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“Finally—[we can] confirm, based on our estimates,” Forbes Magazine wrote, “Kanye West’s stake in Yeezy indeed makes him a billionaire.”

Yesterday, April 25, the magazine published that the rapper and fashion designer, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn).

According to the published story, after months of requests, the hip-hop superstar shared financial records, revealing details about his wildly popular Yeezy sneaker empire.

All this comes at the peak of West’s recent recommitment to God and announcing that he was done with secular music – which preceded his latest gospel music album, Jesus is King and a weekly Christian gathering known as the Sunday Service – a combination of Kanye’s love of music, fashion, and Jesus Christ.

“It’s just an idea we had to open up our hearts to make music that we felt was as pure and as positive as possible and just do it for an hour every Sunday, and have something where people can just come together and feel good with their families” – thus explained Kanye, about the inspiration behind the Sunday Service on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

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Kanye West humbles himself in prayer at one of his Sunday Service sessions

Officially being recognized as a billionaire most probably serves now to revitalize the Christian message of faith and hope to his fans and followers.

Although really no one can predict, for sure, what new creative idea will crop up in Kanye’s head.

For now, though, congratulations are in order!

By Michael Kivumbi

Michael Kivumbi is managing editor and founding member of Kivumbi Press. Kivumbi’s unrelenting obsession is to tell stories -- evidently -- but only in the context that highlights God's grace and lifts people to their highest potential as opposed to tearing down the human spirit.For more, follow him on Twitter, Facebook and newsletter.

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