Yeezus, Take the Wheel: Kanye West's Net Worth In 2022 Following Adidas and Gap Partnership Terminations

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Kanye West is a lot of things: Complicated, brilliant, creative. He's also likely psychiatrically unwell, which has led to a slew of problems for him personally and professionally.

Following a series of antisemitic remarks and "White Lives Matter" stunts in fall 2022, Adidas and Gap each ended their lucrative partnerships with West for his Yeezy lines, from which he amassed a significant portion of his net worth.

Even before this, West's financials were a bit of a mystery, muddled by his own exaggerations of his wealth as well as of his debt: In 2016, West tweeted that he was $53 million in the hole and begged Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into "Kanye West ideas." The Facebook founder declined, but it didn't matter—West eventually got there himself.

Though West—or, as he's legally changed his name to, Ye—is one of the greatest rappers and producers of his generation, he has become almost as well-known for his at-times erratic behavior (including a failed presidential run in 2020 and his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards), often complicated by his struggles with bipolar disorder. His love life has also kept him in the spotlight, and his ongoing divorce proceedings from estranged wife Kim Kardashian may put his life—and his finances—under a stronger microscope than ever before.

From earning $5,000 for a beat for Jermaine Dupri to millions for his own tours to astronomical sums for his Yeezy clothing line, here's what we know about Kanye West's net worth and how Ye earned his fortune so far.

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How much is Kanye West's net worth in 2022?

Brace yourself: Ye was once worth an estimated whopping $2 billion. Yes, with a B! However, with his Yeezy brand with Adidas taking up a good $1.5 billion of that sum, his net worth is now estimated at $400 million, per Forbes, since the German-based brand ended the partnership.

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How much does Kanye West make from Adidas?

Forbes estimates that West made as much as $220 million annually from his Yeezy partnership with Adidas. How much does he make from Adidas as of Oct. 25, 2022? Not much more thanks to his open antisemitism.

Adidas said in a statement, “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness. After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.”

How much royalty does Kanye get from Adidas?

Forbes reported that $1.5 billion of West's net worth came from Yeezy and Adidas, and with Adidas kicking him to the curb as of October 2022, his income is likely to drop steeply. The outlet noted that his income from Adidas was akin to that of legacy artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan's royalties from their music catalogs.

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How much money did Adidas make from Yeezy?

According to The Washington Post, the Yeezy brand brought in roughly $2 billion per year in revenue for Adidas before the brand terminated its contract with West. It amounted to close to 10% of the company's overall annual revenue.

How long is Kanye's Adidas contract?

West was initially slated to work with Adidas through 2026. He initially started working with the athletic brand in 2013. His partnership ended four years early when he disparaged the brand publicly and made openly antisemitic remarks.

Can Kanye sue Adidas?

First things first: Basically anyone can sue anyone for anything. That said, to have a successful lawsuit that isn't dismissed is another story. West likely doesn't have much of a case for suing Adidas: In addition to his antisemitism (which may actually be on brand for Adidas' complicated history in Nazi Germany), he made disparaging public remarks about the company, which would likely be a breach of their contract. He may also be found to have violated the company's confidentiality agreements.

How much money does Kanye West make from Yeezy?

According to Forbes, which was granted access to Ye's financial documents, the rapper's Yeezy clothing line makes up the bulk of his net worth. The brand raked in $1.3 billion of revenue in 2020; exact details of how much West has made from the line remains unclear, but it's estimated he pocketed about 11 percent, which would make his most recent earnings from the company a tidy $143 million.

In 2020, it was announced that West would partner with Gap on a multi-year Yeezy collaboration. The collection was estimated to be worth about $970 million of West's fortune. According to Bloomberg, the collection was set "to break $150 million in sales in its first full year in 2022." Gap axed the deal in 2022 so we'll never know it's true potential.

Who is richer, Kanye West or Jay-Z?

Until recently, West was wealthier than his once-beloved "Big BrotherJay-Z. With Hov's net worth at an estimated $1.3 billion and West's knocked down to $400 million, now his Big Brother has the bigger bank account, too.

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How much money does Kanye West make from albums?

West's music catalog—including his own releases, those he's produced for others (including classics like The Blueprint), as well as his G.O.O.D. Music label—is estimated to be worth a cool $90 million. In 2019, he was the highest-paid person in hip-hop, and in 2020 the highest-paid musician in the world with $170 million in earnings. His income from each of his own individual album sales isn't publicly known, but based on the sales figures, he likely did quite well in that regard, too.

How much money did Kanye West make from The College Dropout?

The College Dropout was West's breakthrough album. It sold over 6 million copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from Late Registration?

West's sophomore effort Late Registration sold over 4 million copies — one-third less than his debut, but still amazing numbers.

How much money did Kanye West make from Graduation?

West had a comeback with his Graduation sales, moving more than 6 million copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from 808s & Heartbreak?

Fan-favorite album 808s & Heartbreak sold more than 3 million copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy?

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, largely regarded as West's magnum opus, sold more than 1.7 million copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from Yeezus?

Yeezus sold nearly 1 million copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from The Life of Pablo?

The Life of Pablo sold over 2 million copies—and would have sold more, but 500,000 copies were leaked and illegally downloaded prior to the album's release, costing West nearly $10 million.

How much money did Kanye West make from Ye?

Ye sold over 560,000 copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from Jesus Is King?

Jesus Is King sold more than 500,000 copies.

How much money did Kanye West make from Donda?

Donda was certified gold based on both sales and streams, which were equal to at least 500,000 copies sold.

How much money did Kanye West make from Watch the Throne?

Watch the Throne, West's collaborative album with Jay-Z (collectively known as The Throne), sold more than 5 million copies. West split the profits with Hov, but seeing as West is also a producer on the album, he may have actually netted a bigger cut of the proceeds from the project.

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How much does Kanye West make from Spotify?

Spotify doesn't pay artists much per stream—literally less than half of one cent is the average for most artists ($0.00437), with some artists and labels negotiating higher rates at $0.0084... still less than a cent. That said, West has enough streams to still make a pretty penny from Spotify: From his top 10 most popular songs alone as of October 2021, if we use the $0.00437 estimate per stream, West will still earn close to $3,747,643. In 2021, West became the first artist to have 10 studio albums reach 1 billon streams on the streamer.

He does well on other streaming services, too: In 2016, his album The Life of Pablo was reportedly streamed 250 million times within its first 10 days as a Tidal exclusive release.

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How much does Kanye West make from touring?

Like most artists, the bulk of West's revenue from his music comes from live performances. His shows are pretty much guaranteed to sell out every time, and his tour grosses are even more handsome than his Yeezy models.

West's Glow in the Dark tour grossed $30.8 million, while West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne tour netted $75.4 million between the heavy-hitter headliners.

The Yeezus Tour grossed $31.8 million.

The Saint Pablo tour netted $52.8 million and would have earned him more, but after his then-wife Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, he was hospitalized for a mental health crisis and canceled several dates.

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How much does Kanye West charge for a feature?

Rappers' features rates vary, but let's assume West is out of the average artist's price range: Nicki Minaj has been known to charge $250,000 to $500,000 in her prime, Kendrick Lamar $250,000 (if he even chooses to do it) and 21 Savage six figures, so best that West is asking for similar amounts at a minimum.

What homes does Kanye West own?

West owns two $14 million ranches in Wyoming. He owns 4,500 acres of Monster Lake Ranch, which includes eight lodging units (plenty of room for all the kids and his staff!), two freshwater lakes, an event center, a restaurant and meeting spaces, plus barns, stables and other animal housing spaces. The second, Bighorn Mountain Ranch, features a five-bedroom four-bath main home with a wraparound deck, commercial kitchen, saunas, and a wet bar, plus cabins scattered throughout the acreage and not one, but two heated helicopter pads.

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He was also sharing a Hidden Hills, Calif., mansion with Kardashian until the time of their 2021 divorce. Featured in Architectural Digest, the property is full of art, luxury furniture pieces and a specialized plaster that would literally require a team from Europe to clean it. They originally purchased the home in 2014 from Lisa Marie Presley for $20 million and spent another $20 million on renovations, which effectively tripled the value of the property. He and Kardashian also purchased land adjacent to the home for $2.975 million and a Calabasas, Calif., estate for $6.5 million in 2018. You can take a tour of the home here:

Kardashian reportedly agreed to pay her ex-husband $23 million to buy out his half of the manse, which she plans to continue living in full time with their four kids.

In 2017, he and Kardashian also sold a Bel Air mansion for $17.8 million. Two years later, it was reported he purchased a $14 million property for Kardashian in Miami, though it's unclear which party currently owns it.

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How much are Kanye West's cars worth?

Considering West says his Yeezy fashion line is inspired by Lamborghini, it's no surprise that his car collection is worth $3.8 million.

What investments does Kanye West have?

According to financial documentation provided to ForbesWest had, as of April 2020, $17 million in cash and $35 million in stocks. While those are obviously impressive sums, compared to the rest of his portfolio, it's basically loose change. However, reports in March 2021 upped West's numbers big time, with an estimated $122 million in cash and stocks. West also has $1.7 billion in various assets, including stakes in estranged wife Kardashian's SKIMS shapewear. It's unclear how the pair's divorce impacted his business interests in the brand.

How much does Kanye make a year?

West's annual salary varies depending on his output and touring schedule. West reportedly took home $150 million in 2019 alone, but that number is likely to go way down due to losing his lucrative brand partnerships in late 2022.

How much does Kanye make a day?

Assuming 'Ye makes $150 million per year, his daily pay would be $410,958.90. Again, that number is likely to drop significantly due to his outbursts costing him branding opportunities—but it remains to be seen exactly how hard his wallet will get hit.

How much does Kanye West make per show?

According to West himself, he reportedly makes as much as $8 million per concert. Of course, that may depend on a number of factors—and West has been prone to exaggerate numbers in regard to his earnings. Experts previously estimated his income per show to be in the $1 million range.

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