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What is Kim Kardashian's net worth?

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star is said to be worth more than her ex-husband Kanye West


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Updated: April 5, 2023
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Kim Kardashian is a cultural icon who needs no introduction, but one matter that remains largely unknown is her net worth. 

From the infamous Kardashians reality show that catapulted her into the spotlight, to lucrative business deals and ventures - here's everything you need to know about how Kim Kardashian made her fortune.

What is Kim Kardashian's net worth?

According to Forbes, Kim Kardashian surpassed a net worth of $1billion in 2021. The TV star and business owner is now estimated to be worth around $1.2billion. 

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Kim at a pop-up for her shapewear brand Skims

Much of Kim's fortune comes from the reality TV star's recent business ventures, such as her Skims shapeware collection, and her makeup and skincare companies. 

SEE: Kim Kardashian's SKIMS shapewear now comes in a shaping swimsuit and we're so excited

From 2017 to 2021, the 42-year-old was in charge of cosmetics and fragrance brand KKW. But in 2021 she shut down this brand and launched a skincare brand, SKNN by Kim in its place. 

Kim and Kanye posing for photos at the Oscars© Getty Images
Kim and Kanye were together from 2011 to 2022

Fans believe the reality TV star's decision to move on from her earlier brand may have been related to her divorce from her then-husband, Kanye West, whose name she had taken, and which had influenced her brand's name – KKW (Kim Kardashian West).

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In 2022, Kim ranked as number 18 on Forbes' America's Richest Self-Made Women list. Her sister, Kylie Jenner, also owns a makeup company and is widely predicted to become the world's "youngest ever self-made billionaire". She ranked 41st on the list in 2022, so is yet to threaten Kim's place as the richest Kardashian family member.

What is Kim Kardashian famous for?

Kim Kardashian - friend turned rival turned friend again of heiress Paris Hilton - first hit headlines in 2007 when a sex tape that involved her and her ex-boyfriend Ray J was leaked on the internet. Later that year, Kim and her family began to appear in the ongoing hit E! television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Kim with her mum Kris and sisters Khloe and Kendall

This also led to two spin off shows, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami. She has since made further TV appearances, including a short stint on Dancing with the Stars with Shirley Ballas' son, Mark Ballas, and as a guest judge on America's Next Top Model

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Kim has appeared on international magazine covers and even made a cameo appearance in the film Ocean's 8. She is considered by many as a cultural icon of the digital 'selfie' age, but is also well known for her controversies, including her choice to wear Marilyn Monroe's dress to the 2022 Met Gala.

How much does Kim Kardashian make in a month?

While it is impossible to know for certain how much Kim Kardashian makes each month, given that her estimated yearly earnings are around $70million, we can assume she makes around $6million per month. However, the nature of Kim's wealth being based on business and self-made stardom means she likely earns very varied amounts every month.

Kim Kardashian poses for a photo looking to the left on the red carpeted stairs of the Met Gala, she is wearing a white coat over a nude jeweled dress© Getty Images
The 42-year-old made headlines for her controversial Met Gala look

Kim's social media presence plays a huge part in her fortune. With over 351 million followers on her Instagram (@kimkardashian), she really doesn't need to worry about wasting money on marketing her brand! 

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The self-made billionaire also posts sponsored photos to her Instagram. In 2017, Michael Heller, CEO of the digital marketing firm Talent Resources – the same firm that arranges most of the Kardashian family's deals and endorsements – told Us Weekly that Kim charged up to $500,000 per post in that year.

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