Kimberly Noel Kardashian also known as Kim Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite, media personality, and entrepreneur.
Childhood and education
Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in the city of Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton-Kardashian. She has three siblings: a younger sister named Khloé, an elder sister named Kourtney, and a younger brother named Rob. Their mother has Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and their father was of third-generation Armenian-American descent in the United States. Their parents had a divorce in 1991, and their mother later went on to marry Bruce Jenner, who had won the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. [a] Kim Kardashian gained three stepbrothers named Burton “Burt,” Brandon, and Brody, one stepsister named Casey, and eventually two half-sisters named Kendall and Kylie Jenner as a result of her mother’s second marriage. Casey was Kim’s stepmother.
Marymount High School, a Roman Catholic all-girls institution in Los Angeles, was Kardashian’s high school of choice. Her father was O. J. Simpson’s defense attorney during his 1994 murder trial. Simpson was a football player. Kardashian can claim Simpson as her godfather. The death of Kardashian’s father, which occurred in 2003, was due to cancer. When Kardashian was a teenager, she was very close with Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton, and it was through these two friends that she first came to the attention of the media. After she totaled her automobile when she was 16 years old, her father agreed to buy her a new one on the condition that she agree to be responsible for paying all expenditures linked to any future repairs to the vehicle. After that, she got a job at Body, a local apparel store in Encino, California, where she remained employed for a total of four years and was instrumental in the launch of the Calabasas branch of the business. In the year 2000, shortly after she had her first child, she handed in her resignation.
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By 2003, Kim Kardashian was employed in the role of personal stylist for Brandy, an R&B singer and actress who is also the sister of Ray J. Later on, the children’s mother and manager, Sonja Norwood, claimed that in 2004, she had given Kim Kardashian permission to make “one and only one” purchase on her American Express credit card, but that Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney, had nevertheless racked up over $120,000 in unauthorized charges to that card.
Sonja Norwood was the one who initially authorized Kim Kardashian to make the purchase. Norwood also claimed that the majority of the charges were due to purchases that were made at Kardashian’s family-owned boutique in 2006 and 2007, after Kardashian was no longer employed by Norwood’s daughter. Norwood made this claim after Kardashian had left the position she held with Norwood’s daughter.
Norwood also claimed that she did not press criminal charges because her children asked her to refrain from doing so. Instead, she said that she confronted Kardashian directly with her allegations, and that Kardashian subsequently apologized and promised to pay back the money.
In 2008, Norwood filed a lawsuit after not receiving any compensation as promised by the defendant. Kardashian has categorically refuted all of these claims. Reportedly, in 2009, the parties were able to reach an agreement over a confidential settlement, which led to the dismissal of the lawsuit.
In 2006, Kim Kardashian began her career in the fashion industry by taking a job as a stylist for Paris Hilton, a longtime friend of hers from her childhood. She made appearances in multiple episodes of the reality series The Simple Life and was frequently pictured attending events and parties with Paris Hilton.
Sheeraz Hasan, a PR strategist working for Hilton, had previously met Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner in 2005. Hasan indicated that Kardashian was “willing to do whatever it takes” to develop a successful brand in a television special aired by 2020 20/20.
Rick Mendozza, a freelance photographer working on assignment for the tabloid TMZ, commented in the same interview that, after Kardashian accompanied Hilton to Hyde, which was a Hollywood hotspot at the time, he continued to get assignments from tabloids to get photographs of Kardashian for the next three years. Mendozza was on assignment for TMZ at the time of the interview.
In 2021, Kim Kardashian revealed that Hilton “It quite literally launched my career. That is something that is not lost on me at all.”
Kim Kardashian, then 19, married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000. In 2003, Thomas filed for divorce. Kardashian then blamed their split on his physical and mental assault, claiming she was high on ecstasy at the time. Kardashian began dating musician Ray J before her divorce was finalized.
Kardashian married NBA player Kris Humphries, then of the New Jersey Nets, in May 2011, after dating him since October 2010. On August 20, they were married in a wedding ceremony in Montecito, California. Earlier that month, she had introduced “Kim Kardashian Love,” her “wedding fragrance,” to coincide with her own wedding. A two-part TV special depicting the wedding preparations and ceremony broadcast on E! in early October 2011, amid what The Washington Post called a “media blitz” surrounding the wedding. On October 31, after 72 days of marriage, she filed for divorce from Humphries, alleging irreconcilable differences.
Several news agencies speculated that Kardashian’s marriage to Humphries was nothing more than a publicity gimmick to boost the Kardashian family’s brand and subsequent television projects. Jonathan Jaxson, claiming to be her former publicist, also stated that her brief marriage was staged and a plan to create money. Kardashian sued Jaxson, claiming that his claims were false, and the case was later settled, with Jaxson apologizing.  Following the breakup, a widely circulated petition called for the removal of all Kardashian-related programming from the air. The divorce received a lot of media attention.
Kim Kardashian began seeing Kanye West, a rapper and longtime friend, in April 2012, while she was still legally married to Humphries. Kardashian and West were married on May 24, 2014, at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, after her divorce was finalized on June 3, 2013. Kardashian and West became engaged on October 21, 2013, Kardashian’s 33rd birthday, and married on October 24, 2014, at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Her Givenchy wedding gown was designed by Riccardo Tisci, and some of her guests’ gowns were designed by Michael Costello. The couple’s high status and various vocations have resulted in extensive media coverage of their relationship; The New York Times referred to their marriage as “a historic blizzard of celebrity.”
CNN reported in January 2021 that the pair was considering divorce, and Kardashian filed for divorce on February 19, 2021. They both decided in court in April 2021 to break their marriage owing to “irreconcilable disagreements” and to share custody of their four children. They both agreed that neither of them requires spousal support. In February 2022, Kardashian filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting that the divorce proceedings from West be expedited, claiming that West was attempting to delay the proceedings and that “Mr. West, by his actions, has made it clear that he does not accept that the parties’ marital relationship is over.” On March 2, 2022, Kardashian was legally declared single. This permitted her to drop the “West” from her formal surname. On November 29, 2022, their divorce was formalized.
In November 2021, Kim Kardashian began dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson. They dissolved their relationship in August 2022.
Kim Kardashian is a Christian who calls herself “very religious.” She was educated in both Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Christian schools. In October 2019, she was baptized in an Armenian Apostolic ceremony in the Etchmiadzin Cathedral complex’s baptistery and given the Armenian name Heghine ().
Kim Kardashian and West flew to Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter in April 2015 to have their daughter North baptized in the Armenian Apostolic Church, one of the oldest denominations of Oriental Orthodox Christianity. The ceremony was held at St. James Cathedral. North’s godmother has been named Khloé Kardashian. Kim baptized her three younger children in the Etchmiadzin Cathedral complex, Armenia’s mother church, in October 2019. Psalm was given the Armenian name Vardan, Chicago was given the name Ashkhen, and Saint was given the name Grigor.
Health and pregnancies
Kim Kardashian and West have four children: North (born June 15, 2013), Saint (born December 5, 2015), Chicago (born January 15, 2018), and Psalm (born January 15, 2018). (born May 9, 2019).
Kim Kardashian has spoken out about the hardships she faced with her first two pregnancies. During her first pregnancy, she developed pre-eclampsia, forcing her to deliver at 34 weeks. She had placenta accreta after delivery with both pregnancies, requiring surgery to remove the placenta and scar tissue. Doctors recommended her not to become pregnant again after her second pregnancy; her third and fourth children were born through surrogacy. Kardashian has also discussed her psoriasis.
Kardashian tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2020, according to reports in May 2021. She verified this report, but denied catching the sickness after throwing a party on a private island.
Kim Kardashian’s net worth was estimated to be $45 million in May 2014. Forbes said in 2015 that she had “earned more this year than ever as her profits nearly doubled to $53 million from $28 million in 2014,” and that she “had monetized stardom better than any other.” Much of her revenue comes from wholesale earnings from the Sears line, the Kardashian Kollection ($600 million in 2013), the Kardashian Beauty cosmetics line, Kardashian-branded tanning products, the boutique-line DASH, and sponsored social media posts at $300,000-500,000 per post. Kardashian was valued $350 million in July 2018. Kardashian received no alimony payments from her first two marriages. Forbes projected Kardashian’s net worth to be $1 billion on April 6, 2021.
Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in the apartment where she was staying on October 2, 2016, while visiting Paris Fashion Week. Five people posed as police officers handcuffed and gagged her before stealing $10 million in valuables. The burglars gained access to her home by frightening the concierge. They broke into Kardashian’s room and put a gun to her head while tying her wrists and legs and putting duct tape around her mouth as a gag. Kardashian was physically uninjured and reportedly begged for her life after being placed in the bathtub. She was able to wiggle her hands free from the plastic ties that were wrapped around her wrists and scream for aid. The robbers escaped. Following the heist, filming for the next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was put “on hold indefinitely” on October 6, 2016.
Following the announcement of the robbery, some critics expressed doubts about whether it was manufactured or not, with some drawing comparisons to Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s recent bogus robbery claim. On October 10, 2016, a video of Kardashian shortly after the incident was released, as police began their investigation. In the video, she is shown using the mobile phone she had reported stolen, and it lacks any of the markings she claimed from being bound by her kidnappers, raising further questions about whether the events were manufactured. In response, Kardashian filed lawsuits the next day against various media outlets and obtained a gag order to have the footage deleted from any publications since it was part of an ongoing police investigation. On October 25, 2016, Kardashian abandoned the complaint, leading further allegations that the heist was a publicity stunt. On October 26, production on Keeping Up with the Kardashians restarted.
On January 9, 2017, French police detained 17 people of interest in the robbery investigation for interrogation. Later that year, 16 persons were detained for alleged involvement. In 2020, it was disclosed that French prosecutors planned to charge 12 of the individuals. The suspects who reportedly entered her room were of or around retirement age, and the press dubbed them the “Grandpa Robbers.” The accused were still awaiting trial in 2021, with at least one of the five who entered Kardashian’s room apparently planning to plead not guilty to the allegations.
- Kim Kardashian, Superstar (2007)
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021)
- Disaster Movie (2008)
- Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009–2013)
- Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011–2012)
- Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
- Dash Dolls (2015)
- PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)
- The Kardashians (2022)
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