What are some of Kanye West’s assets? Inside Ye’s fleet of car collection, properties, and tank ownership.
Kanye West is one of the most well-known names in the world of hip-hop — but his legacy doesn’t stop with music. Thanks to his sharp entrepreneurial instinct and artistic genius, he’s made millions — for himself, and his partners. But what’s the motivation behind the relentless ambition?
We’ve left no stone unturned to provide you with the definitive guide—here’s Kanye West’s net worth explained.
You have to spend money to make money, and it seems Kanye West knows how to spend his fortune. In addition to cars and real estate, Forbes notes he bought a tank for $500,000, and The Richest notes West has gold-plated toilets, a private island in the Caribbean, and a private Boeing 747 Jet. Not too shabby.
How much is Kanye West’s car collection worth?
Kanye West’s car collection has an estimated worth of $3.8 million, according to Forbes, which certainly factors into his total net worth.
His collection reportedly includes a Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR, Aston Martin DB12, Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, Dartz Prombron Red Diamond Edition, Porsche 911 (991) Carrera 4S, Lamborghini Urus, and a Sherp.
Additionally, Kim Kardashian gifted him a Lamborghini Aventador. Motorious notes West also had a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Lamborghini Urus.
West reportedly also owned a 2002 Lexus ES300, but he crashed the vehicle. Thankfully, due to the car’s high safety ratings, he walked away with no serious injuries.
Kanye’s real estate is currently valued at over $21 million
According to Insider, West’s real estate is valued at over $21 million. Back in 2018, he said he wanted to be “one of the biggest real estate developers of all time ….” While a few of his structures have been demolished, he still owns plenty of land and homes.
According to The Richest, West has his Monster Lake Ranch in Wyoming, which he listed on the market for $11 million. The ranch sits on 4,000 acres of land and includes a full-sized go-kart track. In 2019, he bought an additional ranch in Wyoming called the Bighorn Mountain Ranch. He spent a lot of time here during his divorce from Kim Kardashian.
In 2021, the media caught wind that West bought private real estate, which included a Malibu bunker, for $57.3 million. He also owns a small ranch in Calabasas, a bachelor pad in Antwerp, Belgium, and a mansion across from Kardashian in Hidden Hills, California.
Fox News reports Kardashian and West rebuilt a home together in Hidden Hills during their marriage, and Kardashian was awarded the $60 million estates. West designed much of the home for several years with the help of architects.
Submarines, planes, and … tanks?
It’s not just cars and real estate that West owns. According to The Watch Lounge, he bought the Super Yacht Sub 3 private submarine for $1.5 million. Refinery29 reports West also owns a double-decker Boeing 747 that reportedly costs about $200,000 per hour to operate. Finally, West also bought a Ripsaw EV2 Tank for $500,000, which he then reportedly sold to the Diesel brothers, TMZ reports.
What has Kanye West earned each year?
Kanye West’s annual earnings continue to climb. While he earned just $17 million in 2007, he was able to make 11 times as much per year by 2020. According to Rolling Stone, he brought home $250 million in 2021. Here is a look back at the last ten years of Kanye’s recorded annual earnings.
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Most frequently asked questions about Kanye West
Q. How much is Kanye West’s net worth?
A. Forbes estimates Kanye West’s net worth to be $2 billion. However, in an interview, he revealed that he is worth $10 billion. Other sites like Celebrity Net Worth also estimate Kane’s net worth to be $6.6 billion. With Kanye’s net worth at $2 billion, he earns his money through Yeezy, Yeezy Adidas, Yeezy x Gap, Yeezy/Gap by Balenciaga, and his G.O.O.D. Music record label.
Q. Did Kanye grow up rich?
A. No. West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Chicago by a middle-class family. He then attended Polaris School for Individual Education in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois. According to Richest Musician, he moved to Nanjing, China, with his mother when he was just 10 years old. She taught at Nanjing University.
Q. How did Kanye amass his fortune?
A. There was no trust fund or silver spoon feeding West. The hip-hop producer and recording artist-turned fashion designer and hybrid brand innovator is entirely self-made.
Q. What awards has Kanye won?
A. West’s list of awards and nominations speaks volumes. He’s even broken world records. In 2020, Ye broke the Guinness world record for highest annual earnings for a (male) celebrity, highest annual earnings for a rap artist, and highest-earning living (male) celebrity.
Think that’s no easy feat? In 2021 he did it again, breaking the Guinness world record for the richest male musician. He has won a total of 21 Grammy awards and is one of the most awarded artists of all time (and of his generation). He’s sold over 135 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
Wikipedia has a full list of awards and nominations received by Kanye West. Spoiler alert: the list is a very long read!
Q. What is Kanye most famous for?
A. Most fans know Kanye West well for his studio album, The College Dropout, which he released in 2004. “All that’s saying is make your own decisions,” West said of the album at the time, according to Mic. “Don’t let society tell you, ‘This is what you have to do.’ Society told me, ‘Man, don’t move from Chicago.’ People told me to stay in school, this music is this, this music is that.” The album sold 3.4 million copies by 2014 and was certified four-times platinum in 2020.
Music and business ventures aside, West might be best known for his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Us Weekly reports the two met back in the early 2000s, and they started dating in 2012. They married in 2014, and Kardashian filed for divorce in 2021. Their high-profile divorce still lingers in the media in 2022.
Q. How did Kanye become a billionaire?
A. It started early. He wrote poetry at age 5. By the third grade, he was rapping. He composed musicals in the seventh grade and started selling them. At 13, he logged time in the recording studio after convincing his mother to pay for the time. Shortly after, he fell into DJ and producer No ID’s orbit, and they became friends. Under No IDs mentorship, West’s first sampling resulted.
After university didn’t work out for West, he “really started grinding.” Mic reports his first major break came when he sold a beat to Gravity, a rapper based in Chicago, for $8,000. As he fell into the production side of music, he still aspired to find success in his own work. He nagged Jay-Z to help him out, and Jay-Z signed West on. Later, West got into a near-deadly car accident in October 2003, and that’s when he had a vision for his hit album, The College Dropout.
“I remember when I first talked to him after the accident, and his mouth was all messed up,” No I.D. explained to Billboard. “He was like, ‘I figured it out.’ I was like, ‘What did you figure out?’ He said, ‘I’m going to rap about this accident. I’m going to use a song and change the direction. I’m going conscious with my music.’”
Q. How did Kanye get involved in fashion?
A. Kanye West’s interest in fashion started almost as early as his interest in music. WWD reports his intrigue for fashion started as early as 2004, but it was his Yeezy Season 1 with Adidas that got him majorly noticed in 2015.
Prior to this, West worked with designer Christopher Bevans on merch for The College Dropout and then later for Nike. West also made early plans to launch a line titled “Mascotte by Kanye West” under Rocawear. He later had a streetwear line called Pastelle, and he developed shoes for Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. In October 2011, West also debuted a collection in Paris.