From humble(ish) beginnings, the Kardashian/Jenner clan have created a multi-million dollar empire that spreads across the globe. Spanning TV, tech, clothing, make-up, perfume, appearances and more, there really is no arena they haven't tapped into.
Curious about just how much Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie, Kris, Caitlyn and Rob are really making? Us too. So we’ve crunched the data and broken down the numbers.
Get ready, this is a lot to take it!
The TV show
Ok, let’s get the biggie out of the way first. Keeping Up With The Kardashians launched in 2007 and changed the family’s lives forever. 11 seasons, five spin off series’ and 160 episodes later, the family have been able to command $100million to commit to another 4 years of service. Matriarch Kris Jenner takes home a tasty $20m, while Kim gets $15m with a $5m bonus if husband Kanye West appears. The rest of the family are on a measly $10m – apart from Caitlyn. After going public with her transition, the former Olympian agreed a record-breaking £3.2million deal with E! to film her solo show I Am Cait.
The Kardashian clan’s latest money maker? They’ve all become tech moguls, launching apps, websites and phone games a-go-go. But the Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game is Kim’s most surprising success story yet. In its first five days on the market, it took in $1.6million and in its first three months amassed 22.8million addicted players, making over $43million. Yikes.
Appearances and endorsements
Celebrity appearances are the bread and butter of the whole family’s earnings, along with endorsing various products. But how much do they get showing their face or plugging a brand? In a series of leaked emails reportedly uncovered by RadarOnline in 2014, a rep for Kim revealed that she charges a minimum of $750,000 to $1million to put her name to a product, while an appearance at a club normally costs $50,000. Kylie’s recent Puma deal is reportedly worth a staggering $1million, while Kendall’s Estée Lauder fee is said to be around the same.
Kim’s perfume line (she has four fragrances) is said to rake in $500,000 a year, while the Kardashian Kollection line, a make-up collaboration between Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, is said to be worth $3.5million. Though it’s still early days for Kylie’s Lip Kits, the sell-out liners and glosses have seen her estimated net worth double since last year, now totalling a cool $10million.
With Rob and Blac Chyna engaged, reports claim they may have secured a $1million deal to have their wedding the run-up televised in a spin-off reality show. Kim is said to have made over $2million off the back of her televised wedding with ex-husband Chris Humphries, which ended fairly soon after the big day, while the Kimye wedding raked in a reported $21million in deals and sponsorship.
More cray-cray Kardashian/Jenner stats…
4.67 million – The highest rating for an episode of KUWTK, which was the season five premiere aired in August 2010. The episode featured drama in the form of red wine spilling on Kim’s new cushions. Fascinating stuff.
$100 million – How much the Kardashian/Jenner family are being paid for the next four years of KUWTK.
$12 million – Cost of Kimye’s 2014 wedding. Including a $500,000 Givenchy Haute Couture wedding dress, $40,000 Balmain shoes, $410,000 Italian venue and $136,000 on flowers. Phew.
$20 million – Cost of Kimye’s Bel Air mansion, which the pair gutted and redesigned from scratch.
14 – Age Kendall Jenner started modelling. She has since walked for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Balmain, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and pretty much every major fashion house around.
$320,000 – Price of Kylie Jenner’s new Ferrari 482 Italia, an 18th birthday present from her on/off boyfriend Tyga.
$50 million – The amount to date that Kim’s sex tape with Ray-J has grossed so far. As a wedding gift to Kimye, Ray-J allegedly sent the couple a cheque for $47,000, which represented four months of his profit from the tape. Not cool Ray-J, not cool.
$85 million – The amount Kim is set to make from her 45 per cent stake in the app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Reports vary on how much Kim is actually worth but Forbes magazine reckon she has raked in $52.5 million in 2015 alone.