Kanye West Might Be The Wealthiest Black Man In American History

Written By Chris Goossens

Worth Almost $7 Billion

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's publicized divorce from wife Kim Kardashian isn't hurting his business moves or net worth. New estimates have slated Ye as the wealthiest Black man in United States history.

Kanye West Is Now The Richest Black Man In American History
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Kanye West Is Now Worth $6.6B

Kanye West is now worth $6.6 billion. Last April, Forbes estimated his value at $1B. Clearly, he’s made some major moves including his Yeezy Gap deal as well as owning Yeezy in general.

The 43-year-old rapper is worth $6.6 billion, a significant increase from the amount that West was reported as being worth back in April 2020 by Forbes, PEOPLE confirms. Led by his sneaker and apparel business Yeezy, which is now in partnership with Adidas AG and Gap Inc., the business [owned by Kanye West] is valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion by UBS Group AG. The value of the new Gap collaboration with Yeezy, which is scheduled to hit stores this summer, “could be worth as much as $970 million of that total,” Bloomberg reported, citing a bank estimate. The “Famous” rapper [Kanye West] also has $122 million in cash and stock and $110 million from his music catalog, alongside $1.7 billion in other assets, including estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS business. (Kardashian filed for divorce in mid-February. The couple share four children: daughters North, 7½, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who will turn 2 in May.) (PEOPLE)

Kanye + Kim Aren’t Speaking

The rap boss and his entertainment mogul ex are really going their separate ways. New reports have revealed that the two aren’t even on speaking terms, never mind sticking out their marriage. Kanye reportedly changed all of his phone numbers and told Kim K that if she needs to contact him, to hit his security’s line. Yeezy has cut off all communication from Kim and the Kardashian clan as well.

It sounds like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no longer on direct speaking terms as they coparent their children. According to Page Six, Kanye changed his number and as of now, Kim is contacting him through his security team. As a source tells the outlet, “Even before Kim filed for divorce, Kanye changed his numbers and said, ‘You can contact me through my security.’ (Cosmopolitan)

Kanye West Is Still Working On New Album

Between a high-profile divorce and some major fashion collaborations, fans of Kanye West might be worried that the iconic hitmaker is too busy to drop new music. But there’s no need to worry about ‘Ye, says G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi The Prynce. Kanye West’s last studio album was 2019’s Jesus Is King. The Grammy winner was set to drop another project last summer, titled Donda, but it was delayed amid Ye run for President, among other things. CyHi The Prynce said in a recent interview that the album is still coming despite Kanye’s complicated life outside the booth.

“I know how much he loves his family, so it has to hit you some kind of way. He’s just a human being. He’s getting through it.”

Kanye West is reportedly pushing through.

Kanye’s Bodyguard To Release Tell-All Documentary

Yeezy can’t really catch a break. It seems like everybody is coming at him, as a former bodyguard will reportedly attempt to expose all the tea in an upcoming documentary. Former NYPD officer, one-time bodyguard, and Chippendales dancer Steve Stanulis will head to Hollywood with a documentary about Kanye West.

In 2016, after Stanulis slammed West in an interview with a UK newspaper, West threatened him with a $30 million suit, claiming Stanulis had signed a confidentiality agreement. The two sides have publicly battled over the alleged contact for years — with West’s side saying Stanulis signed one, and Stanulis denying he ever did. (Page Six)

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Written by Chris Goossens

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