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From Sex Tape To Lists: How The Kardashians Turned Reality Show Into A Money-Making Empire


Keeping up with the Kardashians has formed the most iconic and lucrative dynasty in reality television.

During its 14-year broadcast, the show helped Kris Jenner and her brood become a billion dollar cash cow through lucrative deals, endorsements, and their own businesses.

Such is her wealth that the youngest of the six children, Kylie Jenner, was named "The World's Youngest Homemade Billionaire" by Forbes Magazine, while Kim Kardashian's sex tape helped put her on the map.

Kylie Jenner, 23 – KUWTK made her a billionaire (well, almost)

Kylie Jenner, 23, is the youngest but richest of the KUWTK stars

She is the youngest of Kris Jenner's six children, but she's also the richest now.

Kylie, 23, made the cover of Forbes magazine in 2019 as the "world's youngest homemade billionaire" after selling 51 percent of her $ 1.2 billion Kylie Cosmetics business to beauty giant Coty.

Forbes then withdrew the "billionaire" title, reckoning that it was actually only valued at $ 900 million.

Kylie's personal wealth came mainly from her decision to get lip fillers when she was 18. While initially denying improvement, she later acknowledged it and launched a collection of lip kits in 2015.

The following year, due to the tremendous success of her first products, she launched Kylie Cosmetics.

Kylie has also teamed up with sister Kendall on a clothing line, starting her own skin care line Kylie Skin, and bringing out her own fragrance through KKW Beauty from half-sister Kim Kardashian.

Despite her young age, Kylie was sure to work hard to place her fortune as she has a huge real estate empire. In 2015, when she was only 17, Kylie bought her first home, a 4,851 square foot home in her hometown of Calabasas. She bought the house for a whopping $ 2.7 million and sold it for a staggering $ 3.15 million in 2017.

The following year, Kylie's portfolio continued to grow when she bought her current home – a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in Hidden Hills – for $ 6.03 million before selling the property in 2018 for $ 6.7 million.

Kylie was clearly happy with her then location and bought a house next door three months later for $ 4.5 million, which she sold for a whopping $ 5.26 million in 2017.

In 2018, Kylie and Travis Scott bought a $ 13 million investment house in Beverly Hills. Kylie and Travis decided to pick up their LA home as an investment in 2018, but stayed briefly with daughter Stormi.

Long-term Plans: Kylie and baby daddy Travis Scott bought a $ 13 million home in Beverly Hills as an investment in 2018.

Long-term Plans: Kylie and baby daddy Travis Scott bought a $ 13 million home in Beverly Hills as an investment in 2018.

Current Location: Jenner's current home is a $ 12 million Hidden Hills mansion on 1.4 acres

Current Location: Jenner's current home is a $ 12 million Hidden Hills mansion on 1.4 acres

Speaking to People about the house, a source said: “Kylie and Travis' new Beverly Hills home is spectacular. It's contemporary, but at the same time very warm. The property is also very private. & # 39;

In May of this year Kylie made a record $ 15 million purchase on 5 acres in Hidden Hills. She's not the only A-Lister to have bought the property, as Miley Cyrus bought it in 2015 when her horses lived there, but never built a house on it when she sold it three years later.

In April she bought a property in Holmby Hills known as the "Resort Property". It extends over 19,000 square meters and has four guest houses. It also has a private guard house, professional kitchen and several bars at home. The property was originally listed at $ 45 million, which means it got a discount.

Fit for a Billionaire! In April 2020, Kylie bought a "resort property" worth 36.5 million US dollars in the Holmby Hills district of LA. It was originally listed at $ 45 million

Fit for a Billionaire! In April 2020, Kylie bought a "resort property" worth 36.5 million US dollars in the Holmby Hills district of LA. It was originally listed at $ 45 million

Kim Kardashian, 39 – Game app, shapewear and beauty products add up to $ 900 million

Kim, 29, earns up to $ 1 million for a paid Instagram post

Kim, 29, earns up to $ 1 million for a paid Instagram post

It can certainly be argued that without her sex tape she and her family would never have made unimaginable wealth.

While Kim Kardashian Superstar sharpened her profile, the 39-year-old Kim took every opportunity that came up later.

Her 2011 television wedding to NBA pro Kris Humphries was undoubtedly the star of her family's reality show and a ratings blockbuster. Her divorce and subsequent marriage to rapper Kanye West fascinated fans with her personal life.

Forbes estimates Kim's net worth at $ 900 million. In 2014, she launched the mobile game app Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which grossed $ 1.6 million in the first five days of its release. In 2015 she released her own Kimojis collection.

In addition to her TV royalties, paid endorsements, and appearances, the bulk of Kim's fortune comes from her KKW beauty company.

In 2019, the product line grossed $ 100 million, and it made $ 200 million by selling a 20 percent stake in the company to Coty, the same company that bought Kylie's brand.

Her SKIMS Shapewear, launched last year, is also a big top seller, and she can make up to $ 1 million for a paid Instagram post.

Her staggering wealth has given the star and her family an opportunity to build an epic real estate empire.

In September 2019, Kim and Kanye purchased a $ 14 million Wyoming ranch with 1,400 acres.

In November of that year, it was alleged that they bought another property in their exclusive and gated neighborhood of Hidden Hills, California, according to Variety. This single story ranch style property is very modest compared to the $ 60 million mansion they currently live in.

This belongs to Mr. and Ms. West: In November of that year it was alleged that they bought another piece of property in their exclusive and gated neighborhood of Hidden Hills, California, according to Variety. This single story ranch-style property is very modest compared to the $ 60 million mansion they currently live in (the couple's Hidden Hills mansion pictured).

This belongs to Mr. and Ms. West: In November of that year it was alleged that they bought another piece of property in their exclusive and gated neighborhood of Hidden Hills, California, according to Variety. This single story ranch-style property is very modest compared to the $ 60 million mansion they currently live in (the couple's Hidden Hills mansion pictured).

The four bedroom home is 3,900 square feet and sits on 1.5 acres. It costs less than $ 3 million and includes equestrian facilities. It is not yet known whether the family will tear down or rebuild the structures.

In 2018, Kanye Kim bought a $ 14 million apartment in the luxurious Faena House in Miami Beach as a Christmas present.

They bought a home in Hollywood's Hidden Hills for $ 20 million in 2014, where they spent four years and a staggering $ 20 million renovation work. Kris has claimed the house is now worth $ 60 million.

In 2013, they lived in a 9,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion that they bought for $ 11 million. In 2017, they sold the house to Marina Acton, a Ukrainian billionaire, for $ 17.8 million. In 2017, Kim bought a $ 1.6 million apartment in Miami before selling the home for $ 3.5 million.

Kris Jenner, 64 – the momager takes her $ 90 million cut (at least)

Kris, 64, is the mastermind behind everything Kardashian has to offer, and that's how she makes her fortune.

As the manager of her daughters, 64-year-old Kris receives a 10 percent cut in her income

As the manager of her daughters, 64-year-old Kris receives a 10 percent cut in her income

In 2018, Forbes was forecasting a net worth of $ 37.5 million, but it has certainly grown strongly since then. Some have estimated their true net worth between $ 90 million and $ 140 million.

Most of her income comes from her 10 percent dues as managing her children's careers.

She is also involved in some of her children's businesses. For example, when Kylie sold her cosmetics company in 2019, Kris pocketed $ 60 million from the deal, Forbes reported.

Kris has proven that when it comes to real estate, her kids learn from the best, as she also has an epic empire.

The most famous of the houses is undoubtedly Kris & # 39; Hidden Hills house, which she bought for $ 4 million in 2010 and which she still owns.

To stay close to her children, Kris bought a six-bedroom mansion in Hidden Hills in 2017 for $ 9.9 million.

It was revealed last month that she had sold the villa in an off-market sale for $ 15 million in cash. The main residence has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms over 9,459 square feet. The landscaped property has a large pool and an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace.

Then in 2018, Kris injected $ 12 million into an epic mansion in La Quinta. Kris also bought a lavish home for reclusive son Rob for $ 2.44 million in 2016.

Deal: To stay close to her children, Kris bought a six-bedroom Hidden Hills mansion in 2017 for $ 9.9 million, but has now sold the house

Deal: To stay close to her children, Kris bought a six-bedroom Hidden Hills mansion in 2017 for $ 9.9 million, but has now sold the house

Khloe Kardashian, 36 – Jeans and workouts make her an estimated $ 50 million

36-year-old Khloe has carved out her own niche in the Kardashian family market.

36-year-old Khloe Kardashian changed her look dramatically during the series

36-year-old Khloe Kardashian changed her look dramatically during the series

She is perhaps the sister who has changed her appearance the most in recent years, almost to the point where she is unrecognizable.

Her post-divorce fitness regimen from Lamar Odom helped her land her own TV show Revenge Body, and she also hosted the TV chat show Kocktails With Khloe.

In 2016, she founded Good American, which started with a line of jeans and has since expanded to include bodysuits, active wear and swimwear.

Khloe's real estate empire is just as impressive as the rest of her family with an epic portfolio.

In May, the star launched her Calabasas property for $ 18.95 million. The house is located in the exclusive gated community The Oaks.

The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is the first place Khloé bought after ending her tumultuous marriage to Lamar Odom and moving out of the shared house in late 2013.

Impressive! In May, the star launched her Calabasas property for $ 18.95 million. The house is located in the exclusive gated community The Oaks

Impressive! In May, the star launched her Calabasas property for $ 18.95 million. The house is located in the exclusive gated community The Oaks

Kourtney Kardashian, 41 – Lifestyle website helps Poosh grow revenue to over $ 35 million

Kourtney Kardashian, 41, makes the most money on the TV show

Kourtney Kardashian, 41, makes the most money on the TV show

The eldest of the Kardashian siblings, 41-year-old Kourtney is most dependent on the TV show for her income.

However, like her sisters, she makes money from paid product recommendations and paid Instagram posts.

In 2017 she worked with the fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing.

Then, last year, Kourtney launched their lifestyle website, Poosh, which allows companies to sell their products directly to consumers interested in the Kourtney brand.

Kourtney spent her wealth wisely and lives in a stunning Calabasas mansion that she bought for $ 7.4 million in 2014 with her ex, Scott Disick.

The house is located in the fashionable Oaks residential complex and has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

Kendall Jenner, 24 – Modeling career boosted TV fame for $ 30 million

A few years ago, 24-year-old Kendall turned to trying to realize her dream of becoming a model.

24-year-old Kendall Jenner makes millions from her modeling career

24-year-old Kendall Jenner makes millions from her modeling career

Thanks to her TV and social media celebrity, she won deals with some of the world's leading brands, making her the highest-paid model of 2018, according to Forbes.

Forbes estimated her net worth at $ 22.5 million, but it has only increased since then.

She has also teamed up with younger sister Kylie to buy clothes, jewelry, and swimwear, and like the rest of her sisters, she gets a lot of paid support.

Kendall was smart about making a profit on real estate.

In 2016, she bought a house in West Hollywood from colleagues Emily Blunt and John Krasinski for $ 6.5 million.

In August of the next year, she sold the house for $ 6.85 million. The lavish mansion overlooking Los Angeles has four bedrooms with large walk-in closets, luxurious living rooms and a huge pool area.

Then, in 2017, Kendall bought Charlie Sheen's old mansion in Beverly Hills in Mulholland Estates for $ 8.5 million. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The 6,625 square meter property was built in 1991.

Character: In 2017, Kendall then bought Charlie Sheen's old mansion in Beverly Hills in Mulholland Estates for $ 8.5 million. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The 6,625 square meter property was built in 1991

Character: In 2017, Kendall then bought Charlie Sheen's old mansion in Beverly Hills in Mulholland Estates for $ 8.5 million. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The 6,625 square meter property was built in 1991

Rob Kardashian, 33 – sporadic television appearances earned him $ 10 million

Rob, 33, is the only boy in the girls' family and has played a much more reserved role in the KUWTK world.

First seen on the reality show, he subsequently retreated from the spotlight as he struggled with a range of health problems.

He had his sock company, Arthur George, and in 2016 he agreed to star in a spin-off from Rob & Chyna that followed his relationship with fiancé Blac Chyna and the birth of their daughter Dream.

His estimated $ 10 million net worth came primarily from his television appearance fees.

After Kris helped Rob buy his starter home in Calabasas in 2016, 15 months later, he sold his starter home for $ 2.44 million, according to TMZ. His At home was originally purchased for $ 2.285 million, meaning it made a profit of $ 155.00 on the sale.

Lavish: After Kris helped Rob buy his starter home in Calabasas in 2016, 15 months later, he sold his starter home for $ 2.44 million, according to TMZ. His home was originally purchased for $ 2.285 million, which means he made a profit of $ 155.00 from the sale

Lavish: After Kris helped Rob buy his starter home in Calabasas in 2016, 15 months later, he sold his starter home for $ 2.44 million, according to TMZ. His home was originally purchased for $ 2.285 million, which means he made a profit of $ 155.00 from the sale

Caitlyn Jenner, 70 – $ 100 million in reality appearances

Caitlyn, the father of Kendall and Kylie, first appeared on screens prior to their sex change surgery.

As Bruce, she was one of the main characters on the series, and although she has since diminished her role, her television success takes off after she got a spot on I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of last year Here "had conquered Britain.

The gold medalist Olympian, who finished first in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, gained in importance due to her athletic career and soon switched to television, where she earned her money.

Caitlyn bought a $ 3.5 million property in March 2015, fresh from her divorce from 24-year-old Mrs. Kris Jenner.

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