Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married for four years and together share three children. Of course, despite all that they have done as a unit, neither party's name brand and success is defined by their association with each other.
Kanye West is a highly skilled rapper, producer, and fashion designer who has won a whopping 21 Grammy Awards. Kanye reportedly has a net worth of $145 million, but according to his wife, he is actually a billionaire. In light of extremely recent news, his Yeezy clothing company recently received a valuation that boosted the company's net worth to $1.5 billion.
Speaking of his wife, Kim Kardashian has a reported net worth of $350 million. While that sits several hairs short from matching her billionaire sister Kylie Jenner's net worth, Kim was reported to be the highest paid reality television star back in 2015. In addition to her endeavors as a reality television personality, Kim K has made millions from her ventures in fashion, retail, and makeup.
Between the two, Kim and Kanye have racked in several big bucks along their separate journeys. We often wonder what these two spend their massive amounts of wealth on, especially considering Kanye was once in a debt a few years ago from spending too much.
Here is what the couple have spent their bucks on in the past:
20 MATCHING CARS
While Kim and Kanye do not own matching couples cars among themselves - yet - it was reported during the tail end of summer 2018 that Ye had bought his wife a $240,000 car as a surprise gift.
The car in question is a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and West bought it so that his wife could have a car which matched that of Kim's billionaire sister, Kylie Jenner. In the video reveal which she posted to her Instagram page, Kim seemed ecstatic at her husband's surprise gift after she had talked up the car while the couple was in Miami.
19 GOLD TOILETS
Every homeowner hopes to decorate the interior design of their home to their liking in a way that makes them comfortable. Sometimes to be comfortable, all certain folks need is a comfy chair and a stool to rest their feet on. Kim and Kanye, on the other hand, need a gold encrusted toilet.
Sure, it might make sense for one-half of former rap duo The Throne to want his, uh, "throne" to be gold, but some would say him and his queen might be going a little far to splurge their money away. They reportedly paid $750,000 for gold-plated toilet seats in their Bel Air mansion.
18 LOUIS VUITTON BRAND TRASH CANS
Everything that a rich and famous celebrity does is expected to be done with style, even when it comes to taking out the trash.
Kim Kardashian took the social media in 2018 to reveal her personal Louis Vuitton branded trash cans. Prior to this, we did not even know Louis Vuitton concerned itself with producing anything but luxury retail, yet alone trash cans.
We are not exactly sure how much Kim Kardashian could have paid for her fancy trash cans, but Louis Vuitton products can range as high as over $10,000. We can only imagine how much their trash cans could cost.
17 JACKIE KENNEDY'S CARTIER TANK WATCH
Jackie Kennedy was considered to be a fashion and style icon of her heyday. In some regards, Kim Kardashian is looked at as a beauty icon in her own right by modern day standards. It makes sense as to why Kim would find herself gravitating towards the style and grace of the most famous First Lady to ever walk through the White House.
Perhaps in hopes of emulating the late legend's style, Kim Kardashian purchased a Cartier Tank watch that was once famously worn by Jackie Kennedy. Kim bought it from a Christie's auction in June 2017 for $379,500.
16 DAZZLING FASHION SHOWS
When he isn't in the booth creating music, Kanye West surrounds himself with clothes as a self-professed fashionista. His shoe and fashion line is called Yeezy, and he has a high profile fashion event to showcase his clothing line every year.
His most expensive fashion show to date was Yeezy Season 3 in 2016. He insisted the event be held at Madison Square Garden, which costs $150,000 to rent out. Between hiring 1,200 models to walk the runway, paying $460,000 for the runway itself, and numerous last-minute changes, the event as a whole ran Kanye up a $2 million bill.
15 THE LAVISH BEL AIR MANSION
The richest of celebrities have the richest pads to live in. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West kept that longstanding tradition alive by buying a Bel Air Crest mansion which cost the couple $9 million - with additional renovations applied - in January 2013.
They just sold the property back in November for $17.8 million to Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton. A lucrative part of the deal that tempted Acton into overpaying for the property was that Kardashian would be legally obligated to promote Acosta's music upon release.
The now pregnant Acosta recently relisted the mansion this past June in hopes of selling it and buying a bigger mansion in Miami to raise her new family in.
14 A BENTLEY FOR A FRIEND
Kanye West often spends his net worth on gifts for his wife, but he also spends large chunks of moolah for his friends to show them how much he appreciates their friendship.
In this case, the friend in question is Cyhi the Prynce, who is signed to Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music label. This past summer, Prynce helped strongly promote and tweet out all of the albums that Kanye produced for his seven-track rollout, even though Cyhi himself did not have an album which was apart of said roll out.
As a token of his appreciation, Kanye bought Cyhi a brand new Bentley truck, and the gesture nearly brought the Georgia native rapper to tears.
13 EXCLUSIVE RARE BEDS
While neither Kim or Kanye count as official royalty in the same vein as some of the well-known (actually royal) names around the world, KimYe at least are considered Hollywood royalty due to ranking highly among the elite members of Tinseltown folk.
To live like the upper echelon of English royalty, KimYe opted to kick out $923,000 on beds from the Savior Royal State that are made of virgin lambswool, Mongolian horsehair, and star-lashed springs. Only 60 of these beds have been made, and Kim and Kanye happen to own one of their only beds in existence.
Anyone with hopes to live like a King and a Queen in a palace (or mansion, in this case), it makes sense to kick out big bucks like a majestic couple.
12 A SCENE FROM A CRIME
Yes, the situation itself is far stranger than the headline which precedes it.
So, Kanye produced several seven-track albums this past summer, starting with Pusha T's Daytona. Just days before Push's album was due for release, Kanye woke up and called his G.O.O.D. Music labelmate in the middle of the night for what he believed to be a genius idea: make the cover art of Daytona a picture taken of Whitney Houston's bathroom prior to her passing.
Push was reluctant to let Kanye drastically alter his album cover after they had already agreed on a cover image together, but he eventually agreed that the cover "match[ed] the energy of [his] album," as King Push explained to Entertainment Weekly. Controversy aside, Kanye spent $85,000 to purchase the photo.
11 AN ALLIGATOR
Well, maybe not a real live alligator, but Kanye has definitely bought some alligator skinned clothes before.
He's boasted about it recently on his new collab album with Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghosts. On the song "4th Dimension," Ye bragged that he "Bought an alligator, I ain't talkin' Lacoste." He doesn't shop the affordable brand Lacoste - which has a brand logo of an alligator - but expensive alligator boots that cost him millions.
Speaking of alligators, here's a fun fact: Kim and Kanye first met on the set of a failed puppet tv show pilot called Alligator Boots.
10 MAJOR STOCKS
Usually when Christmas arrives, couples exchange neatly wrapped boxes of gifts filled with jewelry sets, candles, and matching socks. Well, don't expect to get socks from Kanye West for Christmas. Expect stocks.
Christmas 2017 saw the Grammy-winning artist surprise his wife by buying her stocks in Disney, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, and Adidas. This may not sound like an ideal gift on the surface, but these stocks granted Kim an extra few hundred thousand dollars per stock, especially now that each of these stocks went up about 40% last month. Sounds like anything that gets our spouse richer is a gift that keeps on giving.
9 PRICEY HAIRCUTS
While Kanye went on tour with Rihanna for the Glow in the Dark Tour in 2008, Rihanna's father once recalled that Kanye got a haircut from his barber - Ibn Jasper - every single day without missing a beat. Ye paid Jasper a huge $500 a day for each haircut.
Going by that number, assuming that Kanye does this sort of routine with every one of his barbers, and he does actually get a haircut that costs him $500 every single day, by that math, Kanye would have to be paying more than $182,000 every year just for haircuts. Yikes!
8 SWAROVSKI ENCRUSTED FRIDGE
Kim Kardashian keeps her refrigerator icy, and we're not talking about the freezer. We're talking about the snazzy jewels encrusted on her fridge.
Kim Kardashian reportedly spent $1 million to have her refrigerator encrusted in Swarovski diamonds. Most celebs just spend $1 million to buy a fancy house, but Kim K uses such riches to coat her fridge in Swarovski.
If the name Swarovski rings a bell, Rihanna famously walked down to the CFDA Awards in a dress that was lathered in Swarovski crystals. Swarovski crystals are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, and the crystals are often in some cases worth $20,000 by themselves.
7 DIAMOND ENCRUSTED TEETH
It is a well-known fact that Kanye West loves putting diamonds in his teeth. Grills have been a very prominent aesthetic in rap culture, and the rapper often sports the emblem proudly on the bottom half of his teeth.
In 2010, he went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed that he surgically replaced his bottom teeth with a diamond and gold encrusted grill. His reason for the permanent installation: he thought the diamonds "looked cooler."
In an interview conducted by The New York Daily News conducted with Dr. Jay Rashbaum, the doctor concluded that Kanye's operation most likely cost him just over $60,000.
Everybody who has ever heard of Disneyland either loves it or wants to go there. When someone has boatloads of money at their disposal, they have the tools to go to Disneyland as many times a year as they want whenever they want.
Last year, Kimye together their 4-year old daughter - North West - and her cousins Mason and Penelope on a family trip to Disneyland. The couple had already paid $3,482 for admission alone. From there, the West-Kardashian clan enjoyed a day of fun in the mouse-shaped sun filled with lollipops, Mickey Mouse ear hats, and rides galore. Altogether, the family spent reportedly 6 hours at Disneyland and spent about $4,000 while they were there.
5 A MOVIE THEATER FOR KIM'S BIRTHDAY
No matter how which we get, we are all going to love movies and we're always going to love the experience of seeing one in a big theater. Kim shares that love and cinema, and Kanye decided to make her wildest movie-going dreams come true on her 35th birthday.
On the day in question, Kanye rented out the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Westlake, California for a day so that Kim had a private screening of the Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender. The cinema offers gourmet food, reclining leather seats, and even an outdoor salon. Renting out the whole thing cost Kanye about $5,000.
4 A LAMBORGHINI FOR KANYE'S BIRTHDAY
Just as Kanye West reeled in the big bucks for Kim Kardashian's 35th birthday, the reality tv star felt the need to do the same for the rapper's own 35th birthday.
When it came time to wow her husband on his big 3-5 day, rather than rent out a big building just like he did for her, Kim raked in some serious cash by buying him a $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Kanye West has a history with loving cars - he typically spends big money on armored SUVs for himself - and he was elated at the sight of his brand new Lamborghini.
3 SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE MUSIC VIDEOS KNOWN TO MAN
Kanye West has always appeared to be incredibly passionate about the music that he produces, and he seems doubly passionate about his music videos. From the looks of it, West would have to consider the visual for his songs to be just as important - if not more important - than the songs themselves.
Kanye has a reputation for producing some of the most expensive music videos known to man. On the list of the 50 most expensive videos ever, Kanye is at #30 for "Stronger" - which cost $1.2 million to make - and #40 for "Touch the Sky," which cost $1 million.
2 LIONS & SONS GOLD SKULLS FOR FATHERS DAY
Kanye West and Jay-Z have had a public falling out over the past couple years, but prior to the breakup, they were closer than white cotton on a doctor's coat.
The two rappers - collectively known as The Throne - were once frequent collaborators and friends. To show appreciation for his comrade on Jay's first Father's Day as a dad to Blue Ivy, Mr. West gifted Hov with a gold Lions & Sons Divora Skull. The skull is coated with red topaz stones and ran Kanye up a hefty $34,000. Kanye West delivered it personally to Jigga via a private jet.
1 BURGER KING
Right before Kim and Kanye got married, Kanye gave his bride to be quite the unique wedding present: ten Burger King branches.
That's right, to mark the day that he and Kim were set to be locked in holy matrimony, Kanye bought his fiance ten Burger King joints in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Which sounds weird when looking at the whole thing at face value, but there's a lot of money in Burger King, and some of those millions in Kim's net worth probably come from those Burger King enterprises.
It's also worth noting that her husband already owns a chain of Fatburger restaurants in Chicago.
References: Forbes, People.com