Most of us who follow one of the most popular reality shows, Keeping up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) assume that we know how much money they have. However, the net worth of the selfie queen is a question of discussion.
Last year, Kim has placed 42 on the best-paid celebrity 100 lists and she is also on position 47 on Forbes top 100 highest-paid celebrity list with her earnings of around $45 million per year.
Kanye West’s wife and her family have created an empire, with each member being worth over 15 million. We must wonder what is Kim’s net worth in 2023 and how she earned so much money?
Kimberly Kardashian West was born in 1980 to mother Kris and late father, Robert Kardashian. She is the second child in the family, having older sister Kourtney and younger siblings Khloe and Robert. She additionally has two stepsisters, from her mother’s marriage to Caitlyn Jenner (former Bruce Jenner). She attended Roman Catholic School, Mary Mount high school. Kim worked for her father’s company while she was in high school, and she associated with Paris Hilton back then, which helped her gain some popularity in the media in her 20s.
Kim Kardashian’s personal and love life
In 2000, when Kim was only 19 years old, she went to Vegas and got married to Damon Thomas, who she divorced in 2003. Her second marriage was also short, 72 days precisely, with an NBA basketball player Kris Humphries. Kim is currently married to a music star Kanye West. They tied the knot in 2014 and have three children together, North West, Saint West, and Chicago West, who they got via surrogate in 2018.
Although Kim had business prospects, her infamous s*x tape is what gave her a headstart into fame. In 2007, an adult film company Vivie Entertainment managed to get to the tape, for which they paid $1 million. The video is called “Kim Kardashian Superstar,” and it lasts for about 30 minutes. Kim sued the company for privacy intrusion and three months later was compensated $5 million. Kimberly capitalized on that fortune and started appearing on television, in shows such as Tyra Banks and talked about it.
Also, during that time, their famous reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” began airing on E! Channel. The show follows the life of the Kardashian family (mother Kris, Kim, and her siblings Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr, and her stepsisters Kendall and Kylie). The show was incredibly successful, and later they created two other reality shows, “Kourtney and Kim take Miami” and “Kourtney and Kim take New York.”
Kim’s fame increased in December 2007 when she posed nude for Playboy magazine, and in 2008 she became the most googled woman, dethroning Britney Spears who held that title. She had many achievements that year- she became the Face of Bongo jeans, and appeared in one episode of series “How I met your mother.”
Kim also appeared on “Dancing with the stars” and in April released a DVD of a workout. In addition, she was a guest judge on the show America’s next top model. In 2009 she had a role in launching a shoe line Shoe Dazzle, and she launched her own perfume line. She attracted millions of followers on social media and started making huge money promoting brands, earning $10000-20000 for each.
In 2010, Kim released a music video called “Jam”, and then in 2014 launched a mobile game for iPhone and Android users. The game is called “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” and in July of the same year, it became the fifth highest-earning app in Apple’s App Store. In 2015, she released an emoji App called “Kimoji” which was also incredibly successful. Kim is always searching for more business opportunities and her fame, as well as her fortune is increasing.
Kim Kardashian’s earnings and net worth
In 2019, Kim Kardashian’s net worth is around $350 million, and she also earns around $45-50 million each year. The family show earns $32000 to $40000 per episode. In 2015 Kim earned about $53 million, which means the amount doubled compared to what she made in 2014, which was $28 million. In addition to all of this, Kim has her clothing and cosmetic line, and a lipstick line with her sister Kylie. Recently she also released a kids’ clothing line with her husband.
Nine things you don’t know about Kim
Although Kim made her career out of sharing every aspect of her life with the public, you certainly don’t know everything about her. Here are a few things that might surprise you:
- She loves hot rooms and has no air conditioning
- Kim hates red velvet, mustard, peppers, and blue cheese
- She can sleep with having her eyes slightly open
- Her worst fear is stretchmarks
- She hates flat shoes
- It takes her an hour and a half every day to do hair and makeup
- She doesn’t do d**gs and takes alcohol only on festivals
- She rarely wears any underwear
- At the age of 14, she dated Michael Jackson’s nephew, Tito Joe Jackson
In general, Kim is a hard-working woman who never wastes opportunities, and her social media is an example of creativity and open-mindedness.