If you watch Keyshia Ka’oir’s lifestyle from afar, you might assume that her husband, Gucci Mane, is funding everything. Aside from being a successful rapper, he’s also a new author, been in movies and is the owner of his own record label.
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But Ka’oir is actually doing quite well for herself too. There was a rumor that Gucci confirmed in 2016 that when he went to prison, he gave her $2 million and that when he returned, she had flipped that money into $6 million. So how does she do it, and how did she sustain while he was in prison for three years? As was made clear on the latest episode of the couple’s BET show The Mane Event, she’s been building quite the empire with the help of her beauty and fitness apparel lines since way before he went away and was eventually released.
In the episode, Ka’oir visits with a financial planner in preparation for her wedding, because “As a boss businesswoman, you’ve got to keep tabs on your coin.” She is behind Ka’oir Cosmetics, which she started in 2010, making her one of the first people to tap into the affordable makeup business. Her line of colorful lipsticks were promoted by the likes of Teyana Taylor, reality star Snooki and rapper Trina. And as of late, the businesswoman and newly-minted reality star’s latest venture is Ka’oir Fitness. She sells products that are supposed to help with weight loss, including waist shapers, thigh erasers, slimming teas, a “sweat suit” and a 14-day weight loss plan. All of the things she sells she’s advertised and worn on her social media, and it’s helped her businesses be successful (her makeup is always fresh and her body is in great shape). Not to mention, she’s also done club appearances, raking in the cash.
When asked how much she’s made with both of her businesses over the years, Ka’oir told the financial planner, “Probably around $30 million.”
“The business is growing so fast,” she said. “It’s so good that it’s overwhelming.”
So as it turns out, they pool their resources together, and it allows the couple to help those around them and from time to time, splurge on themselves. That includes a $700,000 Lamborghini she bought recently, spending $100,000 on purses and dropping close to $2 million on their wedding.
“I take care of everyone, but it’s not done to a point where they’re using me or it’s going to put me in financial difficulties,” Ka’oir said. “I have a lot. My fiancé and I we just built our home, cash. All of our cars are paid for. We don’t live on debt. I like nice things and I do spend, but I put myself on a budget. I just don’t do stupidness.”
“Sometimes I think, man, you just spent a million in a month,” she added. “But then I think, sometimes you’ve got to live. You just can’t be stupid about it.”