Kim Kardashian Wiki: Everything To Know About The Model And Reality TV Star

You know who Kim Kardashian West is but did you know she began her fame as a model? Now her net worth is CRAZY! Lets take a look at Mrs. West and her life as a model, mother and famous television star!

Who is Kim Kardashian? And where can we account her net worth beginning to grow?

Kimberley Noel Kardashian was born in Los Angelos California on October 21, 1980. She was born to Kris Jenner, formally known as Kris Kardashian and Kris Houghton, and Robert Kardashian. Robert Kardashian is best known for his part in the famous OJ Simpson trails that consumed the news for many years. Aside from her parents, Kim is one of four Kardashian siblings (biologically by Robert Kardashian.) She has two sisters and one brother. Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian. Throughout this post we’ll take a look at Kim Kardashian West’s career as a model, reality tv star, and makeup guru! We’ll also dive into some turning points in her fame such as things like the leaked sex tape with famous rapper Ray J, and where their relationship went. Who knows, you may find out some facts about this Instagram celeb you never knew before!

When did Kim Kardashian become so famous in life?

Khloe, Kendall, Kourtney, Kim, Kylie

Considering how media famous Kim Kardashian has become, the start of her fame is often forgotten. That’s what I’m here to provide you with, all the details that make up Kim Kardashian West and who she is as a woman. A few years back, before 2003, Kim worked as a personal stylist for the one and only Paris Hilton. Hilton and West have been friends for many, many years but Kim didn’t only work for her, she was also a personal shopper for Brandy. After working for Brandy she was then hired by the one and only Lindsay Lohan. Her friendship with Paris Hilton paid off because she was cast in several episodes of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richies TV Show ‘The Simple Life.’ During 2007 however, Kim had the unthinkable happen when a sex tape was leaked of her and famous (former) boyfriend rapper Ray J. Later that year, Kim and the rest of the Kardashian family began filming the hit reality TV Show, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ The Kardashian family defiantly made a home and a family with the E! network as their television show continues to this day. Kim and her siblings have been in several spin off shows from the series including ‘Kourtney and Kim Take Miami’ and ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York.’ These were just a few of the things allowed Kim such a quick rise to fame. Many factors besides reality television played into her becoming a person with over millions of followers on Instagram. Kim has been a model in several magazines. She’s had numerous covers she’s been a model for such as ‘Vogue,’ ‘Rolling Stone,’ and many more. In 2007, Hugh Hefner reached out to Kim and asked her if she wanted to pose nude in the ever famous ‘Playboy Magazine.’ If you’ve seen the KUWTK episode, you’ll know at first she said no but after mulling it over with the family and with some wise words from Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner, Kim agreed to do the shoot. Kris Jenner talked it over with Hugh Hefner’s people because Kim wanted a more tasteful piece and in the end, she ended of being a model for ‘Playboy’ for just one issue.

Fashion and Makeup Model

Kim’s entry into the fashion world wasn’t quite as easy as it may sound. At first the fashion world never really accepted her until her marriage to Kanye West. In several reports she claims his knowledge and his natural grasp of fashion that has helped Kim stand in the spotlight to names like Givenchy (who dressed her for her wedding to Mr West). Kim’s now been on numerous covers of ‘Vogue’ and other magazines such as ‘Love and CR Fashion Book.’ Her stand in make up is another world all together. One of her half siblings, Kylie Jenner has created an empire with her brand. In recent months Kim has started her own makeup line called KKW. Naturally with her name as big as it is, the lines taken off very well. To not steal the makeup spotlight from one of her youngest half siblings, Kim decided to start with highlight and contour kits. In the launch of the website everything sold out in a mere three hours. Once again the fame that is Kim Kardashian shined through to prove her business knowledge is a force to be reckon with. Also something else to add to her net worth as it climbs even higher. Along with Kims KKW beauty line, she also is the creator of KKW fragrance line. Her fragrance line include her gardenia scent and her newest valentines inspired kimoij hearts.

Kim Kardashian, Instagram model

As her rise to fame became prominent, Kim focused on her presence in social media. On Instagram, where she posts most days, Kim is standing at 108 million followers. From selfies to snap shots of her children North and Saint (not yet pictured Chicago) you can see Kim showing us a lot of snaps from insider her life. She’s no stranger to the camera. Kim and her siblings have definitely kept their social media accounts lively as they can with their busy lives. In fact lets take a quick peak at her siblings followers on Instagram and Twitter. Her youngest (half) sister Kylie isn’t far behind Kim on Instagram with 104 million followers. On Twitter, Kylie is sitting at 24.5 million followers. -Next to the oldest of the siblings, Kendall Jenner sits at 84 million followers on Instagram and 26 million on Twitter. -Baby brother, Rob Kardashian doesn’t amount up to the ladies since the feuding between him an baby momma Blac Chyna seem to trigger him in deleting all social media. He’s currently sitting at 24k followers on Instagram and 7 million on Twitter. -Sisters Khloe and Kourtney are currently close running at 60 and 70 million followers on Instagram and 25 vs. 23 followers on Instagram. These are just a few of the reasons that the Kardashian-Jenner clan has such a high net worth.

Kim Kardashian, love life, model? Nah!

Kim and Ray J

As we’ve seen on the family’s TV Show, Kim’s love life hasn’t been a breeze leading her to the present marriage with Kanye West. By the time the TV show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ aired Kim was twenty seven years old. Even before the world was consumed by the craze of the reality TV show starring Kim and her family, Kim actually eloped at the young age of nineteen. Crazy right? Kim eloped with Damon Thomas in the year 2000 with ‘Source’ reporting that the cracks in the marriage soon began to surface. Just four years later the two divorced. Who is Damon Thomas you might ask? He is actually a music producer who has worked with the likes of Chris Brown, R. Kelly, and even the legendary Lionel Richie. For the most part though, this whole situation seems to have been swept under the rug. No one seems to mention the two were ever married. Even on the Kardashians TV Show the elopement was only mentioned a hand full of times within the family before the subject was written out of the show. Her next suitor was none other then the guy who made her sex tape explode, Ray J. Famous singer, song writer, actor, and record producer Ray J met Kim while she was working as a personal stylist for his sister Brandy. Brandy is famous for shows like ‘Moesha,’ A TV Show made famous way back in the 90’s. Kim and Ray J dated from 2004-2006. To help with the mental timeline you may be thinking of, the sex tape was not leaked until 2007. (Thats when Kim ended up with the settlement which brought in a hefty lump some of money to leave the sex tap out there.) This is a relationship you don’t hear a lot about and once it ended Kim actually went on to date Jessica Simpsons ex-husband Nick Lachey for a brief period of time. From everything on the internet and other sources it seems this relationship was kept well sealed. Kim’s relationships doesn’t stop there. She then dated Nick Cannon for one year, from 2006-2007. From online source it is said that Cannon stated if Kim would not have lied about the existence of the sex tape between her and Ray J, Cannon may have actually tried to hold on to her. Of course, like any normal person, the fact she lied is what ended it. From a friend of Kim’s it has been said that if Cannon would have married her, he’d have built her the biggest mansion in Bel Air. But Kim expected to be monogamous and Cannon stated that wasn’t going to happen. Not long after Ray J, Lachey, and Cannon, Kim stated dating long time boyfriend Reggie Bush. Reggie Bush is an NFL running back for the San Francisco 49er’s. If you watched KUWTK, you’ll know they were dating pretty seriously about the time the show took off. Through many episodes of the show, Reggie is all Kim talked about and let’s be honest, they did make a cute couple. Kim and Reggie were together during the media frenzy with the sex tape leaking of her and Ray J came out as well. After dating Bush for a while, she then moved on to date another football player, Miles Austin for a very brief year. Miles played as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. It was said the relationship was strong but they decided to break it off because they could never be able to spend much time with each other due to both of their careers. Kim soon found another guy who seemed to be using her for the spotlight, Gabriel Aubry. Gabriel was a model who has worked for such people as Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, and Calvin Klein. Kim’s second marriage was also a disaster. She was married to basketball player Kris Humphries for only two years from 2010-2011. Humphries was an NBA basketball player and sources have said the whole relationship between the two was nothing but a publicity stunt to help with the ratings for the show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ Kim took to her blog after word of the divorce to say she married for love not for a stunt. One year later, she and Kanye began dating. You could almost say the rest is history as they are still happily together, three children later.

Kanye and Kim’s Wedding

North (her net worth), Saint, and Chicago!

After her relationship began with Kanye, Kim became pregnant with their first of three children, a daughter the couple oddly named, North West! Baby North was born in 2013, the year prior to her parents wedding. Since then she’s made many magazines covers and news headlines with her mom Kim that she’s said to be the most fashionable child in the media. Believe it or not, little North already has a net worth of $130 million dollars. Crazy right?! Her brother Saint West, the second oldest of Kim and Kanyes children, was born in 2015. With the pregnancy of Saint, Kim ran across a few health scares that were documented throughout ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ After giving birth to baby Saint, Kim was told it would be very, dangerous for her health to attempt to have another child herself. So with that, Kim and Kanye decided they did want a third child. They decided to go through other sources to have a child and so they chose to use a surrogate. Just a couple weeks ago news broke that Kim’s surrogate had given birth to the third and youngest of they West’s children and that it was a baby girl. Considering the unique names of all the Kardashian children, including Kourtney’s children and Robs’ child, it was a given the little girl would have another interesting name. Eventually news broke that Kim and Kanye named her Chicago West.

Role Model for Siblings

Kim has several siblings and that is no secret to anyone. Each has had their own success as documented by ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ This has lead them to look to Kim for advice and direction and yes, they’ve each had their own share of stardom. For example, her sister Khloe has a line of clothing called ‘Good American.’ ‘Good American’ is a denim company aimed at curvier, bigger women. Khloe’s idea for ‘Good American’ came when she was referred to as the “fatter” sister. Kourtney Kardashian hasn’t ventured off into solo projects like Kim so she seems to maintain a majority of her sisters’ stores ‘Dash.’ Baby sister Kylie has gave Kim a run for her money when it comes to social media fame and fortune. Some have said Kylie looks more like Kim then any sister and that Kylie is taking after Kim with her success in her lip kit line and makeup line. Kylie looks to Kim for advice in business aspects of life because Kim clearly knows what she’s doing. Media headlines have also said that Kylie is coming after Kim’s spotlight as the most famous sister. To some of us who might be fans, it only seems like sister helping sister. Kim being a role model in business doesn’t really stop there because Momager Kris has also taken a few tips and tricks from Kim when it comes to style. Not to long ago Kris colored her hair blonde, a lot similar to what Kim has done. Kris also takes after her daughter when it comes to fashion. In many episodes of their tv show, you can see when their out shopping that Kim has be sneaky about what she’s buying because momma Kris won’t be far behind to buy the exact same thing.

Kim Kardashian’s net worth

Its no secret Kim Kardashian has capitalized off her fame through the years. From makeup to mobile apps Kim knows how to work in the business world. This itself has caused her to have a huge net worth of $175 million dollars. This makes her the highest paid of all the Kardashian family. She has also been named the 47th richest celebrity on Forbes list of 100 highest earnings celebrities, in 2016. Anything Kim attaches her name to is almost gold. For example, Kim’s first KKW Beauty launch sold out in three hours. From ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians; to perfumes, to ‘Dash,’ even her mobile game, Kim has made her living in the smartest way anyone could given what life has dealt her. Even though she had a scandal such as an ugly sex tape surface after something as courageous as her father defending OJ Simpson in a trial that shook the US, she has turned things around for herself to make a wonderful life for her family.

Snaps From Kim’s Instagram of Family and Kids