No matter how you feel about Kim K., you can’t knock her hustle. Over the years, Kiki has taken a stab at singing, was Paris Hilton’s stylist and has even ventured into the glamorous world of mobile-tech development. You go, girl. Here are 10 of our favorite Kimmy careers – from fitness instructor to New York Times best-selling author.
Stylist to the stars
Long before Kim graced magazine covers, she was behind the scenes, working as Paris Hiton’s stylist. (She even made spontaneous appearances on The Simple Life.) Don’t forget, Kanye admitted in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that this is when he fell in love with his future wifey. “I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton I think they were in Australia, I remember telling my boy Don C like, ‘have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dej-an!?’” Kanye said. Awwweee.
Kim’s 2011 single “Jam (Turn It Up)” may not have made any waves on the music scene, but it was for a good cause: all proceeds went to St. Judes Children’s hospital in Memphis. She has since said in an interview with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that it’s something she wishes she never did. “It’s definitely a memory and was a fun experience, we gave the proceeds to a cancer organization, but if there’s one thing in life that I wish I didn’t do… Like, I don’t have a good voice.”
Kim, Kourtney and Khloé’s autobiography Kardashian Konfidential was published in 2011, and reached the number-four spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Other notable works by this author? Selfish, Kim’s 2015 coffee table book dedicated to selfies of, well, her.
Music video star
Could we ever forget Kim on the front of Kanye’s motorcycle in “Bound 2?!” Kim has also made appearances in her husband’s “Wolves” video, as well as Fergie’s “M.I.L.F.$.”
Because how could we ever accurately communicate our feelings via iMessage without Kimojis?! Kim has also released an app (users can access beauty tutorials, shopping guides and behind-the-scenes photos of her life), as well as a mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Forbes reported that the game has been downloaded over 40-million times, and made Kim a significant amount of CA$H.
sorry I’m late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account ??????
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
She’s starred in all of those movies that you save for a sick day in bed. Major roles include Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Deep in the Valley, and Disaster Movie. She has also made a few cameos on some of our favourite T.V. series, including 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, and CSI: NY.
Kim has endorsed numerous products during her time in the spotlight, ranging from QuickTrim diet pills to shoedazzle.com. According to Page Six, the Kardashians get paid a minimum of $400,000 to promote products on Instagram.
Kimmy and her sisters opened DASH’s Calabasas, Calif. location in 2006. They’ve since expanded to New York City and Miami Beach.
Kim’s workout series “Fit in Your Jeans by Friday” dropped in 2010, and it still available on the iTunes store. There are three workouts in the series, Ultimate Butt Body Sculpt, Amazing Abs Body Sculpt and Butt Blasting Cardio Step.
When your presence is a a present, you can get paid to put in a little face time at events and parties. Mrs. West occasionally makes appearances at clubs like Vegas’s 1 OAK, and was even paid by Richard Lugner to be his date to the Vienna Opera Ball.
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