Kim Kardashian is a 40-year-old socialite, model, and Television personality based out of Los Angeles, California. Primarily known for the leaked sex tape and her reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she is a figure who attracts much popularity along with criticism. She is a mother to four children that she shares with her ex-husband, Kanye West, and is pursuing a law profession, following in the footsteps of her late father, Robert Kardashian. With her momager, Kris Jenner, by her side, she also manages her various business ventures, while being a doting mother to her children.
What is Kim Kardashian's Net Worth?
Making her the only self-made billionaire in the Kardashian-Jenner Family, the total net worth of Kim Kardashian West stands at a whopping $1.8 USD Billion. Following her is younger sister Kylie Jenner, who stands at $750 Million USD Dollars, being the second richest in the clan.
Kim Kardashian’s Early Life and Rise to Fame
Born as Kimberly Noel Kardashian to famous parents in the Kardashian household, the socialited was exposed to the world of entertainment and business from a young age. She was fascinated by her father's work as a lawyer and often accompanied him to court. She also spent a lot of time with her mother, who was always busy managing the family's various business ventures.
Despite being surrounded by wealth and privilege, Kardashian's parents instilled in her the importance of education and hard work. She graduated from Marymount High School in 1998 and then went to Pierce College in Los Angeles. She later transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). However, this was when she decided she wanted to drop out and pursue a career in entertainment.
Kim Kardashian always lived a life before the cameras. However, her first breakthrough into the internet was through a porn video named Superstar. Nonetheless, following the public attention, she then worked for celebrities like Paris Hilton and even served as the personal stylist to Ray J’s sister long before she came closer to J himself. Before landing up in their own family drama series.
Kim K previously appeared in various other TV shows like The Simple Life and others. Once introduced to the camera, Kardashian further rose to fame through her own family drama, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and recently with The Kardashians. The million-dollar worth shows kept fetching the family big bucks with their multiple spin-offs and follow-ups, to date. Her enormous beauty and fashion brands have also been huge benefactors in fetching her tremendous fame and glory.
KKW Beauty Was Kim’s Biggest Moneymaker
KKW Fragrance, a collection of three scents that was launched in 2017, was a major moneymaker for Kardashian. However, KKW Beauty brought in the billionaire bucks. Based on her deal with Coty, the brand was worth around $1 billion. This reportedly fetched the star more than what SKIMS does for her, having enlisted her in the billionaire’s club.
Kim Kardashian’s Relationships
Before dating the 'Donda' rapper, Kim Kardashian was involved a lot many relationships, some of which resulted in either failed or almost marriages and a few scandalously infamous ones that gifted the internet some intimate entertainment. Right when she was 19, Kardashian married her first partner, Damon Thomas, a music producer. Their marriage was short-lived for just three years. They fell out with her moving on quite quickly.
Following Thomson came the one who is mostly known to have leaked a sex tape with the Kardashian. Ray J and Kim K dated on and off for a good seven years till 2007, when the singer went viral for the intimate video of the two. A year before the two officially broke up, the TV reality personality had already started dating Nick Lachey in 2006. The two were seen going out for casual hangouts and movies by the paps. The same period also witnessed Kardashian getting closer to TV presenter Nick Cannon, who parted ways with Kardashian over the leaked sex tape, and later introduced her to West.
Following the two back-to-back break-ups, the media star then moved on with NFL star Reggie Bush. The duo lasted a good two years, i.e. from 2007 to 2009 but again, ended up in a split amicably. The following year, she and American footballer Austin Miles branded their fling “a real deal.” However, the couple couldn't go a year past and long-distance took all the blame. Having had enough of the casual flings, Kim Kardashian and basketball player Kris Humphries rushed into a much-highlighted marriage. However, the marriage lasted just a countable 72 days following which Humphries tagged their relationship as ‘fake’.
Then came the apparent love of Kim Kardashian's life and the father of all her kids, the billionaire 'Gold Digger' rapper, Kanye 'Ye' West. They started seeing each other in early 2012 and soon emerged as one of the most celebrated coupled as they tied the knot in 2014. Their marriage maintained the same tag for a good 9 years when in early 2021 it was revealed that 'KimYe' were getting a divorce.
The split was reportedly caused due to West not investing enough time in his family. And thus, “things weren't simply working.” They share four kids together, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, and are currently co-parenting their kids—Kardashian as a single mother and West with his new wife, Bianca Censori, who is now quite close to North West.
Kim Kardashian moved on yet again after being legally deemed single, to date the SNL comedian and a pretty celebrated universal boyfriend, Pete Davidson, who has a history of dating top-tier stars over the years. However, unsurprisingly yet, the duo called it quits in the last year of August, blaming the faded spark of their romance.
Kim Kardashian’s Business Ventures
Kardashian’s self-made billionaire profile owes a lot to her numerous business ventures starting from the multi-million dollar brand, SKIMS, which forms most of her business sales. Then comes her no less KKW Fragrance, a collection of three scents that was launched in 2017. Next in line is the KKW BEAUTY, the inaugural beauty and fashion brand which was shut down due to a drastic loss, only to be relaunched into a millionaire skincare line, SKKN, last year, in 2022.
Interestingly, she also has an emoji app, called Kimoji, which initially made a whopping amount of $ 1 million per minute. Not to mention the boutique owned by her in partnership with her sisters in Calabasas, California. Kardashian also has a lot in private equity investments where she has a joint investment with Jay Sammons. Together they kick-started the Skky Partners, and it also yielded significant wealth for the duo.
Additionally, Kim K is passionate about reform in the American criminal justice system. It also became evident when she enrolled in law school after passing the baby bar exam in 2021. Prior to the same, she struck a deal with the Swedish giant, Spotify in 2020 to release her own true crime podcast, called The System. However, the deal was not as lucrative as her other businesses.
Lastly, Kardashian has a line of other products fetching comparatively less but only to add up to her worth, which include her first perfume, an online fashion subscription service for shoewear called ShoeDazzle, an IOS and Android game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood, and a coffee table photo book, titled Selfish.
How much did Kim Kardashian make from Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
Reportedly, the Kardashians signed a $150 million deal with E! for five seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. After manager Kris’ 10 percent cut for negotiating the deal, the sum left $135 million to split between the show’s six main leads: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, and Kris.
Thus, the money from Keeping Up With the Kardashians is split evenly between everyone, which means that each sister and Kris would receive approximately $4.5 million each season. The exact number that the Kardashian sisters and Kris made is unknown.
How much does Kim Kardashian make from The Kardashians?
The Kardashian-Jenners were paid nine figures, or at least $100 million, for two seasons and 40 episodes of The Kardashians. Kim K makes between $7.5 million to $8.3 million per season. In fact, her salary is a sixth of the $100 million Hulu paid the Kardashian-Jenners for the show. It was then divided evenly among the five Kardashian-Jenners, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner—and their mother, Kris Jenner.
Kim Kardashian’s Real Estate
The family’s combined property portfolio is estimated to be worth over $200 million, but news came out that Kim Kardashian splashed $70 million on a luxurious beachfront home in Malibu that once belonged to Cindy Crawford. As of now, she continues to live in the family home she shared with her ex-husband Kanye West with their four children—North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm—following their split.
Kim Kardashian’s Endorsements
Keeping aside her business ventures, Kim Kardashian had already embarked on various endorsements of products and brands throughout her life to date. Ever since the beginning of her career in 2009, Kardashian became the face of various products. The top-ranking products range from Kardashians GLAM Silly Bandz to diamond-encrusted lollipops. Starting from Hair Removal accessories like Tria, which received much competition for having the TV reality Queen as its Ambassador, to diet pills, she did it all.
Following these, she also ventured into Sketcher ShapeUps which unfortunately ended up in a lawsuit. The list doesn't end as Kardashian then had her investments into liqueurs. This endorsement, however, stayed away from lawsuits and was one of her cleanest businesses until she voluntarily stepped down from the face due to pregnancy.
Reports have it that she also has her own jewelry line called Belle Noel although, not much is known about it. Before concentrating on her power deals like SKIMS and others, she further made her bucks by advertising for public restrooms, bathing suits, fragrant candles, a line of watches, and other big or small deals before hitting the jackpot with her gazillion-worth beauty brands.
How Does KimYe’s Divorce Impact Kim Kardashian’s Net Worth?
The couple had a prenuptial settlement, thus their properties were kept largely separate. However, following the divorce, Kardashian received $1 million for each year of her marriage with Kanye ‘Ye’ West, with a cap of $10 million. She was also a beneficiary for his life insurance, which was worth $20 million at the time, for her whole life, even after their divorce. The prenup didn’t include a custody clause for the couple’s kids.
West also has to pay her $200,000 a month in child support, which is due on the first of each month and must be wired into her account. He is also responsible for 50 percent of his and Kardashian’s children’s educational expenses, including tuition, 50 percent of their security expenses, and 50 percent of their medical expenses.
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Even though Ye was the richer of the two, the estimated value of their joint asset surged up to $70 million. Keeping aside the luxurious real estate, they also had their influx of cash through art, vehicles, jewelry, and livestock. Although the rapper suffered a huge setback in his billionaire net worth, Kim Kardashian's, on the other hand, has only grown over the past few years.
Overview of Kim Kardashian
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|Born||21 October 1980|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California|
|Education||Pierce College, University of California Los Angeles|
|Parents||Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian|
|Spouse||Kanye West (m. 2014–2022), Kris Humphries (m. 2011–2013), Damon Thomas (m. 2000–2004)|
|Kids||North West, Saint West, Psalm West, Chicago West|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|