Date of Birth
21 December 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA
Kimberly Noel Kardashian
5' 2½" (1.59 m)
TV star, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and author (New York Times best-seller - "Kardashian Konfidential"), Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, to Kris Jenner (nÃ©e Kristen Mary Houghton) and attorney Robert Kardashian. Her father was of Armenian descent and her mother is of mostly English ancestry. Kim first burst onto the scene in 2007, after the premiere of her hit E! Entertainment reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007). The show follows the exploits of the Kardashian/Jenner family, which includes her stepfather Caitlyn Jenner, her mother, Kim, her siblings Kourtney Kardashian, KhloÃ© Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, and younger half-sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. The show was the highest-rated program on the E! Network. She also stars alongside her sister Kourtney in Kourtney & Kim Take New York (2011), which premiered its second season in November of this year. Most recently, Kardashian shared her wedding with the world in a two-part special, Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event - Part 1 (2011) and Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event - Part 2 (2011). The special ranks as E!'s most-watched event, ever, bringing in 10.5 million viewers. In addition to starring in her own reality shows for E!, she has appeared as an actress in a number of other projects, including the feature, Disaster Movie (2008) (Lionsgate), CW's hit show, 90210 (2008) and TV's How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Brothers (2009), among others. In 2010, she produced The Spin Crowd (2010), her first TV show for E!, which premiered to 2.46 million households. Additionally, in September 2008, Kardashian competed on the ABC hit series, Dancing with the Stars (2005), where she was paired with defending Champion Mark Ballas.
In recent years, Kardashian has become a highly-sought-after name and face for a number of high profile brands. She is the face of "Sketchers Shape-ups", the sneaker designed to get you fit while you walk, work, shop, and more. She was featured in a Sketchers commercial during Super Bowl XLV. Also, she (along with her sisters), has her own line of "Nicole by OPI" nail polish, "Kardashian Kolors", which will be available on holiday 2011. She has created a line of contemporary jewelry line, "Belle Noel", with famed jewelry designer Pascal Mouawad. Kardashian also serves as the official spokesperson for "Midori Melon Liqueur" and its new "Stand-Out" marketing campaign.
Employing her entrepreneurial business skills, Kim began her fashion career as a stylist and became an immediate sought-after wardrobe stylist for infomercials, television shows, music videos and photo shoots. But it was her organizational, orderly arrangement and construction of high-fashion closets that led her into a unique line of work, overhauling and designing closets for celebrities.
In 2006, together with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, Kardashian opened the designer clothing store, "Dash", in Calabasas, California; a must-shop-at store for those with discriminating, yet fashionable taste. Because of high consumer demands, other stores in Miami and New York opened in 2009 and 2010, respectively. In 2010, Kim co-designed a fashion line with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, in conjunction with the Bebe fashion brand. This collaboration led to a partnership between the three sisters and Bruno Schiavi on a complete brand launch, "Kardashian Kollection", encompassing apparel, shoes, lingerie, home, jewelry and accessories. "Kardashian Kollection" is sold at over 500 Sears, nationwide. Sears has created a store within a store concept, specifically for "Kardashian Kollection". It is also sold in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.
In 2009, Kim launched her own perfume, "Kim Kardashian", which is available worldwide. Her second perfume, "Kim Kardashian Gold", was launched in 2010. A limited edition scent, "Kim Kardashian Gold", launched in August 2011. Her online shoe company, "ShoeDazzle.com", was launched in March 2009 and provides affordable, fashionable shoes to its members.
Kim has graced the covers of numerous publications around the world, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Prestige (Hong Kong), and Self, among others. Additionally, she has appeared, as a guest, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Larry King Live (1985), among others.
Kardashian's official website gets 6 million page views a month, making it the fastest growing celebrity blog on the web. She also has over 10 million followers on Twitter.
When not working, Kim gives her time to charitable causes. She is a Dream Foundation ambassador which grants last wishes to terminally ill adults and does regular sales on Ebay to generate donations for the charity. She enjoys spending time with children at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and is passionate about cancer foundations since her father, the late Robert Kardashian, passed away from esophageal cancer. Kardashian recently gave a heart-felt speech about her father at Gabrielle's Angel Foundations' Angel Ball which supports cancer research.
Daughter of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Sister of Kourtney Kardashian, KhloÃ© Kardashian and Rob Kardashian. Half-sister of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Granddaughter of Mary Houghton and Arthur Kardashian.
Along with Paris Hilton, Nicky Rothschild, Tara Reid, Bijou Phillips, Kimberly Stewart, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, she is one of Hollywood's most famous party girls.
Stepdaughter of Caitlyn Jenner. Stepsister of Brandon Jenner, Brody Jenner, Burt Jenner and Casey Jenner.
Her father was of Armenian descent, and was the son of Helen Jean (Arakelian) and Arthur Kardashain. Kim's mother has English, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Dutch, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry. Kim's maternal grandparents were Mary (Campbell) and Robert True Houghton.
Was nominated in 2009 for the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress for her performance in Disaster Movie (2008). She mentioned it in her blog and rather than being insulted by it, she took it in good stride and was flattered by it. She wrote; "I'm having a really good laugh over the fact that I've been nominated for a Razzie this year. I had so much fun filming Disaster Movie (2008) and giggled the entire time during the shoot. There is steep competition in my 'worst supporting actress' category, I have to admit... including my fantastic co-star Carmen Electra (you go girl!), Leelee Sobieski (what a surprise!), Jenny McCarthy (really?) and Paris Hilton (who could technically sweep this year's awards with a whopping three nominations!). It's an honor just being nominated! LOL!".
Good friends with Brittny Gastineau and Rachel Roy.
Ranked #9 on Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Despite her party girl status, she doesn't really like to drink alcoholic drinks.
Aunt of Mason Dash Disick and Penelope Scotland Disick.
Engaged to Kris Humphries of the NBA's New Jersey Nets [May 25, 2011].
Ex-daughter-in-law of William Humphries. Ex-sister-in-law of Kaela Humphries.
PETA named her as their Worst Dressed person of 2010 for wearing fur.
Filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. His demand for an annulment kept the couple legally married until May 2013 when he finally agreed to a divorce. Us Weekly magazine reported on September 12, 2013 that Christie's will auction on October 15, 2013 the $2 million, 20-carat custom Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring Humphries gave Kardashian. It is expected to fetch between $300,000 - $500,000.
Graduated from Marymount High School in Bel Air, California in the Class of 1998.
While she was in preschool, Kim became friends with future reality television star Paris Hilton.
In 2004, Kim became a personal stylist to recording artist Brandy Norwood; she eventually developed into a full-time stylist, and was a personal shopper and stylist to actress Lindsay Lohan.
Has been in a relationship with Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, Ray J, Nick Cannon, Nick Lachey, Shengo Deane and Gabriel Aubry (father of Halle Berry's daughter).
Her prom date was T.J. Jackson, nephew of Michael Jackson.
(May 24, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 2 years Kanye West at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy following a 7-month-long engagement, this is her third marriage. Friend Lana Del Rey performed at Kim and Kanye West's wedding.
Her younger sister KhloÃ© Kardashian is godmother of her daughter North.
Has her look-alike puppet in the French show Les Guignols de l'info (1988).
In the TV miniseries American Crime Story (2016), O.J. Simpson threatens to take his life in Kim's bedroom when, in actuality, this event occurred in younger sister KhloÃ© Kardashian's bedroom.
Once considered herself a fiscally conservative Republican, but has since switched to the Democratic side.
Was mentioned by Eminem in the song "We Made You".
A large portion of her earnings for 2016 came from her mobile phone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
For the June 2015 to June 2016, she earned an estimated $51 million which placed her at the #1 spot for the Forbes highest-earning reality stars of 2016.
Is a distant cousin of Ellen Degeneres, author Louisa May Alcott, Ted Danson, Vice President Charles Dawes, President John Adams, and President John Quincy Adams via common ancestor Thomas Gardner III. Via ancestor Edward Frost she is a distant cousin of Clara Barton, Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, Presidents George W., and George H. W. Bush, Governor Jeb Bush, Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler, Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, Brigham Young, Morton Salt Company founder Joy Morton, and sporting goods entrepreneur Albert G. Spalding. Via ancestor Edmund Rice she is a distant relative of President Calvin Coolidge, Bill Nye, Matt Damon, author Edgar Rice Burroughs, Barnes and Noble co-found Gilbert Clifford Noble, Lucille Ball, and Elisabeth Shue. Through ancestor Hugh Mason she is a distant cousin of Kate Upton, Carole Lombard, and Tennessee Williams. Through ancestor Josiah Whitcomb she is related to actress Anna Gunn. And through ancestor Robert White of Yatley she is a distant relative of Johnny Carson, Kyra Sedgwick, and First Lady Alice Lee Roosevelt.
Mother, with husband Kanye West, of four children: a daughter North West (b. June 15, 2013), a son Saint West (b. December 5, 2015), a daughter Chicago West (b. January 15, 2018 via surrogate) and another son, Psalm West (b. May 10, 2019 via surrogate).
On October 2, 2016, while attending Paris Fashion Week, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in the apartment where she was staying. Five individuals, dressed as police officers, bound and gagged her, then stole $10 million worth of jewelry. The thieves got in her residence by threatening the concierge. Once they accessed Kardashian's room, they held a gun to her head, tying her wrists and legs and wrapping duct tape around her mouth as a gag. Kardashian, who was placed in the bathtub, was physically unharmed and reportedly begged for her life. She managed to wriggle her hands free from the plastic ties around her wrists and scream for help. The thieves escaped. On October 6, 2016, it was revealed that filming for the next season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007) had been placed "on hold indefinitely" after the robbery. Production resumed on October 26. Kardashian postponed a makeup demonstration in Dubai due to the incident.
She was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in late 2017.
Friends with Ciara and La La Anthony.
Attended The Buckley School, along with brother Rob Kardashian, her sister Kourtney Kardashian, and childhood friends, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Kim tried her hand at boxing in the Keeping Up With Kardashians episode Body Blows (Season 4, Episode 6.) Kim was matched up against a much stronger and athletic opponent, who landed some hard punches in the bout. Kim, though was able to survive the three rounds but lost the fight by decision.
Favorite shows are Sex and the City (1998), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and Forensic Files (1996).
Favorite books are "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom and "The Purpose-Driven Life" by Rick Warren.
Her favorite artists include Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Usher Raymond, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and BeyoncÃ©.
Favorite movies are The Notebook (2004) and Clueless (1995).
Favorite colors are white, silver, and gold.
At the age of 14, she had a lavish birthday party held in her honor at the Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Her first name Kimberly is an English baby girl name which means "from the wood of a royal forest".
Is a Christian and once expressed her intention of starting a Bible study session with her friends. She attends Sunday services and also pays her tithes unfailingly.
Her first true love was T.J. Jackson, Michael Jackson's nephew. Only weeks after the O.J. trial had ended, T.J.'s mother DeeDee was found dead in a swimming pool. The tragic event only brought the couple closer together and they dated throughout high school. Kim still thinks of T.J. as her first real love.
Her initial life ambition as a child was to be a teacher.
Favorite supermodels are Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.
In 2009, she bagged an endorsement with ShoeDazzle shoe company, of which she is the co-founder and chief fashion stylist. She then endorsed multiple other projects including a vanilla cupcake mix flavor called "Va-Va-Va-Nilla" for the Los Angeles bakery, Famous Cupcakes.
As a teen, she was a huge fan of the Spice Girls and would often dressed as her favorite Spice Girl, Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham).
Is the highest earning reality televison star in history of the world. Her 2016 income according to Forbes stood at $51 million, which is an accumulation of interview fees, profits from her clothing collection, perfume sales, TV appearances, and film roles.
Founded a production company called Kimsaprincess Productions through which she released three successful workout videos.
Was a huge fan of Drew Barrymore and Clueless (1995) as a teen.
Suffers from chronic psoriasis since 2010. Her mother, Kris Jenner, also has psoriasis.
Is a huge fan of Jennifer Lopez and fellow Armenian-American singer/actress Cher.
Attended St. Martin of Tours School in Los Angeles, California for her middle school years.
Valley girl accent
Very large buttocks
I want to be a Bond Girl and film a love scene with Daniel Craig after he's rescued me.
I saw a recent poll of the top 10 best Playboy bunnies of all time and I came third, behind Marilyn Monroe [first] and Pamela Anderson - which was so cool.
The grass is always greener... where you water it! Not always on the other side.
Forensic Files (1996) is my favorite show! I am fascinated with forensics and this show really shows how crimes come to life and how forensics solve these crimes.
[on Madonna] I loved listening to Madonna in high school - I went to all her concerts. And I totally dressed like her. She actually stayed next door to us for a little while when we were growing up. Once she was getting rid of all these rubber bracelets and bangles and earrings and she gave them to us. We would go to school and tell people, "Madonna gave these to us!" And the kids would be like, "No, she didn't. You don't even know Madonna!" And we'd say, "I swear, Madonna gave them to us!" But no one would believe us.