Kim Kardashian is one of the richest women in the US, having a successful business, through which she managed to earn a huge fortune.
Kim Kardashian has an impressive fortune, given that not many people know what she actually does. This star from the United States of America recently joined a select group, the richest on the planet. Surprisingly or not, Kim Kardashian is one of the most influential women in the world.
What’s Kim Kardashian’s net worth?
She is one of the queens of social networks, with tens of millions of fans. Recently, Kanye West’s ex-wife joined an extremely select group of rich people. The 40-year-old American has reached the threshold of one billion dollars. Kim Kardashian has substantially increased her fortune in the last few years. For instance, in October 2020, the star had a fortune valued at $780 million, and at the time this article is written (2022) her net worth is $1.4 billion. However, she made her impressive fortune not only as an “influencer” but also through various businesses.
Kim Kardashian earns $50 to $80 million per year from different businesses. For instance, she made around $200 million with the mobile game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”. This mobile app has been downloaded more than 60 million times.
But how did Kim Kardashian manage to multiply her money so quickly?
Two of her businesses were hugely successful, KKW Beauty and Skims. Kim founded KKW Beauty in 2017, following her sister in the beauty products market. She was hugely successful with the company, and in 2020 sold 20% of the shares to Coty for $200 million. Coty also bought 51% of the shares in Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics in 2020.
Kim Kardashian’s other company, Skims, has once again been hugely successful with women. The underwear company is valued at $1.6 billion. Sales rose sharply during the pandemic when everyone stayed at home and people needed underwear and light clothing. Kim also makes money from television, and from several properties as well, some of them very luxurious. She also owns shares in Adidas, Disney, Amazon, and Netflix.
How did Kim Kardashian become famous?
As a teenager, Kim met Paris Hilton, who “hired” her as a personal assistant. However, there was more than a simple “boss-employee” relationship between the two. In a short time, the two became friends, and Kim ended up going to all the exclusive clubs where the heiress of the Hilton empire also went. Slowly, Paris’s friends became Kim’s friends. At one point, probably when Kim realized that she could be in the spotlight herself, the relationship between the two became strained and later broke up completely.
At the same time, however, Kim (19) ticked off a relationship with music producer Damon Thomas, who was married at the time. The latter’s divorce, about three years after this affair, created quite a stir in the press, bringing Kim Kardashian back on the front pages of scandal newspapers.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian was already conquering “new territories.” And her relationship with Ray J brought Kim exactly where she wanted to be: in the spotlight. The fact that that popular tape reached the press was really an advantage for Kim, despite the fact that the starlet would nowadays want the video to no longer exist.
At the time, Kim sued the publication that made the video public but dropped the lawsuit for $5 million. Profitable, right?
Early life and career
Kimberly Kardashian is of Armenian descent (on her father’s side), Scottish and Dutch (on her mother’s side), and the daughter of the lawyer Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Robert Kardashian is known for being O.J. Simpson’s lawyer in his famous trial.
Kim’s mother, Kris, divorced Robert in 1989, and in 1991 she married Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic champion. Kim has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and a brother, Robert. She also has three half-brothers (Burton Kardashian, Brandon Jenner, and Brody Jenner) and three half-sisters (Casey Jenner, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner).
In October 2007, Kim and her family signed a reality show called “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
In 2008, she even managed to appear in a movie, Disaster Movie, which, as the name implied, ended up being “a disaster”, and Kim did not receive very good reviews for her role.
In the same year, Kim also competed in the show “Dancing among the stars”. Unfortunately for her, her dancing talent didn’t come out much and she was eliminated in the third episode of that season.
Meanwhile, Kim did not give up the thought of becoming an actress and ticked another appearance in a movie. This time, the starlet appeared in “How I met your mother”, where she failed, again, to make a name as an actress.
From then on, incendiary photo sessions, commercials, invitations to famous shows, and even a statue in the “Madame Tussauds” wax museum followed.
As a reality television star, Kim’s love life has been the subject of intense media interest. She was only 20 when she married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000. The marriage ended four years later.
Two years later, Kim Kardashian confirmed her relationship with Nick Cannon, but in the meantime, the press had written about an affair with Nick Lachey.
After breaking up with Nick, Ray J appeared in the life of the reality show star, and then Evan Ross, but these affairs were not too long either, and then Kim appeared with the actor Reggie Bush.
After a few years, the two decided to separate, and Kim began a relationship with Miles Austin, but this relationship didn’t last either. After the breakup, the press wrote about her affairs with Michael Copon and Gabriel Aubry.
In 2011, the star married basketball player Kris Humphries, but they divorced after only 72 days. She earned $18 million off of endorsements and TV rights to the wedding with Kris.
In 2014 Kim Kardashian married Kanye West, but they divorced in 2021.
Kim Kardashian Finance Facts
Since 2015 Kim Kardashian has earned $50 to $80 million per year.
In March 2010 Kim purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills that cost $4.8 million.
In 2014 Kim Kardashian earned $28 million.
In 2015 Kim earned $53 million and this made her the highest-paid celebrity in the world for the first time.
Kim used to make only $15,000 per episode with her reality show, but her earnings raised to $500,000.
At her wedding, Kim spent around $150,000 on makeup and hair. She wore a $2.5 million 65-carat sparkling diamond headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz, 28-carat diamond earrings worth $5 million, and a 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring worth $2 million. On her big day, she was wearing jewelry worth more than $10 million.
Kim Kardashian is one of the highest-earning celebrities in the world with a net worth of $1.4 billion. She earns around $80 million per year. Here is a list of her annual earnings starting with 2009.
Net Worth Milestones
Year and Net Worth
- 2009 – $10 million
- 2011 – $20 million
- 2013 – $40 million
- 2015 – $85 million
- 2017 – $150 million
- 2019 – $300 million
- 2020 – $900 million
- 2021 – $1,4 billion