Kanye West spent $ 12.4 million on presidential campaign
His bid for president has cost Kanye West (43) quite a bit of money. The report that candidates have to submit to the American electoral commission shows that about 14.5 million dollars was involved in his campaign, 12.4 million of which came from the rappers own pocket.
The money went mainly to hiring political strategists, voting list contributions, legal assistance and the production of a number of videos for social media. It is striking that Kanye did not spend money on advertising on radio, television and online. He did buy a two-page advertisement in the New York Times a week before the election.
The campaign ended in failure; the rapper received just under 68,000 votes in total. That was more than 81 million less than the eventual winner Joe Biden.