Forbes Officially Declares Kanye West A BillionaireGuardian Life


The article claims that Kanye is now worth an estimated $1.3 billion (£1.05bn), however, in classic Kanye-style, the rapper is unhappy with their estimate and says he's actually worth $3.3 billion (£2.6bn).

"I showed them [Forbes] a $890 million receipt, and they still didn't say 'billionaire, '" he said to an industry panel at the Company Innovation Festival in 2019 as reported in the new piece.

When our annual billionaires list appeared earlier this month, again with West absent-still no documentation, and now a pandemic to boot-West again reacted with hurt and venom.

Several fans of popular hip-hop artist Kanye West went agog when Forbes announced him a billionaire.

The publication notes that it is 'Ye's Yeezy brand, which he owns in its' entirety and falls under the Adidas umbrella, that helped push him over the $1 billion mark.

You know what you're doing.

The review by Forbes came after West was reportedly displeased with the magazine's article last summer, that refused to brand him as a billionaire, despite his assurance of the contrary, something he privately branded as "disrespectful".

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Of course, West still isn't happy with this figure and is adamant that Forbes doesn't know how to count. "You're toying with me and I'm not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name".

Rapper Kanye West has added another comma to his net worth and is now a dollar billionaire thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas. That sister-in-law Kylie Jenner did make the list also clearly stuck in his craw.

The financial records that Forbes received show that he would have received $140 million from Yeezy sales previous year.

Focusing on the wealth breakdown, Forbes claims that West's team provided statements that showed the rapper has $17 million in cash, $35 million in stocks, $81 million in "buildings and improvements" and $21 million in land.

The final total of $1.3 billion, the magazine said, took into account debts, "asset illiquidity", and the magazine's tendency to "look at self-appraisals somewhat skeptically".

There is also the matter of West's music.