Kim Kardashian has a net worth of $85 million. We'll let that sink in for a second...
Say what you want about her, but homegirl is living proof that ~AnYtHiNg iS PoSsIbLe~ if you put your mind to it! That’s assuming you already know the right people (yes, that means you, Paris), and you’re willing to exploit your family… Of course, having a sex tape probably doesn’t hurt, either.
Started from the bottom, now we’re inexplicably worth millions… (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
So, that being said, how exactly did someone with no real talent (beyond balancing champagne glasses on her butt…) — aka a woman who’s “famous-for-being-famous” — manage to rake in an estimated $28 million in the year 2014 alone?!
A chunk of the 34-year-old’s income comes from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, as she reportedly earned around $80,000 per episode during the show’s ninth season.
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Kim and her sisters also earned a pretty penny for their Kardashian Kollection klothing clothing empire, which Forbes estimates to have made $600 million in retail in 2013 alone — meaning Mrs. Kanye West and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, took home a combined total of approximately $30 million.
The sisters also made bank with a cut of revenue from their other branded products, such as their Kardashian Beauty line and Kardashian Glow's self-tanning lotions.
Kim poses with products from the Kardashian Beauty line. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
A sizable part of Kim’s earnings come from endorsements and paid appearances. Leaked emails allege the reality star demanded between $750,000 to $1 million per endorsement, as of last October.
This year, she appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile, and pimped out shared products like Hairfinity’s beauty supplements and Waist Gang Society’s waist-training corsets with her millions of social media followers.
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Last summer, the brunette beauty put out a mobile app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which was estimated to earn Kim $85 million in its first year alone.
Flashback to when Niccolo & I were going over new updates & additions in Kim Kardashian Hollywood. Tune in tonight to see it all #KUWTK A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:22pm PDT
Flashback to when Niccolo & I were going over new updates & additions in Kim Kardashian Hollywood. Tune in tonight to see it all #KUWTK
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:22pm PDT
While it didn’t quite live up to the hype, she does earn an estimated 45 percent of the revenue — to put that in perspective, the game made $43 million in last year’s third quarter alone.
So in a mere three months, Kim took home $19.35 million — just from the game.
Additionally, earlier this month, Kim published Selfish, a book of selfies — though her earnings from that have yet to be determined (but, c'mon, how can that not be a money maker?!).
Kim at a signing for her book, ‘Selfish.’ (Photo Credit: Kim Kardashian)
Of course, Kim would be nothing if it weren’t for her humble beginnings…
Sources with Vivid Entertainment say Kim K Superstar has made $50 million since its 2007 release.
In January to April of 2014, Ray J made nearly $50,000 for “hitting it first” — so we can only imagine how much Kim has made!