Whenever one thinks about the top names in pop culture and the entertainment industry in general, a lot of names come to mind. And one of the biggest names at the moment is without a doubt the iconic American television personality, model, and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian. Born on October 21, 1980, Kim has been used to the spotlight ever since — thanks to her father Robert Kardashian, who is most known for being O.J. Simpson’s lawyer in the accused former footballer’s controversial 1995 murder trial.
However, Kim herself has struck out a path to fame on her own — from befriending celebrities such as Paris Hilton to starring on the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Throughout the many years of her illustrious career — which continues to go strong — Kim has made good use of her superstardom by entering into the field of business. And as of 2021, Kim Kardashian’s estimated net worth has officially reached the $1 billion mark after several lucrative businesses, endorsements, and other partnership deals which came her way for the past few years leading up to her billionaire status.
Some of her ventures into entrepreneurship include numerous clothing collections, fragrance product lines, fitness programs, a credit card, and even a mobile app. But what truly shot Kim Kardashian’s financial success into legendary status are her two major companies, KKW Beauty and SKIMS. After quite some time, Kim sold 20% of her ownership of KKW Beauty to the cosmetic company Coty for an estimated $200 million — her 72% stake with the beauty brand is valued at an approximate $500 million. As for her ownership in SKIMS, her stake is valued at an estimated $225 million.
Combined with the revenue she receives from her numerous endorsement deals, investment in major companies namely Disney and Netflix, and the profit she gets from her iconic reality show — reaching the $1 billion mark was bound to happen ever since. What played an important role in launching Kim Kardashian’s career was her consistent self-promotion on major social media websites such as Instagram and Twitter. Kim’s effort has paid off and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the diva in the years to come.
By Neil Gregorio
Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.