Highest earning family in reality TV continues to rake in the big bucks
We all know that the Kardashians are making a lot of money, otherwise they wouldn’t be all over the place all the time. The Huffington Post reports that Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob’s estimated worth is of about $80 million (€61.3 million).Not bad, if you think about it. If you consider reports that half of this money is actually Kim’s, you start to get an idea of the kind of paychecks she can command.
Perhaps even more surprising is that the four Kardashians have amassed this fortune on their own, without help from their (equally rich) parents.
Reports online say that Robert Kardashian left his ex-wife Kris (now Jenner) a $100 million (€76.7 million) fortune when he died of cancer, while her current husband, Bruce Jenner, is believed to be worth just as much.
So, as HuffPo puts it, even if they didn’t have their reality show and business empire built on it to fall back on, the Kardashians would have still been filthy rich.
The only one who would have probably been somehow worse off would be Kim, who is the most successful / bankable of the lot.
She started raking in the big bucks when her home made tape with Ray J was “leaked” online. She initially filed a lawsuit against the company distributing it but settled out of court for a rumored amount of $5 million (€3.8 million).
Besides the money, the tape also brought her instant media exposure so, from Robert Kardashian’s daughter and Paris Hilton’s BFF, she suddenly became a name on her own.
Today, everything that Kim touches turns into gold: she’s paid for promo appearances, she’s paid to tweet, she’s paid for interviews and photospreads, and she’s paid for her reality show.
Kim Kardashian is also making a lot of money with the fashion and accessories line she launched with her sisters Khloe and Kim.