Kanye West gives Forbes an insight into "billion-dollar" Yeezy shoe empire

Brenda Watkins
July 12, 2019

The news of Swift's huge earnings comes after she accused West's manager Scooter Braun of "stripping her of her life's work", after the music mogul acquired her former record label Big Machine, including the rights to her first six albums. Yeezy predominantly contributed to his $150 million earnings a year ago.

"I watch how hard he works as he puts his soul into every idea & product that he creates".

He wanted ownership of his own brand, so he jumped to Adidas in 2013.

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Michael Jordan, whose Air Jordan line of sneakers for Nike generates about $3 billion in sales each year, only gets about 5 percent royalty, according to Forbes.

A quick Swiffer isn't going to cut it in Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West's massive, all-white mansion. With that said, the Yeezy 700 retails for £250 already, so combining it with Futurecraft will definitely double the price, so if these actually drop in the future, expect to pay on upwards of £500 for a pair!

In a new interview with Forbes, writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg visits the Kardashian-West family's $60 million estate in Hidden Hills, California, revealing that the specially designed floors in the couple's unique home need some particularly extravagant maintenance. He recalled asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in his company. He also attributes his business success to drawing inspiration from his love for the exclusive style of Lamborghini, being "a product guy at my core" and his desire "to make products that make people feel an vast amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that's the problem-solving that I love to do".

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