- Kanye West was recently named one of the world’s wealthiest hip hop artists by Forbes, with the publication estimating his net worth at $240 million.
- The rapper floated the idea of legally changing his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West,” just so everyone knows it.
- He talked about black empowerment, economic empowerment,” West said at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
- West compared himself and his business to another American innovator: “Yeezy is the Apple of apparel,” he said during the wide-ranging talk with Steven Smith, the head footwear designer of Yeezy, and Mark Wilson, a senior writer at Fast Company.
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