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Kanye West Is Now The Richest Black Man in the US

03/19/2021 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
While things may be rocking with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, things are also looking up.The rapper is now a certified billionaire and not the richest man in the United States with the help of his successful apparel and trainer brand, Yeezy, and his new contract with Gap.According to reports:West's Yeezy brand - and deals with Gap and sportswear giant Adidas - is valued at $3.2bn (£2.2bn) to $4.7bn (£3.4bn).The new Yeezy Gap line, set to be released later this summer, is expected to be worth more than $970m (£694m).West also invested a significant amount in his ex-wife’s Skims label.Congrats to Kanye!