Kanye West

Kanye West is a widely influential American rapper, music producer, and fashion designer. He is a critically acclaimed musician and cultural influencer with widespread fame around the world. Moreover, the commercial success of West's albums has earned him a fortune estimated to be more than $2 billion, making him the wealthiest musician in the world. He is the founder of Donda, a creative content company named after his deceased mother. Throughout his musical career, West has incorporated many complex themes, such as his Christian faith, into his lyrics and performances. In 2020, West unsuccessfully ran for president of the United States as an independent. West, who goes by the name Ye, is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of his generation.

Throughout his career in fashion, West has collaborated with some of the most prominent apparel companies, including Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gap, and A.P.C., for his clothing and footwear designs. His partnership in 2015 with Adidas led to the creation of the revered Yeezy shoe brand. The artist is also known for his unique fashion sense and flashy wardrobe.

West gained widespread recognition after releasing his first album, "The College Dropout" in 2004. His subsequent albums also were met with commercial success, such as "Registration" in 2005, "Graduation" in 2007, and "808s" & "Heartbreak" the following year. West's musical performances have recently focused on his Christian faith, especially in the 2018 album "Jesus is King."

West also publicly supported former President Donald Trump during his time in office and visited him in the White House in 2018 while wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat. He was married to reality television star Kim Kardashian from 2014 until their controversial divorce in 2022. The couple shares four children. The rapper has mocked and publicly criticized his ex-wife's former boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson, on social media.