With a net worth of $6.6 billion, Kanye West is now the richest Black person in American history.
He went from fourth place to first place, surpassing Oprah Winfrey’s $3.5 billion net worth, David Steward’s $3.9 billion net worth and Robert F. Smith’s $6.5 billion.
His shoe brand, ‘Yeezy’, his partnership with ADDIDAS, his properties, records and other assets earned him his current net worth.
He is also expected to gain a significant equity stake in his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian’s underwear/shapewear business, ‘Skims’
Kanye West is the third richest celebrity in the world, behind only Steven Spielberg ($7 billion) and George Lucas ($10 billion).