Richest dark-skinned man in US history
The American hip-hop singer and TV star, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband, has become the richest dark-skinned man in the US history, with a net worth of $ 6.6 billion.
Three years ago, West stated that he was in debt of $ 53 million, the rapper and fashion icon became a billionaire last year with the help of his high-ranking clothing brand and trainers "Yeezy", according to Sky News.
According to Bloomberg, the value of the West's Yeezy brand - which deals with the Gap and the sportswear giant Adidas - amounts to $ 3.2 billion to $ 4.7 billion.
The new "Yeezy Gap" line, due to be launched later this summer, is expected to be worth more than $ 970 million.
In 2020, Forbes magazine reported that Kanye West’s wealth was estimated at 1.3 billion dollar, thanks to his Yeezy empire. Kanye objected to this number, and said that his wealth was more than $ 3 billion.
At the same year, during an episode of "Nick Cannon's Class," Kanye claimed that his net worth was $ 5 billion after the "Gap" deal.
It is reported that West's net wealth to be in excess of $ 6.6 billion due to his collaboration with Adidas and other commercial ventures, making him the richest dark-skinned man in the United States of America.