Kimberly Noel Kardashian Net Worth and Salary
32 year old reality star Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to her first child North West with boyfriend Kanye. Her pregnancy and divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries has been the headline for thousands of media outlets. But the star is accustomed to this attention spending the past 8 years of her life under the scrutiny of the media. Born to a wealthy family in Calabassas California outside of Los Angeles, her father Robert Kardashian was a famous lawyer gaining attention working on the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She grew up in Los Angeles going to school with celebrity friends Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Britney Gastineau.
After college she herself entered the world of entertainment as a celebrity stylist. She worked with R&B singer Brandy and her brother Ray J. She began dating Ray J in 2003 and after their relationship ended in 2006 a sex tape was leaked of Kim and the R&B singer. The tape got into the hands of Vivid entertainment who released the video publicly which later lead to a lawsuit from Kim for $1 million. The lawsuit was later dropped and the rights were sold to Vivid entertainment for a $5 Million deal.
Her friends Paris and Nicole’s reality show, the Simple Life was cancelled by E! and the same year the network picked up Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The series was created by Eliot Goldberg and Ryan Seacrest. The show follows the exploits of the Kardashian family. The series lead to several spin offs including Kourtney & Kim Take Miami and Khloe & Lamar. In 2011 she walked down the aisle during her second marriage to Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries. The series garnered 10 million viewers. Only 3 weeks later she and Humphries filed for divorce. In season 6 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians it was revealed she and Kanye West were dating. In 2013 the sex of their baby North West was revealed on the Season 7 premiere episode. Kim earns $80,000 per episode.
With endorsement deals and television appearances she has a net worth of $40 million. As of May 2012 according to Forbes she earned $18 million. Last year she has appeared on more than 63 magazine covers. She has spread her name and face in a slue of marketing and to launch products of her own. In 2012 her fragrance made over $6 million in retail sales. With sisters Kourtney and Khloe she designed a clothing line, Kardashian Kollection for Sears, opened a new location of the family boutique, DASH, and celebrated the launch of Kardashian Khaos, a specialty store in Las Vegas’ Mirage hotel.