August 16th, 2018 | Updated on February 17th, 2020
Kimberly Kardashian West(born October 21, 1980) is an American reality television personality and socialite.
Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007.
Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami. Kardashian’s personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.
In recent years, Kardashian has grown an influential online and social media presence, including tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
She has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the successful 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish.
Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has also received significant media coverage; the couple married in 2014 and they have three children together.
Time magazine included Kardashian on their list of 2015’s 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a “pop culture phenomenon.
“Critics and admirers have described her as exemplifying the notion of being famous for being famous.She was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality of 2015, with her total earnings exceeding US$53 million
Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Robert and Kris (née Houghton).
She has an older sister, Kourtney, a younger sister, Khloé, and a younger brother, Rob. Their mother is of Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry,while their father was a third-generation Armenian-American.
After their parents divorced in 1991, her mother married again that year, to Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner),the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner.
Through their marriage, Kardashian gained step-brothers Burton “Burt”, Brandon, and Brody; step-sister Casey; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
She attended Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 1994, her father represented football player O. J. Simpson during his murder trial.
Simpson is Kardashian’s godfather. Kardashian’s father died in 2003 of cancer. In her 20s, Kardashian was the close friend and stylist of socialite Paris Hilton, through whom she first garnered media attention.
|Born||21 October 1980 (age 37 years), Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents||Kris Jenner, Robert Kardashian|
|Siblings||Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian,|
|Spouse||Kanye West (m. 2014), Kris Humphries (m. 2011–2013), Damon Thomas (m. 2000–2004)|
|Net Worth||US $175 million|
Kim has an estimated fortune of £126.9 million ( $175 million) according to Celebrity Net Worth.
In 2017 Forbes said she earned £33 million ($45.5 million), making the star the 47th highest celebrity earner on the list. Forbes suggests that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s app is one of her main sources of income.
More Kim Kardashian Finance Facts:
– In March 2010 Kim bought a $4.8 million mansion in Beverly Hills. It’s a Tuscan style 5 bedroom sprawling across 4 acres in some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
– Kim used to only earn around $15,000 per episode of her reality show but her pay was increased to $150,000.
– Kim recently purchased a $325,000 white Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
– During several weeks of taping of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York”, Kim and her then-husband Kris Humphries stayed in the Presidential Suite of the Ganesvoort Hotel. The suite costs $7000 a night.
– At Kim’s wedding she donned a $2.5 million 65 carat sparkling diamond headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz, a $2 million 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring, and 28 carat diamond earrings worth $5 million. All told she was wearing well over $10 million worth of jewelry on her big day. Not to mention the $150,000 she spent on hair and makeup.
|2003–06||Kim K Superstar||4 episodes|
|2007||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Leaked pornographic video|
|2007–present||Dancing with the Stars||Main role|
|2008||Bad Girls Club||Contestant (6 episodes)|
|2008||America’s Next Top Model||Hosted Reunion Special|
|2009–11||Kourtney and Kim Take Miami||Guest star; 2 episodes|
|2009–13||Khloé & Lamar||Main role (19 episodes)|
|2011||Kourtney and Kim Take New York||3 episodes|
|2011–12||Punk’d||Main role (18 episodes)|
|2012||Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons||Episode: “Ashton Kutcher”|
|2014||Celebrities Undercover||3 episodes|
|2014||I Am Cait||Episode: “Wendy Williams & Kim Kardashian”|
|2015||Dash Dolls||Executive producer & recurring role|
|2008||Disaster Movie||Lisa Taylor|
|2009||Deep in the Valley||Summa Eve|
|2013||Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor||Ava|
|2018||Ocean’s 8||Cameo, herself|
|2009||Brothers||Kim Kardashian||Episode: “Meet Mike Trainor/Assistant Coach”|
|2009||CSI: NY||Debbie Fallon||Episode: “Second Chances”|
|2009||Beyond the Break||Elle||4 episodes|
|2009||How I Met Your Mother||Herself||Episode: “Benefits”|
|2010||90210||Herself||Episode: “Senior Year, Baby”|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Nikki LePree||4 episodes|
|2012||Last Man Standing||Kim Kardashian||Episode: “Tree of Strife”|
|2012||30 Rock||Kim Kardashian (West Coast only)||Episode: “Live from Studio 6H”|
|2014||American Dad!||Qurchhhh/Kim Kardashian (voice)||Episode: “Blagsnarst, A Love Story”|
|2014||2 Broke Girls||Herself||Episode: “And the Reality Problem”|
Awards And Nominations
Teen Choice Awards
|2010||Choice Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|2008||Choice TV Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Nominated|
|2016||Choice TV Show: Reality||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|2009||Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Nominated|
|2011||Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|2012||Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|2013||Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|2010||Choice Female Hottie||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|2011||Choice Female Hottie||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|2016||Choice Instagramer||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|2016||Choice Selfie Taker||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|2016||Choice Social Media Queen||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|2010||Choice Twit||Kim Kardashian||Nominated|
|Year||Association||Category||Nominated work / Nominee||Result|
|2008||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Supporting Actress||Disaster Movie||Nominated|
|2013||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Supporting Actress||Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor||Won|
|2011||People’s Choice Awards||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Kim Kardashian||Won|