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US Presidential Race 2020: Who is Kanye West and what's his net worth?

American Rapper Kanye West has announced that he will be running for the President of the United States. The artist made this big announcement on Twitter saying we must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States."

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: July 05, 2020 12:56 IST
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Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. West has donated $2 million dollars to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. Floyd died last month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air.

American Rapper Kanye West has announced that he will be running for the President of United States. The artist made this big announcement on Saturday on Twitter that he will be running for the US Presidential Elections 2020. Taking it to Twitter, Kanye West said, "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!#2020VISION"

Kanye West had been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, therefore, his sudden decision on competing for the top job is something which will send ripples across the entertainment industry and political fraternity in the United States. However, hailing West's decision, Businessman and chief executive of Tesla, Elon Musk wrote, "You have my full support."

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The White House illuminated with red, white and blue lights during a "Salute to America" event in Washington.

Who is Kanye West?

 Kanye West, born on June 8, 1977, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and politician. West is one of the most followed, admired, influencing musicians of his time. Kanye West is a versatile artist whose songs serve every genre including hip hop, soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial and gospel. 

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Rapper Kanye West watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Drawings by West from when the rapper was a high school student in Chicago are now worth thousands of dollars, according to an appraiser.

Outside his music industry, West is also one of the influencers in the fashion world as well. He is married to Kim Kardashian West, an equally popular media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, and actress.

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There’s always a reason to smile, said Kayne West while sharing this picture with wife Kim Kardashian.

What is the net worth of Kanye West?

Rapper Kanye West's net worth according to Forbes as of 2020 is $1.3 billion which roughly equals to Rs 97,08,32,85,000. However, Kanye West says his net worth as of 2020 is $3.3 billion that is Rs 2,46,44,21,85,000. When combined with Kim Kardashian, the couple's net worth is at $4.1 billion that is Rs 3,06,18,57,45,000.

Is Kanye West really running for US Presidential elections?

Though the rapper has announced that he will be competing for the US presidential race 2020, posing a challenge to Donald Trump, and democratic rival Joe Biden, there is still no clarity whether he is serious about contesting the elections or have submitted the official paperwork like filing of the nomination as an independent candidate.

Though the US Presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020, the deadline to submit the paperwork, documentation for nomination has not passed in several states.

Who all are running for US President 2020?

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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to America" event on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, July 4 in Washington.

Present US President Donald Trump is once again competing for the Presidential Elections 2020.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington.

Former US Vice President and Democratic rival Joe Biden is also running for the Presidential Elections 2020.

Meanwhile, 27 Democrats and 3 Republicans including Sanders, Gabbard, Warren, Bloomberg others have dropped out of the US Presidential race 2020.

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