Kanye West just became the wealthiest Black person US history.
The multifaceted star’s new net worth tops out at $6.6 billion, thanks to a new valuation of West’s Yeezy collaborations with Gap and Adidas, according to a report from Bloomberg. The publication reviewed a document from UBS Group AG outlining economic predictions for the rapper-turned-fashion mogul.
The bank estimated the Yeezy shoe collaboration with Adidas and the upcoming Yeezy clothing collaboration with Gap Inc. are worth about $3.2 to $4.7 billion, according to the report. About $970 million of that is attributable to the Gap deal, Bloomberg reports. The collection for the retailer will feature men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and is expected to drop sometime this summer.
West’s net worth is also boosted by $1.7 billion invested across a number of assets, including Kim Kardashian West’s Skims brand, according to Bloomberg, which viewed unaudited documents provided by West’s attorney. The rapper holds around $122 million in stocks and liquid assets, the report said, and his music catalog has reportedly been valued at more than $110 million.
Forbes claims West is likely “worth less than a third” of that $6.6 billion – $1.8 billion – calling the “sky-high estimate” only “the latest of West’s attempts to inflate his net worth.” The outlet said it would not speculate any value for the Gap collaboration “until the products start to sell.”
“Barack and I never want to experience winter again,” Obama, a native of Chicago, Illinois, told the magazine. “We’re building the foundation for somebody else to continue the work so we can retire and be with each other – and Barack can golf too much, and I can tease him about golfing too much because he’s got nothing else to do.”
After leaving the White House, the Obamas relocated to the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, purchased another home on Martha’s Vineyard, and kept busy with numerous advocacy, literary, and entertainment ventures.
The former first lady also has a new Netflix children’s show, “Waffles and Mochi,” that will debut soon and a special edition of her wildly successful 2018 memoir “Becoming” is being released for young readers.
In the near future, the Obamas will also celebrate the opening of the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, which is currently under construction.
They most recently made an appearance at the January 20 inauguration of President Joe Biden, who previously served as Obama’s vice president.
Obama told People that during the pandemic, she struggled with “low-grade depression” compounded by the civil unrest over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans over the summer. Jury selection in the trial of one of the Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin, is currently underway.
She said she coped with 2020 by getting into knitting and swimming while being home with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, students at Harvard University and the University of Michigan, respectively, who spent months doing remote learning.
“Knitting is a forever proposition You don’t master knitting, because once you make a scarf, there’s the blanket. And once you do the blanket, you’ve got to do the hat, the socks … I could go on about knitting!” Obama told People.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen left their fabulous life in New England behind for the warth of Tampa Bay.
The quarterback announced last offseason that he would part ways with the New England Patriots and sign with the Buccaneers. While the departure was a major lifestyle shift for the duo, which is often regarded as one of the country’s best power couples, Brady has found remarkable success on the gridiron with the Bucs.
Bündchen reigned over the modeling world for well over a decade and was the top-earning supermodel for 10 consecutive years. Even though she retired in 2015, Bündchen was still one of the top-5 highest-paid models of 2018.
Additionally, Bündchen has made tons of money by allowing companies to monetize her name and likeness. She had a sandals line with Grendene, lingerie brand with Hope, beauty line with Sejaa Pure Skincare, and others.
Bündchen also prioritizes her philanthropic work. She donated a whopping $1.5 million to relief efforts in Haiti in 2009 and regularly supports the United Nations, WWF, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (RED), and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.
She also works with a number of nonprofits to help benefit her birth country, Brazil. She donates a percentage of the profits from her sandals line to protect Amazon Rainforest water sources while supporting other Brazilian initiatives like Y Ikatu Xingu, Nascentes do Brasil, De Olho nos Mananciais, and ISA.
He is also strict on alcohol, even putting Rob Gronkowski on a drinking diet. But Brady does splurge occasionally, – including on New Year’s Eve, apparently, as he said on Instagram that he was curing his hangover with some TB12 electrolytes on New Year’s Day 2018.
Brady also employs a ‘body coach’ and health guru, Alex Guerrero, who works with Brady at least once every day and whose duties include spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition adviser, trainer, and massage therapist.
But despite the occasional lavish trip, Brady and Bündchen are the rare celebrity couple that can actually afford to live a megastar lifestyle, but opt to live more modestly – relative to other high-earning megastars, at least.
Actress Jamie Lynn Spears on Friday appeared to blame Tesla for the death of her cats.
Tesla’s quiet electric vehicles meant her cats didn’t hear cars approaching, the actor claimed.
“We have now lost – I don’t want to tell you how many cats – because they don’t hear the Tesla crank and unfortunate things happen and it’s really devastating and tragic for everyone involved,” she said in a since-deleted Instagram video posted Friday.
“Somebody’s gotta let Elon Musk know that Tesla is a secret cat-killer,” Spears said in the video.
“Elon Musk, let’s figure this out,” Spears said. “You owe me a couple cats.”
After a confused reaction to her post, with some fans questioning whether Spears was actually responsible for the deaths, she clarified that she had not run over any cats, per OK! Magazine.
“Tesla is not to be blamed and was never intended to be,” she added in an Instagram update, which she also later deleted.
In her original post, Spears proposed that, “since the Tesla is so quiet,” the cars could make a noise to alert cats of their presence, though she also noted that the deaths could be down to user error.
A penthouse that was custom-designed for author Tom Clancy for $15 million has been put up for auction.
The open plan penthouse is located in the Ritz-Carlton Residences in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland, and has 10-foot ceilings throughout.
It also comes with five parking spaces, including valet parking services, and an elevator that takes you from the garage right inside the penthouse.
Elite Auctions described it as “the most impressive and opulent home in Baltimore.”
The penthouse is located in Maryland’s Ritz-Carlton Residences.
The 12,000 square foot penthouse was specially made for Clancy in 2010 by combining three individual penthouses, making it the largest penthouse in the city.
It cost $12 million for the three properties, and he spent a further $3 million refurbishing it.
It sits right on the waterfront by the Inner Harbor.
Its prime location means the property has views over the harbor and the downtown city skyline.
Clancy designed the property for entertaining. It features multiple generous living spaces so you can host guests.
The design is “inspiring and exceptionally modern,” Elite Auctions says.
The lighting, window shades, and in-home audio can all be controlled via an app, too.
The master bedroom has not just one but two en-suites, as well as enclosed and walk-in closets and dressing areas.
The property has four bedrooms in total …
… and six full- and one-half bath.
The penthouse comes with access to the Ritz-Carlton’s shared pool …
… but you can also work out in private in your own gym.
After exercising, you can watch a movie in the penthouse’s spacious home theater room.
The property also includes two offices …
… and one leads out onto a large terrace with harbor and city views.
But that isn’t the only terrace: The property has four balconies and two corner terraces in total.
If that’s not enough outdoor space for you, the property also comes with access to the Ritz-Carlton’s two acres of waterfront gardens with fountains. The complex also features a luxurious meditation garden.
Other services offered by the residences include: 24/7 front desk attendants, free valet parking for residents and guests, dry cleaning pickup and delivery, available maid service, and porters to deliver groceries and packages.