Everyone’s favourite celebrity with a name starting with the letter K, Kim Kardashian West, is officially a billionaire now. Really we’re all just living in her empire now, praise be.
It’s that time of the year folks, when Forbes releases its annual world’s billionaires list. Everyone races to their screens to see whether Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk is at the top, and then gets disappointed that its Bezos again, for the nine hundredth time, with a sum of money that could solve world hunger, literally.
Finally, Kim Kardashian West (KKW) has joined this legendary list of cashed-up celebs, and even though she’s at the very bottom of the list, it’s the title that counts. She’s earned it.
According to Forbes, KKW is estimated to be worth approximately US$1 billion, which is exactly the amount you need to appear on the massive billionaire’s list. Where does she sit? Well, at rank 2674, which is the lowest spot on the board.
KKW is tied with quite a few others for the lowest spot on the board, like American actor and director Tyler Perry and Manny Stul, the Aussie CEO of Moose Toys, who are also worth US$1 billion.
Meanwhile at the top of the bops is (unsurprisingly) Jeff Bezos with US$177 billion, Elon Musk with US$151 billion, French luxury goods businessman Bernard Arnault with US$150 billion, Bill Gates with US$124 billion and The Zuck with US$97 billion.
Back in October 2020, Forbes estimated that KKW was only worth US$780 million, which is quite a few dollarydoos off the billion mark. However, she is credited as earning her way to the billionaire’s party with her fruitful businesses, SKIMS and KKW Beauty.
On top of this, she still cops a whopping US$10 million each year from Keeping Up With The Kardashians earnings, and honestly, my only response is this gif.
However, sister from another mister Kylie Jenner has fallen off the billionaire’s list, and is now being considered as having a net worth of US$700 million. It’s a much different number to the US$1.2 billion that she was predicted to be worth in 2019, when she was declared the youngest self-made billionaire at 21.
Welcome to the billionaire’s club miss Kardashian. If you need me, I’m going to be eating my Woolies salad for lunch and nom on a homemade brownie as a treat.
To wrap up, here’s a tweet from 2016, which is eternally relevant as KKW continues to dominate the world.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 11, 2016