Kanye West has officially joined the billionaires club.
In a Forbes Magazine article published Friday, it reveals how the rapper recently provided documents to the publication, giving them an “authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.” to prove the feat.
After going through the evidence, the publication has confirmed the rapper’s financial status, noting that it was something that West had previously claimed during an appearance at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival.
“When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire,'” Kanye told the audience.
Forbes’ Zack O’Malley Greenburg reveals in the article how eager the rapper was for it to be known that he had reached this financial milestone, claiming that West’s team provided the outlet with proof of his earnings.
The publication has valued West’s assets at just over a billion, claiming that he is worth around $1.26 billion, while the rapper had claimed that the figure was around $3 billion.
The news comes after West’s sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, 22, was named by Forbes as the youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire for the second year in a row after selling off 51% of her cosmetics brand.
When that annual billionaires list appeared earlier this month, the writer of the article claims that West was not happy with his name being absent.
“You know what you’re doing,” O’Malley Greenburg claims West texted. “You’re toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name.”
He is then claimed to have texted that Forbes was “purposely a part of a group of media” that was unwilling to give him the credit he was asking for because of his race.
Per the report, West’s team provided statements that showed the rapper has $17 million in cash, $35 million in stocks, and around $102 million in land, and “buildings and improvements.”