Kanye West falls out of Forbes billionaires’ list
The end of Kanye West’s partnership with German sportswear brand, Adidas, has pulled the rapper out of the prestigious Forbes billionaires’ list.
Adidas had on Tuesday cut ties with Kanye West after a series of anti-Semitic outbursts by the controversial rapper.
According to Forbes, after the $1.5 billion value of the Adidas deal was calculated off West’s earnings, the rapper no longer had a place in its billionaires list.
West was associated with rival sportswear company Nike for years but broke away in 2013, lending his name to Adidas as they launched their first Yeezy shoe together in 2015 – a partnership that went on to make him a billionaire.
But following the end of the partnership, Ye, as he is now formally called, will have to depend on real estate and his music catalog for his earnings.
Forbes report read, “Without Adidas, Ye is worth $400 million. The remainder of Ye’s fortune, Forbes estimates, comes from real estate, cash, his music catalog, and a 5% stake in ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s shapewear firm, Skims.”
Adidas also had its share of losses as it fell sharply on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange following its announcement, with shares down almost eight percent at 95.88 euros in afternoon trading.