Kim Kardashian makes $38.9 million a year. The money Kim Kardashian makes comes from TV, perfume, endorsements, merchandise and lawsuits. The glam sister makes nearly $4 million a year from TV but a lot more from other sources. That includes $7 million a year from endorsements and nearly $25 million a year from merchandise and perfume earnings. Other income comes in the form of over $2 million from lawsuits and another million a year from publishing and apps.
The money Kim Kardashian pulls down each year comes from her enormous fame. Kim is a professional socialite who made her name into a household word. She has the 11th biggest Twitter account in the world, with more than 48 million followers. That gives her an instant line to tens of millions of purses and wallets, making it easy for Kim to sell just about anything.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 2, 2016
Here’s How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes in a Year
How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes in a Year
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes in a year||$38,943,761|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from acting and TV||$3,896,800|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from perfume||$14,625,000|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from merchandise||$10,000,000|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from endorsements||$7,000,000|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from lawsuits/divorces||$2,235,294|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes a year from publishing and apps||$1,186,667|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes per week||$748,918|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes per day||$106,988|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes per hour||$4,446|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes per minute||$74|
|How much money Kim Kardashian makes per second||$1|
Kim Kardashian makes nearly $40 million a year. That works out to $748,918 a week or $106,988 per day. She earns $4,446 an hour or $17 per minute. Broken down still further, the popularity queen makes more than a dollar every single second. The money breaks down as follows: $14.6 million a year from sales of perfume and $10 million a year from sales of other merchandise. Kardashian makes $3.89 million a year from TV, $7 million from endorsement deals and another $3.3 million a year from apps, publishing and average lawsuit and divorce earnings. If she makes so much from merchandise and perfume, why work so hard at TV? Quite simply because without the TV work her sales of goods would go down the drain.
Here’s How Much Money Kim Kardashian Made Every Year So Far
Kim Kardashian Money Made by Year
Kim Kardashian hasn’t always made millions every year. In fact from 1990 through 2006 she only had one year where she made over $1 million. That year was 2000, when she divorced first husband first husband Damon Thomas. At the time Thomas had an estimated net worth of over $45 million. The divorce settlement gave Kim a reported $10 million of that money. That was enough of a nest egg to set Kardashian up as a top socialite for years, but her reported income languished until 2007. In that year, a lawsuit over the unauthorized release of a sex tape featuring Kardashian put her back on the earnings map to the tune of a $5 million settlement. The fame generated by that lawsuit landed her a big TV deal for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and since then Kim has been an earnings juggernaut. Film and TV deals, endorsements, merchandise and other cash sources piled up, giving her a net worth of $150 million by 2016.
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How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Acting/TV
Kim Kardashian makes an average of $3.89 million a year from TV and acting work. Her estimated on-screen earnings have gone as high as $5.6 million in 2009 and as low as $3.07 million in 2007. The star has made a total of $38.96 million since Keeping Up with the Kardashians first hit the small screen in 2007. Kardashian has appeared in a jaw-dropping 484 TV episodes and five films. The selfie star reportedly splits the proceeds for the show three ways with sisters Kourtney and Khloe. Media reports say the show pulled down $50 million when it was re-upped in 2012.
Kardashian has also appeared in 2008’s Disaster Movie, the spinoff shows Kourtney & Kim Take Miami and Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous.
How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Perfume
Kim Kardashian makes a lot of money each year from her perfume empire. How much? Shockingly, more than she makes from TV, according to a MoneyNation analysis. Kardashian has released seven fragrances since 2009. At $30 a bottle and with sales estimated between five and seven million bottles per release, Kardashian perfumes have generated over $1 billion in total revenue. Assuming Kardashian keeps 10% of that money after costs for production, distribution and marketing, she’s still made a very healthy $117 million from perfumes over the course of her career. That gives her a staggering $14.6 million per year from perfume earnings since 2009.
Kardashian’s best selling perfume was 2012’s True Reflection. The fragrance sells for $10 an ounce and has a sweet patchouli presence.
How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Merchandise
Aside from perfume, Kim Kardashian makes an estimated $10 million a year from sales of assorted merchandise. How does the glam sister get her sales of stuff so high? Fame. Kardashian has one of the biggest Twitter accounts on record. In fact her account is ranked at #11 by FriendOrFollow.com with over 48 million followers. That’s stunning, considering that the top ten accounts are held by celebrities like Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Barack Obama. Also in the top ten are YouTube and Twitter itself. In other words, Kardashian is as famous as people who make top-selling music or rule countries. That kind of fame draws a lot of fans to follow her every move, not just once but over and over again on a daily basis. That kind of fame lets Kim sell everything from her own clothing line items, sunglasses, jewelry, makeup and workout videos, to name a very few.
How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Endorsements
Kim Kardashian makes an estimated $7 million a year from endorsement deals. The star has inked contracts with Sears, Midori, ShoeDazzle, Carl’s Jr., Skechers, Charmin and dozens of other companies. The deals aren’t just for TV ads but also encompass magazine ads and paid tweets. With a twitter following of over 48 million, a single Kardashian tweet can reach almost half the number of people reached by an ad during the Super Bowl. Companies pay a reported $100,000 to $300,000 a year for a single spot in Kim Kardashian’s Twitter feed.
How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Lawsuits/Divorces
Of course Kim Kardashian doesn’t make money each year from divorces or lawsuits. What we’re talking about here is an average. Taken that way, Mrs. Kardashian-West makes $2.2 million a year from this source. Kardashian’s first high profile lawsuit was of course the $5 million settlement she received when she sued over the unauthorized online publication of a sex tape. Another less publicized but even more lucrative suit came in 2011, when Kim sued Old Navy and The Gap for publicity rights. The court awarded Kardashian $20 million in that suit. She has also made an estimated $13 million from divorces since 2000. Way back then, she divorced multi-millionaire Damon Thomas and won an estimated $10 million. Another divorce years later from NBA star Kris Humphries netted Kardashian an estimated $3 million.
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How Much Money Kim Kardashian Makes Per Year from Publishing and Apps
Kim Kardashian earns roughly $1.2 million a year from publishing and sales of apps. Kim has appeared in Playboy and dozens of other magazines. She published a book of selfies called Selfish in 2015 and also released the book Kardashian Konfidential in 2010. Those three publications netted the star an estimated $2.7 million total. Her Kardashian Hollywood app is free to download, but offers service packs worth $1.99 to $39.99. The app gives fans a deeper peek into Kardashian’s life. It also offers tips like a low-cost drugstore makeup tutorial and other how-to materials.