Kim Kardashian West. It’s such a famous name, but the woman behind it is rather impressive. Starting out as a stylist and organizer, Kim had a long way to get to where she is now. But what do you really know about the businesswoman and TV star? Let’s take a look back at some of her most memorable moments.
Before she became the famous celebrity we know and love today, Kim Kardashian started out as a reality TV star. Well, not exactly. She began as a closet organizer and stylist. As Paris Hilton’s friend and stylist, she made several appearances in her show, The Simple Life. However, there was still time before she would become a reality TV star. She opened a boutique shop with her two sisters in California named DASH.
Climbing The Ladder
As the years went by, the Hollywood family was gaining more and more recognition all around the world – among other things. By 2011, the Kardashian was fully venturing into the business world and gaining more success. She’s released three perfumes, a song, and even got married to basketball player, Kris Humphries. Naturally, the wedding was filmed for the show. It was featured as a two-episode special.
Well, the marriage didn’t last, to say the least. The celebrity ended up divorcing her husband just 72 days after their wedding. This was shocking news to the fans. Of course, the internet blew up when it all went down and the reality show got a little publicity boost as a result. Several months later, Kim began dating famous rapper Kanye West. This happened before her divorce was finalized.
Starting A Family
Not a year after they had started dating, Kim and Kanye were expecting their first child together, North. She was born in June 2013. In May 2014, Kim and Kanye finally tied the knot in a gorgeous venue in Italy. It only makes sense that the wedding was heavily covered by the media. While Kanye didn’t want it to be featured on the family’s reality show at first, he later changed his mind, choosing to do so.
Social Media Mogul
By the time 2015 came around, Kim Kardashian was a household name, especially on social media. Instagram seemed to be her happy place as she posted an abundance of photos on a daily basis – and made money from them, too. In fact, just one sponsored social media post from the Kardashian can run as high as $300,000. No, we aren’t kidding. It only makes sense that companies were itching to get a bit of that publicity.
As a public persona, Kim Kardashian is one to reap many, many benefits. One of them is being able to attend various Fashion Week events. In 2016, she attended Paris Fashion Week when something terrible happened to her. She was robbed at the apartment she’d been staying in. It’s been reported that roughly $10 million worth of jewelry had been stolen from the star. The story was talked about for months after it happened.
As we’ve mentioned, Kim Kardashian is quite the businesswoman. She’s launched her own makeup line named KKW Beauty which has blown up. Nowadays, it features an abundance of fragrances in addition to makeup. Additionally, she launched a new range of shapewear in 2019 that sparked some outrange thanks to its name at the time – Kimono. After some heavy criticism and public pressure, Kim changed the name to Skims.
More Business Ventures
By this point, we’ve already established that Kim is an excellent businesswoman and entrepreneur. Her sister, Kylie, is no different. The owner of Kylie Cosmetics, it’s no secret that she’s doing very well for herself. So, to gain even more attention and make more sales, the sisters decided to collaborate in 2017, and naturally, it was a huge success. You can still see the collection on Kim’s KKW Beauty website.
Discussing A Divorce
At the beginning of 2021, the world was hit with rather surprising news: Kim and Kanye are thinking about getting a divorce. After spending 8 years together, getting married, and having four children together, the two are contemplating calling it quits once and for all. While nothing is confirmed yet, fans all over the world are devastated in reaction to the news. Naturally, the media has all kinds of versions of the story, but none have been finalized.
Thanks to the increasing media attention she was getting by that point, Kim and her family got a chance that not many do: to get their own reality show. So, in 2007, the very first season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired on channel E!. It became an overnight success. In fact, it was more successful than anyone could have guessed, and the rest, as they say, is history!