Kim Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, and actress who has a net worth of $1.8 billion as of 2023.
She rose to fame as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, and later starred in the reality television series Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She has also launched several successful businesses, including KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, Skims, and the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
She is also known for her high-profile relationships, her involvement in criminal justice reform, and her appearances in films and television shows. This article will provide more details about Kim Kardashian’s net worth, bio, wiki, career, and more.
Early Life and Education
Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born in Los Angeles to Robert and Kris Kardashian (née Houghton) on October 21, 1980. Kourtney, Khloé, and Rob are her siblings. Her father was a third-generation Armenian-American lawyer who famously defended O.J. Simpson in his murder trial. Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish, her mother was a flight attendant before managing her children’s professions. Kim attended Los Angeles’ Roman Catholic all-girls Marymount High. After graduating in 1998, she temporarily attended Pierce College.
Beginnings in Reality TV (2003-2006)
Kim started her profession traveling with Paris Hilton to parties and social events as her stylist. She was Brandy Norwood’s assistant. She became famous in 2007 when her then-boyfriend Ray J Norwood released a sex video from 2003. The video won her $20 million and haunted her career. Later that year, she and her family appeared on E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which details their personal and business life. Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, New York, and The Kardashians were spin-offs of the blockbuster program.
Breakthrough with “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (2007-2010)
Kim’s popularity soared with the success of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She became a media sensation and a fashion icon, gracing the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. She also endorsed various products and brands, such as Carl’s Jr., Skechers, Bongo Jeans, QuickTrim weight loss supplements, and the PerfectSkin skincare line. She also launched her perfume line called Kim Kardashian in 2009. She made her film debut in the spoof comedy Disaster Movie in 2008 and guest-starred in several television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, CSI: NY, 90210, and Beyond the Break.
Continued Success and Ventures (2011-2016)
Kim expanded her empire with new businesses and initiatives. Gold by Kim Kardashian, her second perfume line, and Kardashian Konfidential, co-authored with her sisters, were launched in 2011. A two-part E! program aired her opulent wedding to NBA star Kris Humphries. Her marriage lasted 72 days until she divorced. Long legal battles ended in 2013 with the divorce.
Kanye West proposed to her in 2013 with a 15-carat diamond ring at AT&T Park in San Francisco after dating her in 2012. Another lavish Vogue cover wedding took place in Florence, Italy, in 2014. They have four children: North (2013), Saint (2015), Chicago (2018), and Psalm (2019). Kim Kardashian debuted her third perfume brand True Reflection in 2012 and her fourth, Glam by Kim Kardashian, in 2013. She co-founded ShoeDazzle.com in 2009 and DASH with her sisters in 2006. Both companies closed in 2018.
Business and Acting Endeavors (2017-present)
Kim’s innovative and enterprising companies propelled her to fame and money. She created KKW Beauty in 2017 to provide contour kits, highlighters, lipsticks, eyeshadows, and perfumes. The corporation is worth over $1 billion in 2021. She established KKW Fragrance, which provides personal perfumes including Crystal Gardenia, Kimoji Hearts, and Body. Her 2019 shapewear and loungewear brand Skims is accessible and comfortable for women of all sizes and shapes. In 2021, the brand was worth over $3 billion. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a 2014 smartphone game, lets users build celebrity avatars and connect with Kim and other celebrities. As of 2018, the game has over 60 million downloads and $200 million in revenue. Kim also appeared in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013), Ocean’s 8 (2018), and PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021). American Horror Story’s twelfth season (2023) included her.
Relationships and Family Life
Kim has had numerous high-profile romances. In 2000, she married music producer Damon Thomas at 19, but they split in 2004. A few months into her 2006 relationship with Nick Lachey, they parted up. In 2010, she dated model Gabriel Aubry for a few weeks before breaking up. She married Kris Humphries in 2011 but divorced in 2013 after 72 days. She divorced Kanye West in 2021 after seven years of marriage. West and she have four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. Since 2023, she has dated comedian Pete Davidson. Kim is close to her sisters Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie. She has many half-siblings from her parents’ remarriages: Burt, Casey, Brandon, and Brody Jenner from her father’s side and Robyn and Burton from her mother’s.
Health and Pregnancies
Kim has faced several health issues and complications during her pregnancies. She suffered from preeclampsia and placenta accreta when she was pregnant with North and Saint, which required her to deliver them via emergency cesarean section. She also had to undergo multiple surgeries to remove the remaining placenta and scar tissue from her uterus. She was advised by her doctors not to have any more children naturally, so she opted for surrogacy for her third and fourth children, Chicago and Psalm. She also revealed that she has psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes red, flaky patches on the skin. She has been open about her struggles with the disease and how it affects her self-esteem and appearance.
Wealth and Controversies
Kim is one of the wealthiest and most powerful celebrities. Forbes estimates her 2023 net worth at $1.8 billion. She makes most of her money via companies, sponsorships, appearances, and social media. Over 30 million YouTube subscribers, 300 million Instagram followers, and 70 million Twitter followers. TMZ reports she charges $1 million for every Instagram sponsored post. Her other assets include a $60 million Hidden Hills house, a $14 million Wyoming ranch, and a $30 million Miami apartment. Kim has had various professional controversies. She was attacked for cultural appropriation for wearing cornrows, braids, and bindis. She has also been accused of blackfishing, or changing her looks to be darker or ethnically ambiguous. She has also been criticized for pushing hazardous or deceptive items including hunger suppressant lollipops, waist trainers, and detox drinks. She was sued for trademark infringement for utilizing Kimono for her shapewear brand and KKW for her cosmetics business.