On October 21, 1980 Kim Kardashian was born. She is best known as a television personality, as well as a fashion designer, model, and occasional actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of Robert Kardashian (who famously was on OJ Simpson’s defense team during his murder trial), and Kris Houghton. She has three siblings from her parents marriage, older sister Kourtney, younger sister Khloe, and younger brother Robert. After her mother Kris divorced Robert Kardashian, she married Olympic winner Bruce Jenner, to which she has three step-siblings: Burt, Brandon, and Casey Jenner. Her mother’s marriage to Bruce Jenner gave her two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (known as the Jenner Sisters).
Kim Kardashian grew up and went to school with the likes of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, to which she garnered some stardom being friends (at the time) with Paris Hilton. In 2007, a sex tape of Kim Kardashian was released, which not only brought popularity to Kim Kardashion, but notoriety. Soon later, Kim Kardashian and her family debuted their massive hit of a reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which helped launched the massive Kardashian brand, and made the Kardashian sisters omnipresent.
In August of 2011, Kim Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in an extravagant and widely-publicized ceremony, to which that marriage ended in divorce after 72 days. Many media outlets labeled her “quickie” marriage a publicity student. Soon later, Kim Kardashian entered a relationship with hip-hop star Kanye West, and in June 2013 gave birth to their daughter, North West. In 2014, the couple married.
Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, are collectively known as “The Kardashian Sisters,” and are highly involved in various retail and fashion industries. They own a few stores called “Dash” in the United States, have various endorsement deals (e.g. OPI nail polish), as well as have produced a few fashion lines. Kim Kardashian is known to be the highest paid reality star, with a net worth of about $40 million. She is often referenced, along with her sisters, as simply “being famous for being famous.”