The Evolution of Kanye: From College Dropout to Billionaire

By Steven Buchko
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Kanye West is an American rapper, sure. But as of late, he's added record producer, billionaire businessman, and fashion designer to his resume! What could possibly be next, for the Chicago-born phenomenon?

Zero, Millions, Bankrupt, Billions

Kanye formally filed the paperwork to run for the presidency in 2020. Forbes had placed his net worth at $1.3 billion bucks, and that got him thinking. Kanye claimed he could do something similar for America's economy and soul. Was that really so crazy?

Evidently, it all became too much for wife Kim Kardashian. Just as 2021 began, she filed for divorce after 7 years by his side. The truth is, there's been a lot of turmoil behind the scenes: Mental health scares, public stunts that no one understands, and traumatic events have shaped Kanye's charmed life in recent years. Was it his failed presidential run that really led to the end?

Next: Learn what really led to Kanye's divorce from the love of his life, Kim!