WAS KANYE BEHIND KYLIE'S FORBES TAKEDOWN

WAS KANYE BEHIND KYLIE’S FORBES TAKEDOWN?

Last summer, Forbes featured Kylie’s brother-in-law Kanye West on its cover. He’s made hundreds of millions of dollars from his music, property portfolio and, of course, his lucrative Yeezy footwear brand deal with Adidas though the magazine stopped short of calling him a billionaire like he wanted and expected. Afterward, the rapper texted a Forbes reporter to call it a “disrespectful article” that was “purposely snubbing me.”

Forbes Magazine (August 31, 2019)

In October, he said it was a “stab” that Forbes branded Kylie a billionaire but not him. Kanye eventually got his way when he provided the outlet with financial documentation that reporters believe confirm he’s worth $1.3 billion — which only upset him again, as he maintains his net worth is a cool $3.3 billion. After Forbes removed Kylie from its billionaires list in May — a scathing rebuke —”there were whispers that Kanye was responsible,” says a source. “Some think Kanye may have tipped Forbes off [that her numbers were inaccurate], because that would make him the only billionaire in the family.”