Forbes Names Kanye West The Richest Black Man In America. Businessman, rapper, vocalist and all round superstar Kanye West has had an exceptional career. From the release of his Late Registration album to the launch of his Yeezy clothing brand, Kanye West has built his empire with careful thought and precision and is now has an incredible achievement to celebrate for it.
Forbes announced the Grammy winning rapper as the richest man black man in the United States. Kanye West is now worth a $6.6 Billion with most of the fortune being generated from his successful Yeezy brand. Kanye’s Yeezy brand is reportedly worth between $3.6 Billion and $4.7 Billion.
Kanye‘s Yeezy has launched a range of versatile sneakers, and street wear under the brand. The brand has made headlines for selling out on the day of the release of a certain item. The successful rapper has signed a 10 year deal with GAP to grow his fashion brand even more.
In 2020, Forbes reported that Kanye’s net worth was around $1.3 Billion which means his net worth has more than tripled in the past year.
South African rappers, AKA and Cassper Nyovest reacted to the news of Kanye becoming the richest black man in the States. AKA tweeted a photo of a young Kanye using Kanye’s lyrics from his track Can’t Tell Me Nothing.
AKA wrote, “Laaaaa la la la wait till I get my moneyyyy riiiight.“.
Family Tree CEO, Cassper Nyovest tweeted, “Billion bafethu!!!! Biliato!!! Malome Billi!!!“.
Musically, the rapper recently won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Album for his album Jesus Is King. There are reports that Kanye will release his 10th album Donda in 2021 but no one is sure of when the release will come.
Congratulations to Kanye West for this momentous achievement!