Forbes reports Kanye’s Yeezy sneaker empire is worth $1BILL


Kanye West has given an insight into the history of his "billion-dollar" Yeezy shoe empire in a cover story in Forbes Magazine, getting vocal about the word "crazy". After reviewing his creative process around the Yeezy and the whole empire that followed, Kanye quickly addressed his idea of low-priced housing inspired by those seen in Star Wars: A New Hope on Tatooine, the desert planet on which Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin grew up.

"The house was all him", Kardashian told Greenburg of Kanye.

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West brought Greenburg to "a trio of structures that look like the skeletons of wooden spaceships" while taking a tour of his land in LA. These concrete homes will be made for low-income families, and reportedly feature the same minimalist, austere aesthetic seen in George Lucas' seminal 1977 film, complete with a dome shape and the potential for "natural light filtering in through the top". Yeezy predominantly contributed to his $150 million earnings a year ago. In Surface's own 2016 cover story on West, he said, "I've been interested in architecture and furniture design since I was 18", in between expressing a passionate interest in Le Corbusier, Joseph Dirand, Herzog & de Meuron, Pierre Jeanneret, Axel Vervoordt, and other design and architecture titans.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the opening night of the new musical "The Cher Show" on Broadway at Neil Simon Theatre on December 03, 2018 in New York City. "We're looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better". We'll have to see these homes for ourselves before we pass judgment, but we certainly can't fault West for taking inspiration from one of our favorite series.