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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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!