Kanye Omari West, born June 8, 1977 is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, he is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 160 million records sold. West has won 22 Grammy Awards, the joint tenth-most of all time.
Among his other awards are the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Six of his albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. A billionaire, Forbes estimates his net worth at $1.8 billion as of 2021.