For years, fans have wanted to know about Kim Kardashian’s net worth and how it compares to her sisters and her husband, Kanye West. Kim made her TV debut in 2003 as Paris Hilton’s best friend on The Simple Life, but it wasn’t until four years later, when E! premiered her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, that she became the household name we know today.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered in October 2017 and ran for 20 seasons before its end in 2021. The show, which was created by Ryan Seacrest, starred Kim, her mom Kris Jenner, her stepfather Caitlyn Jenner and her five siblings, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. The show also led to several spinoffs for Kim, including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Dash Dolls. After Kim announced the end of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, news broke that the Kardashian-Jenner family had signed a deal with Hulu to create content for the streaming service after the series finale of their E! reality TV show.
However, as fans know, reality TV isn’t the only way Kim makes her money. In 2017, Kim launched beauty brands, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance. She followed the businesses with her shapewear brand, Skims, in 2019. Along with her beauty and TV careers, Kim Kardashian’s net worth also includes the money she makes from her 2014 mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which she released in 2014. In 2015, she also published a photo book of selfies titled Selfish. She’s also had small roles in films like 2008’s Disaster Movie, 2009’s Deep in the Valley and 2013’s Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor. And, of course, Kim Kardashian’s net worth also accounts for her Instagram sponsorships, which are reported to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars (sometimes millions) per post. So that’s Kim’s career in a nutshell. Read on for how much she makes from her various businesses, as well as what Kim Kardashian’s net worth is now.
How much does Kim Kardashian make from Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
In 2017, TMZ reported that the Kardashians signed a $150 million deal with E! for five seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. After manager Kris’ 10 percent cut for negotiating the deal, the sum would leave $135 million (or $27 million) to split between the show’s six main leads: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and Kris. In an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2017, Kris confirmed that money from Keeping Up With the Kardashians is split evenly between everyone, which means that each sister and Kris would receive $4.5 million each season. However, given that Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris all have executive producer credits on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, they stand to make a bit more than Kendall and Kylie. The exact number that the Kardashian sisters and Kris make is unknown.
In December 2020, OK! reported that Kim and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family will make more from their deal with Hulu than what they made with E!. “Officially the Kardashian-Jenner family will be developing global content. But Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kris, Kendall, and Kylie will also be involved with marketing and getting buzz for the network, and getting paid a fortune for it,” a source told the magazine at the time.
How much does Kim Kardashian make from Instagram?
In 2019, Kim claimed to make between $300,000 to $500,000 per Instagram post, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. However, according to TMZ’s sources, those numbers are on the low end of what Kim earns. The source claimed that Kim actually earns $1 million per Instagram post. In an interview on My Guest Needs No Introduction in 2020, Kim explained that she makes more money on Instagram than on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is why she was OK with the show ending.
“We would not be who we are today without Keeping Up With the Kardashians and that’s why we continue to share our lives,” she said at the time. “Even if, realistically, we can post something on social media and make more than we do a whole season.”
How much does Kim Kardashian make from KKW Beauty?
It’s unclear how much Kim makes from her beauty brands, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance, but according to Forbes, those two businesses make the bulk of Kim Kardashian’s net worth. In 2020, Kim sold 20 percent of KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance to Coty (a beauty company that owns brands like Balenciaga and Clairol) for $200 million. Forbes reports that Kim’s other main business, Skims, raised $5 million from VC firm Imaginary Ventures in 2019.
What is Kim Kardashian’s net worth?
The question everyone wants to know: What is Kim Kardashian’s net worth? According to Forbes, Kim Kardashian’s net worth as of 2020 is $780 million. If this number is correct, Kim makes more than all of her siblings, including her younger sister Kylie who is worth $700 million, according to Forbes. Kylie’s net worth was recalculated after a debate over whether her billionaire status was accurate.
Does Kim Kardashian make more than Kanye West?
News broke in January 2021 that Kim and Kanye were headed toward a divorce after six years of marriage. The couple—who wed in 2014 after three years of dating—share four kids: daughters North and Chicago, and sons Saint and Psalm. What fans also want to know is if Kim makes more than Kanye. As of writing this, she does not. According to Forbes, Kanye is a billionaire with a $1.3 billion net worth, which means that Kim makes more than $500,000 less than him.
Reports of their divorce also made fans wonder about their prenup. According to a 2014 report by Radar Online, Kim and Kanye signed a prenup in March 2014, two months before their wedding in May 2014. The site reported that, under the agreement, Kim would receive $1 million for each year she was married to Kanye, with a cap of $10 million. According to Radar Online, the prenup also states that Kim would be a beneficiary for Kanye’s life insurance, which was worth $20 million at the time, for her whole life, even after they divorce. The prenup didn’t include a custody clause for the couple’s kids, according to Radar Online.
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