Forbes has officially declared reality TV star Kim Kardashian is indeed now a billionaire.
The inclusion of the future ex-wife of fellow billionaire Kanye West comes after an increase of her worth from $780 million to $1 billion. The achivement is cited by her growth in KKW BEauty and Skims, along with endorsements and the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The long running E! show is entering its final season.
Kardashian launched her beauty line in 2017, following the billionaire success of her half-sister Kylie Jenner. 20 percent of her brand was sold to Coty for $200 million, elevating the value to $1 billion.
The Skims shapewear hit the market in 2019, including loungewear, however, the majority stake she owns in the company has not been disclosed.
In February, Kardashian officially filed for divorce from West. TMZ reports that the beauty mogul filed on Friday, February 19th and is seeking legal and physical joint custody of their four children.
“[Kim] will continue to focus on her business empire,” an insider told Us in January as the divorce loomed. “Kim has been in individual counseling and is at peace with where her life is headed.”
Their marriage woes have been playing out publicly as Kanye West experienced a few mental breakdowns.
US Weekly reported that they had a huge fight in December 2020 that they haven’t been able to recover from.
“Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the same page for a while now,” the source told Us, noting that Kardashian was “done” with West’s “unpredictable” outbursts. “Kanye isn’t as focused and doesn’t live in the real world. Their world views no longer line up.”
Kanye West was recently spotted wearing his wedding ring and is reportedly not doing well emotionally following the divorce.
Fans will reportedly see their marital woes play out in the forthcoming final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.