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Kimberly Noel Kardashian

October 21, 1980 (1980-10-21) (age 40)
  • Media personality
  • socialite
  • businesswoman
  • actress
  • model
Years active 2007–present
Net worth $350 million (July 2018)
Television Keeping Up with the Kardashians
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Kimberly Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model and actress. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton. Later she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

In recent years, Kardashian has grown an online and social media presence, including hundreds of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram. She has released a variety of products tied to her name. Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has also received significant media coverage; the couple married in 2014 and they have four children together.

Time magazine included Kardashian on their list of 2015's 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a "pop culture phenomenon." Critics and admirers have described her as an example the notion of being famous for being famous. She was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality of 2015, with her estimated total earnings exceeding US$53 million.

Early life and career

Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Robert and Kris. She has an older sister, Kourtney, a younger sister, Khloé, and a younger brother, Rob. Kardashian's father died in 2003 of cancer.

After their parents divorced in 1991, her mother married again that year, to Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner), the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner. Through their marriage, Kardashian gained two step-brothers, and a step-sister Casey, she also has two half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

She attended Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Kardashian entered the business world with her two sisters and opened the boutique shop D-A-S-H in Calabasas, California. In October 2007 Kardashian, began to appear in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

In 2008 she was a participant on season seven of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with Mark Ballas. On July 1, 2010, the New York City branch of Madame Tussauds revealed a wax figure of Kardashian.

Personal life

In 2000, 19-year-old Kardashian eloped with music producer Damon Thomas, Thomas filed for divorce in 2003.

In May 2011, Kardashian became engaged to NBA player Kris Humphries, then of the New Jersey Nets. They were married in a wedding ceremony on August 20 in Montecito, California. Earlier that month, she had released her "wedding fragrance" called "Kim Kardashian Love" which coincided with her own wedding.

A two-part TV special showing the preparations and the wedding itself aired on E! in early October 2011, amidst what was called a "media blitz" related to the wedding. After 72 days of marriage, she filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31. The divorce was subject to widespread media attention.

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Kardashian began dating rapper and longtime friend Kanye West, they became engaged on October 21, Kardashian's 33rd birthday, and married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The couple's high status and respective careers have resulted in their relationship becoming subject to heavy media coverage.

Kardashian gave birth to her first child with West, daughter North West, on June 15, 2013, her second child, son Saint West, on December 5, 2015. The couple's third child, daughter Chicago West, was born on January 15, 2018 and the fourth child, son Psalm West, was born on May 10, 2019.

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