Kanye West

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Kanye West has done a lot of things no one said he could do. He went from a kid in Chicago to one of the most respected producers in the rap game, then one of the greatest rappers to ever live, then he became an acclaimed fashion designer, and now, with a reported net worth of $6.6 billion, he's not only the richest rapper ever, he's the richest black man in American history.


How'd This Happen?

A large part of his net worth is coming from his Yeezy clothing line and its upcoming collaboration with Gap, valued around a billion dollars. He also reportedly has $122 million in cash and stocks, a music catalog worth $110 million, and $1.7 billion tied into other assets, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian West's SKIMS brand.

Yeezy has a ten year deal to produce clothing under the Gap label, excluding footwear, as Adidas has exclusive rights to Yeezy footwear until 2026.

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He's now the richest black man in US history, according to reports, which is no small feat indeed. Through struggles with mental illness, controversy, an impending divorce, the death of his mother, Kanye has repeatedly shown us one thing time and time again, that he can and will do anything he sets his mind to. Props to the legend.

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