Kim Kardashian (October 21, 1980) is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model. Born and raised in Los
Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media attention as friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her
former boyfriend Ray J, which was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in E!’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 Kim Take Miami in addition to
various business ventures. Kardashian’s personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.
In recent years, Kardashian has grown an influential online and social media presence, including tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.She
has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the successful 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and
makeup products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish. Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has also received significant coverage; the couple married in
2014 in what the New York Times has described as “a historic blizzard of celebrity.” Kardashian was reported to be the highest-paid reality television
personality of 2015, with her total earnings exceeding US$53 million. Time Magazine included her on their list of 2015’s 100 most influential people,while
Vogue described her in 2016 as a “pop culture phenomenon.”
In April 2015, she traveled to Armenia with Kanye, Khloé and North and visited the memorial of the victims in Yerevan. In April 2016, Kardashian wrote an
article on her website condemning The Wall Street Journal for running an advertisement denying the Armenian Genocide.