From a tape to the top.
Kim Kardashian has unquestionably given new meaning to turning lemons into lemonade.
Because the star has put scandal in rearview and driven her way to billionaire status.
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Moments ago, Forbes announced that the 40-year-old has been added to the World’s Billionaires list.
Outside of her vast ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’ wealth and endorsements, her two lucrative businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims are touted as key revenue drivers.
All have helped lift her estimated wealth of $780 million in October to $1 billion today.
After seeing the seismic success little sister Kylie Jenner achieved with her make-up line, Kardashian established KKW Beauty in 2017.
She recently sold 20% of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200 million; a move which elevated her financial value past the $1 billion mark.
Speaking to Forbes at the time of launching KKW, the mother of four dived into the differences between this venture and her past brand efforts:
“It’s the first time I’ve moved away from having licensing deals and transitioned into being an owner.”
The news comes on the heels of her split from Kanye West and after sister Kylie was first announced as a billionaire, only to have the status rescinded after further investigation revealed she was in actuality worth just under $900 million.
Upon first covering Forbes, Kardashian joked:
“Not bad for a girl with no talent.”