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Kim Kardashian is a billionaire, says Forbes

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Reality television star, influencer and business owner Kim Kardashian West is officially a billionaire, according to an estimate from Forbes, making her debut on the exclusive global list only one year after her younger sister Kylie Jenner fell off of it.

Kardashian West's money comes from TV income and endorsement deals, according to the magazine, as well as her two lifestyle brands.

The star saw her wealth jump more than $200 million just since October, Forbes estimated, from a worth of $780 million last fall to $1 billion this spring, only five years after the magazine first reported she had made her first $51 million.

KKW Beauty was launched in 2017, often releasing cosmetic products in partnership with her four famous sisters that were heavily promoted through social media -- Kardashian West alone has 69.7 million Twitter followers and 213 million Instagram followers.

By 2018, the company was making about $100 million in revenue, according to Forbes, which has listed 2,775 billionaires in this year's rankings.

The 40-year-old's most recent project, Skims, launched in 2019 to offer underwear and loungewear in the founder's signature minimalist style, a move that proved lucrative during the work-from-home era.

Though the company -- of which Kardashian owns a majority stake -- has not disclosed revenue figures, Forbes has estimated its worth at more than $500 million.

Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian family empire, fell out of the Forbes rankings in 2020 after the magazine claimed the 23-year-old had been inflating the size of her own cosmetic business. She had been named the world's youngest self-made billionaire in 2019 at age 21.

The family's hit reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" is set to end this year after a 20-season run, as news also emerged earlier this year that Kardashian West had filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West.

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LamillyApr. 8  03:52 pm JST

Take my hat off to her, she created an empire and amassed great wealth having started with little talent

'TALENT' does not come with a stupid sex tape. Like I said, 'Money for nothing and the ....'

And the worse thing about it all was that my hometown newspaper ('The Dispatch') had a feature on the front page on the Kardassians while the story about the death of Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the Moon (who was from my home state) was at the bottom of the page! Disgraceful!

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This is the kind of stuff you find littering the bottom of the fabled Human 'abyss'. Read and weep...

It's the direct result of capitalism alright. The people have the freedom to put their money where they want, and for whatever reasons, that's the Kardassians.

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This is the kind of stuff you find littering the bottom of the fabled Human 'abyss'. Read and weep... For anyone who respects Humanity and believes it to be 'special', articles like this are high in the 'Cognitive Dissonance' spectrum and create serious doubt in one's own judgement as to what 'Human value' means. It seems to mean that the only Human worth is the ability to pull money from foolish people by any means available, and it's the 'availability' in this particular case which is the sadness, the price people will pay for delusion.

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And?

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Take my hat off to her, she created an empire and amassed great wealth having started with little talent

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And with out there dads notoriety, where would they be now?

"She had been named the world's youngest self-made billionaire in 2019 at age 21."

have they really done that all by themselves? without there dads exposure would they be at these dizzy heights?

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*And it all started with a stupid sex tape. Now she is more of a construct than a woman. Like Dire Straits said, '*Money for nothing and the.

So what? She achieved her goals in life. Not gonna hate on the woman because she capitalize off of that sex tape, went to school, study and get a degree and make a honest living and make money and get married and everything that goes with it and she was smart and how she executed all of that, with less effort, can’t hate on that.

Don't you worry. She'll have a new one before the month of June. Count on it.

Probably, she’s hot, so she’ll be ok....

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Simian LaneToday  06:53 am JST

Kim Kardashian is a billionaire, says Forbes

we need to scrawl this sentence in a cave so that our evolved ones in 1000s of years’ time can gain clearer insight as to what our civilization was all about,

And it all started with a stupid sex tape. Now she is more of a construct than a woman. Like Dire Straits said, 'Money for nothing and the...'

KaerimashitaToday  10:56 am JST

Is she in the market for a new husband?

Don't you worry. She'll have a new one before the month of June. Count on it.

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Is she in the market for a new husband?

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Capitalism.

Own it.

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We live in the dumbest time in human history.

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No offense to Kim, but the media really likes to ‘milk this cow’.

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ok,.....,.

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No one cares.

Lol!

we need to scrawl this sentence in a cave so that our evolved ones in 1000s of years’ time can gain clearer insight as to what our civilization was all about

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Kim Kardashian is a billionaire, says Forbes

we need to scrawl this sentence in a cave so that our evolved ones in 1000s of years’ time can gain clearer insight as to what our civilization was all about,

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