The reality television show – Keeping Up With The Kardashians has become a household name and show’s ‘pièce de résistance’ – Kim Kardashian has become a celebrated model, an actress, a socialite, a Reality TV personality and an accomplished businesswoman.
Kim was catapulted into superstardom when a scandalous video of her sexual exploits with her ex-lover, rapper, Ray J leaked on the internet. Being a hard-headed businesswoman, she monetized the negative publicity and turned it to her advantage, capitalizing on her fame to make her TV show a hit. Her string of workout DVDs and various business enterprises she runs with her siblings began soaring on the wings of that publicity.
Kim Kardashian: Bio, Ethnicity
Kim Kardashian is of mixed ethnicity with Scottish, Dutch, Irish, English, and Armenian roots. The reality star was born as Kimberly Noel Kardashian in Los Angeles, California on the 21st of October, 1980.
Her parents Robert and Kris Kardashian raised her alongside her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and a brother, Rob. Kim gained step siblings – Brandon, Burt, and Brody from her mother’s second marriage to Bruce Jenner. Her half-sisters, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner are from her mom’s marriage to Bruce.
The versatile entertainer attended an exclusive Catholic girl’s high school, Marymount High School while she worked in her dad’s company. The corporation, which was left to Kim and her siblings, was sold after her father’s death.
Parents: Father & Mom
Kim Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian, was an Armenian-American who founded a music and marketing company known as Movie Tunes, Inc. He was also a prominent lawyer known to have represented the football star – O.J. Simpson – in his infamous murder trial. Unfortunately, Robert passed away in 2003 from cancer of the esophagus.
Kim’s mother, Kris, is a known socialite who formerly owned and ran a kiddie’s boutique. However, she presently manages her famous children’s businesses and careers. Kris and Robert got divorced in 1989, and in 1991, she married the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner).
Personal Life: Husbands, Kids, Divorce
Kim Kardashian has been married three times in her life. In 2000, she got married to Damon Thomas, a music producer but the marriage hit the rocks after four years. She then dated Reggie Bush, an American football player. She also had a relationship with Nick Lachey, a musician before her 2010 whirlwind courtship with Kris Humphries, a professional basketball player.
Kim and Kris tied the knot the next August in a lavish, highly publicized wedding. However, their wedded bliss was short-lived as Kim Kardashian filed for divorce after 72 days of matrimony. Kris Humphries who saw the marriage as a fraud (merely a publicity stunt, to promote the Kardashian family’s brand and their subsequent television ventures) sought an annulment and eventually, their differences were settled in April 2013.
While working on her divorce from Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian began dating the American rapper Kanye West early in 2012. By the end of the year, the couple was expecting their first child, a daughter, North, who was born on the 15th of June 2013.
Kanye West popped the big question on Kim’s birthday on the 21st of October 2013 and on the 24th of May 2014, they tied the knot in Forte di Belvedere, a historic fortress, in Florence, Italy. On 5th December 2015, their son, Saint, was born. Their third child, a daughter named Chicago was born through surrogacy on January 15th, 2018.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
A major part of Kim Kardashian’s brand is her enviable curves and her hourglass figure. The reality TV star has faced countless accusations of butt implants and plastic surgery which has always denied. According to Kim, her looks and body shape are all natural and she has not indulged in any artificial alteration to achieve either.
At 5 feet 3 inches, Kim Kardashian weighs 56kg. Her body statistics are 34-26-41 inches for bust, waist, and hips respectively. Her other measurements include a size 12 (US) dress size, 34D Bra Size, and a 7 US shoe size.
Kim Kardashian’s Total Net Worth
The accomplished businesswoman has experienced a progressive growth in her estimated net worth since her introduction to the spotlight. She has been described by Forbes Magazine as a woman who has monetized fame more than any other.
A major part of her earnings comes from the Kardashian Kollection which solely raked in a whopping sum of $600 million in 2013. Also, the huge following she enjoys on her different social media platforms has turned her accounts into an advertiser’s favorite. She earns between $10,000 and $25,000 per post when she is promoting products for different brands. When her net worth was reviewed in 2018, it came to a jaw-dropping sum of $350 million.