Just a few years ago, Kanye West claimed he was ‘millions of dollars’ in debt….today, he is the richest black man in US history

According to new reports, the rapper is worth over $6 billion (R88 billion), surpassing the likes of Jay Z, Taylor Swift and even Kylie Jenner.

Bloomberg reports that Kanye’s sneaker and apparel business Yeezy, a collaboration with Adidas and Gap, is valued at  between $3.2 (R47 billion) billion to $4.7 billion (R69 billion) by UBS Group AG.

Kanye also has full ownership and creative control of the Yeezy brand and recently inked a 10-year deal to design and manufacture clothes under the Yeezy Gap label, which caters to men, women and even children.

According to People, Ye – who is the estranged husband of reality star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian – also has $122 million (R1,7 billion) in cash and stock,  $110 million (R1,6 billion) from his music catalogue and $1.7 billion (R25 billion) in other assets.

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How does Kanye’s new net worth play into his divorce, and will Kim inherit half of it?

Unconfirmed reports reveal that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their 2014 marriage, with neither contesting any terms.

Kim and Kanye – who have yet to address news of their impending divorce – are also both seeking joint legal and physical custody of their four children; North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.

According to insiders, they are hoping for an amicable split and a smooth transition into co-parenting.

Meanwhile Kim has been spending lots of quality time with her children. Take a look at some of their cute pics…

 

 

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