Kim Kardashian better known as Kimberly Noel Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman.
She first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after the sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar, shot in 2003 with her then-boyfriend Ray J, was released in 2007.
Kim Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Kardashian has developed a significant presence online and across numerous social media platforms, including hundreds of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
With sisters Kourtney and Khloé, she launched the fashion boutique chain Dash, which operated between 2006 and 2018.
Kardashian founded KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance in 2017, and the shapewear company Skims in 2019.
She has also released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian.
As an actress, she has appeared in the films Disaster Movie (2008), Deep in the Valley (2009), and Temptation.
Kim Kardashian was born to Robert and Kris Kardashian (née Houghton). She has an elderly sister, Kourtney, a younger sister, Khloé, and a younger brother, Rob.
Their mother is of Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, while their father was a third-generation Armenian-American.
In 1991, their parents divorced and their mother married Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner.
As a result of her mother’s remarriage, Kim Kardashian acquired step-brothers Burton “Burt”, Brandon, and Brody; a step-sister, Casey; and later two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
In her teenage years, Kardashian was a close friend of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton, through whom she first garnered media attention.
After totaling her car at age 16, her father agreed to buy her a new one on condition that she agree to be responsible for paying all expenses related to any future damages.
She subsequently began working at Body, a local clothing store in Encino, California, where she worked for four years, assisting in the opening of the Calabasas location.
In 2000, after entering into her first marriage, she resigned.
Kardashian’s father died in 2003 of cancer.
Kardashian attended Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 1994, her father represented football player O. J. Simpson during his murder trial.
Kim’s current net worth is $1.8 billion, according to Forbes. It was $1 billion last year, and $900 million the year before, per Forbes.
Kim Kardashian stepped into the show business with her friend Paris Hilton‘s support, when she appears as a guest in the reality television series The Simple Life.
Getting off from the reality shop, Kim and her two sisters opened the boutique shop in Calabasas, California, with D-A-S-H.
In 2007, something unexpected and tragic happened in this superstar’s life, making her even more popular. Her sex tape with the singer Ray J was leaked by Vivid Entertainment, which created a negative image of Kim’s career.
Kim then filed a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment for leaking the tape. But later, the case was settled with USD 5 Million. Vivid Entertainment then was allowed to release the tape as long as they want.
After the incident, the media and the public started criticizing Kim and her family for making a sex tape and releasing it to get publicity and promote their upcoming reality show.
The Kardashians family reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians was released in October 2007, where all of their siblings and parents were included.
Their reality shows success expanded their career with Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
This multi-talented and beautiful Kim has appeared in several movies. She made her debut film with Disaster Movie in 2008 with the cast of Lisa.
In the same year, she also participated in season seven of Dancing with the Stars with Mark Ballas but was eliminated soon.
Kim is very concerned with her physic and workouts for a better body, which she even released with a DVD series making her own workout videos.
Is Kim Kardashian Married?
Since 2000, Kardashian has been married three times. At only 19, she married producer Damon Thomas, who was 10 years older than her.
The marriage lasted three years until she called it quits in 2003. She also married NBA star Kris Humphries in 2011 after their romance and engagement was chronicled on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Unfortunately, only 72 days after the wedding, they split and she filed for divorce in October 2011. They officially split in April 2013 after a messy court battle.
Kim Kardashian met Chicago-based producer Kanye West in 2003 while working as an assistant to R&B star, Brandy who happens to be the sister of Kim’s ex and infamous sex tape partner, Ray J.
The future mogul was married to songwriter Damon Thomas at the time, which still wasn’t enough for West to give up hope.
Kim Kardashian was famously married to Kanye West from 2014 to 2021. Kim is currently not married after three times failed marriage in her life.
Since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began dating in 2011, they have welcomed four children together.
Kim and Kanye West first child is called North West. She was born on June 15, 2013 – making her nine years old.
Saint West: Saint was born on December 5, 2015, making him six years old.
Chicago West: Chicago was born on Jan 15, 2018, making her four years old.
Psalm West: Psalm is the youngest child of Kim and Kanye. He was born on May 9, 2019, making him three years old.