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Kanye West shocked the world in July, when he announced he would run for president in 2020. Albeit he was going through a mental health episode, his claims were serious and despite the controversy that has plagued his short campaign, the rapper-cum-politician managed to qualify for the ballot in 10 states, including Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado. But while that number is far from ideal – his name was removed from ballots in Arizona and Virginia – everyone is asking: how much did this last minute effort cost him?

According to Variety$6.76 million USD (or roughly $9.28 million AUD). The staggering numbers come from a campaign finance report, filed by West’s team on Friday. It shows the campaign paid $1.28 million USD to Atlas Strategy Group for “ballot access services.” $2.7 million went to Millennial Strategies which based in Long Island uses data accessed from ballots and polling surveys. Elsewhere, the campaign also spent $1.5 million on Fortified Consulting – a firm that was used by the Trump campaign in 2016.

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While the numbers are breathtaking, it is not all money straight from the YEEZY pockets of Kanye West. The political effort did receive $11,472 in outside contributions, with the biggest donors being Mac Tylor and Laurence Chandler.

In April 2020, it was announced that Kanye West was worth roughly $1.3 billion (though the YEEZY designer fought with Forbes believing it was actually $3.3 billion USD and they “don’t know how to count”).

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