While rumors of a divorce between Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West seem to be confirmed for good, speculation is rife, especially around the sharing of their colossal fortunes.
Kanye West’s fortune is estimated at $ 1.3 billion. A figure that allowed him to join the prestigious club of billionaires, according to Forbes magazine, which revealed this amount last April. If his music contributed to this fortune, “Yeezy”, his brand of sneakers created in collaboration with Adidas, also skyrocketed his income.
Following this announcement, the rapper would have sent a message to the magazine to give his version. He claimed his fortune would “not be $ 1 billion, but more than $ 3.3 billion since no one at ‘Forbes’ knows how to count.”
The magazine had replied, not without irony, having applied “the Trump rule” to make its calculations: “take the figure that the president persists in giving, divide it by 3, then go from there to sharpen our estimate”.
Forbes explained that Kanye West had become a billionaire when he was at the head of “only” a hundred million dollars during his union, in 2014, with star Kim Kardashian. The latter has also greatly increased his wealth since, going from a fortune of around $ 30 million in 2014 to an estimated value of $ 370 million last summer.
Last June, Forbes reported that Kim Kardashian earned $ 49.5 million in 2019, placing her at 48th place on its list of highest-paid celebrities. His wealth would come primarily from his cosmetics and fragrance company KKW Beauty – an entity that generated around $ 100 million in sales in 2019.
On the other hand, his inclusive underwear brand, Skims, has raised $ 5 million in venture capital from Imaginary Ventures. On top of all this, Kim Kardashian could earn up to $ 1 million for every sponsored post on her social media and earns income through TV and mobile games.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the verge of divorce
According to the family lawyer, a divorce could either break the couple’s individual fortune or allow them to part with what they had when they were married.