Party affiliation: Democratic Party
Born on October 21, 1980, in Beverly Hills, California, Kim Noel Kardashian is a model, reality television star, entrepreneur and socialite. She is the second of four children born to the late Robert Kardashian and his first wife, Kris.
A preschool classmate of Paris Hilton, she grew up under the glare and privilege of Beverly Hills, getting an up-close view of Hollywood's pleasures and pitfalls. Her father, the founder of Movie Tunes, Inc., a music and marketing company, was a prominent attorney. A close friend for many years of O.J. Simpson, Robert was one of the football star's defense lawyers during his murder trial. In fact, it was the attorney's home that Simpson left during the famous Ford Bronco police chase shortly before his arrest. Robert Kardashian died from cancer of the esophagus in October 2003.
Kardashian's mother, Kris, a children's boutique shop owner and TV personality, travels in celebrity circles herself. In 1991, two years after divorcing Robert, she married 1976 Olympic star, Bruce Jenner. The couple has two children together.
According to Kardashian, her childhood was hardly the stuff of stardom. Sunday church was regular part of family life. So was the expectation among the Kardashian children that, once they each reached the age of 18, living off the family dime was no longer an option. While attending an exclusive Catholic girls' high school, Kim Kardashian worked for her father's company. When he died, the corporation was left to her and her siblings.
Kardashian was working as a stylist and personal shopper to stars like Lindsay Lohan. In 2006, business is booming and, with sisters Khloé and Kourtney, Kardashian opens Dash (derived from the family's last name), a boutique in Calabasas, California. A showcase of the owners' own personal styles, the store features some of the sisters' favorite American designers.
In October 2007 Kardashian gets her own E! reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which documents her career and family life, with sisters Khloé and Kourtney, momager Kris, and stepdad Bruce Jenner. In 2008, she released her own exercise DVD titled "The Kim Kardashian Workout - For Your Mind, Body, and Spirit". Her television debuts include Disaster Movie, Deep in the Valley, Beyond the Break, Dancing with the Stars, and Entertainment tonight, among others.
Since then, Kim Kardashian's celebrity status has only grown. Kim signed on to become the face of Bongo Jeans in 2008. In March 2009, Kardashian launched a shoe shopping service that taps into the expertise of Hollywood's most revered stylists. In 2009, Kim launched her own perfume, "Kim Kardashian", which is available worldwide.
From 2010 onwards, she signed many endorsement deals and appeared in the film, ‘Deep in the Valley'. She later produced the reality TV show, ‘The Spin Crowd'.
In 2011, she released another of her perfumes named, ‘Gold’ and her wedding fragrance, ‘Kim Kardashian Love'. That year, a two part series of her wedding preparations and her wedding was telecast.
She also tried to launch a singing carreer, which started and ended in January of 2011.
In 2012, she launched the fragrance, ‘True Reflection'. The same year, she played the role of ‘Nikki LePree' in the TV series, ‘Drop Dead Diva’ and appeared as herself in the TV shows, '30 Rock' and 'Punk'd'.
In 2013, she offered her voice in the adult animated series 'American Dad!'.
In a list of the 'Top 10 Celebrity Playboy Bunnies,' Kim Kardashian who posed Playboy in December 2007, came in third, behind Marilyn Monroe and Pamela Anderson.
In 2008, Kim was the most googled celebrity, beating Britney Spears who had previously held the title for four years.
In 2010, a wax figure of her was opened at the New York City branch of the Madame Tussauds.
Kim founded a production company called Kimsaprincess Productions through which she released three successful workout videos.
- Known for her good looks, Kim was ranked 3rd on the list of the best beach bodies of 2008 by E!, named #28 on the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008 by AskMen, was #10 on the 100 Hottest Brunettes according to AIM, and was listed as #9 on Maxim Magazines Hot 100 list of 2010.
- Kim tried to break into the music world by releasing a single in 2011 called Jam (Turn it Up) and donated half of song's profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Kim was raised by a member of the Armenian Orthodox Church and a Catholic. She prefers trendy non-denominational Christian churches.
Kim isn’t shy about expressing her devotion to God and Jesus, or her money. She once said: "Whatever it is, I give 10% away to the church. That’s what I was taught."
She’s been tweeting various religions messages as well, such as: "Early morning workout done now off to church with the family." and: "Perfect day so far! Church and family brunch."
"It definitely puts you in a category that I would wish upon no one," Kim Kardashian later said on The Tyra Banks Show. "Your reputation is all that you have, and if people prejudge you over something that you did, than that kind of sticks with you a long time."
"If I don’t like something that’s going on in my life, I change it. And I don’t sit and complain about it for a year."
"Take and chance and don’t ever look back. Never have regrets, just lessons learned."
"You can use the same motto for everything in life. If you put that effort in, you’ll get what you want."
"If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it."
"You make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am."
"I’m an entrepreneur. ‘Ambitious’ is my middle name."
Kim Kardashian is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Kim Kardashian respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people.
Quotes from others about the person
Daymond John: "As I build the ‘Kim Kardashian Brand’ I understand the importance of aligning myself with those who reflect the same elegance, beauty, fashion, and excellence as I do. Daymond helps you realize the importance of perception and how you convey it to the world."
- In 2013, she gave birth to daughter North West at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The same year, she became engaged to Kanye on her 33rd birthday.
In 2013, Kris debuted her own daytime TV talk show. The program, however, failed to attract enough of an audience to be renewed.
She had four children with Robert Kardashian, whom she married in 1978. She then married former Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) in 1991, but they divorced in 2015.
spouse: Kanye West - United States - rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer
He remixed soul and baroque songs into his music, studied under his mentor, No I.D., and traveled to Japan.
He is notoriously outspoken, a quality that was on full display when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
He proposed to clothing designer Alexis Phifer in 2006, but the relationship ended on April 21, 2008. He and Kim Kardashian had a baby named North on June 15, 2013 and they got married on May 24, 2014.
During the early 2000s, he often performed onstage with his good friend, the legendary Jay-Z.
She graduated from the University of Arizona with a theatre arts degree and Spanish minor.
She first appeared on TV on the 2005 E! reality series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.
She had her third child, a son named Reign Aston Disick, with Scott Disick in December 2014, after previously having a son named Mason Dash Disick and a daughter named Penelope Scotland Disick. She began dating Scott in 2006.
She dropped out of high school, but continued her education as a home school student.
She appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2009, and worked as a model and a boutique owner. She also starred in the spin-off reality television series Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Khloé & Lamar.
She married Lamar Odom in September 2009 after meeting at one of Metta World Peace's parties. She filed for divorce four years later due in part to Lamar's substance abuse problems. In August 2014, she started dating rapper French Montana, however the couple quickly separated.
He earned a business degree from the University of Southern California in 2009.
He placed second in the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, where he earned honors for being the most improved dancer.
He was in a relationship with singer Rita Ora in 2012.
She modeled in prom dresses for the Sherri Hill dress line.
Unlike her sister Kim, she stands nearly six feet tall. She also became a brand ambassador for Seventeen Magazine.
She was a cheerleader for Sierra Canyon School, and earned her first modeling job for a Sears clothing campaign titled Crush Your Style.
She worked as a runway model for Forever 21's Hello Kitty line.
She has a sister named Kendall and six half-siblings. In 2014, she started dating rapper Tyga. She was born to Kris and Caitlyn Jenner when Caitlyn was known as Bruce Jenner.
Daughter: North West - United States
Her parents Kim and Kanye announced that the baby was due at the end of 2012, her parents were engaged but not married when she was born.
The first party that she attended was at the house of Caitlyn Jenner during the 4th of July holiday.
Her mother, Kim Kardashian, is a famous reality TV star, and her father Kanye West is a highly influential rapper.
Her grandmother, Kris Jenner, will likely be very involved with her upbringing as she has been with her other grandchildren.
He was a promising swimmer in his youth, competing side by side with Michael Phelps.
He became famous for being married to Kim Kardashian for 72 days.
He was briefly married to Kim Kardashian, but he made the divorce difficult on her because he felt betrayed.
He and Joe Johnson played for the Brooklyn Nets during the inaugural season of the team.
1986 - 1998
2004 - 2006
2007 - 2009