Kanye West officially joins the billionaire’s club

Kanye West officially joins the billionaire’s club

Rapper, Kanye West is now a billionaire thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas, according to Forbes mag

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Rapper, Kanye West is now a billionaire thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas, according to Forbes magazine. The rough figure of the wealth of Kim Kardashian’s hubby is $1.3 billion, the magazine said in announcing the musician is now on its list of people worth at least $1 billion. Although the musician disagrees and says he is worth about $3 billion.

The 42-year-old, Chicago-born rapper’s Yeezy footwear often sells for more than $200 a pair in the United States and elsewhere. West was associated with Nike for years but broke away in 2013, lending his name to Adidas as they launched their first shoe together in 2015.

Much of the rest of West’s wealth comes from real estate he owns, the magazine said. West is the second American rapper to make the Forbes list after Jay-Z, who made the cut last year.