Whether or not you are interested in Kim Kardashian's life, she has been spinning multiple plates and her fortune has made headlines worldwide - so you might be asking what is Kim Kardashian’s net worth?
Although Kim isn’t the richest person in the world, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is worth a whopping $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Find out how Kim Kardashian went from a reality star to a businesswoman, and how this accelerated her net worth.
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Who is Kim Kardashian?
Kim Kardashian entered fame through her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK), starting back in 2007- a show about the lives of her family, including her mum Kris Jenner and her four sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
The reality show was the biggest catalyst for Kim and her stardom. In 2012, Kim started dating famous rapper Kanye West, which captured the media’s attention even more.
The couple had their first child, North West in June 2013, and then decided to marry in May 2014. However, after four children together, Kim filed for divorce in 2021, which took two years to finalise.
In the same year, it was the end of an era for the Kardashian/ Jenner family, as they said goodbye to the reality treasure KUWTK after 20 seasons.
Despite the end of the show and the hardships Kim faced in her relationship with Kanye West (plus the very public and messy divorce), she had her business head screwed on.
How did Kim Kardashian become a billionaire?
Kim created a fan base through her reality show, and she leveraged her fame to start other business ventures.
When KUWTK was airing in its early years, Kim and her Kardashian sisters opened the fashion store Dash in 2006. They expanded and opened stores in New York and Miami, which also got its own spin-off shows on E! when the sisters moved cities to manage the stores.
Plus, not to mention the spin-off show Dash Dolls that also aired on E! dedicated to showing us the lives of those working in the Dash stores.
However, after 12 years, the sisters decided to close all Dash stores. This wasn’t a bad move, as it helped them move on to bigger and better ventures.
In 2016, Kim launched her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which at the time was downloaded 45 million times and put her on the cover of Forbes. Reports say the game made $160 million in revenue, of which $45 million she took home.
2017 was a game-changing year for the reality star. She launched her brand KKW Beauty- following the footsteps of her successful younger sister Kylie Jenner who launched Kylie Cosmetics in November 2015, with her famous lipkits.
The difference is, Kim launched her brand with Creme Contour Kits costing $48 each. On launch day, reports say she sold nearly 300,000 products within two hours- making more than $14 million.
In 2021, Kim took her beauty brand to new heights by rebranding. She took to social media to announce that her KKW Beauty website will shut down, which will make space for something even better.
In the meantime, the businesswoman launched Skims in 2019 - a brand that creates shapewear to fit various skin and body types. This venture made Kim a billionaire in 2021, when she was listed on the Forbes World Billionaires List.
The company which is partly owned by Jens Grede is valued at $4 billion (as of July 2023), according to The New York Times.
Kim then went back to her beauty venture and launched SKKN in June 2022- a skincare line that is valued at $1 billion, according to reports.
Kim Kardashian's other business ventures
Kim didn’t stop there. In 2022, she announced the launch of her private equity firm SKKY with her Mum Kris Jenner as a partner, and Jay Sammons. The firm aims to invest in consumer products, hospitality and luxury.
The businesswoman also has a flare for property investment. Kim has property in LA, Malibu and Palm Springs to name a few.
Plus, not to forget what comes with fame- all of the brand endorsements. If we were to list all of them, we’d be here for a while, but Marc Jacob and Dolce and Gabanna are a couple of ‘big wins’ she had in 2023.
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