Kanye West fans launch GoFundMe to make rapper a billionaire again

Kanye West fans launch GoFundMe to make rapper a billionaire again

11/01/2022

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Kanye West’s fans started a GoFundMe campaign to make the embattled rapper a billionaire again.

Supporters launched several pages — one succinctly being named “Make Kanye West a Billionaire Again” with a fundraising goal of $1 billion — after West’s net worth took a serious hit last week when Adidas dropped him.

That specific fundraiser only raised $5 and has since been taken down, as have copycats that popped up in its place, AllHipHop reported.

Dozens of people have since promoted their own GoFundMe pages encouraging others to make them billionaires instead of West.

A fan previously started a GoFundMe page to raise $53 million for the Grammy winner after he claimed in 2016 that he was in debt for that amount. The fan, Jeremy Piatt, crowdsourced $57,398, but West declined the funds. The money was instead donated to Notes for Notes, a music charity.

The latest round of fundraisers started after Adidas ended its lucrative partnership with West.

The 45-year-old’s deal with the athletic company for his Yeezy clothing line made up $1.5 billion of his net worth, so without the partnership, he’s at a mere $400 million, according to Forbes.

Adidas — along with Balenciaga, Vogue and Gap — cut ties with West after he made several anti-Semitic remarks over the last few weeks.


West’s net worth took the biggest hit when Adidas dropped him on Oct. 25.

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West’s net worth took the biggest hit when Adidas dropped him on Oct. 25.

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