Kim Kardashian has a reported net worth of $1.8 billion, and she has her many businesses to thank for her financial wealth. Aside from brand partnerships and reality shows, Kim has launched a variety of business over the years, some more successful than others. Here’s a complete list.
Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe managed Dash boutique in the early years of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. They eventually had three locations in California, before completely shutting down in 2018.
15/16 Shoe Dazzle
Kim helped co-found the Shoe Dazzle app in 2009, which was a subscription service for shoes, handbags, and other accessories. The company is running to this day.
14/16 Kim Kardashian Eau De Parfum
Kim’s first fragrance was originally called Dashing and launched in 2009. However, it caused conflict with her sisters since it was a clear reference to Dash boutique, but they weren’t involved with the perfume. The name was later changed to Kim Kardashian Eau De Parfum.
13/16 Belle Noel Jewelry
Belle Noel Jewelry was one of Kim’s first business venture. She launched the jewelry line in 2011 in partnership with Bloomingdales, who would be exclusively distributing the line. The line had a few released but ultimately fizzled out.
12/16 Kardashian Khaos
From 2011 to 2014, Kim owned Kardashian Khaos alongside her family, which was a Kardashian-themed souvenir store at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It was open from 2010 to 2014.
11/16 Kardashian Beauty
Before KKW beauty, there was Kardashian Beauty. Kim launched this brand as Khroma Beauty in 2012 alongside her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, before renaming it due to legal issues. It was only in July 2021 that the family won $11.5 million from a long-running lawsuit against their ex-business partner in the brand.
10/16 Kardashian Kollection at Sears
Also with Kourtney and Khloe, Kim launched Kardashian Kollection at Sears in 2011. However, the million-dollar collection ran into trouble when it was accused of using sweatshops to produce its garments. Amid backlash, the collection was canceled in 2015.
9/16 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
Kim founded her very own roleplaying app in 2014 with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The app has garnered her millions in profits and is still running to this day.
Kim is infamous for her selfies, so she turned it into a successful book with the release of Selfish in 2015. The coffee table book contained a collection of selfies from the reality star, including some never-before-seen pictures. The first editions featured signed signatures from Kim, and sold out within minutes.
From 2015 to 2018, Kim was the face of the Kimoji app, which allowed users access to a variety of Kim Kardashian-themed emojis. The app ended when it failed to be profitable enough and was later hit with a $100 million lawsuit for breach of contract.
Kim originally launched this brand as Kimono, a play on her name, but later changed it to SKIMS following criticisms of cultural appropriation.
The business has been a huge success, and was valued at $3.2 billion in 2022, an impressive feat given that it only launched in 2019. SKIMS first made its mark in loungewear, but has grown to include shapewear and bathing suits.
5/16 KKW Beauty
One of Kim’s most successful businesses to date is KKW Beauty, which launched in 2017. By 2020, the company was valued at $1 billion – a huge achievement in a mere three years. However, Kim revealed in 2021 that she would be rebranding KKW Beauty. It’s since ceased operations pending the relaunch.
“We’re currently away working on a new, more modern, elevated and sustainable brand and customer experience – the way Kim has always envisioned,” the brand stated in August 2022.
4/16 KKW Fragrance
Also in 2017, Kim debuted her perfume line KKW Fragrance, which is considered an extension of KKW Beauty. Like the beauty brand, it was announced the fragrance collection would be going through a revamp.
However, in April 2022, the brand posted a message revealing it was shutting down for good, though Kim isn’t necessarily done with fragrances.
“We can relaunch fragrance in the future under a brand new name – and under a new web store where you purchase from all beauty categories under one site,” she said in a statement.
3/16 SKNN By Kim
After announcing the revamp of her beauty and fragrance lines, the reality star came out with SKNN by Kim. The brand initially came out with a skincare collection (which was criticized for its high prices). But it’s also since launched a line of concrete home wear.
It’s widely suspected that Kim will relaunch her beauty and fragrances lines under SKNN sometime in the future.
Yeezy was founded by Kim Kardashian’s then-husband Kanye West in 2015, a year after they tied the knot. While she initially wasn’t involved in the business, Ye eventually named her a partner as a Mother’s Day Gift for not doing a brand deal with a competitor.
“A brand offered me a million dollars to do a post on, you know, some of their clothing. And they typically…I don’t want to say who the brand is, but they typically knock off YEEZY,” Kim said during an appearance on Pretty Big Deal podcast.
She continued, “I open the envelope and it’s a million-dollar check and it was a note saying, ‘Thank you for always supporting me and not posting.’ And then, in the rest of the envelope, it was a contract to be an owner of YEEZY and my percentage.”
Despite their divorce, Kim still owns a percentage of the company and has a stake in its success.
1/16 SKKY Partners
Kim’s newest business venture is SKKY Partners, which she founded in 2022 alongside her mom, Kris Jenner, and private equity investor, Jay Sammons. The company says it “focuses on both control and minority investments in high-growth, market-leading consumer and media companies.”