Currently, Kim Kardashian’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million, roughly earning $50 million every year. Her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, has been downloaded 45 million times, and generates almost 40% of her annual income.
The rest of Kim’s income is earned through her TV salary, endorsements and any special appearances.
Kimberly Kardashian West is an American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, and actress. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton but received wider notice after a 2002 sex tape, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, with her then-boyfriend Ray J was released in 2007.
|Born||Kimberly Noel Kardashian|
October 21, 1980 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Heghine (Armenian Orthodox baptismal name)|
|Occupation||Media personality socialite model businesswoman actress|
|Known for||Kim Kardashian, Superstar Keeping Up with the Kardashians|
|Net worth||$370 million (June 2019) (estimate)|
( div. 2004)Kris Humphries
( div. 2013)Kanye West
|Parent(s)||Robert Kardashian (father)|
Kris Jenner (mother)
Kim’s mother Kris Jenner re-married to Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner, in 1991. The couple had two more children, and Kim gained several step siblings.
Kim attended Marymount High School as a teenager. It was a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In her 20’s, Kardashian was the close friend and stylist of socialite Paris Hilton; which was how she first gained media attention.
Kardashian got her first stint in show-business as friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, appearing as guest on various episodes of the Hilton-starring reality television series The Simple Life, between 2003 and 2006.
Breakthrough with reality television (2006–2009)
In 2006, Kardashian entered the business world with her two sisters and opened the boutique shop D-A-S-H in Calabasas, California. In February 2007, a sex tape made by Kardashian and Ray J in 2002 was leaked. Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment, who distributed the film as Kim Kardashian, Superstar. She later dropped the suit and settled for a reported US$5 million, allowing Vivid to release the tape. Several media outlets later criticized her and the family for using the sex tape’s release as a publicity stunt to promote their upcoming reality show.
Early endorsements (2010–2013)
In 2010, Kardashian ventured into several new endorsement deals, including endorsing various food products for Carl’s Jr. In January 2010, she starred as Summa Eve in the film Deep in the Valley. In April, Kardashian sparked controversy over the way she held a kitten for a photograph, holding it by the scruff of its neck. With sisters Kourtney and Khloé, Kardashian is involved in the retail and fashion industries. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances. Animal rights organization PETA criticized Kardashian for repeatedly wearing fur coats, and named her as one of the five worst people or organizations of 2010 when it came to animal welfare. June saw Kardashian guest star with Khloé and Kourtney as themselves on the season three premiere episode of the series 90210.
Focus on social media (2014–present)
Kardashian appeared on the cover, and in a pictorial in Paper’s winter issue in 2014 photographed by Jean-Paul Goude. On the cover, her nude buttocks are featured above the caption: “Break the Internet”, which generated considerable comment in both social and traditional media. The photos show Kardashian with her hair tied up in a bun, wearing only a pearl necklace, a pair of earrings and black satin gloves, and, on the cover, with her bare back facing the camera, holding a sequined gown below her bare, oiled-up buttocks, while smiling broadly at the camera. A Time magazine writer commented that, unlike previous celebrities’ nudes that represented the women’s rebellion against repressed society and “trying to tear down” barriers, Kardashian’s exhibition was “just provocation and bluster, repeated images that seem to offer us some sort of truth or insight but are really just self serving. We want there to be something more, some reason or context, some great explanation that tells us what it is like to live in this very day and age, but there is not. Kim Kardashian’s ass is nothing but an empty promise.” However, the stunt “set a new benchmark” in social media response, and Paper‘s website received 15.9 million views in one day, compared with 25,000 views on an average day.
New Home and Growing Family
In 2017, it was announced that the power couple had sold their Bel-Air mansion for a whopping $17.8 million, nearly $8 million more than the price they had paid in 2013. The sale came after years of renovations on a new estate in Hidden Hills, California.
Around that same time, Kardashian West celebrated the pending arrival of child No. 3 by throwing a lavish cherry-blossom themed baby shower. She also revealed to the public that the newcomer was a girl, as well as the emotional difficulties of having to turn to a surrogate due to health issues. “You know, it is really different,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. … Knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not my baby now, it’s hard for me.”
A few days later, shortly after midnight on January 15, 2018, the West’s second daughter and third child overall was born to their surrogate. On a post to her website — titled “She’s Here!” — Kardashian West wrote, “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.” Soon afterward, it was revealed that they had named the girl Chicago.
The couple welcomed their fourth child, son Psalm, via surrogate in May 2019.