Kanye West Spent $13.2M on Failed Presidential Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: (AFP OUT) Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras - Pool/Getty Images)
It turns out Kanye West’s failed bid for the U.S. presidency didn’t come cheap. Sources say the 43-year-old rapper spent at least $13.2 million on his campaign.
What’s more is $12.5 million of that money came from West’s own pocket, according to campaign report filed with the Federal Election Commission. West managed to raise about $2 million in donations, bringing his total campaign fund to $14.5 million, the commission reports. When he finally ended his run after four months, all but $1.3 million had been spent, the report reveals.
West, who ran for office as a member of the “Birthday Party,” received 66,000 votes on Election Day — which comes out to about $200 per vote.
At any point in his campaign, did you think Kanye had a chance at winning? Will his candidacy open the door for a future hit maker to stage a more successful campaign?