Kanye West has recently been named the richest black man in America. Will he be able to keep that title after his divorce from Kim Kardashian?
Kanye West is trying to secure his place in history as he aims for the title of the richest black man in America. If he has, in fact, reached that milestone, his perch will be precarious in the near future. That’s because, according to Page Six, his wife, Kim Kardashian, has filed for divorce from the controversial rapper.
We don’t yet know their legal situation, but we do know that Kim’s net worth is well under half of Kanye’s. And we know that she loves money just as much as her husband.
Yahoo Entertainment claims that Kanye West is now worth a whopping $6.6 billion. Based mainly on his record sales and various entrepreneurial ventures, it would make the 43-year-old rapper the richest black man in America. He would surpass Vista Equity’s Robert F. Smith who’s net worth is calculated as roughly $6 billion.
West’s net worth is buoyed primarily by his Yeezy brand, which is currently in partnership with Adidas AG and Gap Inc. Yeezy has an estimated worth of $3.2 billion and $4.5 billion. Bloomberg claims the Gap Inc deal could be worth $970 million.
West has $122 million in cash and stocks, $110 million from his musical catalogue, and $1.7 billion in other ventures.
But Forbes heavily disputes Ye’s net worth and title as ‘richest black man in America.’
It claims that a large chunk of West’s estimate is based on projections that have not yet come to fruition. The magazine called this West’s latest attempt to inflate his net worth.
In fact, Forbes pegs Kanye West’s net worth as a ‘mere’ $1.8 billion.
Whichever total is more accurate, West is still worth more than double his wife, Kim Kardashian. And she just filed for divorce.
Kim Kardashian is all about the money. It’s part of the Kardashian code. That’s probably why not only Kanye but Kardashian-alumn Kylie Jenner has also tried to inflate her net worth. That numbers associated with their names really matter to them.
But will Kim Kardashian be able to meaningfully inflate her own net worth by deflating Kayne’s?
It seems unlikely.
According to Screen Rant, the two signed pre-nuptials before their 2014 wedding. Part of the agreement was the West would pay Kardashian $1 million for every year they were together, and she would keep all gifts she received during their marriage.
That would put her payout at a minimum of $6 million, plus whatever gifts she received.
But there have already been rumblings that things weren’t going as planned.
Check out this video on their latest divorce news:
According to The Sun, Kanye tried to sell some of Kardashian’s jewelry days before their divorce. It’s not clear if this is a violation of the agreement.
Forbes claims that there’s likely only about $70 million in shared assets that the two will need to haggle over. That total is mostly comprised of their homes, art collection, vehicles, and roughly $300,000 in livestock.
The two make most of their fortunes through separate streams of income, and business will likely continue as usual once they’re separated.
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