Kanye West tops this 12 months’s highest-paid musicians’ list, including to his latest standing as a billionaire.
Forbes launched its “Celebrity 100,” which is a list that posts the highest-paid celebrities, and West leads all musicians in earnings, with Elton John sitting in a distant No. 2 rating.
West holds the second spot on the general earnings list, having pulled in $170 million — overshadowed solely by sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, whose earnings amassed $590 million.
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In the meantime, John earned the general No. 13 rating on the list and was second to West, raking in $81 million with Ariana Grande scorching on his heels at $72 million.
West has made it no secret that he longs to be seen as not solely a top participant within the music and trend industries however on the incomes spectrum, as properly.
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Forbes mentioned West collected most of his earnings by his Yeezy model partnership with Adidas that allowed him to carry possession of the namesake.
In the meantime, Jenner’s windfall got here after she offered a 51 p.c majority stake in her magnificence and cosmetics firm, Kylie Cosmetics, to Coty in January.
Final summer time, Forbes estimated West to be price someplace within the $240 million vary and reported that the “Jesus Walks” performer was pulling in a cool $150 million per 12 months, regardless of the very fact the valuation was made previous to his most up-to-date album, “Jesus Is King,” which dropped in October 2019.
In April, Forbes lastly handed West his billionaire moniker after the rapper-turned-fashion mogul reportedly despatched textual content messages to the publication after he beforehand did not make the list – although Forbes claimed on the time that West, 42, was initially left off its annual billionaires list as a result of the GOOD Music govt was unable to supply up-to-date details about his web price.
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“In the process, we can now share more details about Yeezy then ever before revealed,” Forbes introduced in April, explaining that the artist lastly was in a position to present extra paperwork about his stake in Yeezy.
Due to “internal documents” that had been offered, the publication now claims West’s web price is “$1.3 billion.”
Nevertheless, West nonetheless felt shortchanged by the outlet in one other textual content message West allegedly wrote, saying: “It’s not a billion.”
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“It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count,” Forbes claimed West texted the journal.