They're one of the wealthiest families in the world, but which Kardashian is the richest? We take a look at the net worths of the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan, to see which sister (or momager) has earnt the most over the years.
With the second season of The Kardashians on Hulu recently finished, we were treated to yet another insight into seriously luxurious lives of sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, as well as their mom, Kris Jenner. Amidst all the drama—from romances to break-ups—there is a lot of money-making (as well as spending!) going on, as we see Kim build her SKIMS business, Kris continue to boss it as a manager, and Kendall build up her real estate portfolio. Indeed, even leaving E! to launch their new series with Hulu boosted their bank balances by an unspecified, but hefty, sum. Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television’s chairman of entertainment, said: "We stepped up to a great deal that they very much deserve."
On top of their show, the reality TV stars are also always hustling in a number of other ways, via their own brands, partnerships and other business ventures. With that in mind, who in the Kar-Jenner clan has amassed the largest fortune? Here are our calculations if you're wondering, who is the richest Kardashian?
Which Kardashian is the richest?
We've all heard reports about the enviable earnings of the Kardashian-Jenners. Back in 2019, the youngest sister Kylie Jenner, now 25, was crowned the youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes. However, the publication later backtracked and claimed that the star had lied about her finances.
Then, in 2021, the second-oldest (42)—and arguably most famous—sister in the family, Kim Kardashian, also reached billionaire status. While no one but the ladies, (and possibly a few accountants and attorneys) knows their true financial worth, here's what we know about the individual wealth of each sister—and who actually is the richest Kardashian...
1. Kim Kardashian
As mentioned Kim reached billionaire status in 2021, according to Forbes (opens in new tab)—however at the latest count, the Kim Kardashian net worth is thought to be roughly between $1.4 billion and $1.8 billion. This makes her currently the richest Kardashian, and richest member of her family overall. Go Kimmy!
The star is the founder of two successful companies, KKW Beauty and SKIMS, which is where she has generated a large sum of her wealth. She also recently launched her skincare brand, SKKN by Kim, which features a nine-product collection worth $673/£695. She also receives an income from the family's reality TV show, as well as cash from endorsements, brand deals (such as her recent campaign with Balenciaga) and smaller investments.
Kim sold a 20 per cent stake of KKW Beauty to company Coty for $200 million in 2020. Her remaining stake in her cosmetics brand has an estimated value of $500 million, while her majority stake of SKIMS is estimated to be $225 million. That's a lot of shapewear!
Most recently, Kim also set up another income stream which we imagine will prove to be pretty lucrative. The businesswoman has teamed up with consumer investing expert Jay Sammons to set up SKKY Partners, a private equity firm which will invest in projects from across hospitality, consumer products, luxury, digital commerce and media. Phew!
So in answer to the question, which Kardashian is the richest? Kim K remains firmly at the top.
2. Kylie Jenner
Despite being the youngest sister, Kylie was at one point the richest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan before her older sister Kim swooped in to claim the title. Since her billionaire status was announced in 2019, it's believed her wealth has diminished to around $600 million, according to Forbes (opens in new tab).
The star sold a 51 per cent majority stake of her company, Kylie Cosmetics in 2019 to Coty (like Kim) for $600 million dollars. According to Forbes, her stake in the company now has a value of $300 million and the remaining $400 million of her net worth reportedly comes from "cash, cars, real estate and other investments". In other news, we still don't know Kylie Jenner's son's name...
Kylie also earns a salary from The Kardashians on Hulu, which many fans have noted that she was started in much more regularly than she did the family's original series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
3. Kris Jenner
The devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder, that much we know. As of October 2020, Forbes estimated that the momager's net worth was $190 million. Since then, it's believed to have increased to about $230 million-plus, according to Parade.
Where does her fortune come from? Not only does Kris get a cut of her children's earnings for negotiating their deals, but the family matriarch also has her own brand deals—including her own cleaning product company, Safely, which stocks at Walmart.
She was also an executive producer on former reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians and all its related spin-off shows, making a reported $100,000 per episode. And she, like her daughters, also get a large chunk of her earnings from their reality show, The Kardashians.
4. Kourtney Kardashian
Most of her fortune has been amassed from her role on the family reality TV shows (of which she has starred in both the main series, and her own spin-off series with her sisters), combined with brand endorsement deals—such as her recent campaign with plant-based chicken brand Daring, alongside her husband Travis Barker.
And Kourtney has become a bit of a businesswoman of late too! She has been running her own lifestyle brand and e-commerce site, Poosh, which adds to her millions, since 2019. And in 2022, she launched vitamin and supplement line Lemme, with gummies and drops designed to elevate every area of your life; from sleep to bloating.
5. Khloé Kardashian
Last year, 38-year-old Khloe's net worth was estimated to be around $40 - $50 million. However, Celebrity Net Worth (opens in new tab) now estimate Khloe Kardashian's net worth to be around $60 million—a significant boost!
Like her sisters, her wealth is largely thanks to the salaries from her reality TV shows, including a number of KUWTK spin-offs.
Additionally, her Good American denim company has proved incredibly lucrative, and is stocked in a range of high-end stores across the globe. When it comes to other income streams, her executive-producing gig for a true-crime series called Twisted Sisters has also proved financially fruitful—and she also gets a regular pay-check from endorsement deals with brands.
6. Kendall Jenner
According to Celebrity Net Worth (opens in new tab), Kendall's net worth is currently $45 million. This is mainly money earned from her career as a supermodel, with Forbes (opens in new tab) reporting in 2018 that she was the highest-paid model in the world for the second year in a row. So while she may not be the wealthiest Kardashian (or Jenner!), she's definitely doing more than okay finance-wise.
What's more, Kendall Jenner's tequila brand, 818, has been contributing to her financial success. The star has also boosted her balance by starring in Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Kardashians.
And most recently, as seen in an episode of The Kardashians, Kenny has started investing in real estate with a plan to flip (renovate and sell) Los Angeles properties alongside her long-time friend Fai Khadra. Speaking about her new passion project, she said on the episode, "As a model, I still don't have much say in anything creative really. That has brought me to wanting to start this journey of house flipping.
"I found that I really do want to be my own boss and have my own ideas and execute them. I just feel like it's new me."
So while the answer to the question, which Kardashian is the richest, is Kim herself, you can rest assured that the other members of the family are all doing very nicely for themselves, thank you very much!
Why are the Kardashians rich?
As explained above, the Kardashian-Jenner family have largely amassed their wealth via their multiple reality shows, their brand endorsements, partnerships, and their own businesses.
And of course, all of this became possible with the launch of their original reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2007—which was the jumping pad for all of the family's future careers.
Prior to the show, the family were already fairly wealthy (as fans of KUWTK will remember, their first Calabasas home was *pretty* nice). Though details of their finances back then aren't confirmed, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney's late father Robert Kardashian was a highly successful lawyer and businessman, who became famous after representing O.J Simpson in his highly publicized trial.
Kris Jenner's former husband Caitlyn Jenner (Bruce Jenner at that time), was also a very successful and famous Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, who did many talks and seminars on their time as an athlete.
It's not clear whether Kris was working when KUWTK first hit our TV screens, but she quickly stepped into her now-famous role as momager for all the Kardashian kids. Prior to this and her marriage to Robert Kardashian, she worked as an air hostess.
Sunil Makan is the digital editor of Marie Claire UK. With over 12 years of publishing experience, working on print publications and their digital counterparts, national newspapers, and digital pure plays he is an Editor, Strategist, Content Producer, and Creative Director. In his most recent role, Sunil was deputy editor of My Imperfect Life and before that, he was the Associate Editor of British Marie Claire. Prior to that he worked at ELLE, InStyle, Shortlist Media and freelanced at titles such as Mr Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Floral Street fragrance, and The Times.
Sunil’s specialisms include Fashion, Beauty and Grooming, Lifestyle, and Culture. He has reported and covered fashion trends at International fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris, smelled and tested countless fragrances, beauty treatments, slathered on more serums, moisturizers, and masks than he cares to mention plus reviewed some of the best hotels in the world—and the worst.
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