1. The name Kanye means “the only one” in Swahilli.
2. Kanye Omari West was born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta.
3. Kanye’s net worth is estimated at around $120 million.
4. He got his first big break through No I.D. (born Dion Ernest Wilson) is a veteran hip hop producer and current VP at Def Jam. He taught Kanye how to produce beats and gave him his start in the music business-all because their moms forced the two to hang out.