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Full NameDonda West
First NameDonda
Last NameWest
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CityOklahoma City
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseRay West
No Of Children1
EducationVirginia Union University, Atlanta University , Auburn University, Alabama.
Height167 cm
Networth$3 M
Date of BirthJuly 12,1949
Age74 years

Donda West is the mother of Kanye West. Originally, she belonged to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Donda went to a local school for her high school education while later attending Virginia Union University to achieve her Bachelor’s degree in English. 

However, she enrolled at Atlanta University at Georgia for her MA in English. 

Not only this, she had achieved her doctorate in English from Auburn University, Alabama

Donda West with her son Kanye West.
Donda West with her son Kanye West. Source: Pinterest

Reasons behind Donda’s death

As per the reports, it’s stated that the lady went through numerous fat removal surgeries just a day before her demise. 

On 9th November 2007, Donda had surgeries for a tummy tuck, breast reduction, and liposuction. 

After a few hours of the surgery, she insisted doctors let her go home. However, the doctor advised her to stay back in the clinic for the observation. 

Also, Donda was feeling pain in her body. Later, she arrived home but was facing problems with movement. 

Lady faced severe pain in her chest along with having a sore throat on 10th November 2021

One of her friends took her to the hospital after some time, and she was declared dead. 

It’s been claimed that she also went through coronary artery disease, which means having a disease in the blood vessels of the heart. 

Throwback picture of Donda West with her son Kanye West.
Throwback picture of Donda West with her son Kanye West. Source: Pinterest

Who was Donda’s ex-husband?

Her former husband's name was Ray West

The man is listed as one of the first Black photojournalists and was involved as a member of Black Panther, whose objective was to fight for social justice. 

Her ex-partner served in many professions, but his heart always wanted to help others. Later, Ray left his job and shifted to the Dominican Republic

He began setting up a charity named “Good Water Foundation,” His son has supported him in building the charity. 

Ray has maintained a low profile and is occasionally captured publicly with his son. 

When did Donda’s married life end?

Donda and Ray got divorced while Kanye was just three years old

After the split-up, Kanye stayed with his mom in Chicago. Despite Donda raising him and him being closer to her, little Kanye always spent summers with dad Ray in Atlanta

Kanye was all broken when his mom died. The artist also dedicated two albums to his late mom. He also appreciates his dad. 

He had composed a song titled “Father Stretch My Hands,” where he praised his father’s hard work done for years. 

His mom’s death had built a closer relationship of Kanye with Ray. His dad even shoots for Kanye’s Follow God music video. 

Kanye then stated that it took him 42 years to know that his father was his best friend. 

How many children does Donda have?

Donda has one celebrity son named Kanye West. The artist rose to stardom with his adventurous production for Ludacris, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Common, and others. 

Later, he published his debut album in 2004, titled “The College Dropout.” 

As of the current scenario, he serves as a rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer.

Kanye changed his name to Yeback in October 2021. He explained that the reason behind it was his religious significance towards himself. 

He is listed as one of the best-selling artists, with 135 million worldwide records. 

Donda West with her son Kanye West in an event.
Donda West with her son Kanye West in an event. Source: Pinterest

Kanye West’s horrible accident

Kanye faced a close to death experience back in the year 2002. He returned home from the studio and suddenly faced a car crash that nearly brought him death. 

He got a smashed jaw, resulting in reconstructive surgery, which included a metal plate in his chin also wiring his jaw together. 

While in hospital, he insisted on an electronic drum machine so he would work on tracks. 

He released the “Through the Wire,” which included his experiences with the accident. His efforts in this situation impressed everyone. 

Net worth

Since she was an independent woman, Donda has a net worth of between USD 2 million and 3 million approx. 

As a teacher, the lady had changed numerous institutions and universities. 

Net worth2-3 million approx.
Income sourceTeacher


  1. Donda was 58 years old when she took her last breath.

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Updated On Sun May 08 2022 Published On Sun May 08 2022 By Smity

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