- Birthday7th Jun, 77
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Kanye Omari West or Kanye Omari is few of those lucky ones who gained popularity within just few years of his debut. He left college to pursue a musical career, producing tracks for Jay-Z and released his first album "The College Dropout" in 2002. It won him the Best Rap Album award and he overnight became a star. West created his beats with tongue-twisting raps, flamboyant personality and his distinct fashion sense set him apart from the other rappers. In 2009 Kanye West debuted the line of shoes he designed for the luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton.
Although he is a confident man but quiet often lands in some or the other controversies due to his straightforwardness. Kanye’s parents got separated when he was just three and he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. His mother was a professor and fathers a photojournalist. Apart form being a rapper West is also a famous producer as he rose his fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. Roc-A-Fella Records belongs to Jay-Z and West started recording in 2002 in the studio. With the net worth of $80 million he owns some of few most luxurious homes around the world and been to most exotic places for holiday.
Earlier than he become one of the most familiar names in music, rapper was the anonymous engineer of some of the biggest songs in rap music history. In 2007 November Kanye loss his mother in a complications from cosmetic surgery but like great artist he dedicated his first concert following the funeral to his mother. Being one of the richest rappers in world, he utilizes his money in philanthropy as well.
He is associated with charitable organizations like Dr Donda West foundation, Doctors without Borders and The Art of Elysium. Although he is not married yet but, West and designer Alexis Phifer began dating in 2002 and got engaged. Their engagement broke off 18 months later. The rapper has been spotted with model Amber Rose many a time.
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Beverly hills home
Update: Kanye West lists his LA bachelor pad for $3.3million
Kanye Omari West lives a lavish lifestyle which is proved by his grand mansions across the world. One such lavish house is in California. West bought the property for $1.75 million in 2003 and listed it in 2010 for $3,995,000. Soon after purchasing it Kanye stared a makeover of the house by Desiridata Design and it took three long years to renovate. The original plan was to demolish the ramshackle building and construct a new one but then the rapper listed the property.
Location: The grand mansion is located in Beverly Hills which is a residence to many rich and famous people. The place lies in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Accommodation: The house that was purchased by the rapper in 2003 is well decked and is spread in the area of 34,580 square feet of grounds. The mansion boasts six bedrooms and four bathrooms. the interior of the house is such that a magazine stated it is “a cross between a museum and a Louis Vuitton boutique.” Each and every matriral used in the house is just unique like the floors are made of travertine and French walnut. The kitchen is designed din a way to give a lounge look and the ceilings are made in loft style.
He bought this house in 2003
Hollywood hills home
Apart from owning a house in Beverly Hills the rapper also owns many other grand mansions. One such mansion is in Hollywood Hills which is up for sale. The house was built in 2002 and is colorfully designed by a "renowned Italian architectural designer" Claudio Silvestrin. The house is listed for $3.995 million.
Location: the mansion is located in the affluent area of Hollywood Hills which is also residence of many rich and famous celebrities. The Hollywood Hills is an affluent and exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: The house is spread in the sprawling area of 4,214-square-foot and is a Desiderata Design mansion. The house has three bedrooms (read lavish) and four bathrooms. Each room is designed using lots of colors and cartoon images. The best part of the house is the dining room which has a fresco on the dining room ceiling that contradicts the earth-toned minimalism of the overall space.
Kanye purchased the minimalist home back in December of 2003
Kanye West fashion the home's features
New York apartment
Big-ass rapper Kanye Omari West owns a beautiful apartment in New York with shows his simple yet elegant choice. The elegant interior of the house is the creation of renowned interior decorator Claudio Silvestrin. The house is all decked in white and beige color and no other color. The rapper wanted a house where he can find a sense of purity and cleanliness away from the city hustle bustle hence the designer created this peaceful mansion. the bathroom of the house boasts freestanding stone basin" and the house also features a beautiful lounge area.
Playing basketball is one of Kanye West favorite hobby and is hi sbe st way to keep fit. He is often spotted dribbling at various courts with friends. Last year in while he was in Hawaii for a vacation he preferred playing basketball instead of sitting at the beach and getting tanned. he went for a vacation with his close guy friends and all of them were spotted playing basketball topless.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Kanye West owns some of the most luxurious wheels and amongst those one of his favorite cars is Mercedes-Benz SLR. He is often spotted driving his Mercedes-Benz SLR and last year he was spotted driving his luxurious car Cannes Film Festival. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was available as a two-seat soft-top convertible in either base or limited-edition 722 S trim. The SLR has a high level of placate and lavishness considering its supercar lineage. His seats are customized with Alcantara suede, and a Bose surround-sound stereo.
Arriving at Cannes
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Aston Martin DB9
Apart from owing a Mercedes Benz, the rapper Kanye West also owns an expensive Aston Martin DB9. He is often spotted in his Aston Martin DB9 which is an exotic sports car and it comes with a healthy options list and a vast selection of customizable color combinations. The car is powered by V12 engine and its top speeds are higher and they produce more horsepower. The car has the comfortable interior and one of the smoothest rides on the market.
Aston Martin DB9
The outspoken rapper owns not only one but two Mercedes as he owns Mercedes G500 which is also known as also known as the G-Wagen. The main reason for the development of this car was for the need of German Army for a light weight military vehicle. The car utilizes 3 fully locking differentials and has made the car one of the only vehicles sold in the States to have such a feature. The car is powered by 5.5-liter V8 engine was one of the best engines offered in the Mercedes G500 for the 2004 model.
2012 Lamborghini Aventador
Rapper Kanye west would be heartily delighted when he receives the luxurious birthday present, a car from his sweetheart Kim Kardashian, who splashed out a whopping sum of $400,000 for the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. The reality television star is already famous for her lavish lifestyle and this act of presenting a Lamborghini to her darling boyfriend brings her into the A-list of celebrities spending extravagently on gifts. Kanye West's 35th birthday present, the Aventador is a sleek black supercar which can easily speed from 0-60 in astonishing 2.9 seconds. Equipped with a powerful engine delivering exceptional performance, the luxury ride can attain a peak speed of 350 km/h. The car company named it 'Aventador' after the name of a bull that earned the 'Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera' for its outstanding courage in a battle held at the Saragossa Arena on October 1993.
Kanye West chose a white colored Lamborghini Gallardo as his preferred vehicle in order to embark on a sightseeing trip in Paris on June 2012. The American musician was accompanied by his girlfriend, reality TV star Kim Kardashian on his romantic trip. The open top vehicle is fitted with an electronically foldable rooftop and resembles an aero plane due to its aerodynamic shape. The Gallardo scores very highly in the speed department. Zero to 100 km/hour is achieved in less than 4 seconds and top speed possible is 316 km/hour. The sports car cost around $200,000.
Outspoken rapper Kanye West is often spotted at various holiday spots but in 2009 the rapper’s attention was taken over by his girlfriend Amber Rose a former stripper. The hip-hop star and his girlfriend dated each other for a long time were spotted at Miami Beach for a holiday. Amber gained all the paparazzi attention by going topless on the beach.
Location: The rapper Kanye West and the topless girlfriend were spotted spending intimate vacation in Miami. Miami is a water covered city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida. Miami Beach has been recognized as top picks for recreation and families, and have been ranked among the best beaches.
Special attraction: Miami is famous for its breathtaking beaches and spectacular landscape. Miami is also world famous for its nightlife as the moon makes its trek across the sky, Miami dance clubs and lounges open their doors to warm ocean breezes. Miami is a paradise for nature lovers as it has fascinating variety of flora and fauna.
Rapper Kanye West and girlfriend Amber Rose
Amber Rose Topless
Lets have a drink
Kanye West is often spotted at various holiday destinations as traveling to places is one of his favorite hobbies. He was spotted holidaying in Hawaii which is also one of the favorite holiday destinations of many rich and famous celebrities. This time the rapper was spotted with his guy friends rather than his girlfriends.
Location: The rapper was spotted enjoying his vacations in Hawaii which the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands
Special Attraction: Surrounded with water form all the sides, Hawaii are a paradise for the people who love to spend their holidays on beach. The beach has some of the most luxurious resorts with all the luxurious amenities one want. Islands on the beach offer a number of tricky golf courses, set against a backdrop of dramatic scenery. it's easy to see why Hawaii is one of the world's most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations but the rapper spend most of his time playing basketball with friends.
Italy is known for its romantic feel and rapper Kanye Wes’s one of the favorite holiday destinations as he has been spotted there more than twice. The rapper visited Italy with his then fiancee Alexis Phifer.
Location: The rapper was spotted in Italy which is a synonym for fashion. It lies in South-Central Europe and is one of the most beautiful place to visit.
Special Attraction: Italy has some of the most beautiful beaches that boasts breathtaking views and tropical breezes of the Mediterranean Sea from anywhere along the coast. Italy is a paradise for the fashionistas as each and every city like Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome and Naples has best of fashion labels. Italy has a rocking nightlife as u can go to the best of discs or enjoy Opera in Rome.
Kanye West and Alexis Phifer
Dr Donda West foundation
Formerly known as the Kanye West Foundation, Dr. Donda West Foundation help to combat the dropout problem in schools across the United States. In 2005, West and his late mother, Dr. Donda West, co-founded the Dr. Donda West Foundation with the goal of reducing the number of kids who drop out of school. The foundation raise funds through donations, concert proceeds and many other ways to check the education issue.
Doctors Without Borders
Multiple Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West is a true philanthropist and is associated with many noble causes. One such organization is Doctors Without Borders which is an organization that provides aid to more than 80 countries. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
The Art of Elysium
Kanye West is closely associated with The Art of Elysium which is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997. The foundation supports the children with serious ailments and encourages the actors, singers and other celebrities to volunteer for the cause by spending some time with these children. Kanye West regularly spends time and raise funds for the children and their ailment.
The lunch box fund
Kanye West just like many other philanthropists is associated with The Lunchbox Fund. The foundation was founded in 2004 when a teacher noticed a group of children had no food while others were eating. Since that day the organization is funding such children those who are deprived of basic facilities like food. The organization basically helps children in South Africa who are deprived of food. South Africa is one country where 35% of the population is devastated by poverty and AIDS.
Kanye West is not only a rapper but is also known for his fashion sense. Teenagers follow him as a style guru. One of his prominent style features is his flat sunglasses that he never leaves behind. He has been spotted wearing his Super sunglasses from the up and coming Italian brand RETROSUPERFUTURE since the release of 808s & Heartbreak in November. He has more than 4 pair of such sunglasses and he clubs them with all his outfits.
Kanye West is fond of wearing funky jewelry and is often spotted wearing Daisy Jewellery. His favorite is his golden bracelet that he wears in almost every concert.
Dr. Dre Headphones are must-have accessories at least for all the famous rappers in the industry. Celebrities like David Cameron, Ashley Cole, and Thierry Henry are regularly spotted using their Dr. Dre headphones and Kanye West is no exception. Dr. Dre is an American rapper who released his brand of headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre. In July 2008 and since then it is the must have accessory for the celebrities.
The blunt rapper Kanye West is fond of his Blackberry phone which he is using since a long time now. These Smartphone devices developed and designed by Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM) since 1999. This smartphone is now used not only by celebrities but also by many users.
Porsche P’9981 smartphone
Kanye West has been spotted number of times using his Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone.