Kanye West and Rihanna Top Forbes Celebrity Billionaires List

Kanye West and Rihanna Top Forbes Celebrity Billionaires List

  • Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna have been ranked on Forbes 2022 World’s Billionaires list
  • Ye comes in at No. 1,513 on the annual list, with an estimated fortune of $2 billion, while Rihanna’s fortune is estimated at $1.7 billion
  • West has however disputed the ranking, claiming that his fortune is around $7 billion

The annual Forbes World Billionaires list is out and we have an insight into the fortune of the world’s wealthiest people, celebrities included.

Kanye West

In this 2022 ranking, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna have been listed in the billionaires club, securing their places among the world’s 2,688 wealthiest.

According to the Forbes list, Kanye West’s fortune ranks at 1,513, up more than 200 spots from his position last year. The rapper’s wealth is estimated at $2 billion, thanks to his lucrative Yeezy partnership with Adidas and 10-year deal with Gap.

Ye however claims that the number is too low and his actual worth is around $7 billion. According to The Blast, the rapper has suggested that Forbes is trying to “control and diminish” him.

Rihanna makes the list as Barbados’ richest person and only billionaire. She is ranked at 1,729, with an estimated fortune of $1.7 billion. The majority of this wealth comes from her stakes in the Fenty Beauty cosmetics line and Savage X Fenty lingerie.

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Hip-hop’s first billionaire, Jay-Z also makes the list at No, 2,067. His $1.4 billion fortune comes from his Roc Nation empire, the sale of his Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH, and TIDAL to Square Inc.

As expected, Elon Musk tops the list as the richest person in the world. The Tesla CEO has an estimated net worth of $219 billion, making him the only person above $200 billion.

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