This Is How Kim Kardashian Makes Money, And How Much She’s Actually Made

By : Alex Mays |


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Ever wondered how Kim Kardashian has managed to make so much money, without any shred of talent whatsoever?

Well, wait no more. We finally have some answers.

She may often break the internet with naked selfies and ridiculous tweets, but she never breaks the bank.

You might remember when her husband and greatest human being alive (according to him anyway), Kanye West revealed on Twitter that he was $53 million (£37m) in debt.

But, just in case it was giving you sleepless nights, Kim herself is doing fine financially, actually she’s doing insanely well.

Reports this week claimed that she made $80 million (£56m) off of her mobile game. Okay, so she probably only made around half that amount from the game, in reality, but she still has quite a decent amount of dollar in the bank.

Forbes even said she ‘has monetized fame better than any other.’ The Kardashian family were thrust into the public gaze after Robert Kardashian assembled O.J. Simpson’s ‘dream team’ of lawyers during his 1994 trial for allegedly murdering his wife.

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And somehow ever since, the family has become famous. Partnered with Kim’s sex tape back in 2007, it gave them A-list status, and they haven’t looked back.

Even last year they managed to secure a $100 million (£70m) deal with E! to keep their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the air for at least four more years. What a time to be alive…

In 2014 alone she took in $28 million from her Keeping Up with the Kardashians appearances, revenue from their clothing store DASH, and a load of Kardashian-branded products, including self-tanner and a clothing line.

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This somehow managed to increase to $52.5 million (£36.5m) in 2015 and earned her the number 33 spot on the magazine’s annual list of richest celebrities.

Mainly down to her record-smashing mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which Forbes estimates earned about $40 million (£28m) since it was launched two years ago.

And it’s believed she will make even more in 2016 – how depressing.

This is due to those annoying as fuck Kimoji’s – which debuted at number one on Apple’s app store.


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Her book of selfies, called Selfish, also did her well and sold 125,000 copies.

But wait, there’s more. She also apparently makes a shit ton from social media endorsements, as she boasts 63.2 million Instagram followers and 41.6 million Twitter followers, with New York Magazine reporting that she charges $10,000 (£6,900) per tweet for product endorsements.

It’s just incredible to see how she makes such a ridiculous amount of money from doing, well…nothing. Just living a life of luxury. She literally profits from everything.


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Forbes add that she made more money in 2014 in showing up to clubs, parties, and events than from the reality show itself.

But, despite her ridiculous amount of wealth, apparently she does try to save her earnings. In a July Q&A with MarketWatch she explained that her parents taught her about credit, how to balance a checkbook, and how to save.

She said:

I’m cheap about so many things. I look over everything. I would say I am pretty frugal. You know, I thought the more money I made, that I would spend more. And that’s the opposite. The more money that I make, the more I want to save.

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Frugal is never the word I’d use to describe Kim K. Far from it, to be honest…