Kanye West Is Officially Declared A Billionaire By Forbes Magazine

"It's not a billion. It's 3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count."


Kanye West has officially been declared a billionaire, according to Forbes. The American financial magazine is well known for it’s rankings and rich lists of companies and celebrities.

So, when they published one of their annual rich lists this month, and Kanye wasn’t included on, he wasn’t too happy. The magazine published that Kanye had land valued at $21 million, stocks worth $35 million, $81 million in ‘buildings and improvements’ and $17 million in cash.

They also valued the hip hop star’s sneaker range, Yeezy at $1.26 billion. In total Forbes reported that Kanye’s net worth was $1.3 billion, however it seems Kanye was not happy with this figure.


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According to reports, he has long wanted to be included on this list but when it was released he apparently texted a Forbes journalist; “It’s not a billion. It’s 3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”

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Despite Kanye not being happy with the amount he is said to be worth, he is ranked higher than his sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner.

Kylie is said to be worth $1 billion, as a result of her highly successful cosmetics range of make-up and skincare.

She reached this self-made billionaire title, by selling 51% of her cosmetics brand to Coty Inc for a reported $600 million.

As Forbes said so well, he is so fixed on outside validation and “There’s only one number that West cares about. A billion, as in dollars. And he cares a lot.”


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