Kim Kardashian, American media personality, has officially become a billionaire, according to Forbes magazine.

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In a blog post on Tuesday, the business magazine said the reality TV star now has a net worth of $1 billion — an increase from $780 million in October last year.

Forbes attributed the feat to Kim’s booming businesses — KKW Beauty and Skims — as well as earnings from reality shows and endorsement deals and a number of smaller investments.

Kim founded KKW Beauty in 2017 following the success of Kylie Cosmetics, owned by Kylie Jenner, her younger sister.

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The company continued to pull the strings shortly after witnessing an expansion the following year during which it raked in a total of $100 million.

She thereafter launched Skims in 2019 and leveraged on her huge social media following to promote the business.

The 40-year-old sold 20 percent of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200 million last year, which put the value of her company at $1 billion — although Forbes said the figure was “a little bloated.”

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“The rest of Kardashian West’s fortune sits in cash and investments, including real estate. Every year since 2012, she has earned at least $10 million pretax, by Forbes’ count, thanks to paychecks from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, endorsement deals and endeavors like the aforementioned mobile game and her now-defunct Kimoji app,” Forbes said.

“She’s also got three properties in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, and a portfolio of blue-chip investments, including shares of Disney, Amazon, Netflix and Adidas that her soon-to-be ex-husband Kanye West gifted her for Christmas in 2017.

“But it’s the companies that she has launched herself, and grown with the typical Kardashian flare for self-promotion, that land her on the World’s Billionaires list.”

Forbes had in 2019 named Jenner world’s youngest self-made billionaire but later withdrew the status, citing discrepancies in her actual net worth.

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The spotlight has continued to beam on Kim and Kanye West, her husband, amid divorce efforts by the couple — about seven years after they tied the knot.



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