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11 Expensive Purchases That Put Kanye West Into Debt

Kanye West is nothing if not over the top and his spending is no different.

According to the Forbes’ net worth tracker, the “The Life of Pablo” rapper is worth a whopping $2 billion.

While most people are aware of West’s successful foray into the fashion industry with his GAP clothing line and his contract with Adidas in 2013 that brought us the Yeezy sneakers, many might forget that West was actually deep in debt some seven years ago.


After going on Twitter and revealing that he was down 53 million in personal debt and asking Mark Zuckerberg to invest 1 billion into “Kanye West ideas,” many wondered how he lost so much money in the first place.

Here are 11 expensive purchases that helped throw Kanye West into debt.

1. Kim Kardashian’s diamond rings.

When West got engaged to his former wife, Kim Kardashian, he bought her a 15-carat diamond ring that was designed by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, according to Diamond Hedge.

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