Kanye West Now Officially Hip Hop’s Second Billionaire

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Following the review of Kanye West‘s finances, Forbes has named the rap mogul a billionaire.

Kanye West had been broke just four years ago
Kanye West had been broke just four years ago

The new report from the American business magazine valued the rapper at $1.3 billion (the bulk of which comes from his stake in his Yeezy sneaker line, which according to Forbes is worth $1.26 billion).

Just four years ago, Kanye was wallowing in after investing his money in his fashion company Yeezy.

He had revealed his financial misfortune on Twitter, and had pleaded with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest in his ideas.

Jay-Z is hip hop's first billionaire
is hip hop’s first billionaire

Zuckerberg never made the investment and after years of hard work, Kanye has come out stronger than ever.

The new development makes Kanye the second hip hop billionaire (behind Jay-Z who is currently number one).

Kanye has been one of the highest selling artists of the last 20 years and his label GOOD Music and the rights to his discography were valued by Forbes at $90 million.

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