Ye West, formerly known as Kanye, but still very much known for making controversial statements, is cited as the richest black man in American history. Ye was applauded for this grand accomplishment by the hosts of the Drink Champs, where he boasted about his wealth.
The 45-year-old rapper’s net worth is currently estimated to be $6.6 billion. Ye is an American songwriter, singer, rapper, fashion designer, and record producer from Atlanta, Georgia. Reports state that he has sold more than 140 million records worldwide and has received various honours, including 21 Grammys. He has earned over $150 million from his tours alone. Since entering the music business, Ye has dominated charts, sparked debates, created contentious songs and videos, and established himself as one of the wealthiest rappers in the hip-hop sector.
He has collaborated with companies like Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Adidas to create his own footwear, which is very well-liked by his followers. Ye’s successful Yeezy brand contributes significantly to his personal wealth. In addition, West co-founded businesses, including DONDA and GOOD Music, both of which have contributed to his rise to become one of the richest individuals in the entertainment industry.
Watch the video of Ye talking about his wealth below.