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Kanye West is officially a BILLIONAIRE: Forbes says rapper is worth $1.26bn after his huge stake in Yeezy and property empire is revealed - but he claims sum is closer to $3.3bn

Kanye West has officially joined the billionaires club.
Forbes Magazine article published Friday reveals how the rapper recently provided documents to the publication, giving them an 'authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.' to prove the feat.
However, the article notes that West was left unhappy with their research and findings - stating that he believes his net worth to be around $3.3 billion, rather than the $1.26 billion they have estimated. 
'It's not a billion,' West allegedly texted the publication Thursday night. 'It's $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.'  
West follows sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, 22, who was named by Forbes as the youngest 'self-made' billionaire for the second year in a row. 
The rapper was said to be unhappy when his name was left out of the rich list earlier this month. 
He's made it: Kanye West, pictured with wife Kim, has officially joined the billionaires club, according to a Friday report from Forbes Magazine
He's made it: Kanye West, pictured with wife Kim, has officially joined the billionaires club, according to a Friday report from Forbes Magazine 
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Per the report, West's team provided statements that showed the rapper has $17 million in cash, $35 million in stocks, $81 million in 'buildings and improvements' and $21 million in land. 
Adidas Yeezy, the fashion collaboration between the rapper and the German sportswear brand, has a revenue worth of around $1.3 billion - making West around $140 million from sales just last year.  
The article suggests West has been eager to prove his financial status for some time, noting that he had previously claimed to be a billionaire during an appearance at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival.
'When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt and they still didn't say 'billionaire,'' dad-of-four Kanye told the audience. 
Forbes' Zack O'Malley Greenburg reveals in the article how West himself admitted that he 'was not a numbers guy' but texted him to say the August issue of Forbes last year was a 'disrespectful article'. 
It was 'purposely snubbing me' after failing to name him as a billionaire, West is said to have written.  
And so, after being provided with the appropriate documents from West the publication has now valued his assets at just over a billion, claiming that he is worth around $1.26 billion. 

Credit due: The publication has valued West's assets at just over a billion, claiming that he is worth around $1.26 billion, while the rapper had claimed that the figure was around $3 billion
Credit due: The publication has valued West's assets at just over a billion, claiming that he is worth around $1.26 billion, while the rapper had claimed that the figure was around $3 billion

Ouch: When that annual billionaires list appeared earlier this month, which featured Kylie Jenner for a second year in a row, Kanye was reportedly unhappy to be left out
Ouch: When that annual billionaires list appeared earlier this month, which featured Kylie Jenner for a second year in a row, Kanye was reportedly unhappy to be left out
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 The news comes after West's sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, 22, was named by Forbes as the youngest 'self-made' billionaire for the second year in a row after selling off 51 per cent of her cosmetics brand. 
When that annual billionaires list appeared earlier this month, the writer of the article claims that West was not happy with his name being absent.  
'You know what you're doing,' O'Malley Greenburg claims West texted. 'You're toying with me and I'm not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name.'
He is then claimed to have texted that Forbes was 'purposely a part of a group of media' that was unwilling to give him the credit he was asking for because of his race. 
Hot property: An aerial view of Kanye's Hidden Hills, CA property. He purchased the property from Lisa Marie Presley in 2014 for $20million
Hot property: An aerial view of Kanye's Hidden Hills, CA property. He purchased the property from Lisa Marie Presley in 2014 for $20million
Family fortunes: Kanye pictured with his wife Kim and their children in December last year
Family fortunes: Kanye pictured with his wife Kim and their children in December last year 
Adidas Yeezy, the fashion collaboration between the rapper and the sportswear brand, has a revenue worth of around $1.3 billion - making West around $140 million from sales last year
Adidas Yeezy, the fashion collaboration between the rapper and the sportswear brand, has a revenue worth of around $1.3 billion - making West around $140 million from sales last year
The article notes that the money in buildings and land come mainly from the homes that she shares with wife Kim Kardashian West, and their children North West, six, Psalm West, four, Saint West, two, and Chicago West, 11 months. Their Wyoming mountain retreat is pictured
The article notes that the money in buildings and land come mainly from the homes that she shares with wife Kim Kardashian West, and their children North West, six, Psalm West, four, Saint West, two, and Chicago West, 11 months. Their Wyoming mountain retreat is pictured 
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The article notes that the money in buildings and land come mainly from the homes that she shares with wife Kim Kardashian West, and their children North West, six, Psalm West, four, Saint West, two, and Chicago West, 11 months.  
Forbes estimate that West's Yeezy cut of the $140 million makes his stake worth about $1.4 billion, however, they noted that it's a 'private, highly-illiquid $1.4 billion' pegging it closer to $1.26 billion.  
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was once again named the richest person in the world, despite his divorce last year which cost him a quarter of his stake in the tech giant.
Bezos, 56 – who founded the e-commerce company out of his basement in Seattle, Washington in 1994 – is worth $113billion today, only a $18billion drop from his $131billion in 2019, despite giving $36billion worth of stocks to ex Mackenzie.
He managed to remain in the top spot despite the coronavirus pandemic cutting the number of people on Forbes’ Richest Billionaires List, bringing the total down 56 people from last year to only 2,095 in 2020. 

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