Kimberly Noel Kardashian, popularly known as Kim Kardashian West, is an American reality television star, actress, businesswoman, and model from Los Angeles, California. Kim married hip hop mogul Kanye west in 2014, and together they have four children. She is one of the wealthiest celebrities, with a net worth of $1.4 billion.
40% of her annual income is generated from her mobile game dubbed Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The game has been considered a success after being downloaded 45 million times. The other contributor to her wealth is the salary from her TV show, ‘keeping up with the Kardashians’ endorsements by big brands and special appearances.
Celebrity Name: Kim Kardashian
Full Name: Kimberly Kardashian
Date of birth: October 21, 1980
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Age: 33 years
Husband: Kanye west
Profession: media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, producer, actress.
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
The early life of Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was born Kimberly Noel Kardashian on October 21, 1980, in LA, California, to parents Robert and Kris. Her mother is Dutch, English, and Scottish Ancestry, whereas their father was a third-generation Armenian-American. Kim Kardashian has three siblings, the older sister Kourtney, a young sister Khloe and a young brother Rob.
After Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner going through a divorce with Robert, she married Bruce Jenner later in 1991. This situation saw Kim Kardashian have several siblings, Brandon, Brody, Casey, and half-sister Kendall and Kylie.
Kim attended a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles by the name of Marymount High School. As she grew into her 20s, she became a close friend to socialite Paris Hilton and ended up being her Stylist. It was at this point that Kim gained media attention for the first time.
The Career of Kim Kardashian
Kim’s career began with her being a stylist of Paris Hilton, appearing on various episodes of ‘the simple life,’ a reality television series starring Hilton. This exposure is how she got her first impression of show business between 2003 and 2006.
In October 2007, Kim, together with her mother Kris Jenner and Step-Parent Caitlyn Jenner, her siblings, and half-siblings, featured in the reality television series ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’
In 2010 Kim managed several endorsements. She even went ahead to write an autobiography together with her sisters.
Yearly, Kim Kardashian pockets between $50 to $80 million from her deals and businesses. Her earnings are attributed to licensing and endorsements until she launched the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game that earned her $200 million in revenue.
Apart from the game, Kim still earns from appearance fees, Reality Television salary, and paid partnerships on Instagram. She has also created a clothing line alongside tanning products that also contribute to her growing empire.
This beauty company was flagged in 2017, and its gross revenues are a little over $100 million. Kim Kardashian sold a 20% stake back in 2020 for approximately $200 million, and the company’s valuation rose to $1 billion.
Kim Kardashian Net worth journey
Between October 2009 and January 2013, Kim’s net Worth had grown from $10 million to $40 million and jumped tremendously to $150 million in 2017.
When Coty Inc. announced their acquisition of a 20% stake in KKW Beauty for $200 million, Kim Kardashian’s net Worth was raised to $900 million. With the company still valued at $1 billion, Kim still holds a 72% stake valued at $720 million.
In April 2020, Skims shapewear, owned by Kim Kardashian, raised $154 million at a $1.6 billion valuation. This business extension added onto Kim’s existing millions puts her net worth at $1.4 billion. With a 50% ownership of the company.
Kim and Kanye lived In California within a gated community, and their house was purchased in 2014 for $20 million. And Wests dedicated the next two years to refurbish the house and face lifting. In 2018, the West family had to vacate during the wildfires, and the three-acre hidden hills property is currently valued at $60 million.
Kim spent $9 million to purchase a mansion in Bel Air in 2013, And after some significant amount of upgrades, they lived in the house with her family as the renovation was ongoing at Hidden Hills. Kim later sold the house for $18 million in 2017.
For every paid Instagram post, Kim receives between $30000 and $500000. Some posts are valued at $1 million. Documents from a lawsuit reveal that Kim’s Instagram earnings are likely to hit between $1 and $2 million.
With a net worth of $1.4 billion, Kim Kardashian can be ranked amongst the most influential highest-earning public figures on the planet. Her involvement in the Clothing and beauty business had proven to be the key driver in her massive growth in wealth.
Kim’s interest in the apparel business can be attributed to following the footsteps of her younger sister Kylie Jenner who was also featured on Forbes for her Makeup business.