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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Forbes Just Named Kanye West a Billionaire

Kanye West, the 42-year-old rapper and fashionista, is worth $1.3 billion, according to Forbes. The business mag had been after his financial records for quite awhile after Kanye launched a public campaign to lobby for his billionaire status. When the magazine didn’t get documentation, they left West off the annual billionaire's list, and he wasn’t happy. So… after being given an "authentic numeric look" into West's finances by his team, Forbes determined he was indeed worth $1.3 billion, thanks to his record label, assets, real estate, and royalties from his Yeezy sneaker venture with Adidas. Now, Kanye is saying Forbes got the numbers wrong. He said, ”It's not a billion. It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count."

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