American rapper, fashion label mogul and now Sunday Service leader, Kanye West, was finally given the title of ‘billionaire’ by Forbes last month – the second American rapper to hit this status after Jay-Z.
The 42-year-old star has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion, according to the magazine but Kanye is reportedly still unhappy with this. Kanye has taken his frustrations out on social media several times, saying “you know what you’re doing” when Forbes had not listed him as a billionaire in previous issues.
It reportedly took Kanye ‘months of requests’ to get reevaluated by Forbes, even after explaining “I’m not a numbers guy” previously. The hip hop star was given his title after providing financial information to prove his worth so Forbes could crunch the numbers. West still argues that his actual worth is around $3.3 billion, but the $1.3 million figure still puts Kanye on the list.
There’s no denying that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have both gone above and beyond with their business ventures. Starting as a rapper, he’s landed himself as one of the highest-selling artists of the last 20 years, with hit tracks such as Stronger, Heartless and Ni**as in Paris, surprisingly his music career makes up a relatively small part of his wealth. Forbes also estimated that his record label GOOD Music stands at around $90 million in value.
He also has around $81 million in property and $21 million in land, $17 million in $35 million in stocks. But where Kanye has really made his riches is through his fashion venture Yeezy. The Adidas Yeezy collaboration, for example, made around $140 million just last year!
From Kanye West’s fashion brand to who knows what next, it seems both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian show no signs of stopping!