Kanye West is a rapper, film director and fashion designer. Kanye West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z‘s album the Blueprint.
Kanye West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. Kanye West has sold over 30 million digital songs in the United States making him one of the best-selling digital artists of all-time. He is also one of the most awarded artists of all-time.
Kanye West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such as John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi.
According to Forbes Kanye West Banked:
May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings: $16 Million
May 2009 to May 2010 Earnings: $12 Million
May 2008 to May 2009 Earnings: $25 Million
May 2007 to May 2008 Earnings: $30 Million
May 2006 to May 2007 Earnings: $17 Million
How Kanye West Made His Money — Music and Fashion
Estimated Net Worth: $90 Million