- Kim Kardashian is an internationally recognised personality whose rise to fame was documented through her reality show
- The star celebrates her 40th birthday on 21 October and has spent more than her fair share in the public eye
- Briefly.co.za takes a look at Kim K's life and career as well as the empire she helped build
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There is hardly a place on the planet where the name "Kardashian" is unrecognisable. It might not always exert positive reactions from people, but there is a certainty that they'll know the name.
Kim Kardashian-West turns 40 on 21 October. The star is the second-born child of the late Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton, who is now Kris Jenner. Kim started out with an infamous name as her father was the legal representation for OJ Simpson during his well-documented trial.
The family grew up in Beverley Hills in California. Kim's mother remarried Olympian Bruce Jenner and had two children with him. The Kardashian-Jenner clan that is known today was complete.
Kim's father passed away in 2003 and Kim has been vocal about the important part he still plays in her parenting views and cultural heritage.
The 2007 launch of the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians sparked a new era for reality television that instantly catapulted Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie into the spotlight.
Kim was clearly ambitious from the start as she experimented with multiple avenues to promote her fame. From the music industry to becoming Paris Hilton's personal assistant, Kim was not shy about her dreams of global fame. Sometimes questionable and often mocked, Kim Kardashian has made decisions that, if nothing else, kept her name on people's lips.
Once the reality show became a must-watch, Kim tried her hand at a number of businesses. Fans of KUTWK will recall 'DASH', the clothing and accessory store that the sisters started. in 2020, Kim K is the founder and owner of a number of brands, KKW beauty and Skims being the most recognisable.
Kim Kardashian has managed to fine tune the balance between retaining fans and monetising their loyalty. The celeb currently has 190 million followers on Instagram and is worth a reported $780 million dollars according to Forbes Magazine.
She married rapper Kanye West on 24 May 2014 and the couple have four children together; North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. Regardless of what the future holds, we can almost bet that Kim Kardashian-West will be sure to make herself a part of it.
In other Kim-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Kim posting a throwback of herself and hubby, Kanye West, before life got more complicated.
Kim Kardashian-West is holding onto the good times she’s had with her hubby Kanye to get her through. She recently shared an old snap of them on social media that reminder her and everyone else of what a power couple they are when things are good. Scrolling through her phone, Kim found a picture of her and Kanye from some time ago when they took a trip to Japan.
Pictures are worth a thousand words and are often what we need to remind us that things were not always as they are now. Fans took to the comment section of the post to express what a lit couple Kim and Kanye actually are. Some had forgotten just how perfect they were before all the drama unfolded.
Kim has been going through the most with Kanye this past year but she’s stuck by his side through it all. Knowing in her heart that Kanye is her soulmate, Kim has given it everything in her power to fight for her marriage.
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