Meet the Kardashians; an American family believed to have a total net worth of over $3 billion, making each member extremely wealthy. They rose to fame through their E! reality show, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, which first aired on October 14, 2007, and ran for 20 seasons. In April 2022, they announced a sequel tv show with Hulu to create “new global content under a multi-year deal.” The Kardashians comprise Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, all of whom have a net worth above $10 million. Here is an in-depth breakdown of each member’s investments showing how they arrived at their net worths:
8. Rob Kardashian Jr: $10 million
Rob Kardashian Jr is a talent manager and reality television star whose net worth is $10 million, making him the least wealthy in the clan. He entered the public limelight through KUWTK in 2007. He earned his millions through:
Reality television shows
Rob Jr first appeared in KUWTK in 2007. The show displayed his lavish family’s lifestyle, marking his journey to stardom. In 2016, Rob starred in the reality tv spin-off, Rob & Chyna. The show is about Rob’s family lifestyle with Blac Chyna, a model they planned to have their first child with. It only aired six episodes after Chyna delivered their first baby, concluding in December 2016. Another show that Rob starred in was Dancing with The Stars, during its 13th season. He teamed up with Cheryl Burke and made more per episode than Kim during the show’s seventh season. The pair ended up in second place after Rob improved his dancing skills.
7. Kendall Jenner: $45 million
Did you know that Forbes ranked Kendall Jenner as the highest-paid runway model in the world? According to Scmp, the model earned around $22.5 million from her modeling contracts in 2018. No wonder her net worth estimate is $45 million. As the second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall also earns her millions from reality show appearances, fashion, and beauty.
Reality tv show appearances and modeling
Kendall rose to fame through her family’s reality show, KUWTK. At 14, she started appearing in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots before transitioning to runway modeling, thanks to Wilhelmina Models. According to Parade, Kendall has worked with famous brands like Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Balmain.
Other businesses, social media, and endorsements
Kendall partnered with her immediate follower, Kylie, to start a fashion line called Kendall + Kylie. Besides pooling funds for the company, she’s the spokesperson for the brand. She also runs an active Instagram account, earning millions through her posts. Like her sisters, Kendall makes her money from endorsement deals with her Proactiv campaign and Pepsi.
6. Khloe Kardashian: $50 million
Khloe Alexandra Kardashian is a socialite, reality show star, businesswoman, and model. Like her family, Khloe Kardashian became famous on KUWTK. She also started her clothing and fragrance line, contributing to her net worth of $50 million. Her reality show, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, is also why she made her millions.
Khloe has starred in three reality shows; KUWTK, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and Khloe and Lamar. Sources reveal that they made around $50 million per season from KUWTK.
Social media and endorsements
Khloe has more than 240 million followers on Instagram and other social media platforms. She uses her account to attract brands that pay her for marketing their products. For each brand promotion, she earns nearly $1 million. Since 2021, she’s made more than $15 million through brand promotions.
Clothing collections and fragrances
Khloe Kardashian launched her clothing collection company called Good American denim line. She uses her social media accounts to talk to followers while marketing her clothing collections and fragrances. For the past year, Khloe has walked away with more than $50 million in gross sales, earning up to $23 million in profit.
5. Kourtney Kardashian: $65 million
Kourtney Kardashian is the fourth-wealthiest in the family clan, with a net worth of $65 million. Being the first-born child of Kris and Robert Kardashian, Kourtney has made a name for herself thanks to her family. The mom of three graduated from the University of Arizona with a Theater Arts bachelor’s degree. She earned her net worth through:
Filthy Rich- a 2005 reality television show
The first reality show Kourtney appeared in was Filthy Rich, aired in 2005 on E! The show was about children born to wealthy and powerful parents. Kourtney and her co-actors were to work on a cattle ranch to show their appreciation for the lavish lifestyle. She appeared in only eight episodes of the mini-series.
After leaving Filthy Rich, Kourtney starred in her family’s reality show which premiered two years later. Following the show’s success, Kourtney, her mother, and her sisters developed many spin-offs, including Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons, and Flip It Like Disick. After KUWTK left E!, her family signed a contract with Disney’s Hulu Home. The show premiered on April 14, 2022, and sources reveal that Kourtney takes home around $4.5 million per season.
Fashion and beauty
Fashion and beauty run in the Kardashian family, so, unsurprisingly, Kourtney is part of the package. In the early 2000s, she and her mom started a children’s boutique called Smooch in Calabasas. However, KUWTK helped it grow, expanding to New York. The duo closed it in 2009. In 2006, she partnered with her two sisters, Kim and Khloe, to launch Dash boutique in Calabasas, California. The trio also used their family’s reality show to popularize their store. Eventually, they set up other stores in Miami and New York through the subsequent spin-off shows.
Social media and endorsements
Like her family members, Kourtney is big on social media and endorsements. Her family and pop culture go hand-in-hand, making Instagram one of her most significant platforms contributing to her wealth. CNW reports that she earns around $250,000 per paid post on Instagram.
In 2019, Kris’s first-born daughter decided to go solo by venturing into a lifestyle website called Poosh. The website is a haven for people embracing wellness and positive discourse. This site garners an annual return of $3.1 million and is worth $15.45 million, as Net Worth Spot reveals.
4. Caitlyn Jenner: $100 million
Caitlyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce Jenner, is an Olympics gold medalist and former husband to Kris Kardashian. Caitlyn's net worth is $100 million, with an annual income of more than $11 million. On April 23, 2021, she submitted her paperwork to run for California governor. She earned her millions through:
Caitlyn first appeared as an American media personality in the mid-1970s on a tv show, Learn to Read. She also starred in video games, Olympic Decathlon88 and Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon (1996). In the early eighties, she became the spokesperson for Wheaties and Tropicana a few years after winning a gold medal at the Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Between 2007 and 2016, Jenner appeared on KUWTK. By 2010, she was earning $35,000 per episode.
Caitlyn's gold medal triumph earned her various endorsement deals, including IBM, Coca-Cola, and Wheaties. She also landed more infomercials and public appearances as a motivational speaker for Chrysler, Toyota, Visa, and Merck.
Jenner owns nine real estate properties and assets, retaining more than $25 million in cash reserves. She also runs investments in 14 stocks worth $20 million, including Amazon, IBM, Tesla, Boeing, PepsiCo, and many others.
3. Kris Jenner: $190 million
Kris Jenner is the former wife of Olympics athlete, Caitlyn Jenner, previously called Bruce. She’s the mother to all six children, with a net worth of $190 million. According to Finance Yahoo, Kris is the momager and brainchild of KUWTK. She appeared and executively produced the show throughout the 20 seasons.
Kris earned $100,000 for starring and producing E! ’s KUWTK from when it premiered on October 14, 2007. In her 2015 interview with Cosmopolitan, Ryan Seacrest, the show’s executive co-producer, confessed that he was questing for a family to make a reality tv show after being inspired by MTV’s “The Osbournes.” After conducting a camera trial taping in Jenner’s backyard, Seacrest was impressed, and that’s how KUTWK was born.
Kris also earns a 10% cut of all six of her kids’ seals, ranging from retail businesses to endorsements. She has retained a 5% stake in King Kylie LLC (a Coty-Kylie merger), earning around $30 million.
Author & Daytime Talk Show
When she’s not managing her kids’ business deals or caring for grandchildren, Kris likes to write books. In 2011, she wrote a book titled Kris Jenner…and All Things Kardashian. Three years later, she wrote another New York Times bestseller cookbook named, In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites. Kris’ face is difficult to overlook, so it’s unsurprising that she’d start her daytime talk show in 2013. She landed a six-week contract for her show, ‘Kris’ across Fox, where she talked about real-life issues. Also, she owns Jenner Communications, a Los Angeles-based production company.
2. Kylie Jenner: $700 million
Kylie Jenner is the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, with a net worth estimate of $700 million, making her the second-wealthiest in the family. The show started when she was barely 10, but years later, she outran almost every member in terms of fame. By 2019, Forbes magazine ranked Kylie the 27th richest self-made woman. She achieved her net worth through:
Kylie Cosmetics- Jenner’s Consolidation
Kylie came from a controversial family, so she decided to venture into something her fans won’t associate with her family. Her mom began mentoring her as a teenager to create a unique online presence on Instagram. Each post she made by that time earned her around $1 million. Currently, she has more than 39.9 million followers on Instagram, making her the 45th most followed celebrity on the platform. Together with her mom, Kylie launched Kylie’s Cosmetics through seed funding of $250,000 from her appearances on KUWTK. Around $1 million of the company’s earnings go to Kris. In 2020, Kylie sold a 50% stake to Coty for $600 million. After tax deductions, she got $340 million. Kylie partnered with her half-sister, Kim Kardashian, to launch KKW Beauty.
1. Kim Kardashian: $1.4 billion
According to Wikipedia, Kimberly’ Kim’ Noel Kardashian is a socialite, reality show star, businesswoman, social media influencer, and media personality. She has a net worth of $1.4 billion, making her the wealthiest Kardashian. Besides the KUWTK show, Kim’s businesses, such as KKW Beauty and Skims, paid appearances and Instagram sponsorships significantly contributed to her net worth.
Kim’s net worth at KUWTK
Kim rose to fame after graduating high school to become Paris Hilton’s assistant. In 2007, a sex tape of her and her then-boyfriend Ray J leaked online, so she sued the video distributor for an undisclosed amount. The public attention worked to her advantage when she started the reality tv show. Sources reveal that Kim earned $15,000 per episode from KUWTK during the first seasons. By the end of the show’s 20 episodes, she earned $500,000 per episode. By 2015, her paycheck earning from KUWTK rose to $53 million and other ventures, making her the highest-earning celebrity that year.
Kim is a savvy businesswoman who launched her fragrance and beauty line company, KKW Beauty, in Crystal Gardenia in 2017. On April 1, 2022, she announced that she’d be shutting it down by May 1, 2022, to bear a new name. She sold a 20% stake to Coty in KKW Beauty for $200 million, giving the company a valuation of $1 billion after the fundraising round.
Skims Wear is also Kim’s company which she launched in 2019 through $5 million in seed funding from Imaginary Ventures, a venture capital firm. As of 2021, the company’s net worth skyrocketed to $1.6 billion, thanks to a fundraising round of $154 million. Come January 2022, Skims attracted $240 million. That doubled its value to $3.2 billion. According to Evening Standard, Forbes’ list of America’s rich self-made women ranked Kim 24th.
Instagram paid posts
Kim seems to be fairing quite well, even on Instagram, where she is paid between $300,000 and $500,000 per post. Some of her posts garner as high as $1 million-$2 million each month. The celebrity also has a mobile game that made her earn $200 million in revenue. Sources reveal that Kim receives 28% of the earnings for every gaming activity.
Each member of the Kardashians is worth millions, making it a wealthy family. Most members made money through the highly-rated family reality show, businesses, endorsements, social media presence, and other ventures.
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