On September 2, Forbes ranked Kanye West as the “highest paid male celebrity in the world”. Kanye comes in at No. 2 right after his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. West reportedly brought in $170 million this year, mainly secured from the earnings from his Yeezys sneakers deal with Adidas.
Ye celebrated the moment on Twitter with a tweet that read, “This a good start”.
This a good start ⛷ pic.twitter.com/bmCHzNrKEM
— ye (@kanyewest) September 3, 2020
During a recent interview with Nick Cannon, Kanye talked about feeling slighted when he learned the magazine hadn’t included him among the many other billionaires that year. “I was snubbed by a magazine, but I was recognized by God,” West told Cannon. “I feel like Forbes kept snubbing me because they wanted to say, ‘We can’t show you a person being successful that didn’t do it the exact way that we told you you need to do it in order to be successful.’”
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Tennis legend Roger Federer grabbed the spot at number 3, with earnings of $106.3 million. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the fourth and fifth spot with earnings of $105 million and $104 million respectively. Kim Kardashian West is on the 48th position with $49.5 million followed by Canadian rapper-singer Drake on the 49th spot. Akshay Kumar also grabbed 52nd spot on the ‘Highest-Paid Celebrities’ list with earnings of $48.5 million. He is the only Bollywood celebrity on the list.