Other couples who get married are in debt for a long time afterwards, but not KIM KARDASHIAN. Guided and prodded by momager Kris Jenner, Kim made more money off her own wedding than she shelled out to pay for the event, leaving her $35 million net worth intact, and then some…
Hollywood news did some figuring, and came up with just how much this entrepreneurial recessionista saved from her star-studded nuptials last night:
1. Total wedding cost – zilch. Kim made $300,000 from People for the exclusive rights to announce her engagement, $100,000 from Britain’s OK Magazine to cover her bridal shower, and another $1.5 million from People for the exclusive rights to publish her wedding photos.
2. TV ads – Thanks to Kris Jenner starting a bidding war, E! won the rights to cover Kim‘s fairytale wedding, and they’re pulling in an estimated $13 million in revenue in ads, a percentage of which will find its way into Kim Kardashian‘s pockets.
3. Freebies – ever wonder how much various companies, establishments and service providers were willing to knock off a good deal of their price, or even provide them for free in exchange for Kim’s promoting them for her wedding? Lehr & Black crafted Kim’s $10,000 invites for free, Tao paid Kim $50,000 to get her to host her bachelorette party at their premises, Hansen’s Cakes created their 10-tier wonder for Kim without charging her a single cent of the estimated $6,000 price tag. And of course, Vera Wang came up with the $20,000 wedding gown for the bride without Kim having to shell out the $20,000 the dress cost.
Kim‘s wedding actually paid for itself, and with a huge chunk left over for Kim and Kris to bankroll and new reality show of their own, or whatever it is they want to do as a couple.
And all these Kim haters out there? You’re giving Kim all the publicity she needs. And oh yes, she makes money off your rants too! Just ask Kris Jenner.
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