‘Finally A Billionaire’: Kanye Tells Forbes That They Can’t Count
Kanye West has long coveted the title of “billionaire.”
But after being provided with an “authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.”, Forbes started to crunch the numbers.
The magazine calculated the worth of the artist’s assets, including West’s Yeezy sneaker collaboration with Adidas, which Forbes estimated brought him royalties of over $140 million from sales last year, properties, assets, and his G.O.O.D. record label, worth at least $90 million.
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.”
Forbes reported that West insists his worth stands at $3.3 billion, and he texted the magazine to say: “It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.” But the figure of $1.3 billion still puts him on an exclusive list.
It also sees him worth more than his sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, who was dubbed the “youngest-ever self-made billionaire” in 2018. CNN