Kanye West is finally a billionaire, Forbes says. He sent the magazine a text to say it undervalued him

Kanye West has long coveted the title of “billionaire.”Last year, the rapper and fashion label mogul even suggested he may legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a little while.Now, the 42 year old star has been given the title by Forbes magazine, which estimates he has a current net worth of $1.3 billion — though he is reportedly still unhappy with it.On Friday, Forbes gave the hip hop star the title after West shared his financial records following “months of requests.”

Forbes journalist Zack O’Malley Greenburg explained that when the magazine featured West on the cover of the magazine last year, they didn’t label him a billionaire.”Without sufficient documentation on his unusual stake, versus just his word and industry guesstimates, we didn’t call him a billionaire,” O’Malley Greenburg wrote.Nor did the company include the musician in their annual billionaires list, citing a lack of documentation to support the claim.But after being provided with an “authentic numeric look into Kanye, Inc.”, Forbes started to crunch the numbers.

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