45+ Interesting Facts and Trivia You Should Know About Kanye West

In this post, we will know about facts and trivia related to Kanye West’s life. We all know that Kanye West, a.k.a. Ye is known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial opinions on various topics, including politics and race.

Ye always remain in the news for various reasons. Recently, one of his photographs with his new wife, Bianca Censori, went viral on social media. So let’s know more about Kanye West with the help of Kanye West facts and information.

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A) Kanye West interesting facts and trivia

1- West was born on 8 June, 1977, in Georgia, U.S. he is currently 46 years old.

2- His real name is Kanye Omari West.

3- Apart from being a rapper and singer, Kanye West is also a record producer and fashion designer.

4- He is also known by his nicknames like Ye, Yeezus, Saint Pablo Yeezy, and Louis Vuitton Don.

5- West filed a petition to legally change his name to “Ye” in August 2021. He is now officially known as “Ye.”

6- His parents divorced when he was just three years old. He spent his childhood with his mother.

7- He became interested in the arts at an early age & started writing poetry when he was just 5.

8- He started rapping when he was in the 3rd grade & began composing music in the 7th grade.

9- In 2004, West founded a record label and production company called “GOOD Music.”

10- In 2003, he also founded the Kanye West Foundation with his mother.

11- His Twitter account was suspended on December 1, 2022, due to violating Twitter policies. However, his account was reinstated on July 30, 2023.

12- He has 31.7 million followers on Twitter, or X. (As of 11 Sept, 2023)

13- He has a YouTube channel named “Kanye West” with 11 videos and 9.52 million subscribers.

B) Ye Educational Facts

14- In 1994, West completed his high school graduation from Polaris High School in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois.

15- Later, he attended Chicago State University but dropped out after one year to pursue a career in music.

C) Career-Related Facts and Information

16- He is a self-taught producer and musician.

17- Kanye West began his career as a producer in mid 1990s, working with artists such as Jay-Z and Ludacris.

18- His first official production album was ‘Down to Earth’ by Grav. It was released in 1996. He produced 8 tracks for the album.

19- His debut solo studio album was “The College Dropout”. Which was released in February 2004.

20- His debut album reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold over 5,120,500 copies globally. It is certified 4x platinum by the RIAA.

21- His best-selling studio album is Late Registration (2005), which sold over 6,387,517 units.

22- So far in his career, Kanye West has released 10 studio albums, 2 live albums, 6 mixtapes, and 1 demo album. His last studio album was ‘Donda’ (2021).

23- West is the highest-certified digital singles artist in the US. He has 84 platinum-certified songs in the U.S., according to the RIAA.

24- Apart from rapping, Kanye made his film debut in the 2009 short film “We Were Once a Fairytale”, directed by Spike Jonze.

D)- Marriage and love life facts

25- Kanye West dated rapper and designer ‘Alexis Phifer’ from 2002 to 2008. They also engaged for 18 months from 2006.

26- He dated American model Amber Rose from 2008 to 2010.

27- Later, he started dating Kim Kardashian in 2012. They both married in May 2014 in Florence.

28- Kanye and Kim have 4 children, North West (2013), Saint West (2015), Chicago West (born on January 15, 2018), and Psalm West (9 May, 2019).

29- The couple announced their separation in 2021, and they finally divorced in 2022.

30- As per reports, in January 2023, Kanye West married Australian architect “Bianca Censori” in a private ceremony.

E)- Unknown Facts About Kanye West

31- His records sold more than 160 million globally, which makes him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

32- Due to his controversial behaviour and statements, he lost an estimated $1.6 billion of his net worth in 2022.

33- Kanye West Net Worth: As of 2023, he has a wealth of around $500 million.

34- He lived in China for a year when he was 10 years old. At the time, his mother was a visiting professor at Nanjing University, China.

35- He has been called the “most influential person of the 21st century” by Time magazine.

36- He is a fan of the anime series Dragon Ball Z.

37- He co-founded a creative content company called DONDA on January 5, 2012. It’s named after his late mother, “Donda West.”

38- He was a huge fan of Michael Jackson and even met him once when he was a child.

39- In 2015, Kanye was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

40- During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award-winning speech by taking the mic and stating that BeyoncĂ© should have won the award instead.

41- in 2009, he collaborated with Nike and launched his own shoe called “Air Yeezys.”

F)- Kanye West Awards and Achievement Facts

42- So far, he has won 24 Grammy awards out of 75 nominations.

43- He won his first Grammy Award in 2005 under the category of Best Rap Album for “The College Dropout.”

44- He has won 3 American music awards, 10 BET Awards, 19 BET Hip Hop Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, and 5 MTV Video Music Awards.

45-West was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 & 2015.

46- Ye has won a total of 273 awards out of 793 nominations.

47- In 2020, his 6 albums were included in the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

I hope these Kanye West facts and trivia will help you understand more about your favourite rapper. Share this post and be with us for more facts about famous people.

Note: This information is collected from various websites and may vary. (Do your own research if you have any doubts.)

FAQs

1- How much is Kanye West net worth in 2023?

Ans- Kanye West has a net worth of $500 million in 2023.

2- How old is Kanye West?

Ans- West is currently 46 years old.

3- Who is Kanye West new wife?

Ans- As per reports, Kanye West has been married to Bianca Censori. (Not confirmed)

4- How many children does Kanye West have?

Ans- Kanye West has 4 children with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

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