Kim Kardashian Biography

Kim Kardashian is an American reality TV star, model, businesswoman and socialite. This biography provides detailed information about her childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline.

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Also Known As
Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian West
Famous as
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Nationality
Birth Date
21st October, 1980 AD
Age
36 Years
Sun Sign
Libra    Libra Women
Height
1.60 m
Born in
Los Angeles
father
Robert Kardashian
mother
Kris Jenner
siblings
Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Casey Jenner, Burt Jenner
Spouses/Partners
Kris Humphries, Damon Thomas
children
Saint West, North West
Personality Type
City, States, Provinces & Districts
Grouping of People
Carefree, Illuminati Members, Millionaires
Founder/Co-Founder
ShoeDazzle shopping
Net worth
$150 million
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education
Marymount High School
awards
2010 - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
2011 - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
2012 - People's Choice Award for Favorite TV CelebReality Star
2012 - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star

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Kim Kardashian is one among the most highly paid reality TV stars, with an estimated net worth of 40 million dollars. She gained media attention with an infamous sex tape, released just before the beginning of her reality series, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. The reality show went on to become a massive success and Kim soon became an icon. The success of the show led to the creation of many spin-offs such as 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York' and 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami'. She has also endorsed a number of products and services and is known to be rather savvy businesswomen. Along with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, Kim also manages a series of retail and fashion businesses. Together, the three sisters have launched many clothing lines. She has also launched her own range of perfumes and has written a book titled, ‘Kardashian Konfidential'. She also made headlines for her 72 days marriage with basketball player Kris Humphries.

Childhood & Early Life
  • She was born as Kimberly Noel Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles, California, to Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton. She has three siblings, Kourtney, Khlo� and Rob.
  • After her parents divorced in 1991, her mother re-married Bruce Jenner, an athlete, the same year. She has twin half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie, born out of her mother’s second marriage.
  • She went to the Roman Catholic, girl’s school, Marymount High School in Los Angeles.
Career
  • Around, 2003, she first came to limelight for her friendship with well-known socialite, Paris Hilton.
  • In 2007, she gained media attention after her sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, Ray J, taped in 2003, was leaked. She later filed a suit against Vivid Entertainment, who distributed the tape. She later dropped the suit for a settlement of 5 million.
  • From October 10, 2007, she and her other family members signed to star in the realty television show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. The show went on to become a huge success.
  • In 2008, she played the role of ‘Lisa’ in the spoof film, ‘Disaster Movie'. The same year, she also announced that she would take part in the realty dance show, ‘Dancing with the Stars'.
  • In 2009, she appeared as a guest star of the episode, ‘Benefits' of the TV show, ' How I Met Your Mother’. That year, she endorsed ShoeDazzle shopping, and the vanilla cupcake mix flavour called 'Va-Va-Va-Nilla of the bakery, ' Famous Cupcakes'.
  • In April 2009, she came out with her DVD titled, ‘Fit in Your Jeans by Friday’, which was a workout DVD featuring trainers, Jennifer Galardi and Patrick Goudeau.
  • In August 2009, she was a guest host of the wrestling show 'WrestleMania XXIV'. The same year, she was seen as a guest judge on the show, ‘America's Next Top Model'
  • Later in 2009, she launched her own perfume named, 'Kim Kardashian'. In December that year, she was seen as a guest star on the TV series, ' CSI: NY', in which she appeared along with Vanessa Minnillo.
  • She later became part of the reality show, 'Kourtney & Kim Take Miami', a spinoff of the earlier, ' Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. She also appeared as herself in the series, ‘90210'.
  • From 2010 onwards, she signed many endorsement deals and appeared in the film, ‘Deep in the Valley'. She later produced the reality TV show, ‘The Spin Crowd'.
  • In 2011, she released another of her perfumes named, ‘Gold’ and her wedding fragrance, ‘Kim Kardashian Love'. That year, a two part series of her wedding preparations and her wedding was telecast.
  • Later in 2011, she became a part of the reality series 'Khlo� & Lamar', appearing in three episodes. She was later seen in 18 episodes of the realty show, 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York'.
  • In 2012, she launched the fragrance, ‘True Reflection'. The same year, she played the role of ‘Nikki LePree' in the TV series, ‘Drop Dead Diva’ and appeared as herself in the TV shows, '30 Rock' and 'Punk'd'.
  • In 2013, she offered her voice in the adult animated series 'American Dad!'.
Major Works
  • Her realty television show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ was a massive hit and became one of the highest rated shows, within the first month of its release. In 2013, the show reached a milestone of 100 episodes.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 2010, a wax figure of her was opened at the New York City branch of the Madame Tussauds.
  • In 2010, she was awarded the Teen Choice Award Choice Female Reality/Variety Star for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.
  • In 2013, she was awarded the Teen Choice Award Choice Female Reality/Variety Star for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • At the age of 19, she eloped with a music producer Damon Thomas. They filed for a divorce in 2003 and she stated that emotional and physical abuse were the reasons for her separation with Thomas.
  • On August 20, 2011, she married NBA player Kris Humphries, only to file for divorce within 72 days of the wedding. The divorce was granted in 2013.
  • In December 2012, she announced that she was pregnant with rapper Kanye West’s baby. They had been dating for a while.
  • In 2013, she gave birth to daughter North West at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The same year, she became engaged to Kanye on her 33rd birthday.
  • Kardashian and West got married formally in Florence, Italy, on May 24, 2014.
  • She has been romantically involved with Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, Ray J, Nick Cannon, Nick Lachey, Shengo Deane and Gabriel Aubry.
Trivia
  • In 2010, this famous American reality TV star, actress and socialite was named PETA’s worst dressed person of that year for wearing fur.

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