The net worth of Kim Kardashian in 2023 may surprise you

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Kim Kardashian attends the Kering Caring For Women Dinner at The Pool on September 12, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Joy Malone/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Kim Kardashian attends the Kering Caring For Women Dinner at The Pool on September 12, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Joy Malone/Getty Images) /

Kim Kardashian is one of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry, and her hard work is a significant factor. How she attained her net worth and how much it is will ultimately surprise you.

Kim Kardashian has earned her rising cash flow with several business and reality TV ventures and got her start as an assistant to famous friends in the early 2000s. Kim appeared on the hit Fox show, The Simple Life, through the hotel heiress Paris Hilton. In her “role,” Kim worked as a closet organizer to Paris, who was known for her risqué wardrobe, social status, and her tiny chihuahua, Tinkerbell. Ironically, Kim would later rescue an elderly chihuahua off the streets and affectionately named her “Princess” on Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E!

How did Kim Kardashian attain her net worth?

Kim initially acquired her wealth with her family’s reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, on the E! Network, which NBC Universal owns. Her mother, Kris Jenner, connected with the show’s executive producer, Ryan Seacrest, and pitched the show’s idea. The network greenlit Keeping Up in 2006, and the producers told the family that it would only last one season as it was meant to be a filler show, meaning that E! had to fill in air space; otherwise, there’d be nothing onscreen.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS — Pictured: “Keeping UP with the Kardashians” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal) /

The producers got the surprise of a lifetime as Keeping Up became an instant E! hit; the show lasted from 2007 to 2021 and chronicled the Kardashian-Jenner family through an up-close lens. According to the outlet Parade, Kim pocketed a whopping $4.5 million in the later seasons. Aside from KUWTK, Kim took home extra income from the short-lived spinoffs she starred with her sisters. While it hasn’t been disclosed what the amounts were, they had to have been close to Keeping Up’s payments.

With the show’s shocking success came the endorsements. Kim endorsed multiple fashion brands, including Bongo Jeans, Sketchers, and Beach Bunny Swimwear. Kim and her sisters also launched their own clothing line at Sears called the Kardashian Kollection. The line allowed shoppers to dress like their favorite Kardashian sister within a moderate price point. The sister even released a New York bestseller, Kardashian Konfidential, offering tips on beauty, fashion, family life, and social scenarios.

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HOUSTON, TX – MAY 04: (L-R) Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian Odom greet fans during a Sears In-Store Appearance For Kardashian Kollection at Willowbrook Mall on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Sears) /

After KUWTK ended, Kim and her family turned to Hulu with their new show, The Kardashians. Like its predecessor, it reflected their lives up close, giving viewers a taste of their lives. The Kardashians came with shorter seasons, with only ten episodes, but Disney gave the family a hefty paycheck of $100 million to be divided between the members.

Then, there’s Kim’s clothing company, SKIMS, worth 4 billion this July; her skincare line, SKKN, is rumored to be worth an estimated 1 billion, and her former beauty company, KKW Beauty was launched in 2017, brought in another 1 billion. The cosmetics conglomerate Coty purchased a 20% stake for $200 million in 2020. KKW sold various eye products, foundations, powders, and even fragrances.

The KKW Beauty line went defunct in 2021, with an official statement on Kim’s IG Stories at the time. It’s read in the following:

To our loyal customers, It all started with a contour kit and expanded to eyes, lips, body, and many incredible collections over the past four years,” she began in her statement.

On August 1st at midnight, we will be shutting down the site so that we can come back to you under a completely new brand with new formulas that are more modern, innovative, and packaged in an elevated and sustainable new look. I’m excited to continue to develop and expand my product range and for you to finally be able to experience it the way that I have always envisioned,” continued Kim, apparently excited about her new endeavor.

In addition, my team is hard at work to improve the customer shopping experience where you will be able to purchase my beauty and cosmetic offerings in all categories from one single website. Thank you so much for being on this incredible journey with me, and I promise we won’t be gone for too long.

While her fashion and beauty companies have been generous to Kim, she also set foot in other opportunities to grow her income. Last year, she launched her private equity firm SKKY in Boston, which helps consumers grow their businesses and brands.

As SKKY is a private firm. their profits haven’t been disclosed, but according to a May 2023 Fortune report, the company hopes to achieve 1 billion from investors, and with Kim being the main drive and vision for SKKY, as well as founder, there’s no doubt that the goal will be met.

Regarding social media, Kim could earn up to $4.5 million for an Instagram post relating to her businesses and The Kardashians promotions.

Not bad for an influencer. Speaking of which, Kim recently starred alongside superstar Usher in the Apple Music Superbowl ad, another bank deposit to her worth.

Outside of her business ventures, Kim was added to the main cast of American Horror Story for its twelfth season. In the anthology series, Kim portrays Siobhan Corbyn, the publicist to actress Anna Alcott. The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, approached Kim with an unrefusable offer to star in AHS, and we can guess it was a significant amount.

Even though Kim had past acting projects such as the Paw Patrol franchise and Disaster Movie, She took acting lessons to help prepare her for the role of Siobhan, as revealed at this year’s Met Gala event.

How much is the net worth of Kim Kardashian?

The net worth of Kim Kardashian is 1.7 billion as of this writing. Per the financial outlet Forbes, she shares the list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women [of] 2023.” Kim shares the list with Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Reese Witherspoon, and her sister, Kylie Jenner.

The secret to Kim’s financial security lies with Kris, as she’s her manager and knows how to handle business negotiations. In fact, that’s how Kim got her start at the very beginning of her fame.