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Ray West


Facts of Ray West

Full NameRay West
First NameRay
Last NameWest
ProfessionCelebrity Father
NationalityAfrican American
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseDonda West

Ray West is the father of the most famous American rapper Kanye West. He is an American photojournalist

Ray was also a member of Black Panther in the 1960s and 70s

He became the first African American man to excel in the field while working for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the 1980s

Besides that, Ray was also the medical illustrator and Christian marriage counselor

Some of his ideal works are a portrait of poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, photos of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, and pictures of President Ronald Reagan

Kanye is very close to his father, and they share a very good bonding.

Unhealthy Marriage

The famous hip-hop star parents, Ray West and Donda West were not together for long. 

Their relationship couldn't fight with all the difficulties and obstacles. 

Kanye was only three years old when his parents got divorced. After that, Kanye moved to Chicago with his mom

However, Ray and Donda were on friendly terms with each other. 

Kanye spent his school days in Chicago with his mom, but he spent the whole summer with his father to have the best time with each other. 

It was a difficult time for Ray because he was not able to meet all the financial needs

He had a fear that he couldn't be a good father to his son Kanye West.

Ray West son Kanye West and ex wife Donda West.
Kanye West with his mom Donda West. Source: Page Six

Kanye featured his father in a song

After the death of his mom, Donda, Kanye was even closer to his dad. 

He had a tear in his eyes while writing a song for his father. A hip-hop star featured his father in the song Follow God.

Kanye West and Ray West in the song Follow God.
Kanye West and Ray West in the song Follow God. Source: YouTube

Ray was an inspiration to his son for his creativity in music and fashion

Kanye was inspired by his father, who was Black Panther and a photojournalist

Ray used to see the world from an artistic view, which helped his son to bring a different level of creativity in music and fashion.

Ray was a very kind, empathetic, and helpful person. 

He even became homeless to help the ex-drug addicts because he wanted to get that close. 

He established the foundation called Good Water to help with prostitution and extortion

Kanye dedicates his success to his parents, and there is nothing that can make him happy than his parent's inspiration and support.

Kanye West and Ray West.
Kanye West and Ray West. Source: Le Zephyr

Suffered from Prostate Cancer

Ray was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His treatment has worked, and he is fine now. 

Kanye has celebrated his father beating cancer by eating the plate of bugs with him.

The uniquely talented Kanye

The uniquely talented Kanye is the most famous rapper, record producer, and fashion designer

He has a major role in the development of mainstream hip-hop and popular music in general. 

Kanye is one of the world's best-selling music artists

He has more than 20 million albums and 140 million singles sold worldwide.

Kanye is one the most awarded artists of all time with 21 Grammy Awards, and he has won many other awards too. 

As a fashion designer, he had worked with Nike, Louis Vuitton, A.P.C, and Adidas

He is the founder and head of creative content company DONDA

A hip-hop star was also the 100 most influential people in 2005 and 2015, named by Time magazine

West married the most popular TV personality Kim Kardashian in 2014, and they have four children

They are blessed with two daughters and two sons. Lately, the news of their divorce has been the headline.

Net Worth

The net worth of Ray West has not been disclosed. 

His son is a famous rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. His fortune is:

 YearNet Worth
Kanye West2020$3.2 billion


  1. His son, Kanye is 43 years old.

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Updated On Sun Feb 21 2021 Published On Wed Jan 13 2021 By shaumya

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