Kanye West (42, “Graduation”) was recently officially named a billionaire by “Forbes” magazine. But instead of a knighthood, the award is more of an insult to the majesty for the US rapper. According to Forbes, West complained that its assets – valued at $ 1.3 billion – were classified as too low. In an angry message, he is said to have addressed the magazine: “It is not a billion. It’s $ 3.3 billion because no one can count on Forbes. ”
“Forbes” calculated the value of his assets for the new ranking, which was largely generated by the sneaker brand Yeezy, album sales and the record label GOOD Music.
The billion dollar dispute between Forbes and Kanye West started last year when the magazine rejected West’s request for insufficient evidence. West obviously felt offended: “Asking me to translate this into numbers is like asking your grandmother what the exact recipe for the cake is.” In November, “Forbes” then clarified the musician on the list if he wants to record, he should demonstrably meet the necessary criteria: “We assure you, Kanye, we will watch you closely – if you can do it, you will be the first to find out.”
The 42-year-old ended up on the cover of the magazine, but not in the desired rich ranking. The $ 890 million raised by reality star Kim Kardashian West’s husband (39) was not enough. Kanye West is not the first rapper to make it onto the iconic list: Jay-Z (50) was awarded this honor in summer 2019.