Key Words: Kanye West praises this generation’s Steve Jobs and Walt Disney: himself


There’s a lot to unpack in Kanye West’s busy Twitter feed this week. Apparently, he’s still running for president in 2024, he dumped his manager, he’s hiring some 160 people, he makes more money on shoes than Michael Jordan and his Yeezy brand is “a unicorn on its way to being a decacorn.”

Putting it all together, here’s the kicker:

This isn’t the first time the “Gold Digger” rapper and Kardashian hubby has put his name in the company of such historic figures.

“My role models are artist-merchants. Less than 10 I can name in history,” he said at the MTV VMAs in 2016. “Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs… West.”

Yes, West compared himself to a former president, automotive icon Henry Ford F, +0.59%  , Apple’s AAPL, +1.20%  Steve Jobs, eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes and Walt Disney DIS, +1.54%  .

Here’s that speech:

Of course, when people are willing to pay this amount of cash for a pair of his sneakers, it’s not hard to see how he might have an inflated sense of self:


Earlier this month, Kanye returned to Twitter more than a year after he deleted his account, and he’s been firing off tweets ever since — 170 and counting in less than two weeks, including a virtual love letter to Tesla’s TSLA, -0.55%  Elon Musk.