His girlfriend Kim Kardashian is said to be worth around $40 million.
And for Kanye West, it's the reality star's immense wealth that makes their relationship work.
'She was in a powerful enough situation, where she
could love me without asking me for my money, which is really hard for me to find,' said the 36-year-old in an hourlong BBC Radio 1 interview that aired Monday.
True love: Kanye West said Kim Kardashian's great wealth means she can love him 'without asking for money' in a new BBC Radio 1 interview which aired Monday
'She's everything to me': Kanye said Kim has given him family and a support system
'She's everything to me': Kanye said Kim has given him family and a support system, pictured in LA in May
'She gave me everything. She gave me a family. She gave me a support system,' he said of the 32-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star.
The music star also spoke about the couple's baby North West, stating that in a few years, his three-month-old daughter should be paid every time her image is sold by a photographer.
'"You see all these cheques you're getting age six because people are taking your picture, you don't have to worry about a thing ever again just because people want to take your picture, and I made that happen Nori,"' he said.
Kanye was promoting his latest album Yeezus, which, since its release in June, topped the charts in the US, UK, Australia and Canada, giving Kanye his sixth consecutive number one album.
He said he had reached perfection with his previous record My Beautiul Dark Twisted Fantasy, but with Yeezus he wanted to push boundaries.
'Dark Fantasy can be considered to be perfect. I know how to make perfect, but that’s not what I’m here to do. I’m here to crack the pavement and make new grounds sonically and in society, culturally.'
He also credited Michael Jackson for clearing the path for black artists in music.
Paying tribute: Kanye said he would not be 'Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson' clearing the path for black artists
'I would not be Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson. He had to fight to get his video played because he was black,' he said.
He even said he had in some respects transcended the King Of Pop's achievements.
'I've got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity...and I've been at it for 10 years,' he said.
'I look around and I say, "Wait a minute. There's no one around here in that looks like me. And if they are, they're quiet as f**k." So that means, wait a second - now we're seriously like, in a civil rights movement.'