Kim Kardashian Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Kim Kardashian has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Kim Kardashian is the star of the reality show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and a businesswoman, creating brands such as KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and SKIMS. She earns most of her income from television shows, fashion business, and brand endorsements.  

Kim Kardashian rose to prominence after a scandalous video of her sexual exploits with former boyfriend, rapper Ray J., was leaked online. She has been able to capitalize on her celebrity with her curvaceous style, a hit reality TV show, and a slew of workout DVDs since then. She co-founded the D-A-S-H boutique with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, in 2006. She famously married rapper Kanye West in 2014.

To calculate the net worth of Kim Kardashian, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Kim Kardashian
Net Worth: $60 Million
Monthly Salary: $1 Million
Annual Income: $10 Million
Source of Wealth: Entrepreneur, Model, Actor, Businessperson, Fashion designer, TV Personality, Television producer

Early Life

Born in Beverly Hills, California on October 21, 1980, Kimberly Noel Kardashian is the second of the late Robert Kardashian’s four children with his first wife, Kris Jenner.

Kardashian appears to be genetically predisposed to fame. She was Paris Hilton’s preschool classmate, and she grew up in the glare and privilege of Beverly Hills, getting a firsthand look at Hollywood’s pleasures and pitfalls. Her father was a prominent attorney and the founder of Movie Tunes, Inc., a music and marketing company. O.J. Simpson’s longtime friend, Robert, was one of the football star’s defense lawyers during his murder trial. In fact, Simpson left the attorney’s house during the famous Ford Bronco police chase shortly before his arrest. In October 2003, Robert died of esophageal cancer.

Kris Kardashian manages her daughter’s career and is also involved in business deals with the rest of her famous children. In 1989, she and Robert divorced.

Kardashian claims that her childhood was far from glamorous. Sunday church was an important part of our family’s life. So was the expectation among the Kardashian children that once they turned 18, living on the family dime would no longer be an option. Kardashian worked for her father’s company while attending an exclusive Catholic girls’ high school. When he died, he left the corporation to her and her siblings. They later sold it. “We grew up with privilege, so we knew our standards were high… [and] we had to work hard to keep it,” she once said.

Infamous Sex Video

Regardless of her business ventures, it was her infamous sex video with R&B singer Ray J. that propelled her to superstardom. A video of Kardashian and the rapper in bed made its way into the hands of Vivid Entertainment, a large adult film company, in early 2007. Vivid, which paid $1 million for the rights to the 30-minute tape, heavily promoted the video’s release, dubbed “Kim Kardashian Superstar.” Kardashian quickly responded with legal action, claiming invasion of privacy. However, three months after the video’s release, in May 2007, she agreed to a $5 million settlement.

“It definitely puts you in a category that I would not wish on anyone,” Kardashian later told Tyra Banks on The Tyra Banks Show. “Your reputation is all you have, and if people judge you for something you did, it sticks with you for a long time.”

‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’

Around the time the video was released, Kardashian began appearing on television screens for a completely different reason, when the E! Network debuted a new reality TV series called Keeping up with the Kardashians.

The show, produced by Ryan Seacrest, follows the lives of Kim, her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, brother Robert Jr., mother Kris, former stepfather Bruce Jenner (now referred to as Caitlyn Jenner), and Kris and Bruce’s two young daughters, Kendall and Kylie. In one memorable episode from the first season, Kardashian discusses an offer from Playboy to appear naked in the magazine with her family. Kardashian eventually agreed to do it and revealed everything in the December 2007 issue.

Her decision to appear in the magazine demonstrates how far Kardashian has come in terms of self-esteem. Her curves are an important part of her brand, which she admits she wasn’t always fond of. “I used to say my prayers before bed, hoping to stop growing,” she told Playboy. That appears to have changed. “You always see the typical skinny models, and I’m proud not to be that,” she said after the shoot.

Kardashian’s celebrity has only grown since then. The woman who surpassed Britney Spears’ four-year reign as the most Googled celebrity in 2008. With millions of social media followers, she earns between $10,000 and $20,000 per post promoting products for various brands.

Famous Relationships

As a reality TV star, Kardashian’s love life has been the subject of intense media interest. She was only 20 years old when she married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000.

The marriage ended after four years. After her divorce, Kardashian had a number of celebrity boyfriends, including singer Nick Lachey and New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush.

In 2010, Kardashian courted professional basketball player Kris Humphries in a flurry of activity. The couple married the following August in a lavish, televised ceremony in front of more than 400 guests. But Kardashian and Humphries’ marital bliss was short-lived.

After only 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce. Humphries instead filed for an annulment, claiming the marriage was a fraud.

In April 2013, it was announced that Kardashian and Humphries had settled their divorce. This avoided a long-awaited trial that was scheduled for May 2013.

Marriage to Kanye West

While their divorce proceedings dragged on, Kardashian was matched with famed rapper Kanye West in early 2012.

In December 2012, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Kardashian wrote on her blog: “It’s true!!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and happy.” She and West gave birth to a daughter on June 15, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. A few days after the child’s birth, it was revealed that the couple had decided to name their daughter North.

On October 21, 2013, on her 33rd birthday, the couple got engaged. Engaged on her 33rd birthday. West proposed to her at AT &T baseball stadium in San Francisco, which he had rented for the occasion. The couple married the following May.

The rehearsal dinner was held at the famous French landmark Versailles. The actual ceremony took place on May 24, 2014, at Forte di Belvedere, a historic fortress, in Florence, Italy. Her former stepfather Bruce walked her down the aisle while famous singer Andrea Bocelli sang “Con te Partiro”.

In the 10th season of her reality series, Kardashian documented her desire to get pregnant again and her struggles with fertility issues.

In May 2015, she revealed in a teaser for her show that she was pregnant with her and West’s second child. The couple welcomed their son Saint on December 5, 2015. 

In November 2017, Kardashian celebrated the impending arrival of child No. 3 by hosting a lavish cherry blossom-themed baby shower.

She also shared with the public that the new arrival is a girl, and opened up about the emotional difficulties of having to turn to a surrogate due to health issues. “You know, it’s really different,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “Anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong. I think it’s so much harder because you are not really in control. … Knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies to term and my baby now is not, it’s hard for me.”

A few days later, just after midnight on Jan. 15, 2018, the Wests’ second daughter and third child overall was born to their surrogate.

In a post on her website titled “She’s Here!” – Kardashian wrote, “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift anyone can give, and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.” Shortly after, it was revealed that they named the baby girl Chicago.

The couple welcomed their fourth child, son Psalm, via surrogate in May 2019.

Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021.

Victim of Armed Robbery

At 2:19 a.m. on October 3, 2016, a group of robbers broke into the Hotel de Pourtales, a luxury apartment building where Kardashian was staying during Paris Fashion Week, and forced the night receptionist to open the door to her penthouse, according to an article in Vanity Fair.

Kardashian’s wrists and ankles were bound and her mouth taped shut while the thieves stole a 20-carat diamond ring and a jewelry box worth an estimated $5.6 million. 

Kardashian was not physically injured, but was reportedly traumatized by the crime, which was investigated by Paris-based criminal unit La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme. After the crime, the high-profile star stopped posting on social media, avoided public appearances and took time off to recover.

Business Ventures

Kardashian debuted her beauty line, KKW Beauty, in June 2017, and her fragrance line, KKW Fragrance, in November of that year. Kardashian sold a reported $200 million stake in KKW Beauty to Coty Inc. in June 2020.

SKIMS, Kardashian’s shapewear line, debuted in September 2019.

Prison Reform and Law Apprenticeship

In May 2018, Kardashian showed a newfound interest in social justice when she lobbied President Donald Trump to consider a pardon for a Tennessee woman named Alice Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for cocaine possession and money laundering. The reality star had learned of Johnson’s case through a video posted on Twitter.

Expecting to meet with White House officials, Kardashian also earned the company of POTUS herself to talk about Johnson and the issue of prison reform.

Trump later tweeted a photo of the two in the Oval Office after their “great meeting.” The lobbying ultimately paid off. Kardashian was the one who broke the good news to Johnson after the president granted her release on June 6.

Inspired by that outcome, Kardashian began a four-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco law firm with the goal of passing the California bar exam in 2022.

In the meantime, she continued her work behind the scenes to help people facing a life behind bars. In May 2019, it was reported that she helped commute the sentences of 17 nonviolent drug offenders by funding a legal program to address the issue.

Her growing interest in criminal justice and her work on specific cases became the subject of the two-hour documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which is scheduled to air on Oxygen on April 5, 2020.

Houses

Kim bought a mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2013 for $9 million. They spent several million on extensive upgrades and lived in the house while their Hidden Hills estate was being built. Kim sold the Bel Air home in 2017 for $18 million.

Since August 2014, Kim has lived in a large mansion in a gated community in Hidden Hills, California. Kanye and Kim bought the house from a doctor for $20 million. Lisa Marie Presley sold the house to the doctor in 2010 for $5 million.

Kim and Kanye spent the next two years completely renovating their home. Unfortunately, in 2016, Kanye was not satisfied with the final product, so they started all over again.

In 2019, they bought neighboring properties in two transactions, increasing their footprint to 7.5 acres. A full-size basketball court, two swimming pools, two hot tubs, a private vineyard, and a custom mansion are all part of the property.

During a forest fire in 2018, they were forced to evacuate the property. Kim and Kanye had purchased insurance that covered private firefighters. At Kim and Kanye’s expense, the firefighters not only saved their mansion but also spared the entire neighborhood.

Kim officially transferred ownership of the property to Kanye in September 2021, paying him $23 million. About $ 3 million of it was spent on the interior decoration of the house.

Kim Kardashian Quotes

I think each shoot has a different personality.

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I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised.

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At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.

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If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.

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You never know what the future holds or where my life will take me.

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I always wanted what Mom and Dad had.

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I’m an entrepreneur. ‘Ambitious’ is my middle name.

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Obviously, as you grow up, no one’s ever 100 percent proud of every decision that they’ve made, and that’s OK. I think as long as you learn from your mistakes and don’t make them over and over again, you’re on the right path.

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