After the couple was seen boarding a private Boeing 747 jet, a virtual flying mansion, one has to wonder, how much is the couple's net worth?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were seen boarding a private 747 jet (below) for a flight which sparked outrage on Twitter over what some describe as a "wasteful" and "extravagant" travel method.
On the Snapchat post, Kim says, “No big deal, just taking a private 747,” while filming Kanye West, walking up to the “double-decker” plane. “This is how he does it now. Only 747s, private. I’ve never even heard of this, but whatever.” The plane is so large that it can fly up to 660 passengers.
Between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West... how much is the couple actually worth?
Let's start with Kim, the star of the hit reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She's the 2nd richest person in her family, behind, Kylie Jenner, who is worth an estimated $800 million. Kim isn't too far off, with income from her modeling, magazine photoshoots, games, Kimoji selection, TV series producing, books, fashion, KKW Beauty, sponsored Instagram posts that can run around $500K to $1 million bucks a post, perfumes, and a lot of other things, her net worth comes in around $350 million. It's estimated that she earns on average $80 million per year. OK. she's not that close to Kylie when it comes to net worth... but since she's married to Kanye, let's do some math.
According to Kim during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, her husband Kanye is almost a billionaire.
Kanye West, who is 41 years old, is a musician, rapper, clothing designer and mogul who has a partnership with Adidas for his apparel company and brand, Yeezy, that is valued around $1.5 billion where Ye is a majority stakeholder. This makes Kanye's net worth almost a billion dollars. The partnership originally began in 2013 after Nike refused to give Kanye royalties on the sales of the shoe. Just how popular is his Yeezy brand? Well, when Kanye dropped his album, "Ye", he released a line of shirts and hoodies that same week which sold an estimated $500,000 in under an hour.
How did Kim Kardashian become famous?
Kim, who was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California is the daughter of Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian, a lawyer who was on OJ Simpson's dream team during his historic and infamous murder trial. She originally came on the scene as Paris Hilton's friend and later became catapulted into a super celeb after a leaked sex tape with rapper Ray J in 2007 which was released by Vivid Entertainment.
But in true superstar fashion, she turned lemons into lemonade and used her newfound fame to become a global celebrity after starring in the now famous TV reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!.
Before marrying Kanye West, Kim had a shortlived, 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011. Luckily, it wasn't a waste of time since Kim managed to make around $18 million from the TV rights to that wedding.
On May 24, 2014, Kim married Kanye West in Florence, Italy and had 3 children, North, Saint, and Chicago who was born of a surrogate.
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