Kanye West’s Yeezy brand got $5 million in Covid-19 help from the U.S. federal government, regardless of the rapper’s individual wealth.
Numerous countless organisations throughout the nation accepted aid from a federal fund that was released by President Donald Trump in an effort to assist companies throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The $2 trillion (₤ 1.6 trillion) stimulus strategy was targeted at assisting cash-strapped organisations survive, especially as lockdown limitations hindered trading and supply chains, with the loans topped at $10 million (₤ 8 million).
After pressure to divulge the receivers of the funds, the U.S. Treasury’s Small company Administration launched public records recording every business who got a loan.
Amongst the big name receivers consisted of Yeezy LLC, whose owner Kanye was stated a billionaire in April, Valentino U.S.A. Inc., Oscar de la Renta LLC and Vera Wang Group LLC. Excellent American, the clothes label co-founded by Khloe Kardashian, was likewise noted.
The files mention that the $2 to $5 million (₤ 1.6 to ₤ 4 million) loan to Kanye’s shoes and clothes company likewise caused 106 tasks being conserved, while the financial increase assisted Valentino salvage 281 tasks, Oscar de la Renta conserved 42, and Vera Wang protected 197 functions.
Khloe’s Excellent American brand, which she co-founded with Emma Grede, got $1.2 million (₤960,000), according to People publication, with 57 tasks consequently conserved by the bailout.
“We have a large wholesale footprint and all of our partners were forced to close their stores, with many shutting down warehouses and cancelling orders,” an Excellent American associate informed the outlet. “Applying for and receiving the PPP loan was a necessary step we had to take to ensure the long-term survival of our brand and business.”