The Kardashians are more than just socialites and reality stars. They’re a family trying to build a business empire, and Emma Grede is one of their leading partners. She co-founded Skims with Kim Kardashian and Good American with Khloé. Furthermore, she is a frequent guest on ABC’s Shark Tank. According to Forbes, Emma Grede has a net worth of $360 million.
On September 23, 1982, Emma was born to an English mother and a Jamaican-Trinidadian father. She grew up in East London, England, with her three younger siblings: Katie, Rachelle, and Charlotte.
They were all raised in Plaistow by their mom, who was employed at the multinational investment firm Morgan Stanley. Because of this, Grede was introduced to finance at a young age.
Emma went to the London College of Fashion to study business. However, she left the institution and never went back after landing an internship with Gucci.
After completing her work as an intern, Emma became a fashion show producer at Inca Productions. In 2008, she started a talent and media management company called Independent Talent Brand.
With this, she gained many connections to stars in the entertainment industry. It was in 2015 that she was first introduced to the Kardashian family. She told Kris Jenner that she had a business idea for a denim company and that she wanted to work with Khloé Kardashian.
Kris presented Emma to Khloé, and they co-founded Good American in 2016, endorsing body positivity with their clothing company. They started with denim jeans but later expanded to all sorts of apparel.
In 2018, Independent Talent Brand was bought by public relations agency Rogers & Cowan. Grede consequently left her position as CEO of the firm. Then, she launched other business ventures.
She partnered with her husband, Jens Grede, and Kim Kardashian in 2019 to start a shapewear company called Skims. Jens and Emma also co-founded the Frame denim line and worked with iconic football player Tom Brady to create the clothing brand BRADY.
Later on, she worked with Chrissy Teigen and Kris Jenner to start a cleaning product provider, Safely. Emma Grede became a recurring guest investor on Shark Tank in season 13 of the show.
Net Worth and Earnings
According to Forbes, most of Grede’s personal wealth comes from her 8% share in Skims. It was valued at over $3.2 billion in early 2022. Plus, there is her 23% stake in Good American and 22% in Safely.
Her smaller valued investments are in BRADY and Frame, but she still gets a lot of profit from these businesses. She also serves as the head of the 15 Percent Pledge, a campaign dedicated to black-owned companies. Emma Grede’s net worth is currently sitting at $360 million.
Emma and Jens Grede got married in 2008, and they have been life and business partners ever since. They are currently raising four kids: Lola, Grey, and twins named Rafferty and Lake. They all live in an English home in Bel Air, California.