The Kardashians have been flaunting their wealth for a decade on their reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but just how rich are they? How did they acquire their wealth? It's not just TV money; the Kardashians have cashed in on everything from a sex tape to a kids clothing line.Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner, the mother of the four famous Kardashian siblings, has an estimated net worth of approximately $80 million. She was married to the late Robert Kardashian, one of the defense team for the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She reportedly took no money from the attorney in their divorce so she could quickly marry athlete Bruce Jenner. Not only did she manage Bruce's career as a motivational speaker, the pair even made a tape together. No, not a sex tape; a workout video.
The couple had two girls together, Kendall and Kylie, and Kris pitched the idea of a reality show about her half-dozen kids to Ryan Seacrest. (Bruce had four other children from previous marriages.) That may have been the first time she acted as manager for her offspring, but it certainly wasn't the last. She has handled many of the family's lucrative business and endorsement deals, as well as executive producing KUWTK. No wonder she has tried to trademark the word "momager."Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner, who has a current estimated net worth of $100 million, was formerly Kris Jenner's husband and formerly a man. As Bruce Jenner, he rose to fame by winning a gold medal in the Decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. With the ensuing publicity, he earned money from advertising and appeared on many TV shows before Keeping Up with the Kardashians, even competing on Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 2. Bruce underwent a gender transition in 2015 and is now a woman named Caitlyn. She had her own TV series, I am Cait, which ran for two seasons, and earned a $4 million advance on her memoir.Kim Kardashian (West)
Kim Kardashian rose to fame in a rather embarrassing way, but her net worth is sky high, estimated north (get it?) of $350 million. Somehow, her sex tape with singer Ray J was sold to and released by Vivid Entertainment in 2007; she later sued the company and settled for a reported five million dollars. A few months after the X-rated publicity came the premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is now entering its fifteenth season. Is it a coincidence that Kim once worked for Paris Hilton, who also had a sex tape that helped turn her into a reality TV star?
Kim has appeared on many other reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Her second marriage, to basketball player Kris Humphries, was the subject of the highly rated, two-part special Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. 72 days after the wedding, which reportedly netted her $18 million in licensing fees, endorsement and broadcast deals, she filed for divorce. She is currently married to rapper Kanye West, who has quite a fortune of his own.
Kim can command six figures just for making an appearance. She has enjoyed many endorsement deals, from Carl's Jr. to weight-loss pills, Charmin public restrooms, $25 lollipops, and even Midori liqueur despite the fact she says she doesn't drink. (Ironically, she still had to step down from the gig when she got pregnant.) The mom works in fashion, fragrance, makeup and retail, and owns a fashion boutique with her sisters. A most modern, multimedia and social media celebrity, she has even cashed in on a branded set of emojis ("Kimojis") and a book of selfies entitled Selfish. Her hit video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, has been downloaded over 60 million times and generated a reported $200 million in revenue. She also launched her KKW beauty line in June 2017.
Khloé Kardashian is worth approximately forty million dollars. Like her sisters, she rose to fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but has since launched into several other ventures. She was married to ex-NBA player Lamar Odom, and had a reality TV show with him. The couple divorced in 2016.
In 2006, Khloé, Kim, and Kourtney opened a fashion boutique, DASH, which at one time had three brick-and-mortar locations in addition to the online store. It's part of their last name, but DASH also rhymes with CASH. It seems not enough cash was coming in, though, as the brand recently closed its Los Angeles outlet, with the Miami and online stores slated to close at the end of Summer 2018.
DASH Dolls, a short-lived reality show on the E! Network, focused on the young ladies who worked at the stores. Khloé made guest appearances, but the family is so popular, they don't even have to star in their own spinoffs anymore! One reviewer felt that with DASH Dolls, "the franchise may have at last hit bottom," but the Kardashians are known for their bottoms.
Khloé is staying in the fashion game with her denim brand, Good American, which saw sales of over $1 million on its very first day of opening in 2016.
Khloé also hosted the now-cancelled Kocktails With Khloé, which the New York Daily News dubbed "komplete krap." Her latest TV series is a makeover show titled Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, which has completed its second season.Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney may be the oldest, but she lags behind her sisters in the net worth department, with roughly thirty-five million dollars to her name. Before rising to fame and birthing her son on the family's TV show, Kourtney appeared on a less-successful reality show: Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. Besides her hit shows, she also "acted" as an attorney on the soap One Life to Live.
With her mom, she opened a children's boutique called Smooch, but it closed after six years. Kourtney has taken part in joint efforts with her sisters, including books (Kardashian Konfidential), clothing lines (Kardashian Kollection), jewelry and skincare lines, and ad campaigns. With millions of followers, she reportedly earns $250,000 per Instagram post.Rob Kardashian
Although brother Rob Kardashian's net worth, estimated at about $10 million, pales in comparison with Kim's, he does have bragging rights in the dancing department. When he competed on Dancing with the Stars, he finished second, while his sister could only manage seventh place.
Rob graduated from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in 2009 and has had several business ventures including starting his own line of socks. Some Arthur George socks sell for $30 a pair, but the ones that feature F-bombs are "only" $15 a pair. With Blac Chyna, he produced a daughter, one season of spin-off series Rob & Chyna, and lots of off-camera drama. Rob pays his ex $20,000 a month in child support, but the model and the Kardashian klan are suing each other. Stay tuned.
Kris and Bruce Jenner's first daughter, Kendall, is worth approximately $30 million. Currently one of the highest-paid models in the world, earning $22 million between June 2017 and June 2018, she represents brands such as Chanel and Vera Wang on the catwalk, and has inked large endorsement deals with the likes of Calvin Klein and Estée Lauder. Not everything she touches turns to gold, however. Among her marketing missteps were her Pepsi commercial in which she seemed to solve race relations with a can of soda, and $125 T-shirts which featured her and sister Kylie's faces over legends such as Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Adding insult to injury, they never asked permission to use the musicians' images, and had to pull the line. Sad!
The youngest of the JenKardashians has an estimated $300 million net worth (although some estimates are much higher) thanks to her popular lip and eye products sold by Kylie Cosmetics. (What, not Kosmetics?) The company, of which Kylie is sole owner, has reportedly made $630 million in sales since its 2015 inception. She started on KUWTK at age 10, and currently stars in her own spinoff, Life of Kylie. Along with big sister Kendall, she has designed clothing, jewelry, shoes and handbags with world-famous partners. Solo, she designed hair extensions under the name Kylie Hair Kouture. She also models and has several endorsement deals, including one with PUMA.
2017 brought a renewal of the hit series, reportedly 5 seasons for $150 million. Thanks to advice from matriarch Kris, the Kardashians diversify their income streams through a number of reality shows and, more importantly, across different industries. We could all learn from the first family of reality TV in that respect as we aim to grow our own wealth. With Kim, Khloé, and Kylie's newborns making three new additions to the family already in 2018, it will be even harder in the future Keeping Up with the Kardashians.