BACK2THEFRESH (EX) Mogul Kanye West is the wealthiest black man in U.S History. His net worth surpasses 6 Billion U.S dollars. The news comes right after his latest pair of Yeezy’s sold out in under a minute. Kanye West hails from Chicago Illinois. He’s been actively involved in music since 1996, and first stepped on to the music scene professionally with Roca A Fella Records/Def Jam. And Later on he founded his own record label GOOD.