Just when you think Kim Kardashian West has done it all, she goes and ticks Forbes’ front cover off her list. And she looks ah-mazing!
This year, Kim pocketed a sweet $51 million, earning her No.42 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list, an achievement she said her dad would be “so proud” of.
Kim revealled her stunning front cover on Twitter and Instagram and in a classic case of “haters gone hate” she added the caption, “Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes! I never dreamed this would happen and know my Dad would be so proud. #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent.”
And she has a fair point!
This time Kim owed her incredible earnings to the HUGE success of her mobile game, ‘Kardashian: Hollywood’, where players can create their own celebrity, become friends with Kim and work their way up the ranks to reach the A-List.
Crazy you might think, but since its launch in June 2014, Kim’s game has been downloaded 45 million times and generated $160 million in revenue. Forbes estimates that Kim has bagged $45 million from the game over that period. Meaning that 40% of her paycheck has come from the game alone.
Kim said, “I became really intrigued with the tech world. I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco,” says Kardashian, “I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.”
Khloe took to Instagram to share her support for Kim’s success, writing “Congratulations Keeks!!! So proud of you!! All praise to the most high!’
You go girl!
By Sophia Pathak @sophia_pathak
Kim’s full story will appear in the July 26, 2016 issue of Forbes