Kanye West's Yeezy brand is entering into a multi-year partnership with Gap. Take a look at how the hip-hop artist built and spends his fortune, from a $3.8 million car collection to nearly $300,000 worth of livestock.

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West makes the majority of his fortune not from music, but from his footwear and apparel brand, Yeezy.
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Kanye West's Yeezy brand has entered into a multi-year partnership with Gap

reported that the Yeezy-Gap collaboration will see a line of apparel for men, women, and a kid's line called Yeezy Gap. Products will start to roll out in 2021 

"We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership," Mark Breitbard, global head of Gap Brand, said in a press release about the partnership. 

In a 2015 interview with the now-defunct Style.com, West revealed that he wanted to be the "Steve Jobs of Gap." He also mentioned Gap in the song "Spaceship" from his album "The College Dropout." 

In April, Forbes declared West a billionaire after a years-long public campaign by the rapper and fashion designer. Despite being new to the three-comma club, West has long been open about the extravagant lifestyle he shares with his wife, Kim Kardashian West.

Together, the couple owns millions of dollars of luxury cars, real estate, and even nearly $200,000 worth of livestock, according to Forbes.

Here's a look at how West has built and spent his billion-dollar fortune.

Kanye West is the highest-paid person in hip-hop.

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The rapper raked in an estimated $150 million in 2019, according to . The publication looked at  before deducting fees for agents, managers, and lawyers.

Jay-Z, the industry's second-highest-paid artist,  in 2019. Drake is the third highest-paid hip-hop artist, with $75 million in pretax earnings.

Most of West's fortune didn't come from his music, however. He makes the majority of his money from his footwear and apparel brand, Yeezy.

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West wearing a pair of Yeezys.
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The streetwear brand, which sells clothing and sneakers in partnership with Adidas, was by Bank of America in 2019. West is the brand's sole owner, according to .

estimates that Yeezy alone adds $1.26 billion to the rapper's personal net worth.

Yeezy's success has stemmed in part from West's unique marketing strategies.

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As Business Insider's Mary Hanbury previously reported, West rolls out new products in limited numbers, which boosts the hype and causes them to sell out quickly. One hour after the Boost 350 sneakers went on sale for $200, for example, they were sold out2020欧洲杯足彩外围app in stores and online. 

And it helps that his equally famous wife, Kim Kardashian West, is among his biggest supporters. In 2018, Kardashian West was at the center of her husband's Yeezy Season 6 campaign,2020欧洲杯足彩外围app stepping out in public wearing the new collection and being photographed by the press.

West is known for hosting what he calls "Sunday Service," an invitation-only spiritual gathering and performance usually held in Southern California.

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West brought his Sunday Service performance to the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, in April 2019.
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During the services, West often sings and raps gospel versions of his own songs accompanied by a large choir.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appThe get-togethers have reportedly been attended by major celebrities including , , , and — and everyone who attends reportedly has to

Despite his current success, West's personal finance journey has been somewhat tumultuous.

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In 2014, he was worth , according to Forbes.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appBut in 2016, West  and asked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in "Kanye West ideas."

Now, West's net worth is estimated to be $1.3 billion, Forbes reports.

West and his family own $21 million worth of real estate, according to Forbes, including a palatial mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, and their children in their Hidden Hills, California.
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sits on three acres with expansive lawns, vineyards, and fountains. 

As Insider's Callie Ahlgrim previously reported, the home's interior is minimalist, monochromatic,2020欧洲杯足彩外围app and includes a flat sink that baffled the internet after it was spotted during

2020欧洲杯足彩外围app and reportedly spent before they moved in in 2018. Kardashian West's mother, Kris Jenner, later tweeted that the home was

Variety reported in October 2019 that the Kardashian West family expanded their Hidden Hills estate by purchasing a neighboring property.

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Map showing where Hidden Hills is located, just north of Kardashian family hotbed Calabasas.
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The just under 1.5-acre ranch-style property is divided by the street into two parts and was listed for $2.975 million.

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Before that, the couple lived in a 9,000-square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in Bel Air Crest, a section of the ritzy Bel-Air neighborhood.

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A 2014 view of Bel-Air Crest.
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They sold the home in to Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appIt went back on the market in 2018 and

The hip-hop artist has dropped millions on real estate around the country. In New York City, his former Soho apartment (bought by West in 2004 and sold by him in 2018) was listed by the new owner for $4.7 million in September 2019.

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The one-bedroom apartment features a home automation system, custom lighting and sound systems, and access to a shared rooftop deck with panoramic views of lower Manhattan.
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The 2,427-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment features a home automation system, custom lighting and sound systems, and access to a shared rooftop deck with panoramic views of lower Manhattan, told Business Insider.

The home is currently in contract, with the as of June 2020.

Around the same time his former apartment in Manhattan hit the market again, West bought a $14 million ranch in Wyoming.

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Aerial shot of West's first Wyoming ranch.
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The massive property includes a restaurant and saloon, a ranch-style event venue, a maintenance shop, an office building, horse barns, sheds, corrals, storage facilities, and a state-of-the-art shooting range.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Kardashian West said she envisions their family spending some summers and weekends at the Wyoming ranch.

TMZ reported in November 2019 that Kanye bought a second ranch in another part of Wyoming.

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West's second ranch in Wyoming.
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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appBighorn Mountain Ranch sits on 6,713 acres and is located under 100 miles away from the first ranch West bought in September. Bighorn was listed with .

Source: Business Insider

West also owns 300 acres of land in Calabasas, which neighbors the Hidden Hills gated community that he and his family currently call home.

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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appIt's unknown how much he paid for the property.

Most of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, including , , , have homes of their own in Calabasas or Hidden Hills. 

Many other notable celebrities have owned homes in the area, from

In a 2018 interview with radio host Charlemagne Tha God, West said he wanted to be "one of the biggest real estate developers of all time, what Howard Hughes was to aircrafts and Henry Ford was to cars…"

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Kanye West.
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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appThe rapper has tried to for the homeless on his 300-acre property in Calabasas, but in August after allegedly building several dome-like structures — which he has said are temporary prototypes — without the proper permits.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围app have since been demolished.

West branched into commercial real estate last year, when it was reported that he would invest $1 million into a historic Chicago theater.

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The Avalon Regal Theater in Chicago.
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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appThe owner of the Avalon Regal Theater said in February that to renovate and reopen the 91-year-old movie theater, The Chicago Sun Times reported.

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appIn 2019, — — with his family.

West goes all out buying lavish gifts for his wife.

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"Me & my bae out today 😍 Wearing my favorite bag painted by my little North," Kardashian captioned a picture of her carrying a gift from West on Instagram in 2014.
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— which can sell for between $9,000 and $500,0002020欧洲杯足彩外围app — that was gifted to her by West and painted by her daughter, North. 

Kardashian West's 20-carat diamond engagement ring, worth an estimated $4.5 million, is among the most expensive celebrity engagement rings.

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That ring was not the ring West proposed with, but

The 20-carat ring was reportedly stolen when in 2016, but the couple had

In August 2018, West reportedly bought his wife a neon Mercedes truck.

A post shared by Kim Kardashian Snapchat 🍑 (@kimkardashiansnap) on Aug 25, 2018 at 10:16am PDT

In a Snapchat story, Kardashian reportedly called the vehicle, which is ,  

That Christmas, West reportedly surprised his wife with a $14 million Miami apartment.

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Kayne West and Kim Kardashian check out their new Miami condo.
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The 4,700-square-foot, four-bedroom South Beach condo2020欧洲杯足彩外围app has a massive wraparound terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and access to a gym, pool, and spa.

For Valentine's Day 2019, West filled their living room with long-stemmed roses2020欧洲杯足彩外围app in individual vases and brought in American saxophonist Kenny G. to serenade Kardashian West.

The hip-hop artist also spends extravagantly on his children.

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North West and Kanye West in 2016.
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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appFor Christmas in 2014, , North, who was 18 months old at the time. The haul included a $62,000 diamond-encrusted tiara and a $12,000 toy replica of his black SUV.

West is also reported to have quite the luxury car collection.

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Kanye West is seen driving on June 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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He's been photographed that each cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

West owns $3,845,162 worth of vehicles, according to .

According to Auto World News, West has been photographed several times driving an Aston Martin DB9.

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An Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
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That Aston Martin model

He's also been spotted driving a Mercedes McLaren SLR.

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Kayne West and his then-girlfriend Amber Rose drive in his Mercedes McLaren SLR in March 2009.
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2020欧洲杯足彩外围appToday, a used 2008 Mercedes McLaren SLR 

West has been calling himself a billionaire for years, contradicting Forbes' estimates at the time.

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Kanye West dances during his Yeezy Season 3 Collection presentation and listening party for the "The Life of Pablo" album during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2016.
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West was sitting in the audience of the on November 6 while Kardashian West and Kris Jenner were being interviewed by The Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, when he was asked by Sorkin how he handled marrying into such a successful family.

West said Forbes despite having "showed them receipts." The magazine estimated West's fortune at in June 2019. 

When the audience erupted in laughter, West said, "It wasn't funny to me."

West has been insisting that he's a billionaire for years, but Forbes didn't agree with him until April 2020.

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Kanye West poses with his eldest daughter, North West.
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According to , West's campaign to be added to the Billionaires List didn't end at Dealbook. editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg wrote Friday that when the magazine published its most recent Billionaires List without West's name but with his 22-year-old sister-in-law Kylie Jenner2020欧洲杯足彩外围app featured as the world's youngest self-made billionaire for the second year running, West texted  reporters accusing them of omitting him because of his race.

The magazine now estimates that West is worth $1.3 billion.

In May 2020, Forbes reported that Kylie Jenner was no longer a billionaire and that Jenner's previous claims about her wealth were exaggerated. Jenner disputed the report. 

West says he's worth $3.3 billion, but Forbes pegs his net worth at $1.3 billion.

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A pair of Yeezy sneakers.
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, which seemingly reviewed the same financial documents based its estimate of West's net worth on, acknowledged that West's accountant provided documents showing that he has more than $3 billion worth of assets but didn't go as far as to call him a billionaire outright. According to West, Yeezy's shoe division is worth alone, based on a 2019 valuation of the streetwear brand by Bank of America.

Bloomberg also wrote that Bank of America's valuation of Yeezy may no longer be accurate, as it was calculated in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States. The crisis sank US apparel, accessories, and footwear sales 79% percent lower in April than they were during the same time in 2019,  reported.  estimates that Yeezy may be faring above average, however, as it has no brick-and-mortar retail stores and relies on Adidas for logistics.

In June 2020, it was announced that Kanye has entered a multi-year deal with Gap, which will see his Yeezy brand create apparel for the retailer. The line will officially start rolling out in 2021.

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Business Insider's Madeline Stone reported that Gap was "excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap Family." 

As a teenager, Kanye worked at a Gap store in Chicago, Stone reported. Now, decades later, the rapper signed a 10 year deal, which will see his Yeezy brand create apparel for the retailer. 

2020欧洲杯足彩外围appPer , the Yeezy-Gap collaboration will see a line of apparel for men, women, and a kid's line called Yeezy Gap. Products will start to roll out in 2021 

"We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership," Mark Breitbard, global head of Gap Brand, said in a press release about the partnership. 

In a 2015 interview with Style.com, West revealed that he wanted to be the "Steve Jobs of Gap." He also mentioned Gap in the song "Spaceship" from his album "The College Dropout." 

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