The first time the Kardashian family was in the public eye was when patriarch Robert Kardashian Sr. was in the spotlight as O.J. Simpson's attorney. Simpson claims that he is Kardashian's godfather and the Kardashians were good friends with the football player and Simpson's late ex-wife, Nicole Brown.
According to the football player, he was even present when Kim was born. Kardashian described the day when her father, Robert, participated in Simpson's "dream squad" defense. She characterized the event as "surreal, with Johnnie Cochran, Robert Shapiro, and all these other men holding meetings at my father's home."
KiKi's rise in Hollywood
Kardashian has created a strong online presence across many social media platforms, including hundreds of millions of Twitter and Instagram followers. She co-founded the retail store chain Dash with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, which ran from 2006 until 2018. Kardashian created KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance in 2017 and Skims in 2019 for shaping undergarments and foundation garments.
She has created several businesses bearing her name, including the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (2014) and the picture book Selfish (2015). She has acted in the films Disaster Movie (2008), Deep in the Valley (2009), and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013), and gave her voice to "PAW Patrol: The Movie" (2021).
Time put Kardashian on their list of the 100 most influential people of 2015. Both detractors and fans have hailed her as exemplifying the concept of being famous for being famous. As of 2022, her projected net worth is $1.8 billion. Kardashian has been more politically involved by advocating for prison reform and clemency and is presently enrolled in a four-year law apprenticeship overseen by the legal group #cut50. Her relationship with artist Kanye West has garnered much media attention; the couple was married from 2014 until 2022 and has four children together.
Strange facts about Kim Kardashian
Even if you can follow the renowned mother of four on every available media platform, from television to social media to apps, there are still certain things you may not know about her. Here are some facts about Kim Kardashian.
She works with prison reform and clemency advocacy.
Kardashian has lobbied for the commute of the sentences of Chris Young and Alice Marie Johnson, the head of a big cocaine network in Tennessee who was sentenced to life in prison for a first-time narcotics conviction given by President Donald Trump in June 2018.
Along with Van Jones and Jared Kushner, she was key in getting President Trump to endorse the First Step Act, which established fundamental improvements in the US prison system. Van Jones remarked that if Kim Kardashian had not been present, the measure would not have passed because the president would not have supported it. Later, a considerable majority in the United States Senate approved it.
Kim Kardashian is a Billionaire
Kim is now an official billionaire. Forbes reports that the celebrity's net worth increased from $780 million to $1 billion in only six months in 2021, mainly to her two businesses: shapewear brand Skims and cosmetics firm KKW Beauty. That is a substantial sum of money. We cannot fathom how much the Kardashian clan is worth!
She owns a piece of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection
Kardashian describes herself as an "Elizabeth Taylor nerd." Kardashian was the final person to interview Taylor before her death in 2011; she is able to recite the carat weights of Taylor's three most iconic diamond rings. The same year, Kardashian paid $64,900 for three of Taylor's jade bracelets at a Christie's auction. "The energy seeps into the jade, and you absorb it," Kardashian told Forbes at the time. Therefore, I can sense Elizabeth in the piece.