Kim Kardashian: Education, Career, Net Worth

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, also Kimberly Noel Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman. The socialite got noticed in the media space through her friendship with Paris Hilton and being her stylist.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

However, she became more popular after a sex tape of herself and then boyfriend Ray J was leaked online in 2007. Since then, the family of the Kardashians had much exposure and started appearing in E! reality television series ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.

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Kim is an active personality on social media with much following. She was once married to American rapper Kanye West (Ye) with four children. KKW Beauty, KKW fragrance few of her business ventures.

Early Life and Education

Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, to Robert and Kris Houghton (now Kris Jenner). She is the second child and has three other siblings; Kourtney Mary Kardashian (older sister), a younger sister, Khloé Alexandra Kardashian and Robert Arthur Kardashian (younger brother).

Kim’s parent divorced in 1991 which led her mother to remarry Olympics gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. They had two children together, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Noel has two step sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner including three step brothers, Burton “Butt” Brandon, Brandon and Brody.

She attended Marymount High School, Los Angeles. At age 16, Kim started working at a local clothing store, Body in Encino, California and worked there for 4 years. In 2000, she got married to music producer Damon Thomas but divorced in 2004.

Kim Kardashian lost her dead in 2003 after being diagnosed with cancer.

Career

In 2003, she was working as a personal stylist to R & B singer and actress, Brandy (sister of ex-boyfriend, Ray J).

Around 2004 in her 20s, she became the close friend and stylist of social media personality, Paris Hilton. This gave her some exposure to the media space since she appeared as a guest on various episodes of Hilton and Nicole Richie’s reality television series ‘The Simple Life” in 2006.

In 2006, the Kardashian sisters ventured into a boutique store, DASH in Calabasas, California. In 2007, Kim Kardashian became very popular through a sex tape (Kim Kardashian and Ray J) that was leaked online. She filed a lawsuit against the person who released the video but agreed for settlement of $5 million then gave the go ahead to release the video.

Reality Television

In October, 2007, the Kardashian family including Kim’s step siblings started to appear on reality television show, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’. The reality show was a success and ended after 294 episodes in 2021.

Film and television appearance

In 2008, Kim made her first film appearance by playing the role of Lisa in the disaster film spoof ‘Disaster Movie’. She also participated in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 7 where she partnered with Mark Ballas but was the third participant to be eliminated.

Also, in January, 2009, she made an appearance in ‘Benefits’ episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’. That same year in April, she released a workout DVD series ‘Fit in Your Jeans by Friday’ which featured trainers Jennifer and Patrick Goudeau. In the television series, ‘Beyond the Break, Kim played the role of Elle.

In August, 2009, she appeared on WestleMania XXIV as a guest host and America’s Next Top Model as a guest judge. She became the face of ‘Kiss Away Poverty’ campaign by Fusion Beauty and Seven Bar Foundation in September.

Following her success, she released her first perfume, ‘Kim Kardashian and was a guest star on CBS’s CSI: NY with Vanessa Minnillo in October and December respectively.

Endorsement

  • Kim Kardashian signed many endorsement deals for companies including endorsing several food products for Carl’s Jr.
  • In November, she produced a reality television show, ‘The Spin Crowd’.

  • She renewed E! Keeping Up with the Kardashians for two seasons for $50 million.

  • Kim and her two other sisters wrote an autobiography titled ‘Kardashian Konfidential, released in stores on November 23 and appeared on New York Times’s Best Seller List.

  • She filmed a music video for ‘Jam (Turn It Up).

  • Kim Kardashian released her fourth perfume, ‘True Reflection’ in March 2012.

  • She released another fragrance ‘Glam’, her fifth.

  • In 2012, Kim and her family filmed a music video in the Dominican Republic to Notorious B.I. G’s song ‘Hypnotize”.

  • She played the role of a co-worker of an ambitious therapist in ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, written and directed by Tyler Perry.

Social Media Achievement 

  • Kardashian appeared on the cover and in a pictorial in Paper’s inter 2014 issue.
  • Kim Kardashian released her own mobile game, ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ in June 2014 for Android and IOS which earned her US$1.6 million in its first five days of release.
  • She was the cover model for Vogue Spain.
  • She voiced the role of an alien for season 11 of adult animated series ‘American Dad! in 2014 – 15 in the ‘Blagsnarst’ episode.
  • In May 2015, she released a portfolio book called ‘Selfie’. It was a 325 page collection of self-taken photos of herself.
  • She released an emoji pack for IOS devices called Kimoji.
  • According to CBC Marketplace report, Kim was paid between $75,000 and $300,000 for a post she makes on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

Business

  • She launched a beauty line KKW Beauty and KKW fragrance in June and November 2017 respectively.
  • Kim was also earning much from social media through adverts and post on her platforms.
  • She made a cameo appearance in the heist film ‘Ocean’s 8’, which was released on June 8, 2018.
  • In June 2019, she released a new range of shapewear called ‘Kimono’ (now ‘Skims’).
  • She partnered with the US Olympics teams where her company provided undergarments, loungewear and pajamas and other clothing items with American flags and the Olympics rings with a Team USA branding printed on them to the team’s female athletes at the 2020 Sumer Olympics and Paralympics.
  • Skims collaborated with Fendi to release a capsule of collection (Fendi x Skims), where they produced a range of shapewear, leather dresses and bodysuits in November 2021.
  • In 2022, she birth a new company Skky Partners, a private equity firm, with a former partner of the Carlyle Group and her mother, Kris Jenner being a partner too.
  • In July 2022, she made her first modeling catwalk during Paris Fashion Week for Balenciaga along with Nicole Kidman, Dua Lipa and Christine Quinn.

Personal Life

Relationship 

At the age of 19 in 2000, Kim Kardashian got married to music producer Damon but later in 2004, they divorced. It was reported that started dating American singer Ray before her divorced was finalized.

Kim and NBA player Kris Humphries formerly of the New Jersey Nets started dating in October, 2010, got engaged in May 2011 and married on August, 20 that year. After 72 days of their marriage, Kim filed for divorce on October 31 and the divorced finalized on June 3, 2013. Many people then regarded their marriage as a public stunt in order to gain more fame for Kardashian family and television shows.

In April 2012, Kardashian started dating American rapper Kanye West (Ye) while still legally married to Humphries. Kim and West got engaged on October 21, her 33rd birthday and married on May 24, 2104 at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.

On February 19, 2021, Kim Kardashian filed a divorce with both agreeing before the court to end their marriage in April 2021 due to ‘irreconcilable difference’. They also agreed to joint custody of their four children and that neither of them needs spousal support. In March 2, 2022, Kardashian was declared legally single.

Kardashian started dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson.

Children 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (Ye) have four children. They are daughter North (born 15, 2013), son Saint (born December 5, 2015), daughter Chicago (born January 15, 2018) and son Psalm (born May 9, 2019).

Awards

  • Choice Female Reality/Variety Star in 2010.
  • Choice TV: Female Reality/ Variety Star in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Golden Raspberry Awards (Worst Performing Actress) in 2014.
  • Choice TV Show: Reality in 2016.
  • People’s Choice Award (Favorite Celeb Reality Star) in 2011.
  • Glamour Award (Entrepreneur of the Year) in 2011.
  • CFDA (Influencer Award) in 2018.

Filmography

  • Kim Kardashian, Superstar (2007)
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021)
  • Disaster Movie (2008)
  • Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009–2013)
  • Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011–2012)
  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
  • Dash Dolls (2015)
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)
  • The Kardashians (2022)

Net Worth

According to Forbes, Kim is a billionaire with a net worth of $1.8 billion as of April, 2022.

FAQ

How old was Kim when she had her first baby?

Kim was 33 years old when she had son North with Kanye West (Ye).

What did Kim Kardashian get fined for?

She was fined for promoting cryptocurrency. Kim Kardashian fined to pay $1.26 million after she failed to disclose to her Instagram followers that she was financially compensated for promoting EthereumMax.

What race are the Kardashians?

Their mother is of Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, while their father was a third-generation Armenian-American.

Who is the most wealthy Kardashian?

Kim of course. She is worth billions over her other siblings. According to Forbes as at April, 2022, she is worth $1.8 billion.

What religion are the Kardashians?

They are Christians and are very religious.

How did the Kardashians get so rich?

They got very rich through earnings from their business, reality shows, endorsements deals as well as other investments.

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