Forbes Magazine has revealed on Friday that the Legend rapper, Kanye West is now officially a billionaire, thanks to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas.
Revealing the worth of the Kim Kardashian hubby, Forbes disclosed he is now worth $1.3 billion, saying the musician is now on its list of people worth at least $1 billion.
The 42-years old rappers, a Chicago born, Yeezy footwear usually go for more than $200 a pair in the United States and elsewhere.
He was associated with Nike for years but parted ways in 2013, lending his name to Adidas as they launched their first shoe in 2015.
West has been pestering Forbes for years to make the list as one of its mega-rich but was declined for lack of proof.
The Magazine said tongue in cheek that for years it had applied what is referred to as Trump rule to West: ‘take whatever the future president insisted he has worth, divided by three, and start horning from there.”
The Magazine revealed that bulk part of West fortune comes from the real estate he owns.
He is the second American rapper to make it to Forbes list after Jay-Z who pushed his way last year.