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Kimberly Noel Kardashian (Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian West)

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Kim Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Beverly Hills, California. In recent years, the she has garnered a Paris Hilton-like celebrity status thanks to her curvaceous style, a hit reality TV show, a string of workout DVDs, and last, but not least, a scandalous video showcasing her sexual exploits with former boyfriend, rapper Ray J. In 2006, she opened a boutique with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé.

Background

  • Ethnicity: The ethnicity of the Kardashians has been listed as Armenian (father's ethnicity) and Dutch-Scottish American (mother's ethnicity).

  • 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.

  • Education

    • Kim attended the same preschool as Paris Hilton and the pair were good friends growing up. She wanted to be a teacher when she was growing up. During high school, Kim used to work at her father’s music marketing firm called ‘Movie Tunes.’

    Career

    • 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!'.

    Major achievements

    • achievement308974 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 Kardashian is the highest earning reality television star in the history of the world.
    • 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.
    • achievement308979 She’s an author, she wrote a book with her sisters Kourtney, and Khloe entitled "Kardashian Konfidential". She also has a jewelry line with the store Bebe.

    Works

    • Kardashian Konfidential

    Politics

    Kim has ties to the Republican power structure, but she's expressed an interest in running for mayor of her hometown of Glendale, California--on the Democratic ticket.

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    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."

    Denomination: Christian

    Views

    "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."

    Quotations: "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."

    Personality

    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."

    Interests

    Philosophers & Thinkers : Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche

    Sport & Clubs: American Football, Basketball

    Athletes: Miles Austin

    Singing, Exercise, Listening music, Fashion Designing

    Music & Bands: R&B. Hip Hop, Pop, Classic Rock

    Connections

    • 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.
    • father: Robert Kardashian - United States - businessman, attorney
      Father of the Kardashian sisters who represented O.J. Simpson in the trial of the decade in the 1990's.

      He graduated with a law degree from University of San Diego School of Law, but went into business after about a decade of practicing law.

      He represented Michael Jackson in some of his early trials.
    • mother: Kris Jenner - United States - television personality
      Reality television star who gained fame for appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Talk, and America's Next Top Model. Kris Jenner was born on November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California.

      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.
    • One of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time who has received 21 Grammy Awards in a little over a decade. He was ranked the 3rd top producer of the decade in 2010 by Billboard. He's received praise for such albums as The College Dropout (2004), Graduation (2007), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and Yeezus (2013).

      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.
    • 1st sister: Kourtney Kardashian - United States - model, television personality
      Socialite and older sister of Kim and Khloe who gained fame through the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

      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.
    • 2nd sister: Khloé Kardashian - United States - television personality
      Younger sister of Kourtney and Kim Kardashian who gained fame on the reality television program Keeping Up with the Kardashians and and co-hosted The X Factor with Mario Lopez.

      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.
    • Reality star who became known as the brother of the Kardashian sisters on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He also had a role on Khloé & Lamar and served as a judge on Miss USA Today.

      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.
    • half-sister: Kendall Jenner - United States - fashion model, television personality
      Half-sister of Kim Kardashian who made her debut on Keeping Up With The Kardashians when she was 11. She and her sister Kylie created a clothing line called Kendall & Kylie. She also became a runway model, first being featured in a Paper magazine article in 2010.

      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 became known as the younger half-sister of the Kardashian sisters on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She also worked as 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
      Daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The paparazzi drooled over this baby, sending helicopters to get pictures of her.

      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.
    • Spouse (2000-2004) Divorced: Damon Thomas - United States - songwriter
      Thomas, known for his marriage to Kim Kardashian is an American music producer. He has earned his net worth from his song writing and production works. Kim married record producer Damon Thomas at the age of 20, and the relationship lasted four years before their heated divorce in the year 2004. Kim filed for divorce from Damon on the basis of physical and emotional abuse charges, which she reportedly went through during their short lived marriage relationship.
    • Spouse (2011-2013) Divorced: Kris Humphries - United States - basketball player
      NBA forward who joined the league in 2004 with the Utah Jazz before moving to the New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics.

      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.
    Kimberly Kardashian
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    Born October 21, 1980
    (age 36)
    Nationality
    • 1986 - 1998
      Marymount High School
    • 2004 - 2006
      Stylist, Stylist to the Stars
      USA
    • 2007 - 2009
      Social media personality, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
      USA

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