Kanye West is now worth more than $1 billion

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Rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West is now worth over $1 billion.

The 42-year-old music icon reportedly shared documents with Forbes in an effort to provide "an authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc." and finally establish himself as a billionaire - something that the 'Famous' rapper has seemingly been after for a while.

The article states that after Forbes failed to list West as a billionaire last year (due to the lack of "sufficient documentation"), Kanye publicly protested. During an industry panel, West said: "I showed [Forbes] a $890 million receipt, and they still didn’t say 'billionaire'" - something that Forbes journalist Zack O'Malley says "no one at Forbes remembers."

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And when Forbes published their annual billionaires list earlier this month, Kanye reportedly texted the publication, slamming the "disrespectful article" that he believes was "purposely snubbing" him.

Despite the fact Forbes claims West had still not provided sufficient documentation, the rapper continued to text the publication, telling them: "You know what you’re doing. You're toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name."

However, yesterday Kanye "directed his team to provide what we feel is an authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.", and Forbes has now stated that West is worth an estimated $1.3 billion (£1.05 billion).

But Kanye still wasn't happy about this, as he sent Forbes another text that reported read: "It's not a billion. It's $3.3 billion, since no one at Forbes knows how to count."

With that much money, it is no surprise he can splash the cash on Kim:
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According to the article, Kanye is said to have amassed an estimated $81 million in "building and improvements", $35 million in stocks, $21 million in land, and $17 million in cash.

Seriously, I struggle finding some spare change around the house to go out and buy some milk and Kanye's got a cool $17 mil lying around in cash.

Following his partnership with Adidas, West has also earned an eye-watering $140 million from Yeezy sales, with the company itself drawing a revenue of roughly $1.3 billion.

Kanye has also reportedly accrued some debts - but I'm sure this is nothing a new album wouldn't solve.

Honestly, considering he's a billionaire, you'd think he would smile more...

Kanye West is now worth more than $1 billion

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West is now worth over $1 billion.

The 42-year-old music icon reportedly shared documents with Forbes in an effort to provide "an authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc." and finally establish himself as a billionaire - something that the 'Famous' rapper has seemingly been after for a while.

The article states that after Forbes failed to list West as a billionaire last year (due to the lack of "sufficient documentation"), Kanye publicly protested. During an industry panel, West said: "I showed [Forbes] a $890 million receipt, and they still didn’t say 'billionaire'" - something that Forbes journalist Zack O'Malley says "no one at Forbes remembers."

[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]

And when Forbes published their annual billionaires list earlier this month, Kanye reportedly texted the publication, slamming the "disrespectful article" that he believes was "purposely snubbing" him.

Despite the fact Forbes claims West had still not provided sufficient documentation, the rapper continued to text the publication, telling them: "You know what you’re doing. You're toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name."

However, yesterday Kanye "directed his team to provide what we feel is an authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.", and Forbes has now stated that West is worth an estimated $1.3 billion (£1.05 billion).

But Kanye still wasn't happy about this, as he sent Forbes another text that reported read: "It's not a billion. It's $3.3 billion, since no one at Forbes knows how to count."

With that much money, it is no surprise he can splash the cash on Kim:
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/IqAO8lVE-izxriqNH.mp4||IqAO8lVE]]

According to the article, Kanye is said to have amassed an estimated $81 million in "building and improvements", $35 million in stocks, $21 million in land, and $17 million in cash.

Seriously, I struggle finding some spare change around the house to go out and buy some milk and Kanye's got a cool $17 mil lying around in cash.

Following his partnership with Adidas, West has also earned an eye-watering $140 million from Yeezy sales, with the company itself drawing a revenue of roughly $1.3 billion.

Kanye has also reportedly accrued some debts - but I'm sure this is nothing a new album wouldn't solve.

Honestly, considering he's a billionaire, you'd think he would smile more...