Kanye West, JAY-Z, and Rihanna are in the billionaires club.
The superstars rank among the 2,668 billionaires across the globe who made Forbes‘ 2022 World’s Billionaires list.
Ye comes in at No. 1,513 on the annual list, up more than 200 spots from his place last year. His $2 billion fortune is credited largely to his lucrative Yeezy partnership with adidas as well as his 10-year deal with Gap.
However, Ye claims the number is too low and that his actual worth is in the ballpark of $7 billion. According to The Blast, the rap tycoon feels Forbes is trying to “control and diminish him even at the cost of their own integrity.”
The former Mrs. West, Kim Kardashian, also makes the list at No. 1,645, jumping 1,000 spots from her 2021 position. Her $1.8 billion net worth is due in part to the success of her cosmetics and shapewear empire.
Barbados’ first billionaire, Rihanna, earns her first entry on the billionaires list at No. 1,729 ($1.7 billion), thanks to her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line and Savage X Fenty lingerie business.
Hip-hop’s first billionaire, JAY-Z, follows at No. 2,076. His $1.4 billion fortune includes his Roc Nation empire and the 2021 sales of his Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH and TIDAL to Square, Inc.
The top 5 includes Warren Buffet (No. 5, $118 billion), Bill Gates (No. 4, $129 billion), Bernard Arnault (No. 3, $158 billion), Jeff Bezos (No. 2, $171 billion), and Elon Musk, who tops the list for the first time with $219 billion.