Kanye West Reportedly the Richest Black Man in U.S. History

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

18 Mar 2021

Rapper turned fashion mogul Kanye West is officially worth $6.6 billion USD making him him the richest Black man in American history according to Bloomberg.

As is the case with most artist West has had to seek other non-musical means to acquire his wealth. His “Yeezy” clothing and footwear brand is valued at $3.2 to $4.7 billion USD if Business of Fashion is to be believed. Also, his latest joint venture which sees him team up with GAP has an estimated value of worth more than $970 million USD, prior to its launch this summer.

West also has an additional $1.7 billion USD in cash and stock, with a notable investment in soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashians Skims underwear line, as well as his entire music catalog is worth $110.5 million USD.

In April 2020, West claimed to be worth more than $3 billion USD, which Forbes refuted and reported that the rapper was actually worth an estimated $1.3 billion USD instead. 

West maintained that his net worth was higher, and reportedly texting Forbes, “It’s not a billion. It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”