Kanye West Height

"Everyone's always telling you to be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great?"

~ Kanye West

There is but one Kanye West in the world and he is one of the most famous, beloved, and best-selling music artists of all time. There is something about Kanye West all right that attracts people to him. Even a man like Elon Musk admires him.

About Kanye West's Real Height

It is kind of general knowledge that Mr. West isn't that tall -- people think he is like 5'7". This probably originates from his song with Estelle where she sings: "I just met a 5-foot 7-inch guy who's just my type."

Now celebrities usually don't care about their height too much -- though many of them care enough to always add a few inches to their height -- they never downgrade themselves or let themselves downgraded at least. 

But Kanye West seems to be a little different than others even in this regard. An honest man like Joe Rogan claims to be 5'8" tall and yet Kanye West who looks at the very least an inch taller than Mr. Rogan, doesn't care about if he is described as 5'7" tall.

Some people may accuse us of always downgrading celebrities' height but we only downgrade them when we think they need to be downgraded. Kanye West is going to set an example in this because it looks like if anything he needs to be upgraded.

After comparing Kanye West to Kim Kardashian (5'2"), Joe Rogan (5'7"), Kendall Jenner (5'9½"), Elon Musk (6'1½"), and many more such interesting people, we think that Kanye West looks closer to 5'8" rather than 5'7". Which makes him almost identical in height to people like Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Tom Cruise, and Robert Downey Jr. as well.

The real height of Kanye West is

5'8" or 173 cm

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, and Drake height comparison
Ariana Grande (5'0½"), Nicki Minaj (5'2"), Bruno Mars (5'4"), Miley Cyrus (5'4½"), Selena Gomez (5'5"), Justin Bieber (5'7½"), Ed Sheeran (5'8"), Kanye West (5'8"), Taylor Swift (5'9½"), and Drake (6")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"Having a Rolex or a Benz is not something that actually represents your success because there’s always something more expensive to buy. Success is really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself."

~ Kanye West