Kim Kardashian is a reality television personality, social media influencer, businesswoman, and model. She was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Kardashian rose to fame with the reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which premiered in 2007. Since then, she has become a household name and has built an empire of her own.
Early Life and Education
Kim Kardashian grew up in Beverly Hills, California. Her father was a famous attorney who represented OJ Simpson during his murder trial, and her mother was a homemaker who later became a television personality. She has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and a brother, Rob.
Kardashian attended Marymount High School, a Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles, where she was an honors student. She went on to study at Pierce College and then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she studied to become a lawyer. However, she did not complete her degree as she decided to pursue a career in entertainment.
Career in Entertainment
In 2003, Kardashian made her first appearance on a reality show called The Simple Life, where she worked as Paris Hilton’s assistant. She gained public attention in 2007 when a sex tape featuring her and her then-boyfriend Ray J was leaked online. Later that year, she and her family were offered their own reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which premiered on E! Network.
The show became an instant success and ran for 14 seasons, ending in 2021. It also led to several spin-offs, including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Khloe and Lamar.
Kardashian has also appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Disaster Movie, Deep in the Valley, and CSI: NY. In addition to her work in entertainment, she has also ventured into fashion and beauty, launching several successful businesses.
Fashion and Beauty Ventures
Kardashian launched her first fragrance, Kim Kardashian, in 2009. She has since launched several other fragrances, including True Reflection, Glam, and Crystal Gardenia. In 2010, she and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe launched a clothing line called Kardashian Kollection, which was sold at Sears. They also launched a jewelry line called Kardashian Kollection Jewelry.
In 2012, Kardashian launched her own cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, which offers a range of makeup products, including lipsticks, eyeshadows, and contouring kits. In 2017, she launched a line of beauty products called KKW Fragrance, which includes perfumes, body sprays, and scented candles.
In addition to her fashion and beauty ventures, Kardashian has also launched several mobile games, including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which has been downloaded more than 45 million times.
Kardashian has been married three times. Her first marriage was to music producer Damon Thomas in 2000, which ended in divorce in 2004. Her second marriage was to basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011, which lasted only 72 days. She then married rapper Kanye West in 2014, and they have four children together: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. Kardashian filed for divorce from West in 2021.
Kardashian is also known for her philanthropic work. She has supported several charities, including the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Dream Foundation. In 2018, she worked to free Alice Marie Johnson, a nonviolent drug offender who was serving a life sentence, and successfully convinced President Donald Trump to grant her clemency.
In conclusion, Kim Kardashian has made a significant impact in the entertainment, fashion, and beauty industries. From her rise to fame on Keeping Up With The Kardashians to her successful business ventures, she has become a household name and an icon in pop culture. Despite controversy and personal struggles, she has managed to build a successful career and brand, while also making significant contributions to philanthropic causes. Kardashian’s influence is undeniable, and she continues to inspire and empower women around the world.