The Kardashian family made $65 million in 2010. They grossed their fortune from their reality TV shows, endorsements, public appearances, product lines even tweeting!
In case if you had no idea what is $65 million in real life terms (like me) An insider confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that’s more money than Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise combined! Holy Smoke!
And who’s the financial wizard behind the Kardashian clan? Hats off to mommy Kris Jenner.
Hey, to the naysayers, Jenner’s pal Scott Sassa tells THR: “Look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg… Two guys that didn’t finish college ended up billionaires. Sometimes just raw energy and intelligence wins out.”
Khloe Kardashian, 26 tells THR: “My mother has just always been this ‘Let’s make water into wine’ person…She knows how to take one small talent or ability and grow it into something huge.”
True enough as we recall back in 2007, mommy Jenner was shopping around a new reality series when her daughter Kim Kardashian became the unwitting star of a sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J.
“I thought, ‘Oh well, there goes the reality show,’” Kris said to THR. “But you can either be a problem maker or a problem solver. And I’m a problem solver. My job as her mom and manager is to take care of the problem — whatever it is. I had to cry and get upset in the privacy of my own room and then come out and help her, because she’s my daughter. What good is it for me to berate her?…All I knew was that I had to make some lemonade out of these lemons fast. Real fast.”
She added: “My job was trying to take my kids’ 15 minutes and turn it into 30.”
What’s in the cards for the Kardashian empire this year? Kardashian Khaos, a “celebrity destination store” at Las Vegas’ Mirage hotel that shills every Kardashian-endorsed product available. (Kardashian images will also be stamped on hotel keys, bottled water in the rooms and on slot machines.)
Oh don’t think Kris takes on every offer though. One offer she turned down — A sex toy company that wanted to sign Khloe and her husband Lamar Odom with a line of “vibrating panties, nipple rings and vibrators.” Says Jenner: “I was like ‘Hell to the no!’”
Kim reportedly charges as much as $25,000 to mention a brand in a tweet — and most family members include a “Twitter clause” in their contracts.
One talent agent tells THR that Kim can charge up to $100,000 to $250,000 to appear at an event — and even $1 million abroad.
Jenner isn’t shy about how long she’d like to sustain her clan’s success. “My fantasy is to have Keeping Up With Kardashians, Season 26…Who knew it would be this profitable? I should have had more kids.”
Cool! Season 26? I’ll be long dead by then (hopefully not, good thing I’m not superstitious) but it looks like The Kardashians are here to stay. You have a problem with that? You’re just jealousssss.
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