Kim Kardashian net worth: How did the reality TV star make her money?

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Kim Kardashian is estimated to be worth $1.8 billion. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/)
Kim Kardashian is estimated to be worth $1.8 billion. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/)

Kim Kardashian made headlines this week for wearing the dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she famously sang happy birthday to John F. Kennedy.

The reality star is the first person to wear the dress since Monroe wore it at Madison Square Garden in 1962.

The dress–which has thousands of crystals hand-sewn into it–was bought by Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum for $5 million in 2016. Monroe’s dress holds the record for the most expensive dress ever bought at auction.

Although Kim borrowed the dress from Ripley’s for the evening, would it be inconceivable for her to own a dress worth millions? Maybe not, once you learn her net worth.

What is Kim Kardashian’s net worth?

Kim Kardashian’s net worth is estimated to be $1.8 billion, after she was dubbed a billionaire by Forbes in 2021.

How did Kim Kardashian make her money?

Kim Kardashian was born into a wealthy family. Her father, Robert Kardashian, was an attorney and entrepreneur who famously defended O.J. Simpson during his murder trial. His net worth was an estimated $30 million.

Nevertheless, Kim is ranked 24th on Forbes’ list of America’s richest self-made women. So how did she become a billionaire?

Kim owns two businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims.

In 2020, she sold 20% of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200 million, which valued the company at $1 billion. However, at the time, Forbes estimated that Kim’s 72% share would actually have been worth around $500 million.

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Forbes estimates that Kim’s share in shapewear company Skims is currently worth $375 million.

She also makes money from her reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and from social media endorsement deals.

Her mother and manager, Kris Jenner, said that Kim and her sisters charge six figures for a social media post, with the fee increasing if the product is something you “drink, ingest, or put on your body.”

In 2018, it was reported that Kim made $500,000 for promoting a morning sickness pill in 2015.

The reality star currently has 307 million Instagram followers–just behind sister Kylie Jenner’s 334 million–so it’s no wonder she can charge a fortune for a sponsored post.

Additionally, Kim has invested in companies like Disney, Amazon, Netflix, and Adidas, and owns multiple properties, including three properties in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles.

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