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26 November 2018, 13:22 | Updated: 26 November 2018, 13:26
Could Kanye West's new albums bump up his net worth?
Kanye West is one of the most controversial musicians in Hip Hop and has made a name for himself for his brazen and shocking statements/moments over the years, including his endorsement of Donald Trump, his wild Twitter rants and extremely wild comments like recently claiming that slavery was a “choice.”
With a CV that boasts of titles like producer, artist, fashion designer and record label founder, how much is Kanye West really worth?
However, during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in July 2018, Kim claimed that her husband is actually a billionaire. After she was asked by the host if she was worth the staggering sum, she replied, “I would say my husband is, so that makes me one right? Close by proximity.”
A previous report from TMZ in 2016 alleged that his then-new partnership with Adidas was set to make him a billion dollars, thanks to his Yeezy brand.
So how does Kanye West make his money? Apart from dropping award-winning albums, producing for the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, John Legend and Lil Wayne, Kanye also has his own record label which he founded in 2004 called G.O.O.D Music, featuring artists like Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor and Travis Scott.
Known for his love of oversized hoodies and trainers, it was only a matter of time before Kanye launched his own clothing line.
In 2015, “The Life Of Pablo” rapper launched his first Yeezy collection which now includes trainers, clothing for men and women, bags and hats, he also has a children’s clothing line with wife Kim called The Kids Supply, owns a number of Fatburger chains in Chicago and has collaborated with brands like Adidas and with Nike for his Air Yeezys.
In April 2018, after making a dramatic return to Twitter, the 40-year-old announced that he would be dropping not one but two albums in June.
He tweeted that his own album would be dropping on the 1st June and will be seven songs long. Meanwhile his joint album with Kid Cudi “Kids See Ghosts” would be released on the 8th June which is also Kanye’s birthday.
In September 2018, the rapper also revealed that he was releasing a solo album called 'Yandi' and collaborating with Chance The Rapper on an album called 'Good Ass Job'.
‘Ye has always been a family man and him and Kim recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary.
The pair have three kids together, 4-year-old North, 2-year-old son Saint and four month old daughter Chicago born via a surrogate.