Kanye West has grown to become the richest musician on planet earth with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion.
Kanye is an inspiration to many people who want to become like or better than him. He is thought to have achieved everything on a silver platter even though he wasn’t born into poverty.
Truth is, Kanye did not come from poverty. None of his parents lived extravagantly. He was raised in a middle-class environment, attending Polaris School for Individual Education in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois, after living in Chicago. At the age of 10, West moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, where she was teaching at Nanjing University as part of an exchange program.
Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America. His parents are Ray and Donda West.