Manage episode 265120558 series 1587022
The first Kardashian to enter the public eye wasn't Kim Kardashian, but her father Robert Kardashadian who was O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer.
When the Kardashian girls entered the public eye in 2004, all they had going for them was a fading family name.
Everything changed when the reality TV show, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" hit the airwaves in 2006. The larger than life personalities, family tension and showing the most intimate pieces of what goes on within a family was an immediate hit.
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but there's no denying the reality TV star is also a savvy businesswoman.
Kim also has a super successful video game app, which brought in $80 million in revenue in 2015.
She has numerous product endorsement deals, a selfie book, and nearly 80 million Instagram followers.
Forbes estimates that she has earned $50 million so far in 2016, with a total net worth of over $150 million.
Many may dismiss Kardashian as a trashy reality star, but she showed her business acumen at an early age and leveraged social media to build a lucrative business model around her personal brand.
In a recent magazine interview, Kardashian summed up her success in 3 simple rules:
1. Be organized.
2. Be hardworking.
3. If you find something you're really passionate about, figure out a way to make it your career.