With her original blockbuster reality TV program Keeping Up With the Kardashians, her new reality shows The Kardashians, her shapewear brand Skims, and her beauty line KKW, Kim Kardashian is one of the savviest businesswomen of our generation.
Kim is supposed to be putting all of her attention on her new TV program about her family, the Kardashians, and her numerous partnerships in 2022, following her divorce from Kanye West and subsequent breakup from Pete Davidson.
How wealthy is the most famous reality star of our day as she begins a new phase of her life? Are Kim and Kanye West really worth a billion dollars?
Infancy and Early Success
On October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, Kim K. West was born. Robert Kardashian, Kim’s dad, was an attorney who defended O.J. Simpson.
The mother of Kim Kardashian is Kris Jenner or Kris Kardashian. Kim got her start in the entertainment industry working as a stylist’s assistant. She got her start in the business with the help of her best friend, socialite Paris Hilton.
Kim Kardashian is part of a large family that also includes her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, her mother Kris, and her two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie. Bruce Jenner, the father of Kylie and Kylor, is a former Olympic athlete (now known as Caitlyn Jenner).
Over the past decade, Kim has become one of the world’s highest-grossing celebrities, catapulting her into the upper echelons of the entertainment industry. She is the true definition of a media mogul, presiding over a highly successful commercial empire.
Kim’s business empire has grown to encompass cosmetics, personal appearance fees, a television salary, a clothing brand, weight reduction products, perfume, and retail sponsorships.
Once a notorious sex tape of Kim and Ray J was revealed, she immediately became a media sensation. Kim used this notoriety to launch her own reality show on the E! network called Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Kim’s star has been on the rise ever since. She’s been on the cover of thousands of magazines, a leading lady in a number of films, and the focus of several reality TV series.
Through it all, Kardashian has dated a handful of famous people, including athletes and rappers from the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the rap scene. She tied the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011.
There was a total of just 72 days of marriage. To the tune of $18 million, Kim earned from endorsements and the sale of television rights to her wedding.
After a highly publicized courtship and multiple appearances by Kanye on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim wed music mogul Kanye West.
They had their daughter, North West, on June 15, 2013, and got married a year later, on May 24, 2014. This couple now boasts three young offspring. Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021.
Today’s Estimated Worth of Kim Kardashian
Forbes estimates Kim Kardashian’s current net worth to be $1.8 billion. Her value has skyrocketed, and it’s amazing how quickly it happened. As Kim’s worldwide fame began to grow in 2009, the amount was just over $10 million.
But luck has been on Kim’s side, as her wealth seems to double every couple of years. Inevitably, her worth will increase over the next few years as she continues to reign as the undisputed queen of social media and a formidable businesswoman. All eyes are on her to see what she does now.
Kim Kardashian’s massive wealth and extravagant lifestyle make it only natural that she would invest heavily in expensive mansions located in prime real estate markets across the country.
She and her four kids have made their mansion in Hidden Hills their permanent home. She recently acquired exclusive possession of the house she and Kanye had shared during their marriage.
In addition to this, she has a wide range of Los Angeles neighborhood experiences, having lived everywhere from Beverly Hills to Bel Air.
Kim’s first property was an apartment in Beverly Grove, which she sold for $885,000 in 2010. The debut of her own fragrance plus the income she was generating from endorsement deals and television appearances put her in a comfortable financial position by that point.
She subsequently bought a villa in Beverly Hills, which served admirably as the set for their TV show. Kim paid $3.4 million in 2010 to purchase this home, per the listing.
Kim and Kanye West bought a $9 million property in Bel Air Crest when they were expecting their first child. The 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home underwent extensive renovations to make it ideal for a large family.
The couple sold it for $17.8 million, though, so they came out ahead. Kim’s new home since 2022 is a $20 million mansion in Hidden Hills, where she and her husband recently relocated.