is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Kanye gained widespread fame upon the release of his 2004 album The College Dropout. Today he is one of the most successful and awarded musicians on the planet with 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations. In recent years he has pivoted away from music towards the business world. His Yeezy/Adidas partnership has earned West a sizable fortune.
Kanye West began his early production career in the mid-1990s, creating beats primarily for burgeoning local artists, eventually developing a style that involved speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records.
Serving as an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, West produced records for other artists from the label, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Cam'ron. He also crafted hit songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson. Despite his success as a producer, West's true aspiration was to be a rapper.
As of 2020, Kanye West's net worth is $3.2 billion.
2) Jay Z
Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and businessman. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers
He was raised in Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn's Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood. After their father, Adnis Reeves, abandoned the family, Jay-Z and his three siblings were raised by their mother, Gloria Carter.
He's earned his fortune through a hip-hop career spanning nearly three decades and has also parlayed his success into several business ventures. Those ventures include entertainment labels, a clothing line, alcohol brands, an upscale sports club, and a $600 million streaming service.
he began a chart run that notched over a dozen number one albums spread over two decades, including the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning.
The rapper-turned-mogul has an estimated net worth of $1 billion, making him hip-hop's first billionaire. He's earned his fortune through a hip-hop career spanning nearly three decades and has also parlayed his success into several business ventures.
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