Kanye West, 42, has finally and officially joined the billionaire’s club.
YE has always wanted to be a billionaire and his wife Kim Kardashian 39 took to twitter to celebrate her husband same day Forbes acknowledged the financial milestone with this flashy headline
— “Kanye Is Now Officially A Billionaire” —
Kanye who is now the second billionaire in hip hop after Jay-Z will appreciate the word “billions” in that headline!
Forbes was a bit more conservative (something the outlet itself admitted), which reported that its “current net worth estimate” for the Yeezy owner is $1.3 billion.
Here’s how he got here
$140 million: Yeezy (stake multiplied x10)
$102 million: Real estate
$90 million: Music catalog and G.O.O.D Music imprint
$35 million: Stocks
$17 million: Cash
Kanye texted Forbes on the night before the article went live, according to the outlet. He added, “It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.” Oof — awkward.
This is roughly the number ($3 billion) that the Bank of America Corp. valued Yeezy at, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg. So, it’s understandable to see why Kim opted to instead retweet the article with higher numbers.
Yeezy just launched Season 8 of Yeezy in March of 2020, so these articles arrive in good timing. The new collection premiered with its own Paris Fashion Week show in France on March 2.