Kanye West spent $12.5m of his own money on his presidential run

13:00pm, Fri 26 Feb 2021
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Newly-released figures show that Kanye West self-funded the majority of his campaign to run for president, investing almost $12.5 million of his own money.

According to a report released by the Federal Election Commission, only $2m was raised from outside contributors for the rapper’s campaign, which began just four months before polling day.

West, 43, won 66,000 votes nationally - which works out at about $200 per vote.

The figures come just days after confirmation of West’s divorce from Kim Kardashian.

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