Kim Kardashian has added billionaire to her resume. The cosmetics and girdle businesswoman, who launched her career on the reality series “Keeping Up with The Kardashians,” was listed for the first time on Forbes magazine’s list of world’s billionaires on Tuesday.
Forbes said it estimated that the 40-year-old Kardashian “is now worth $ 1 billion, up from 780 million in October, thanks to two lucrative businesses, KKW and Skims, as well as cash from reality TV and endorsement deals. , and a series of smaller investments.. “
The Forbes estimate means that Kardashian joins her future ex-husband Kanye West in the billionaires club. Forbes on Tuesday estimated West’s net worth at $ 1.8 billion, mostly from deals on his Yeezy line of sneakers and fashion.
Kardashian filed for divorce from West, 43, in February, citing irreconcilable differences.
However, her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, lost her billionaire status, Forbes said Tuesday. He valued the 23-year-old’s fortune at around $ 700 million, citing a difficult year for cosmetics sales during the coronavirus pandemic and what he said were earlier overestimations of the revenue of Kylie Cosmetics, now 51% owned by Coty Inc .
Kardashian founded KKW Beauty in 2017, promoting and selling the products online, with the help of a social media presence that includes some 213 million followers on Instagram. She launched the Skims line of multi-tone shapers in 2019.
Kardashian celebrated Tuesday by posting a photo of herself in a bikini on a beach, captioned “Bliss” and announcing the launch of the first Skims pop-up store in a luxury mall in Los Angeles.