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    In April, Forbes confirmed rapper Kanye West’s billionaire status, stating that his Yeezy sneaker collection had propelled him towards a net worth of $1.3 bln.

    Rapper celebrity Kanye West, 43, hit Twitter on Tuesday to congratulated his wife Kim Kardashian on being officially designated a billionaire.

    The record-producer and fashion designer wrote he was immensely proud of his 39-year-old reality star wife for “weathering the craziest storms”.

    The artist also shared an image of a green tomato, a tomatillo, a cherry tomato, some lavender and other flowers, arranged on the ground.

    ​Kanye West also tweeted to about his upcoming album “God's country”.

    West shared a 10-second tease of his upcoming video from his song “Wash Us In The Blood”, which will be the first music he’s released since 2019 when he delivered his Jesus Is King album and his Sunday Service Choir's Jesus Is Born album.

    Kanye West answers questions from Sr. pastor Joel Osteen during the 11 am service at Lakewood Church Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston.
    © AP Photo / Michael Wyke
    Kanye West answers questions from Sr. pastor Joel Osteen during the 11 am service at Lakewood Church Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston.

    Many netizens, however, were unimpressed with the post applauding Kim Kardshian West’s ascent to the billionaire ranking, slamming the couple for flaunting their wealth and displaying a “tone deaf” social media presence.

    ​Others congratulated the celebrity couple on their achievement.

    ​The American socialite, model, businesswoman, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians actress Kim Kardshian West became a billionaire after it was announced she was selling a 20 percent stake in her cosmetics company KKW Beauty to beauty giant Coty for $200 million. Kardashian West remains a majority stakeholder, owning an estimated 72 per cent in KKW Beauty.

    The acquisition, set to close in early 2021, values the company at $1 billion. According to Forbes’ estimates, Kardashian West worth about $900 million.

    West’s immensely successful music career, along with his Yeezy shoe line, seen by Forbes to be “one of the great retail stories of the century”, have already made him a billionaire, with an estimated net worth of around $1.3bln.

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