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Donda West – Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Career, Death

Donda West - Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Career, Death

Donda West – Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Career, Death

Donda West – Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Career, Death

Donda West – Biography,

Dr. Donda West (born 12 July 1949 – Died 10 November 2007) was a famous professor, entrepreneur, and media face from the United States. She is in the limelight because her son named Kanye West announced that he will release his 10th album on his mom.

The name of the album is also kept on his mother’s name ‘Donda’. Kanye’s fans are very excited to listen to his next album. Kanye West has recently announced that the second listening ‘Donda’ event will be held a day before the release of the album.

Donda had gone through several fat removal surgeries to look good. A day after the surgeries, she starts feeling pain in her chest and was declared dead on the arrival at the hospital. As per the reports, she also suffered from coronary artery disease.


Early Life

Donda West took birth on 12 July 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. Let me tell you that Donda’s zodiac sign is Cancer. She attended a local school for high school studies.

She enrolled herself in the Virginia Union University to complete her Bachelor’s degree in English. Later, she took admission to Atlanta University, Georgia for her MA in English. West has also completed her Doctorate in English from Auburn University, Alabama.

Donda West – Wiki -Bio Data

Full Real Name Donda West.
Date of Birth 12 July 1949.
Date of Death 10 November 2007.
Date of Burial 20 November 2007.
Age (as of 2021) 58 years old.
Place of Birth Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.
Place of Death Marina del Rey, California, United States.
Cause of Death Post-surgery complications and Coronary Artery disease.
Profession English Professor.
Nationality American.
Religion Christianity.
Ethnicity Mixed.
Net worth USD 2-3 Million (approx.).
Education BA in English.
MA in English.
Doctorate in English.
School/College Virginia Union University.
Atlanta University, Georgia.
Auburn University, Alabama.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Height (approx.) In Feet Inches: 5′ 6″.
In Meters: 1.67 m.
In Centimetres: 167 cm.
Weight (approx.) In Kilograms: 58-63 kg.
In Pounds: 127-138 lbs.
Hair Color Black.
Hair Length Medium.
Zodiac Sign Cancer.


According to the reports, West went through several fat removal surgeries a day before her death. She had a tummy tuck, breast reduction, and liposuction surgeries on 09 November 2007. After a few hours of surgery, she requested doctors that she wants to go home. The doctor suggested Donda to stay in the clinic for the observation. But, Donda insisted on them. Also, West was feeling pain in her body.

Donda West passed away due to surgery complications

On the arrival at home, she felt difficulty in moving too. On 10 November 2021, she felt severe pain in her chest and a sore throat. Her friend took her to the hospital, where she was declared dead. According to the sources, Donda also suffered from coronary artery disease, according to which she had a disease in the blood vessels of the heart.


Donda West Bio – Donda never disclosed anything about her family. As per the reports, her father had a small business in the United States and her mother cooked food for the family. She loved her parents a lot. West believed in the Christianity religion and belongs to a mixed ethnic race.

Donda West’s Husband, & Marriage

Donda West dated Ray West for several months before their wedding. The two have not revealed the date of the wedding. Ray West is a well-recognized actor and photojournalist from America. He has appeared in several music videos such as For You Music Video, Kanye West: Follow God, and many more.

Let me tell you that he is also the owner of a Café and the Good Water Store in Maryland. According to the sources, Ray and Donda divorced in 1980. The two became parents of a son named Kanye West on 08 June 1977. At the time Donda and Ray divorce, Kanye was just 3 years old.

Children – (Kanye West)

Kanye is a well-recognized American musician, entrepreneur, artist, rapper, and singer. He has released several singles and albums in his long rapping career. He released his first album in 2004 under the head ‘The College Dropout’.

Moreover, he is the founder and owner of the ‘GOOD Music’ record label. He was living along with his mother after his parent’s divorce. Besides this, he has won many awards such as 22 Grammy Awards, Billboard Artist Achievement Award, 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Brit Awards, and many more.

Kanye West Launched a New Album ‘Donda’ on the Name of his Mother 

Kanye West loves his mother a lot and was unable to forget his mother’s memories. He said in an interview that if he wouldn’t fly to Los Angeles, his mother would be alive. He also decided to release an album to paid tribute to his mother, Donda West. The name of the album is ‘Donda’.

As per the reports, he announced via his social media handle that he will be held a second listening ‘Donda’ event a day before the launch of the album that is on 05 August 2021 (Thursday). The album ‘Donda’ will be officially released on 06 August 2021 (Friday) under the label GOOD Music and Def Jam.

ALSO, READ Kanye West Named Songwriter Of The Year At 2021 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards


Donda West had a keen interest in teaching students and spreading awareness. After completing her Doctorate degree, she started teaching students English at Clark Atlanta University. Let me tell you that she was the head of the English department of Chicago State University.

Later, Donda moved to Nanjing, China along with her son Kanye West. Here, she joined Nanjing University as a Fulbright Scholar and also taught them English. West also motivated her son to start his career in the music industry and helped him financially as well.

What is Donda West’s Net worth?

Kanye West’s mother was getting a good income from her teaching career. She has changed many institutions and universities in her career. Donda West would be earning around USD 25-30k (approx.) from her teaching career.

According to a guess, the net worth of West is estimated at USD 2-3 million approximately. On the other hand, the net worth of her son named Kanye West is estimated at $20-25 million USD approximately.

 Facts You Must Know About Donda West

  • A book is written on the life of Donda West named ‘Donda’s Rules’. It is edited by Garrard McClendon.
  • She has always supported her son to pursue his career.
A book is written on the life of Donda West
  • West has attended many events and functions along with her son Kanye West.
  • She also attended the function in which Kanye received Grammy Awards.
  • She is not available on any social media platforms.
  • In May 2007, she launched a book named ‘Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar’.
  • Donda also had a keen interest in music and singing.


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