Kim Kardashian Net Worth, Money and More
Net Worth – $40 million
Profession – Television artist, actor, model and fashion designer
An American Reality television star, a model and an actress, Kim Kardashian has a whooping net worth of $40 million dollars. From once being a menial assistant and stylists to big stars and best friends with Paris Hilton, this hot socialite shot to fame with the release of her infamous sex tape with R Jay. Since then, she has been doing movies, adorning the covers of various fashion magazines, launching perfumes and weight loss products and has also launched a clothing line. Kim is mostly famous for her reality television show “Keeping up with Kardashians” on E! Network. Currently she is earning $80,000 per episode which once used to be $15,000.
Kim is the daughter of a well-known defense attorney Robert Kardashian and his wife Kris Kardashian. She has got two sisters Kourtney and Khloe on whom the reality show “Keeping up with Kardashians” focuses primarily. Kim got married to Damon Thomas in 2000 when she was 19 years old after she eloped with him. Later in 2011 she again got hitched, this time with Kris Humphries. Their marriage lasted for just 72 days and supposedly she divorced him just as a publicity gimmick. According to rumors Kim made $18 million from endorsements and television rights of her wedding. The exclusive rights for her bridal shower coverage were sold for $100,000 while her wedding photos went away for $1.5 million. Currently she is engaged with rapper Kanye West and enjoying motherhood.
The whole Kardashian clan is among the wealthiest celebrities on his planet. Kim’s dad Robert Kardashian owned an estate worth $100 million which he left for his family when he passed away due to esophageal cancer in 2003. But Kardashians went ahead to build their own independent empire. This is how:
Building a fortune
The sex tape with R Jay which made Kim famous overnight also got her a great deal of $5 million dollars. The tape was released publicly by Vivid Entertainment but Kim Kardashian filed a suit against them. She agreed on dropping it and selling the company ownership rights only after they paid her $5 million.
After gaining much popularity she started the reality show “Keeping Up with Kardashians” which became a mega hit. This show features the three Kardashian sisters, their brother Rob, their mother Kris Jenner and his husband Bruce Jenner, and two half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The show had 9 seasons and 4 spinoffs in which Kim has consistently been the highest paid Kardashian out of the whole clan.
Though Kim Kardashian is earning mega bucks from her reality show alone, there are many more projects that get the money pouring in her bank. A single appearance of her gets Kim $100,000 on an average which at times goes up to $1 million. Not just special appearances but even a mere presence also gets her paid in skyrocketing prices. To attend her 30th Birthday party, she charged basement ticket charge of $1,000- $2,500. A tweet by Kim Kardashian of 140 characters or less gets her something between $10,000- $25,000. Along with her sister, Kourtney and Khloe, Kim also has a very successful clothing line “Kardashian Kollection” and own an upscale fashion store “D-A-S-H” which has got branches in New York, LA, Florida and Miami. “Kardashian Khaos”, a lifestyle boutique in Las Vegas is also owned by the Kardashian sisters. In 2009, she launched “ShoeDazzle“ along with other joint founders in which Kim is the chief fashion stylist. The fashion store chain D-A-S-H has also released a perfume line which has got three fragrances for now. These are Gold, Love and True Reflection. The fragrances also get them a cool amount of $20 million from its sales. Then when we are talking about how Kim makes her money then how can we not mention the numerous endorsements Kim has in her kitty. Here is a list of her endorsement deals that have a fair share of making this Kardashian super rich:
Charmin Toilet Paper
Beach Sunny Swimwear
Bebe Jewellery Line
Glamor Tan Sunless Tanner
Muscle Flex VETA Fitness Gear
Quick Trim Weight Loss
Tria Beauty in-home Laser Removal
OPI Nail Polish
Spending it out
When it comes to spending her earnings Kim’s no far behind in field too. In March 2005, Kim bought a Tuscan Style 5 bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills which sprawls across 4 acres in one of the most expensive real estates in the world. The mansion came with a hefty price of $4.8 million. While filming for the spinoff, “Kourtney and Kim take to New York”, Kim and her then husband Kris Humphries stayed in Presidential Suite of Ganesvoort hotel for several weeks. One night in that suite costs $7,000. Recently, Kim purchased a white Ferrari 458 Italia Spider for $325,000.
If this doesn’t amaze you then read this. On her big day, Kim donned a $2.5 million headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz. The headpiece had 65 carat sparkling diamonds. Her 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring came with a price tag of $2 million while her 28 carat diamond earrings were worth $5 million. Summing up, the total jewellery was worth $10 million while the hair and makeup she wore was no less than $150,000.