This week rapper Kanye West has let the world know he is £37.4 million (USD$53) in debt, but before asking billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a little cash, you’d think he would have asked his wife Kim Kardashian – who’s worth a whopping £36.6 million (USD$52.5) first.
However, it seems that, despite two children together and two years of marriage, the independently wealthy spouses keep their finances very separate.
The world learned this after Kanye West aired his financial laundry on Twitter in a series of outbursts over the last few days.
The Stronger rapper declared on his twitter account on Valentine’s Day that he is in $53 million worth of debt thanks to launching his 3rd installment of his fashion line Yeezy in 2015. However, instead of borrowing money from his wife – who happens to be number 33 on the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid celebrities, he has beseeched Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to help him fund his dreams.
This has left us wondering – do many couples keep their finances separate? Traditionally, couples would share their finances once they were married, however, these days many modern couples choose to have separate bank accounts.
Whether you’re all for merging your money, or maybe you take Kim and Kanye’s approach, we’d love to hear what you think about sharing finances with your spouse.