Most of us assume we do follow one of the most popular reality television shows “Keeping Up With The Kardashians, “(KUWTK)” we can see the affluence in the family. Kim Kardashian net worth is totally a subject of discussion considering the selfie queen is unquestionably one of the most successful reality television stars of our time.
A year ago, Kim was placed at position 42 on the best-paid celebrity 100 lists but as of today, she is at position 47 on Forbes top 100 highest paid celebrity list having been earning around $45 million annually. The wife of Kanye West has really carved out a fortune for herself together with the rest of Kardashian clan which are approximated to be worth more than $15 million each. So, what’s the actual Kim Kardashian net worth in 2018 and how has she made it to amass such an impressive wealth?
Kimberly Kardashian West was born in 1980, in California. Her parents are the late Robert Kardashian a prominent attorney and founder of Movie tunes Inc and mother Kris, a former children boutique owner. She is the third child in the family of four with two sisters and a brother. She also has two-step sisters from her mum marriage to Caitlyn Jenner. She attended high school at Mary Mount high school which was a Roman Catholic School. While in high school she worked for her father in his company. Being stylish and close friends to socialite Paris Hilton, this helped Kim Kardashian gain some limelight in the media in her 20’s.
In 2000, when Kim Kardashian was 19 years old, she eloped to Vegas and got married to Damon Thomas, a music producer and divorced in 2003. Her second marriage to Kris Humphries who was an NBA basketball player lasted only for 72 days. Currently, Kim is married to rapper and music star Kanye West. They got married in May 2014; together they have two children daughter North West and a son Saint West.
Although KIM had business prospects, her infamous sex tape was what hurled her into fame. In 2007, Vivid Entertainment which was a known adult film company managed to lay its hands on the sex tape and released the video which is called “Kim Kardashian Superstar”, the company paid $1 million for rights towards the 30-minute tape. Kim sued for privacy intrusion in court and was compensated three months later after the release of the video $5 million. Kim capitalized on that misfortune and began making appearances on television shows like Tyra Banks talking about it. Also, that period saw the birth of their today famously known reality show which is their family business ‘keeping up with the Kardashian’, aired on E! Channel. The show showcased the life of the Kardashians(Kim, mother Kris, sisters Khloe, Kourtney and stepsisters Kendall and Kylie and brother Robert Jr). This show was a great success, and therefore it led to the creation of other two reality shows ‘Kourtney and Kim Take Miami’ and ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York’.
In December 2007, Kim nude photo was featured on the Playboy magazine and thus her fame continuously increased. In 2008, she became the most goggled woman dethroning Brittany Spears who had held the title for four years. The same year saw tremendous achievements in Kim career; she was signed as the Face of Bongo jeans, Featured in films like beyond the break and an episode of how I met your mother.
She also participated in Dancing with the stars, and in April same year released a DVD of the workout. She became a host in wrestle mania and a guest judge in the show America next top model. In 2009, she assisted in launching a shoe line Shoe Dazzle and launched her perfume line. The overwhelming millions of followers that Kim has attracted online have provided money making opportunity online on her Instagram where for every brand that she promotes earns around $10000-$20000.
In 2010, she also had some achievements in her career, the major career achievements included she filmed a music video called jam, and she was reported to be the most paid reality TV star by International Business Time. Henceforth Kim has had a lot of business ventures that have helped boost her career, and she keeps on expounding onto new ventures like in 2014, she launched a mobile game targeting iPhone and also Android users. She named this game’ Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’, and in July the same year the game was announced to be the fifth highest earning in the Apple App‘s store by Glu mobile which was the game developer. In 2015, she released an emoji pack App called ‘Kimoji,’ and was very successful and ranked as the most earner for Apple that week. Up to date, Kim is still thriving in the business world, and her fame increases daily, and so is her money.
Net worth, Salary & Earnings
As of 2018, Kim Kardashian net worth is $190 million, and she earns between $45 to $50 million per year, though her earnings are said to have gone down by $5.5 million from the total she had in 2016. According to Forbes, Kim earned $45.5 million in 2017 alone. Their family show “keeping up with the Kardashians” is said to earn a gross income of approximately $32000 to $40000 per episode hence an explanation of one of the major sources of income of Kim Kardashian. In 2015, her earnings reportedly doubled to approximately $53 million from 2014, $28 million.
Kim’s most income is attributed to the sears line which earned $600 million in 2013 and also the social media posts which collect approximately $10000-$25000. Kim Kardashian income is constant from her family reality TV show keeping up with the Kardashians. In addition to that, she has her clothing and cosmetic line, her app the Kimoji app, a lipstick line with her sister Kylie. Recently she has also launched a clothing line for kids with her husband and also the payment for personal appearances.
10 things you don’t know about Kim
Although Kim Kardashian has made a career out of sharing every aspect of her life to the general public since she is followed nearly everywhere by her camera crew, don’t assume that you know everything about Kim. Here are a few things am sure might surprise you apart from Kim Kardashian net worth.
1. Do you know she is obsessed with hot rooms especially those that have no air conditioning? Surprisingly Kanye loves when the heat is on too no wonder they are married.
2. Name a few things you know Kim Kardashian hates well no clue? Red Velvet is one, mustard, cilantro, peppers, and blue cheese.
3. Have you ever heard or witnessed someone asleep but his or her eyes are slightly open? Among them is Kim Kardashian.
4. Everyone has some phobia about something so what scares the shit out of you? To Kim, stretchmarks are her worst fears.
5. Do you know of someone who utterly hates flat shoes, well Kim Kardashian belongs to that specific group of people although she does wear on gym secessions.
6. Women are known to take all the time in the world, especially when applying some makeup on themselves and guess what Kim Kardashian takes an hour and a half every day on her hair and make-up.
7. Do you know Kim Kardashian doesn’t do drugs and only takes alcohol during festivals?
8. This has become a trend, and Kim Kardashian does it too, she rarely wears any underwear.
9. Kim Kardashian loves cars, and she recommends a Rolls Royce if you have children since its low.
10. Guess who she dated way back at the age of 14, and 16 its Michael Jackson’s nephew, Tito Joe Jackson.
Kim is a lucrative businesswoman and entrepreneur who embrace diversity in the business world, she is a master of lots of trade, and this has seen her grow to become a million dollar woman in society and Kim Kardashian worth reflects this. She is a hard worker, and her success in social media world like Instagram is an inspiration for creativity and open-mindedness. She is also an excellent example of people who never waste time at taking the opportunities that life presents.