Kanye West became a billionaire in April 2020 when Forbes reported the rap superstar crossed the rare threshold. Thanks primarily to his Adidas Yeezy sneaker line, Ye had an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. Now, almost a year later, that net worth has skyrocketed thanks to Kanye’s deal with Gap.
On Wednesday (March 17), Bloomberg revealed Kanye West’s net worth is now a whopping $6.6 billion. According to the report, West’s sneaker and apparel business with Adidas AG and Gap Inc. is valued at $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion by UBS Group AB. The bank estimated the new Gap collaboration, which fans can expect to hit stores this summer, could be worth $970 million of that total.
To put his wealth into perspective, West has a music catalog worth $110.5 million, $122 million in cash and stocks and over $1.7 billion in other assets, including a large investment in SKIMS, Kim Kardashian’s underwear label.
West has come a long way since claiming he was $53 million in debt in 2016. In February of that year, West took to Twitter to ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in his work. Zuckerberg could’ve received a handsome return on his investment if he decided to go into business with Kanye.
Kanye West and JAY-Z have been proving that Hip Hop is one of the world’s most lucrative businesses. A few weeks ago, JAY-Z sold half of his Ace of Spades champagne brand to luxury giant LVMH and later topped that by selling a significant TIDAL stake to Square Inc. run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.