Mixed reactions have been generated on social media after international rapper, Kanye West was announced as the richest black man in the history of America.
According to Bloomberg, Kanye West is now worth $6.6 billion, making him the first black man to attain such in America.
The 43 year old’s sneaker and apparel business, Yeezy, recently partnered with Adidas AG and Gap Inc., the business is valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion by UBS Group AG.
The value of the new Gap collaboration with Yeezy, which is scheduled to hit stores this summer, “could be worth as much as $970 million of that total”.
The “Famous” rapper also has $122 million in cash and stock and $110 million from his music catalogue, alongside $1.7 billion in other assets, including estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS.
See how some Nigerians reacted to this;
@fragrantlyyours_perfumery1 wrote “Na wa ooo. With his case, I know that Destiny can be only delayed and not denied. Plus God can place people in your path to help accelerate you to greatness. Thanks to Kim Kardashian, this oga made it this far. I tap into that grace biko. Well deserved.”
@magnaterealtors_ wrote “Congrats to Kanye. This is what I call growth. We’ll all get there someday someday.”
@felicityohizzy wrote “Clear road for pastor YE. Congratulations”
@gloria.rodgers wrote “It just makes him more defiant”