Kim Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) the American reality TV star, socialite, model and spokesperson has an estimated net worth of $40 million. She has now taken the mantle from Paris Hilton and is the probably the current most famous person for being famous.
Q: How Much is Kim Kardashian Worth ?
A: An estimated net worth of $40 million (£26M)
Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California to the attorney and businessman Robert Kardashian and his wife Kris Kardashian. Robert Kardashian came to national recognition as OJ’ Simpsons defence attorney during his 1995 murder trial. Kim has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe and a brother Robert as well as two other half sisters Kylie and Kendall.
In 2000 Kim Kardashian married the music producer Damon Thomas, the marriage lasted four years and ended in divorce in 2004. She then dated a singer, a footballer, TV presenter and a model. It was at this time she met Paris Hilton who introduced her to the socialite scene.
In 2006 she came to the attention of the media as the subject of a sex tape that she and singer Ray J made in 2003. Vivid entertainment had bought the rights to the tape for a $1 million and released it as “Kim Kardashian – Superstar”. She sued Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape and in April 2007 she dropped the lawsuit and settled out of court with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.
In October 2007 she and the family rose to prominence with their E! Reality TV show “Keeping up with the Kardashian’s”, this and its subsequent spin-offs, which included “Kourtney and Kim take New York” and Kourtney and Kim take Miami. By 2010 Kim Kardashian was the highest earning reality TV star with an estimated earnings of $6 million.
Along the way to being a super celebrity, she has appeared in movies, on the covers of magazines endorsed cakes and weight loss products. On December 31, 2012 she and Kanye West announced they were expecting a child together.
Kim Kardashian co-owns with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe the fashion boutique chain D-A-S-H and she has been involved with several lines of clothing and fragrances. In August 2011 Kim Kardashian married the baseball player Khris Humphries, this lasted just 72 days before they filed for divorce which was labelled by the media as a “publicity stunt” in which she is said to have made $18 million in endorsements and TV rights to her wedding.
At her wedding she wore a 65 carat diamond headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz worth $2.5 million, a 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring worth $2 million and 28 carat diamond earrings worth $5 million. This was on top of the $150,000 she had spent on hair and make up, quite where you spend $150,000 on make up and hair I’m not sure, maybe it’s full of gold dust.
In March 2010 Kim bought a five bedroom mansion in a gated section of Beverly Hills set in 4 acres of land for $3.4 million. As of Feb 2013 she has now sold the Beverly Hills house and is due to move in to a new $11 million mansion in the ultra-exclusive gated community in Bel Air Crest, California with Kanye West.
As her fame has increased so has her pay, up from approximately $15,000 per episode of her reality show to $80,000 per episode.
Kim Kardashian recently bought a white Ferrari 458 Italia spider $325,000 though she is also to believed to have on order a Pagani Huayra.