Can I get a hell yeah?
We’re big fans of women smashing the male stereotype and doing well in the world of tech. The release of Forbes‘ Media Moguls list is celebrating just that.
Kim Kardashian-West has been named number one in the list and features on the cover of the magazine, which is no surprise when you think about just how popular her app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, is. Since it’s launch in June 2014, the app has been downloaded a whopping 45 million times, and generated 160 million dollars in revenue – pretty crazy, right?
Speaking to Forbes in an interview, Kim said: ‘I became really intrigued with the tech world. I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco. I realised this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.’ It seems to have really worked for her.
Uploading the cover to Instagram, she wrote: ‘Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes! I never dreamed this would happen and know my Dad would be so proud. #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent’
The Keeping up with the Kardashians star also has her own line of ‘kimojis‘, which the world is kind of obsessed with – I mean, nothing says you’re upset quite like the crying kimoji.
And she’s not alone. There’s a whole crew of great women in tech who are defining the industry in 2016 and the number of celebrities creating their own apps is a massive trend that’s constantly growing (this is the digital age, after all).
Also featuring in the list is comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who recently starred as the voice of Dory in of Finding Dory, with her addictive trivia game ‘Heads Up!’ which has been downloaded 25.5 million times since 2013.
Other celebrities, including Katy Perry and Britney Spears have also jumped on the app-creating bandwagon. And Kim isn’t the only one of her family tribe boasting an app: Kendall, Kylie, Kourtney and Khloé all have their own, too.
Here’s to even more women taking the tech world by storm in future.