Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West(born Kimberly Noel Kardashian, October 21, 1980) is an American reality television personality, socialite, businesswoman and model. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! Network’s reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami in addition to various business ventures. Kardashian’s personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.
Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, to parents Robert and Kris (née Houghton)She has an older sister Kourtney, a younger sister Khloé, and a younger brother Rob.heir mother is of Dutch, English, Irish and Scottish ancestry while their father was a third-generation Armenian American After their parents divorced in 1991, her mother married again that year, to Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruc), the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner.Kardashian is one of the many celebrity turned entrepreneurs who are able to leverage their television success by launching profitable side businesses. Kardashian is the founder of the television production company, Kimsaprincess Productions LLC which produces workout DVDs, launched an eponymous fragrance line and the e-commerce shoe shopping website, ShoeDazzle. With her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, she also owns and is expanding D-A-S-H clothing boutiques, designed a clothing line for Bebe and nabbed diet (Quick Trim) and skincare (PerfectSkin) products endorsements
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