That’s it. That’s the TWEET.
According to Forbes, the Chicago rapper wanted it to be clear to the public after an extensive review of his finances.
“There’s only one number that West cares about. A billion, as in dollars. And he cares a lot,” writes the magazine.
As you see, Kanye was featured on the cover of Forbes Summer of 2019, which highlighted his successful Yeezy empire. But what the magazine did not mention was his billionaire status. For that very reason, Mr. West blasted the magazine while he was speaking on an industry panel in November and allegedly privately disclosed that he believed the magazine was snubbing him on purpose.
Now do remember, Forbes released its annual billionaires list earlier this month, with Kanye nowhere to be found. According to the publication he texted, “You know what you’re doing. You’re toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name.”
In response, West told his team to provide Forbes with “what we feel is an authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.”
In his words and through paperwork that he’s worth more than $3 billion. West owns 100% of Yeezy, which is contractually tied to adidas for at least five-plus years.
The Yeezy apparel division is not believed to make money.
Forbes estimates the final revenue number for the shoes is closer to $1.3 billion.