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Kanye West Biography , Career , Relationship and Net Worth

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Kanye West Biography and Relationship

Kanye West is a 40-year-old American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Full name Kanye Omar West was born in a middle-class family in Chicago city. Dropped out of college at the age of 20, the rapper decided to pursue his dream career in the music industry and was deeply supported by his mother. The rapper has been in around 17 relationships including real and rumored ones.

Kanye dated Sumeke back in 1996

According to sources, Kanye’s first ever girlfriend’s name was Sumeke Rainey. Sumeke was with Kanye in the time when he was a nobody. It is said that they started dating in the KFC in Chicago. Also, according to more sources, Kanye had promised Sumeke’s father on his deathbed to marry her. They started dating in and continued their relationship for 6 long years. Finally, in 2002, they split up for good.

Kanye and Alexis Phifer from 2002-2005

In 2002, Kanye started dating Alexis Phifer who was an American Fashion Designer. Alexis was Kanye’s first girlfriend after he hit the limelight. Their relation went on and off for years. They dated for 6 years and separated in 2005. After his break up he started dating an American model Brooke Crittenden for about 8 months before again reuniting with Alexis. Finally this time Kanye proposed to her in August 2006. They got engaged but unfortunately, they called it off after 1 year and 5 months of the engagement. According to fans, his album “808s & Heartbreak” was inspired by his break up with Alexis.

In 2007, there were some rumors of Kanye dating Andrienne Bailon, an American actress but the rumors were proved wrong in time. Kanye was also rumored to date Sessilee Lopez, an American Model, in 2008. The next girl in Kanye’s love life is Amber Rose, a former stripper in Philadelphia. Actual Amber was a non-celebrity. At the time Amber was 24 years old while Kanye was 30 years old. The pair dated from June 2008 to June 2010. According to Kanye, he was very much engrossed in his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” so he figured to end things with Amber as it made more sense.  Their break up gave Kanye’s fans songs such as “Blame Game” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album.

Kim with her husband Kanye and children

Lastly, Kanye’s next relationship and current wife is Kim Kardashian. The first time Kanye met Kim in 2004. During the time Kim was already married To Damon Thomas, a music producer. They were friends for a long time with each other but didn’t date. According to an interview with Kanye, he was a little taken away when he saw a picture of Kim with Paris Hilton who was his then-close friend. West admitted his feelings for Kim when he was invited as a guest in Kim’s mother show daytime talk show Kris. On March 6, 2012 Kim was seen sitting in the front row of Kanye’s show in Paris Fashion Week and rumors spread of them being together. A month later they were seen holding each other’s hands in New York City and were spotted in several dates and dinners.

At the end of 2012, in December Kanye announced that his girlfriend Kim is pregnant with his child. On June 15th, 2013 Kim gave birth to a baby girl and named her North West. Finally, on October 21st, 2013 Kanye proposed to Kim in AT&T Park with a diamond ring worth 15K. And of course, she said yes though Kanye was not actually sure that she would accept his proposal. On May 24th 2014, Kim and Kanye got married at a 16th-century-era fortress in Florence. On December 5, 2015 Kim gave birth to a baby boy and was named Saint West. As Kim was not able to carry a baby, they had to hire a surrogate for their third child. On January 2018, Kardashian revealed she and West had named their newborn girl Chicago West.

Kanye West Career

At the age of 20, Kanye decided to drop out of college and pursue his dream in the music industry. Before dropping out, while he was in college in 1998, Kanye got his first big break when he sold his first beat for $8,000 to Gravity, a local Chicago rapper. Later he sold another beat in $5,000 to Jermaine Dupri for his debut album known as “Life in 1472”. He left Chicago and relocated himself to New York City where he made his production for Roc-A-Fella Records.

Kanye West with Jay Z back in 2001

His first work was with Jay-Z in his album “Blueprint” in 2001. Along with the popularity of the album, his production started rising up. The hit gave West irreversible recognition in the music industry which has a huge credit for making Kanye the icon he is now. As skillful as West was, he still struggled to release his own record because of his middle-class background.

In 2004, Kanye released his debut album “The College Dropout” which was a huge ht. The record sold 441,000 copied in the first week of the release. The album raised to the no. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Later in the Grammy Awards 2005, Kanye was awarded as the best rap album of the year and best rhythm-and-blues song. In the same year, West released another album known as “Late Registration” which made controversies as Kanye said that Then-president George Bush didn’t care about black people. The album then became Kanye first no.1 album with 860,000 copies sold in the first week of release. The album got him 3 Grammy awards and was named one of the 100 most Influential People in that time.

In 2007, during the time of the release of Kanye’s third album “Graduation”, there was a huge competition as 50 Cent was also going to release his album “Curtis” on the same day. After the release “Graduation” smashed “Curtis” and took the top place on the Billboard 200. The album had 957,000 copies sold. The same year, West’s mother Donda West passed away due to heart-attack during her cosmetic surgery.

Undertaking the loss of his mother and his break up with his fiancée, Kanye released his fourth album “808s & Heartbreak”. West continued his work as a producer and worked with high profile artists such as Nas, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé. In the 2009 MTV VMAs, Kanye went up to the stage while Taylor Swift was accepting her award for best female video and ruined it. He declared that Beyoncé was more deserving of the award and had the best video of all time. After the event, there were series of apologies by Kanye to Taylor Swift and her fans.

In 2010, Kanye released another album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” which got the no.1 spot in the Billboards 200. Kanye was yet again awarded the Best Rap Album at the 54th Grammy Award. At the ending of the year, West joined Jay Z for an album featuring Watch the Throne. The album was later released in 2011 and earned 290,000 downloads in iTunes. From the time Kanye has released albums such as “Yeezus”, “FourFiveSeconds” and “The Life of Pablo”. Currently, he has released “Yeezy 350 V2” and now is in Oklahoma creating more new music.

Kanye West Net Worth

Despite his wife’s confirmation of his reaching near-billionaire status, Kanye West’s current net worth is reported to be $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. But at $220 per pair of Yeezy 350s, West would need to do just 12 shoe releases of 400,000 pairs over the course of a year to hit $1 billion in sales, according to GQ.

Kanye West poses during the finale of Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week

His net worth is certainly a lot, but it’s less than half the family fortune. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, has a net worth of $350 million, bringing the couple’s grand total to $600 million.

Kim Kardashian Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth

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Biography

Full Name: Kimberly Kardashian West

Birthdate: October 21, 1980

Television: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Spouses: Damon Thomas, Kris Humphries, Kanye West

Children: 3

Kim Kardashian is an American reality TV star, socialite, actress, model and a businesswoman known for her family reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Kim was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Her father Robert Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman and her mother Kris Jenner is an American TV star, manager, producer, author, and a businesswoman. She also has an elder sister Kourtney, younger sister Khloé and younger brother Rob. When Kim was 11, her parents got divorced and her mother married Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Jenner. Her mother then gave birth to her two half-sisters Kendall an Kylie Jenner. Kim also got three step-brothers Burton, Brandon and Brody and a step-sister Casey.

During childhood, Kim went to the Marymount High School in Los Angeles which was a Roman Catholic all-girls school. According to Kim, her family regularly went to church every Sunday. At the age of 23, her father, Robert passed away as he was suffering from cancer. After that, her father’s company belonged to the Kardashian siblings. After that, they sold the company, and she also once said  “We grew up with privilege so we knew our standards were high … [and] if we wanted to keep it, we had to work hard,”. Growing up, Kim was close friends with the socialite Paris Hilton.

Kim Kardashian Career

Kim first gained fame when her sex tape from 2003 was released by her then-boyfriend Ray J in February 2007. After that, Kim filed a lawsuit against the Vivid Entertainment who were distributing the tape as “Kim Kardashian Superstar”. Later, the lawsuit was dropped and was settled for 5 million dollars. In an interview when asked about the incident, Kim said “It definitely puts you in a category that I would wish upon no one. Your reputation is all that you have, and if people prejudge you over something that you did, then that kind of sticks with you a long time.” In the same year, the Kardashian and Jenner family appeared in the reality show titled “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”.

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS — Pictured: (l-r) Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Khloé Kardashian

The show made its debut in the E! Network and was produced by Ryan Seacrest. The show revolved around the daily lives of Kim; her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, brother Robert Jr., mother Kris Jenner; stepfather Bruce Jenner (now referred to as Caitlyn) and the two half-sisters Kendall and Kylie. At the end of the year, Kim posed for a nude Photographs for the Playboy magazine which she also discusses in one f the episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. In 2008, Kim made her movie debut with the role of Lisa in the movie “Disaster Movie”. The same year, she also participated in the dancing show “Dancing with the Stars” where she was paired with choreographer Mark Ballas. However, Kim got eliminated in the third elimination.

In 2009, Kim appeared in one of the episodes of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”. She also released a workout DVD series under “Kimsaprincess Production” which is her own TV production company. Later that year, Kim starred in four episodes of the TV series “Beyond the Break” as Elle. She also became the guest judge at the “America’s Next Top Model” and a guest host at “WrestleMania XXIV”. In the same year, she also because of the face of “Kiss Away Poverty” campaign where every sold lip-gloss gave 1 dollar to the Foundation to fund woman entrepreneurs.  She also released her own fragrance with the title “Kim Kardashian”.

Kim Kardashian in Deep in the Valley (2009)

In 2010, Kim appeared in another movie “Deep in the Valley” as Summa Eve. Kim has also collaborated with her sister Kourtney and Khloe to launch several fragrances and clothing collections. She was later listed as one of the worst people of 2010 when it came to animal welfare as she was seen wearing fur coats multiple times. In June, Kim along with Khloe and Kourtney appeared as guest stars on the third season of “90210”. In the same year, a wax figure of Kim was revealed in the New York brand of Madame Tussauds. She also produced a reality show “The Spin Crowd”. Kim also released an autobiography book along Kourtney and Khloe titled “Kardashian Konfiential” which became one of the Best Sellers of New York Times. According to the International Business Times, Kim had the highest earning in 2010 among Hollywood-based reality stars.

In 2011, Kim made a music video for the song “Jan” which was directed by Hype Williams. “There’s no album in the works or anything—just one song we did for Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and a video Hype Williams directed, half of the proceeds we’re giving away to a cancer foundation because The-Dream’s and one of my parents passed away from cancer. It’s just all having fun—with a good cause” Kim said. The song debuted number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart. The following year, Kim released another fragrance titled “True Reflection”.

Kim Kardashian Relationship

In 2000, Kim started dating the American Music producer, Damon Thomas. The two dated for a few months and then got married. At the time Kim was 19 years old. After being married for three years, Damon filed for divorce and was ordered to give around 44000 pounds to Kim. Later, it was revealed that Damon was very violent during their relationship. Later when Damon was asked about it, he said “Kim is obsessed with fame. She can’t write or sing or dance, so she does harmful things in order to validate herself in the media. That’s a fame-whore to me.” Later after the divorce was finalized, Kim said: “You think you know so much about love when you’re really young and you look back later and probably realize it is not what you thought it was.”

In 2005, Kim started dating the American singer Ray J. The two first met when Kim was working as a stylist for her sister Brandy. Since then, the two had been in an off and on a relationship. After dating for three years, the two finally separated permanently. However, the two were not on good terms and things got messed up when Ray releases Kim and his sex tape in 2007. Initially, the Kim was blamed for doing a publicity stunt but she denied and said: “There is no amount of money that could ever convince me to release any tape, even if I had one, it would humiliate me and ruin my family.” Later when it was revealed that the tape was released by Jay, Kim stated “You know, I thought I was gonna marry this guy; we were in a three-year relationship. I didn’t think that our personal business would be for the world to see, and frankly it was so many years ago and there were so many different vacations that we’ve gone on that were taped that are all being meshed together to this one tape that they made. I don’t even remember the things that I say and I do in our personal stuff from years ago. It’s humiliating. So no, I would not think twice too – I don’t think that this will come out as something positive for me.”

Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon dated in 2009

In 2006, Kim briefly dated the American actor Nick Cannon. However, the pair split up after dating for 4 months but the reason was not revealed. The following year, Kim started dating the American Football player Reggie Bush. The two were head over heel for each other. The stayed in a relationship for 2 years and then separated.  According to the rumors, Reggie’s family had issues with Kim regarding her previous relationships. After that, in 2010 Kim started dating Miles Austin who is also an American Football player. However, the two dated briefly and separated in September 2010.

Kim and Humpries were married back in 2011

In 2011, Kim started dating the American Basketball player Kris Humphries. When asked about their relation, Kim said ‘I met Kris towards the end of filming [Kourtney and Kim Take New York]. I’m having a lot of fun with him.” After dating five-month, Kris kneeled down in front of Kim and asked her to marry me. He proposed with a 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz ring worth 2  million dollars. After 3 months, the two got married on August 20, 2011, in a secret ceremony. However, after one year of marriage, the two decided to separate on October 31, 2011, and got divorced on April 19, 2013.

Kim with her husband Kanye and children

In 2012, Kim started dating the American rapper and singer Kanye West. The two were first seen watching “The Hunger Games” together and having dinner together. The two dated for about one and half year. On June 15, 2013, Kim gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named North. On Kim’s 33rd birthday, Kanye finally proposed to Kim to marry him in a stadium. The two finally tied the knot on May 24, 2014, at the Ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. After a year, on December 5, 2015, Kim gave birth to their second child, a baby boy Saint West. Recently, on January 15, 2018, Kim and Kanye’s third child was born to a surrogate mother.

Kim Kardashian Net Worth

In 2014, Kim appeared on the cover of the Paper magazine winter issue where her nude behinds were featured with the caption “Break The Internet”. The picture set a new benchmark in the social media and the magazine’s website got 15.9 million views in a day. In the same year, Kim gave her voice to the character of an alien in an episode of the animated series “American Dad!”. She also released her own mobile game called “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” which earned 1.6 million dollars in five days of release. Currently, the fourteenth season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is being aired on E! network.

Currently, the total estimated net worth of Kim Kardashian is 45.5 million dollars according to Forbes. She is listed in number 47 in the list of Celebrity 100 by Forbes. Kim owns a house in the Beverly Hill, US worth around 5 million dollars. She also owns a house in Los Angeles worth around 11 million dollars. Kim also owns a number of luxury cars such as Rolls Royce Ghost, Range Rover, Ferrari 458 Italia, Maserati GranTurismo, Bentley GTC Continental, Mercedes G63, Rolls Royce Phantom Series II, and Porche Panamera Turbo.