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Kanye West: What to know about the billionaire rapper
Kanye West holding Sunday service in Miami before Super Bowl
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Last week, rapper Kanye West announced he had launched a college fund for the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd.
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Floyd, who is black, died on May 25 when a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeled on his neck while detaining him. His death sparked protests across the country.
Though West, who turned 43 on Monday, hasn’t said anything publicly, his representative confirmed to Variety on Thursday that he set up the college fund for Floyd’s daughter.
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He also donated $2 million to charities associated with Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, promised to cover legal fees for Arbery's and Taylor’s families and has pledged to donate to black-owned businesses in Chicago, according to the magazine.
Here’s what else you need to know about Kanye West.
He’s a billionaire
Though West has been saying he’s a billionaire since last year, it wasn’t until April of this year that Forbes confirmed his net worth after he provided paperwork to the magazine.