Happy New month ‘Xpressafricans’,We would be talking about Kim Kardashian’s net worth,How she made her money an more in details,Kindly bear with us and read to the end: Kim Kardashian is an American reality television star, model and spokesperson who has a net worth of $85 million. Kim Kardashian started her career in Hollywood as an assistant and stylist to the stars who happened to be best friends with socialite Paris Hilton.
Kim’s father Robert Kardashian was one of OJ Simpson’s defense lawyers. Kim Kardashian has a big family including sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, her mother Kris and two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie. Kyle and Kendall’s father is former Olympic athlete, Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner). Over the last 10 years, Kim has risen the ranks of stardom to become one of the most famous and successful celebrities on the planet. She is a literal media mogul who runs an extremely profitably business empire. Today Kim’s empire includes a cosmetics line, personal appearance fees, television salary, a clothing line, weight loss products, perfume and retail endorsements.
Kim first gained major attention after an infamous sex tape featuring her and Ray J was released. Kim parlayed this fame into her own reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians on the E! network. Since then, Kim’s fame has skyrocketed to the stratosphere. She has starred in movies, graced thousands of magazine covers, and has appeared on several reality spinoffs. Along the way, Kardashian has found time to date a few NFL stars, NBA players and rappers. In 2011, she got engaged to and married NBA player
Kris Humphries. The marriage lasted only 72 days. Kim is rumored to have made $18 million off of endorsements and TV rights to her wedding. More recently, Kim married music mogul Kanye West after a very publicized relationship and several appearances by Kanye on Keeping up with the Kardashians. They married on May 24, 2014 their daughter, North West, was born on June 15, 2013. In June 2015, Kim announced that she was expecting another child, this time a boy.
In March 2010 Kim bought a $4.8 million mansion in Beverly Hills. It’s a Tuscan style 5 bedroom sprawling across 4 acres in some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
– Kim used to only earn around $15,000 per episode of her reality show but her pay was increased to $150,000.
– Kim recently purchased a $325,000 white Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
– During several weeks of taping of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York”, Kim and her then-husband Kris Humphries stayed in the Presidential Suite of the Ganesvoort Hotel. The suite costs $7000 a night.
– At Kim’s wedding she donned a $2.5 million 65 carat sparkling diamond headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz, a $2 million 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring, and 28 carat diamond earrings worth $5 million. All told she was wearing well over $10 million worth of jewelry on her big day. Not to mention the $150,000 she spent on hair and makeup.
HOW SHE MADE HER MONEY
Famed reality television star Kim Kardashian West has all but built an empire, simply by branding herself. Through her reality show, online games and apps, the TV star has profited from her celebrity status in a major way, and Forbes reports that her earnings continue to multiply. In 2014, for instance, the star earned $28 million, but nearly doubled her income to $53 million by the end of 2015 thanks, in part, to her mobile game.
It’s also been reported that Kardashian West has found product endorsements to be highly lucrative. In 2014, Radarreported that the celebrity was charging brands between $750,000 and $1 million for an endorsement. And the star’s appearances on both Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Khloe & Kourtney Take The Hamptons add to her income, as does revenue from a book she published in 2015 titled Selfish— though initial sales of the book weren’t too impressive.
Kardashian West‘s exorbitant wealth extends well beyond mobile, desktop and television screens. Forbes reports that the star is also cashing in on retail profits. Kardashian West earns revenue from earnings sold wholesale under the Kardashian Beauty cosmetic line and the fashion line she promotes with her sisters, the Kardashian Kollection.
Add to that profits from Dash, the boutique line Kardashian West promotes and often sports herself, and it’s easy to see that the celebrity has clearly diversified her income stream.
And what of social media? According to Kardashian West, she’s not interested in monetizing her online followers — at least not on Instagram
“Every deal I do I never include my Instagram,” Kardashian West said during 2015’s Cannes Lions festival, according to the Guardian. “I’ve been really strict about that. My Instagram is off limits. It is my personal world. I know a lot of my brands get frustrated that I don’t promote as much as they would like. I love just posting when something is really authentic.”
“I can smell a mile away when something is not authentic. I’m really choosy. I don’t follow a lot of people and I have unfollowed people who have promoted too much. I just don’t like it when people hold up similar products and post everyday about something different.”
That said, there’s evidence on Kardashian West’s page which suggest that may not be true. The star has previously posted several selfies wearing a Waist Gang Society corset, an item that trended briefly across some social media accounts of the celebrity elite.
“#TBT I stay waist training!” Kim Kardashian West captioned one post. “LOL I found this old pic on my computer! Thanks @premadonna87 @waistgangsociety”
While it’s unclear if Kardashian West profited from the posts, it’s not an impossibility.
Elsewhere, it may be that Kardashian West is more lenient with promotions across her other social media accounts. Back in 2010, for example, Business Insider reported that the star could earn $10,000 for posting a single tweet.
It’s likely that price tag — much like Kim Kardashian West’s net worth — will continue to grow in relation to the star’s popularity that’s obviously how she is making her money…