Kourtney Kardashian is a television personality, a businesswoman, a model, and a socialite. She has been in the limelight since 2005 and her career now spans many different industries. She has become such a success that she now has an estimated personal net worth of $35 million. So, how did she achieve this?
She was born in Los Angeles on April 18, 1979. She has two younger sisters, a younger brother, two younger half-sisters, and three step-brothers. Kourtney Kardashian first became known to the public when she appeared in the 2005 television series ‘Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive’. This reality series was in aid of charity and Kardashian did not earn a fee for her appearance. However, it drew attention to her for the first time.
In 2007, her family was selected to feature in the reality television series, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, which aired on E!. The other family included her mother Kris Jenner, her stepfather Bruce Jenner, her sisters Kim and Khloe, and her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie.
Following the success of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, Kourtney and her sister Khloe featured in several spin-off television series. These included ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami’ and ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York’. It has been starring in reality television series such as these that have led to Kourtney Kardashian’s fame and started her on the way to accruing a personal net worth of $80 million.
However, Kourtney Kardashian has had many other ways of earning an income since she first became famous. One business venture involved launching children’s clothing boutiques called ‘Crib Rock Couture’ with her mother in the New York and Los Angeles areas.
She also owns a chain of clothing boutiques called D-A-S-H with her sisters Kim and Khloe. These are located in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. There is also a D-A-S-H pop-up store in The Hamptons. Her passion for fashion continued as, along with her sisters, she created a line of clothing for the ‘Bebe’ brand. This led to the sisters developing their second line of clothing for QVC called K-Dash. In 2010, the sisters launched a jewelry range.
It was 2017 before Kourtney Kardashian launched a solo fashion range without the support of her sisters. She collaborated with PrettyLittleThing to develop a range of 32-pieces that were inspired the 1970s, classic Hollywood, and Studio 54.
Kourtney Kardashian’s business interests also include beauty products. Her first venture into the beauty industry was a sunless tanner called Kardashian Glamour Tan, which she launched with Kim and Khloe in 2010. Next, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe represented the skincare range Perfectskin which has products developed by Dr. Ron DiSalvo.
Unfortunately, not all Kourtney Kardashian’s business ventures have achieved success. Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe were spokeswomen for a weight loss product called Quick Trim. The three sisters were named in a lawsuit filed in 2012 that accused the women and the company of deceptive marketing.
Another source of income for Kourtney Kardashian is the book ‘Kardashian Konfidential’, which she co-wrote with her sisters Khloe and Kim. The book was released in November 2010. She also briefly attempted to become an actress. She made a guest appearance on the ABC soap ‘One Life to Live’ in 2012.
Finally, Kourtney Kardashian earns money by promoting products via social media platforms. Kourtney and her siblings endorse products for famous brands online and can achieve payments of between $75,000 and $300,000 for each post on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Some of the brands they have endorsed include prescription drugs, beauty products, slimming pants, and Coca-Cola. This is an ongoing source of income for Kourtney and her siblings as they all have huge social media followings. Social media activities have contributed a significant proportion of her current estimated net worth of $80 million.
In her personal life, Kourtney Kardashian was in a long-term relationship with Scott Disick from 2006 to 2015. Although Disick had planned to ask Kardashian to marry him, Kourtney expressed the view that they were happy as they were. The couple’s first son, Mason Dash, was born in December 2009. Their daughter, Penelope Scotland, was born in July 2012. The couple had a second son, Reign Aston, in December 2014. Sadly, it was announced on E! News on July 6, 2015, that the couple had separated.