Kanye "Ye" West is not only one of the world's top-performing artists, he's also a dominant entrepreneur. Over the years, he's secured a net worth of $1.8 billion through business pursuits in many fields, including the fashion industry, a lifelong passion of his that started in a humble place.
Prior to Ye's grand entrance into the fashion industry, he worked at the Gap at 15 years old, an experience he talked about to Paper Magazine in 2015. "I don't think I had any desire to actually make clothes, but I always felt like that's what I wanted to be around," said West, and interestingly, he's returned to the Gap since then.
West launched a 2021 clothing line in collaboration with Gap, which brought him back to his roots with the fashion retailer he worked for as a teenager. Ye explained that he chose to partner with Gap over a shared vision to create fashion that is both stylish and accessible to a large consumer audience.