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who is Kim Kardashian? Age, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Awards and Nomination

Kim Kardashian; an American businesswoman, socialite, and media figure. She became well-known as Paris Hilton’s friend and stylist, and her profile grew even further with the 2007 release of the sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar. She is well-known online and had an appearance on the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Her ventures include the apparel boutique chain Dash, the skincare label Sknn By Kim, KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and Skims. In addition to acting in movies like American Horror Story and Disaster Movie, she has also created merchandise. As of 2022, Kardashian’s projected net worth is $1.8 billion. She also engages in political activism, pushing for mercy and jail reform.

Early Life and Education

Robert and Kris Kardashian welcomed Kimberly Noel Kardashian into the world in 1980 when she was born in Los Angeles. Admitted to Marymount High School, she has four siblings.

Before passing away from cancer in 2003, her father had defended O.J. Simpson during his murder trial. Through her strong friendships with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, Kardashian came to the notice of the media.

She went on to work at Body, a nearby clothes store, following a vehicle accident, but she quit in 2000 to start a new marriage.

Career

Launching of Her Career

In 2003, Kardashian started serving as Ray J’s sister Brandy’s personal stylist. Sonja Norwood, her mother, accused her of making fraudulent purchases using her American Express credit card.

According to Norwood, purchases made at Kardashian’s family-run boutique were the main reason for the charges. Kardashian was the target of a lawsuit filed by Norwood in 2008, but the parties settled out of court in 2009.

In 2006, Kardashian started serving as a stylist for her childhood friend Paris Hilton. Kim Kardashian recognized Hilton’s influence on her career in 2021, after being spotted often with Hilton at social gatherings and events.

Career Breakthrough

Kim Kardashian’s career started in 2007 after an online leak of a sex tape she had produced with singer Ray J.

She brought legal action against Vivid Entertainment, the company that released the movie, which made around US$1.5 million in its first six weeks of release.

Kim Kardashian, facing backlash, abandoned the legal battle and reached a settlement of about $5 million, allowing Vivid to distribute and sell the tape.

Kim Kardashian and her family started participating in the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which was a hit for E! and inspired spin-offs.

She participated in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and starred in the catastrophe movie parody catastrophe Movie in 2008. With Kardashian serving as the face, Fusion Beauty and Seven Bar Foundation introduced “Kiss Away Poverty” in 2009.

In 2010, Kim Kardashian published an autobiography titled Kardashian Konfidential and signed endorsement arrangements for food goods for Carl’s Jr.

After releasing the single “Jam (Turn It Up)” music video, she declared that she was not working on an album. She was a producer for The Spin Crowd, a guest star on 90210, and an appearance on The Apprentice in 2010.

Kim Kardashian published her novel Dollhouse and her third fragrance, “Gold,” in 2011. 2012 saw the $50 million renewal of Keeping Up with the Kardashians by E! for two more seasons.

She starred in the romance drama Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor in 2013. With the goal of becoming a Hollywood star or starlet, she released Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a mobile game for iPhone and Android, in 2014.

In its first five days of sale, the game brought in $1.6 million, making it the fifth highest-earning title in the Apple App Store.

Entrepreneurial Project

Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, founded the retail shop chain Dash in 2006. She also introduced her fragrance and beauty brands, KKW Fragrance and KKW Beauty.

In the Lifetime reality competition series Glam Masters, she co-produced a competition where aspiring beauty bloggers vied to become the next “Glam Master.” She co-produced the hidden camera prank reality series You Kiddin’ Me in 2018 and starred in the heist movie Ocean’s 8.

She had an appearance in the music video for the song “B.F.A. (Best Friend’s Ass)” by DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Paris Hilton in 2019.

Kim Kardashian was chastised for her new line of shapewear, Kimono, which was said to be disrespectful to Japanese culture. She responded by renaming the business Skims, which then went on to sell lingerie, bodysuits, loungewear, dresses, winter wear, and unisex apparel.

Pop-up shops have been established by Skims in the US, Europe, and Asia since 2021. The brand received recognition in 2021 as a Brand Innovator winner at the WSJ Innovator Awards and in 2023 as an Innovation Award winner at the CFDA Awards.

Relationship

Reality TV personality Kardashian dated NFL player Miles Austin, musician Ray J, and actor Reggie Bush before starting her career with Damon Thomas in 2000.

NBA player Kris Humphries proposed to her in 2011, and the two later wed in a ceremony held in Montecito, California. She claimed irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing, which was filed after 72 days.

According to a number of news sources, the marriage was a publicity ploy to support the Kardashian family’s television projects and brand.

In 2012, Kim Kardashian started dating rapper Kanye West. Their divorce was completed in 2013. They were married in Florence, Italy, after being engaged in 2014.

Numerous media outlets covered their high status and successful professions. Together with joint custody of their four children, they agreed to dissolve their marriage in 2021 when they filed for divorce.

They were deemed legally single in 2022 after Kim Kardashian complained to West for expedited proceedings. November 2022 saw the completion of a divorce settlement.

From November 2021 to August 2022, Kardashian was linked to actor and comedian Pete Davidson.

Net worth

Kim Kardashian’s wealth has grown dramatically since 2014, with profits from a variety of firms such as DASH, Kardashian collection, Kardashian Beauty, Sears, and sponsored social media posts contributing to her $53 million net worth in 2015.

Her net worth was $350 million as of July 2018. From her first two marriages, Kardashian did not get alimony payments.

Awards and Nominations

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2008 Choice TV Female Reality/Variety Star Keeping Up with the Kardashians Nominated
  • 2009 Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star Nominated
  • 2010 Choice Female Reality/Variety Star[b] Won
  • Choice Female Hottie Kim Kardashian Nominated
  • Choice Twit Nominated
  • 2011 Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star[b] Keeping Up with the Kardashians Won
  • Choice Female Hottie Kim Kardashian Nominated
  • 2012 Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star[b] Keeping Up with the Kardashians Won
  • 2013 Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star[d] Won
  • 2016 Choice TV Show: Reality Keeping Up with the Kardashians Won
  • 2016 Choice Selfie Taker Kim Kardashian Nominate
  • 2016 Choice Instagramer Kim Kardashian Nominated
  • 2016 Choice Social Media Queen Kim Kardashian Nominated
     Other awards:
  • 2008 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Disaster Movie Nominated
  • 2014 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Won
  • 2011 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Celeb Reality Star Kim Kardashian Won
  • 2017 Favorite Social Media Star Kim Kardashian Nominated
  • 2011 Glamour Award Entrepreneur of the Year Kim Kardashian Won 2018 CFDA Influencer Award Kim Kardashian Won
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