More money, less problems? Kanye West saw a major increase in his wealth thanks to high-profile partnerships involved in his Yeezy brand.

By Meredith Nardino

The 43-year-old rapper’s sneaker and clothing business — now bolstered by Adidas AG and Gap Inc. — is valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion by UBS Group AG, according to Bloomberg.

A report published by the outlet on Wednesday, March 17, revealed that West’s total worth has skyrocketed to $6.6 billion. (Forbes previously declared West a billionaire in April 2020.)

Yeezy’s collab with Gap is set to hit stores this summer and “could be worth as much as $970 million” of the brand’s value, per Bloomberg.

Last year, the Grammy winner signed a 10-year agreement to design and sell apparel under the Yeezy Gap label. West still holds total ownership and creative power within the company.

Billionaire: Kanye West is reportedly worth $6.6 billion in large part because of his Yeezy sneaker and apparel brand, which is valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion by UBS Group AG. Seen in July 2020

Along with the income from his Yeezy line, the “Gold Digger” artist has also accrued $122 million in cash and stock.

He’s raked in an additional $110 million from his extensive catalog of music and has another $1.7 billion in other assets — including estranged wife Kim Kardashian‘s Skims shapewear brand.

Us Weekly confirmed in February that Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 40, filed for divorce from West after nearly seven years of marriage.

The twosome tied the knot in May 2014 and share four kids: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 22 months.

Kanye will now only communicate with his ex via security guards, insiders told Page Six

‘Even before Kim filed for divorce, Kanye changed his numbers and said, “You can contact me through my security.” Despite this, she trusts him around the kids. He loves them and is seeing a lot of them,’ they told the outlet.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star had conversations with ‘her financial advisors to figure out what would be best for her whole family’ ahead of the divorce, a source told US Weekly in January. 

‘Kim has had all of her and Kanye’s financials and properties ready to be split, it’s a very fair deal for everyone,’ they added.




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