True fans of reality television won’t fail to recognize the star, model, businesswoman, and socialite Kim Kardashian. She is one of the most popular personalities in her family’s reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. According to Forbes, Kim Kardashian has a net worth of $1.8 billion in 2022.
Kimberly Noel Kardashian is a Los Angeles native who was born on October 21, 1980. Her parents are Kris and Robert Kardashian. Her other siblings Rob, Khloé, and Kourtney are also reality TV stars. Kim is of Armenian descent, her fathers great-grandparents were Armenian immigrants.
In 1991, their parents split up, and their mother got married to Caitlyn Jenner. Their union gave Kim the step-siblings Brody, Burton, Brandon, and Casey. She also had half-siblings named Kylie and Kendall.
She is a graduate of Marymount High School. The young Kardashian aspired to become a lawyer, and she studied at Pierce College. However, she did not graduate.
Rise to Fame
Kardashian started working at Body, a local boutique, when she was 16 years old. In 2003, she became the personal stylist for the musician Brandy and the media personality Paris Hilton. It was her friendship with Paris that thrust Kim into the spotlight and led her to become famous.
With two of her sisters, Kimberly co-founded DASH boutique in 2006 as her first business venture. A year later, after a notorious video featuring her and singer Ray J was published, Kim made headlines.
She used her notoriety to launch the reality program, Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the E! network in 2007. It was a success, and Kim Kardashian became a household name.
Since 2008, Kim has appeared in a number of films and television series. Her most recent project is another reality show. It’s a Hulu exclusive that started airing in 2022.
Apart from media gigs, Kardashian got rich from business endeavors and endorsement deals. She had her first major sponsorship contract with the fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. Kim also started exploring the fashion and fragrance industries.
In 2014, she released the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Around this time, she also became a big social media influencer. Two of her most lucrative businesses are KKW Beauty and Skims.
KKW Beauty is a cosmetics line she launched in 2017 and sold 20% of the company to Coty for $200 million. Skims is a shapewear line that was valued at $3.2 billion in February 2022 and Kim owns a majority stake in the company.
Net Worth and Earnings
Kim’s wealth has come from using her fame to partner with brands and start her own businesses. In the early days of her career, reality TV was her main income source. It is reported that she makes around $4.5 million per season on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. On her new show, The Kardashians, she gets anywhere between $7.5 million and $8.3 million per season.
Kardashian charged brands $720,000 for sponsored posts on Instagram in 2018. With her growing fame, that figure is expected to have increased by a wide margin. This, and her undisclosed income from her businesses, gives her a fortune worth $1.8 billion.
Kim first married music producer Damon Thomas when she was 19, but they split up in 2003. In 2011, she got married to NBA player Kris Humphries. Sadly their marriage only lasted 72 days.
Her most publicized relationship was with Kanye West, a rapper with a net worth of $2 billion! They married in 2014 and had four children. However, they divorced in 2022. Kim is currently dating comic Pete Davidson. She lives in a comfy compound in Calabasas, California.