The superstars are among 2,668 billionaires worldwide who made Forbes’ 2022 World Billionaires list.
It comes in at number 1,513 on the annual list, up more than 200 places from its location last year. His $2 billion fortune is largely invested in his lucrative Yeezy partnership with adidas and his 10-year deal with Gap.
Kanye West, however, claims the number is too low and its true value is in a $7 billion ballpark. According to The Blast, the rap tycoon believes Forbes is trying to “control and diminish him, even at the expense of their own honesty.”
Former Miss West and Kim Kardashian also jumped 1,000 points from their 2021 post to debut at number 1,645. Its net worth of $1.8 billion is partly due to the success of its cosmetics and shapewear empire.
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Kanye West Top Earns Among Them
Barbados’ first billionaire, Rihanna, is making her billionaire debut at number 1,729 ($1.7 billion) thanks to her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line and Savage X Fenty lingerie business.
Hip-hop’s first billionaire, JAY-Z, follows at number 2,076. His $1.4 billion fortune includes the Roc Nation empire and the sale of Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH and TIDAL’s Square, Inc. in 2021.
The top five include Warren Buffet (No. 5, $118 billion), Bill Gates (No. 4, $129 billion), Bernard Arnault (No. 3, $158 billion), Jeff Bezos (No. 2, $171 billion) and Elon Musk, who topped the list for the first time with $219 billion.
Kanye West And Tyler The Creator Win Rap Grammys
Both rappers attended the 64th G in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.
Kanye, who has been nominated five times this year, received two trophies during the pre-television ceremony, including Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane,” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby.
He also won best rap song for “Jail” for his collaboration with JAY-Z at DONDA.
His recent wins have left him with a career total of 24 Grammys.