Kanye West Becomes Richest African-American
Music producer, rapper, and fashion mogul Kanye West is the richest African American in the United States.
Bloomberg reports that West is officially worth $6.6 billion, making him the richest Black man in America’s history.
Around the same time last year, West became a certified billionaire with the help of his successful apparel and sneaker brand, Yeezy and a new multi-year contract with Gap.
The Yeezy brand is valued at $3.2 to $4.7 billion. As for the new Yeezy Gap line which is set to be released later this summer, the new venture is expected to be worth more than $970 million.
Since West remains the sole owner of the Yeezy company, much of his personal net worth is attributed to his recent business decisions and the $1.7 billion that he pockets from additional assets, including his significant investment into his soon-to-be ex-wife’s Skims label.