Kanye West GoFundMe launched by fans to make him rich again

By Alexandra Heilbron on November 2, 2022 | 20 Comments

Kanye West at Tribeca Film FestivalAfter Kanye West lost his billionaire status when Adidas ended their relationship with him following a series of anti-Semitic tweets posted by the rapper, his fans decided to show their support.

The deal with Adidas accounted for the largest portion of West’s net worth — $1.5 billion — which means his current net worth is now approximately $400 million. West boasted on the Drink Champs podcast last month: “I can say anti-Semitic s–t and Adidas cannot drop me.”

That was apparently untrue — not only did Adidas drop him, but Balenciaga, Gap and Vogue also terminated their partnerships with West.

However, some fans felt so much empathy for the rapper that they launched a GoFundMe to make him a billionaire again. The campaign earned $5 before it was taken down. It’s unlikely West would have accepted any proceeds however, as in 2016, fan Jeremy Piatt started a GoFundMe page to raise money for West, who at the time claimed he was in debt for $54 million. That campaign earned $57,398, but after West refused to take the money, it was donated to music charity Notes for Notes.

The newest Kanye West GoFundMe hilariously inspired numerous copycat campaigns, as dozens of people begged others to make them billionaires instead of West. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Paul • November 3, 2022 @ 9:43 AM

    Why would anyone fund this very rich man? Who has had it all.

  2. J • November 3, 2022 @ 9:48 AM

    Unbelievable. Perhaps his “fans” could put their money to better use by helping homeless/hungry people who lost everything during Covid. Give me a break.

  3. Rene • November 3, 2022 @ 10:01 AM

    I saw this on Facebook but I thought it was a hoax or a scam for someone else to pocket the money but it`s actually true. I`m glad it was taken down. With all the poverty, the war in Ukraine, the Covid backlash and various other needs in the world today, it irks me that some jerk thought that this was a worthy cause, to make some foolish rap artist a billionaire again.

  4. JOE • November 3, 2022 @ 10:03 AM


  5. Derek Beaupre • November 3, 2022 @ 10:28 AM

    This is one of the most pathetic things I’ve seen in many years.
    A go fund me for a nut job that can’t keep his mouth shut.
    You reap what you sow.
    Why anyone would contribute their hard earned money to a 400$ millionaire is beyond me ?
    Maybe they are just as nuts as he is ??

  6. MARIANA GRINBLAT • November 3, 2022 @ 10:44 AM



  7. dee • November 3, 2022 @ 10:54 AM

    are your people crazy helping a billionaire get rich again if he did it once he will do it again give you money to an actual charity whom really need it

  8. Carsten • November 3, 2022 @ 10:56 AM

    You got to be kidding. The man is not starving. He just has a big mouth. He doesn’t deserve anything. He screwed up very badly. Whop de do he’s not a billionaire anymore. There are other people in this world that need this kind of help, Look around you.

  9. Chris • November 3, 2022 @ 11:13 AM

    Why set up a gofundme for someone who’s got more money than most who might consider donating? Maybe he can find another social media alum to mooch attention from

  10. Rose • November 3, 2022 @ 11:22 AM

    Hahaha! What a bunch of suckers. He still has way more than enough money to never work again. Stop funding millionaires and billionaires. Start funding affordable and accessible healthcare, mental healthcare, housing, food, etc for people who will never see $1mil in their entire lifetime.

  11. JJ Smith • November 3, 2022 @ 11:31 AM

    SUCH STUPIDITY….But hey if you feed you your family pay your bills and then decide to make a millionaire back up to a billionaire like are you crazy and stupid? This guy who gives a crap who he is take care of your life first he’s already a millionaire never mind billionaire stupid thing I ever heard

  12. Paula • November 3, 2022 @ 11:39 AM

    I’ll pass. I already fund too much insanity and I do it by paying taxes.

  13. CDubya • November 3, 2022 @ 11:51 AM

    Dumbest GoFundMe idea ever. He had it all and blew it. There is freedom of speech, but there’s consequences for the words you choose to use. He CHOSE to be an idiot, so why help him ‘become rich again’ ? He did it to himself. Money doesn’t buy brains. I’m sure he has enough $ to tide him over forever.

  14. brian • November 3, 2022 @ 12:35 PM

    That’s what u get for shooting off your mouth with the brain turned off . Has anyone seen him give regular people money , other than stripper & whores I mean.

  15. Bunny A. • November 3, 2022 @ 2:15 PM

    I can’t believe people are so stupid ! give your money to food banks or to the refugees from the Ukraine . I am sure kane has money socked away and he is not poor

  16. tom • November 3, 2022 @ 8:17 PM

    Just send the money to me, & I’ll give it to him next time I see him.

  17. Roland Schoenke • November 3, 2022 @ 11:13 PM

    Kanye west appears to be a wealthy racist. Why would he need go fund me.?

  18. Reign • November 4, 2022 @ 3:59 AM

    You’re kidding ?????? Seriously ,do these people think he will care about them and actually
    become buddies with them ? What the heck — one person said give the money to poor people or animal shelters or whatever charity needs it. This guy is a bum — who loses tons of money then has the nerve to get more from people that will never have his kind of money .
    Society has gone into la-la land it appears . Let him get a job like most people .Shame ,shame !

  19. Heather • November 4, 2022 @ 10:40 AM

    Ridiculous, the man is a complete Psycho nut job!!!

  20. Barry • November 4, 2022 @ 5:51 PM

    He wants to be just like trump and con the maga Qanons to give him some of their money. LoL

  21. Tess Tickles • November 4, 2022 @ 9:17 PM

    I LOVE YE. That 5 dollars was WELL worth it ??

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