Life Kanye West adds mother’s old house to his belongings By weekster Posted on 4 weeks ago 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Brand new billionaire Kanye West (42) bought his mother’s old house in Chicago. That reports television channel ‘WGN 9’. The rapper did not have to dig deep into the pouch. Kanye paid $ 250,000 for the cottage and will spend about $ 60,000 on the renovation. Kanye’s mother Donda, who passed away in 2007, bought the house in the 1980s and lived there until 2004. In the same year, the rapper broke through with the general public with his debut album ‘The College Dropout’. Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian already own homes in Los Angeles and Wyoming. The rapper has more than enough money to invest further in real estate. Last week, business magazine Forbes calculated that he has $ 1.3 billion in assets. According to Kanye himself, he is a lot richer and worth $ 3.3 billion.