Topline: Kanye West added a sprawling, 9,000-acre ranch located outside Cody, Wyoming to the collection of homes he has with his wife Kim Kardashian, who had said she wanted to move their family there.
- Monster Lake Ranch has its own website consisting of a single landing page. It promises “a true Western lodging experience”, with “several different lodging choices,” like cabin rentals and “tipi camping.”
- In a September 2 interview for Vogue Arabia, West, who ranks third on the Forbes 100 list of highest-paid entertainers, asked Kardashian where she saw herself in 10 years. She replied, “I see us living on a ranch in Wyoming, occasionally going to Palm Springs and our home in Los Angeles–and becoming a lawyer.”
- West has previously spent time in Wyoming. He recorded his 2018 album ‘Ye in the rural state, where he also hosted a listening party for the record.
- Monster Lake Ranch, in addition to its eight lodging units, includes two freshwater lakes, a restaurant, and “event and meeting facilities.”
Key background: West was $53 million in debt not too long ago—three years, to be exact—when he had to cancel an arena tour and seek medical treatment for symptoms of sleep deprivation and temporary psychosis. But West’s 2009 launch of his Yeezy shoe line has proved lucrative, and expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year. In June, Forbes estimated West’s 2019 net worth to be $240 million.