Kanye West nets $6.6 bn, becomes wealthiest black man in American history

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American rapper Kanye West, the estranged hubby of reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has made history as he has emerged as the wealthiest black man in the history of the United States.

The report which was published by Bloomberg states that Kanye West is now worth $6.6 Billion, with all thanks to his popular Yeezy brand, and his previously announced Gap deal.

Bloomberg, further revealed in the report that Kanye West who is already a billionaire, is now making much more than he has in the past while his popular sneaker and apparel brand Yeezy is now valued at $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion based on a private document reviewed by the news platform.

Citing the document obtained by their outlet, Bloomberg noted that the new Gap line is expected “to break $150 million in sales in its first full year in 2022” and the partnership with Gap which is officially set to arrive this year, will possibly be worth as much as $970 million of that multi-billion-dollar total.

News of Kanye’s worth came days after his 22nd Grammy win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for his LP Jesus Is King and also amid his split with estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce last month.

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