Beside Kanye’s latest rant about how Mark Zuckerberg needs to bail him out because he’s essentially flat broke, the Kim Kardashian net worth sits at more millions than most mortals dare to dream about. Kim Kardashian has grown and matured in the public eye. From model, to television star, socialite, fashion designer and now New York Times Best Selling Author. As if that wasn’t enough, she is now a mother of 2 children and wife to the controversial and less loved, Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian Net Worth: $52.5 million
Who is Kim Kardashian really? Most people are familiar with her face or naked body parts displayed on the cover of magazines. According to E Entertainment, the Reality Series, Keeping up with the Kardashians and its string of family members that share her surname, is watched by millions. Despite this, it is still unclear to most people how the Kim Kardashian Net Worth of $52.5 million came to be.
In researching her biography one thing instantly became clear, Kim Kardashian is without a doubt a social savant.
So let’s start at the beginning. Kim Kardashian was born in LA, California to mother Kris who you’ll be familiar with from the show and father Robert who was a lawyer and businessman. He sadly passed away of cancer when Kim was 23 years old.
Kim’s parents divorced when she was 11 and her mother remarried the then Olympic medalist, Bruce Jenner who we now know as Caitlyn Jenner. The combined family was then made up of Kim, her older sister Kourtney and younger brother and sister, Rob and Khloé.
Marrying into the family were an additional collection of brothers Burt, Brandon, Brody and a half sister, Casey. That’s eight in-case you had lost count. But hold on, that’s not all. 2 half Kardashian’s were born from the marriage. Kendall and Kylie make a perfect 10.
Kim Kardashian’s Social Rise
Kim Kardashian’s social networking started as early as preschool. It was on the playground where she became friends with socialite Paris Hilton. With O.J. Simpson as your godfather you’re not likely to encounter any resistance well climbing the social ladder. By the time she reached high school she was dating Michael Jackson’s nephew and at 19 years old eloped to marry music producer Damon Thomas.
The marriage lasted 3 years. Kim also dated America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon from September 2006 to January 2007. Nick Cannon allegedly broke off the relationship after Kim apparently lied to him about the existence of her now-infamous sex tape. So the Nick Cannon Net Worth story took its own path, leading him to the mother of his children, Mariah Carey.
Prior to her divorce, Kim Kardashian started dating vocalist Ray J. This brought her supposedly unexpected publicity when Ray J released a sex tape of Kim titled Kim K Superstar. That year Kim’s net worth increased by a substantial $5 million when she took a settlement and dropped the lawsuit against Ray J.
Keeping Up with the “Kash”
That same year, possibly fueled but the publicity of the much talked about sex tape, the reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians began. Kim’s bank count was further increased that December when she posed nude for Playboy magazine. In a very short time, she had become known as one of Hollywood’s famous and influential socialites and was often found in the company of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsey Lohan.
With her growing connections in the entertainment world, Kim tried her luck at the television industry. She landed a few once off cameo roles on shows like How I Met Your Mother and CSI New York. She participated in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and was a guest host and judge on WrestleMania and Americas Next Top Model. This undoubtedly benefited not just her social standing but significantly increased her net worth.
2010 Brings More Fame and Fortune
2010 brought substantial expansion into Kim’s retail endeavors when she launched several fragrances and clothing lines with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé. 2010 was a busy year for Kim Kardashian and a positive one for her bank balance. Along with her sisters, they released a cosmetic tanning product, Kardashian Glammer Tan.
A wax figure was created of Kim Kardashian at Madame Tussaud’s and she appeared in the 10th season of The Apprentice. She wrote an autobiography titled Kardashian Konfidential along with her sisters. The book appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List and had additional dollars rolling in. That year the International Business Times reported that Kim was the highest earning reality TV personality based in Hollywood. Kim Kardashian’s net worth increased by $6 million that year.
Another Wedding and More Money
In 2011, Kim Kardashian married NBA player Chris Humphreys. The marriage lasted 72 days and some even speculated that Kim’s marriage to Humphreys was a publicity stunt to promote the Kardashian family brand. Kim ended off her year with an impressive, early Christmas present. She bought herself a set of Lorraine Schwartz jade bangles which had belonged to Elizabeth Taylor for $64,000 at the Christie’s auction house. A portion of the proceeds went to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which she established to help people living with AIDS.
The following year Kim Kardashian release her 5th fragrance, Glam and her clothing line Kardashian Kollection was launched internationally along with a new cosmetic line.
Introducing Kim and Kanye West
2012 was also the year Kim started dating rapper, Kanye West. Kim and Kanye had known each other for nine years before they got engaged. The couple had originally met in 2004 when Kim was still married to Damon Thomas. They remained friends and saw each other from time to time at parties. Kanye reported having feelings for Kim but their timing always seemed out with one or both of them being in a relationship. After Kanye split from long-term girlfriend Alexis Phifer in 2008, he started dating model Amber Rose. At the same time Kim was dating Reggie Bush. (Whew, its hard to keep up!)
In October 2010 Kanye joined Kim for her birthday party aboard a yacht in the Manhattan harbor. Once again, Kim was off the market. By August 2011, Kim had married Chris Humphries but fortunately for Kanye it was a short-lived marriage. Kanye swept in and by March 2012 the couple publicly announced they were seeing one another.
When the Cannes Film Festival arrived in May 2012, the two were inseparable.
The engagement followed soon after and we can only guess Kanye West’s net worth must’ve taken a bit of a backslide after presenting Kim with her sparkling 15 carat diamond ring. Perhaps this is why he claims to be broke and begging Mark Zuckerberg for money, maybe they should be pawning that rock.
Fast forward two years, the happy couple were expecting their first child together. In June 2013 they welcomed their beautiful baby daughter North into the world. The couple married in May 2014 and moved into Kim’s mothers home with North while their new home underwent renovations. At this stage, their combined net worth wass reportedly sitting at around $232,5 million. If her past ambition is anything to go by, Kim Kardashian will grow their combined net worth to heights we have not yet imagined.
Maybe Kanye should be asking wifey for some money.
Kim Kardashian Net Worth – The “Back” Story
If the Kim Kardashian net worth is $52.5 million, what percentage of that is thanks to her voluminous derriere? After Kim Kardashian’s net worth boosting photo shoot for Paper magazine, it was guessed that it had to be in the millions and we think she Kim would happily agree.
She apparently spends $5,000 per day to keep Cornelius Clay, her tailor on-call to make sure her pants (size 4 waist, and size 10 butt) fit perfectly. Grazia magazine reported that the reality star had insured her bottom for a plump $21 million. Kim Kardashian net worth alert! Another shoot like this and the internet will be going down once again.
Kim has been celebrated for her open and non conformist views of the stereotypical body image. Demi Lovato commented in a recent interview how Kim had changed the way she saw her body, saying that seeing Kims curves was the first time that she really associated curves with beauty. This is true for many girls who have been brought up to think stick thin is beautiful.
She’s is an icon for a digitally connected audience of women who are being retaught what beauty is. Even if she is displaying her oiled up booty for the whole world, we love that she is open and well done to her for shaking what her mamma gave her.
And what do you buy someone who has everything, well Kim did not miss a beat when planning Kanye’s 38th birthday party and getting him private access to Staples Center for the day.
Kim Kardashian set up 2 A-list teams to play basketball with her husband, made up of celeb friends and NBA players which reportedly including John Legend (who sang the national anthem), John Wall, Justin Bieber, Tyga and Russell Westbrook. Kim even hired a few Laker Girls to cheer on the teams.
After putting down a whopping $110,000 (Boy that Kim Kardashian net worth comes in handy) on the birthday event, Kanye is going to have to step up his game when Kims birthday arrives.
Net Worth Future Predictions
Even if you know only a little about Kim Kardashian and her family, you will be fully aware that their living style and habits are far from conservative. Don’t assume that they lived under one roof to help meet ends. With a stylish reputation to uphold, and a reality TV show constantly on the go, no cost is spared to keep the Armenian beauty looking her best. Be it furs or jewels, Kim Kardashian has expensive taste. Simply follow her Instagram account and you will know that her day to day routine must certainly start with a team of trainers and hair & makeup specialist.
After buying a $20million mansion together in August 2015, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West finally moved into their new home in the Hollywood Hills. The estate is an impressive 3.5 acres of land. The home boasts 8 bedrooms, multiple swimming pools, a pool room and its own vineyard.
The master bedroom comes complete with a private bathroom, gym, steam room and sauna and as if that wasn’t enough, a private patio with spa. (Sigh) The mansion is equipped with a games room and theater, a bar, a library, an office, family room and eight fireplaces to make sure they never feel a winter chill. For guests who may need a little extra space, there is a small guest house on the property. This could soon be the ideal home Studio for Kanye to do some recording but still be close to home to ensure doesn’t miss out on his beautiful family.
With the amount that Kim gets done in a day, she can only be backed by and incredibly efficient team. Unless she is superwomen, which we have not yet ruled out, I can not see her being mom, author, entrepreneur, fashion designer, spokesperson and wife all on her own. Fortunately her mom and manager, Kris, not only stays close buy to offer support on the work front but she can enjoy her grand children whenever she wants. We will undoubtedly be watching the Kim Kardashian net worth grow for years to come, lets just try and keep up.
Kim Kardashian Born: 21 October, 1980