his parents Ray West and Donda West divorced. She moved to Chicago and was an English professor at Chicago State University, and retired to be Kanye's manager. She appeared on FOX News' "The Big Story with John Gibson" on May 18, 2007, to talk about her son, which led to her being dubbed a "hip hop mama".
35His debut album, "College Drop Out", sold over 400,000 copies in its first week.
36He is signed to Roc A Fella Records.
37Has produced numerous songs for many artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jay Z, DMX, Alicia Keys, Common, Yasiin Bey, and many others.
38Has a metal plate in his chin from near fatal car accident in which he was involved in around 3 pm on October 23, 2002. He was driving home from a studio session and fell asleep behind the steering wheel and crashed into another car.

#Quote
1Y'all might be thinking right now, 'I wonder, did he smoke something before he came up here?' The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off.
2I will die for the art
3And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020, to run for President. [Drops Mic]
4I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.
5[on fending off a "fan" and his video camera] I appreciate that, but here's the thing. Don't talk to me. Don't talk to people that know me. Don't even talk to yourself.
6I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.
7[Interrupting Taylor Swift's award presentation] I'm-a goin' let you finish.
8It's the beginning of me rattling the cage, of making some people nervous. And people are strategically trying to do things to mute my voice.
9I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food. And you know that it's been five days because most of the people are black and even for me to complain about - I would be a hypocrite because I've tried turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation and so I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give. And just to imagine if I was down there, those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything to help with the set up, the way that America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible. I mean, Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now fighting another way and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us... George Bush doesn't care about black people. - about the response to Hurricane Katrina on A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005).
10If I don't win Album of the Year, I'm gonna have a problem with that... I said I was the face of the Grammys last year. [This year] I'm 10 times that!
11I can always tell if a band have a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.
12Nothing is promised in life except for death.
13I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.
14No one at Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella believed in "Through the Wire." So I shot a video using my own money.
15[on living in Asia for a year.] Most of the kids had never seen a black person before, so they'd come over to me and touch my face, thinkin' it was paint or something.

#Trademark
1Often goes on passionate, extended rants during concerts
2Rarely smiles
3Megalomania
4Extreme narcissism
5Uses alliteration in his rhymes

Is Kanye West's Net Worth Deserved?

  • There is no wonder why Kanye obtained such success

    …..who who the F wrote this. Musta been Kanye himself.

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