Kim Kardashian’s rise to fame

Ava Busot, Staff Writer

Kim Kardashian has been the center of the media since the early 2000’s. While her rise to fame may have been very controversial, she turned that bad experience into a billion dollars to her name. Kim went from being known as only Paris Hilton’s friend and assistant, to being one of the most influential women of our generation. Here is everything you need to know about Kim and her rise to fame. 

Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born October 21, 1980 to Kris and Rob Kardashian. Unlike her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie, Kim was not born into the spotlight. She, for the most part, stayed out of the public eye until she appeared on The Simple Life as Paris Hilton’s assistant. Kim and Paris stayed connected at the hip for the next few years, launching Kim into fame. 

In 2007, Kim, along with the rest of her family, were given a reality show surrounding their life. The show featured the three Kardashian sisters and the Jenner sisters, despite them being very young at the time. KUWTK put Kim’s career into place, bringing her and her store, Dash, a large amount of publicity. As well as Kim being trendy and being seen with the right people, she proved very early on that she knew how to keep people on their toes.

Kim has been married 3 times and all of these marriages have ended in divorce. Her first public relationship was with music producer Damon Thomas. They got married in 2000, lasting until 2004 when Kim suddenly filed for divorce. Reports later appeared that showed that Kim was being abused both physically and emotionally by Damon. In an interview about the subject, Thomas said that Kim was obsessed with being famous but that she had no talent. When Kim was asked about the situation she said, “You think you know so much about love when you’re really young and you look back later and probably realize it is not what you thought it was.”

Kris Humphries, a former NBA player, was Kim’s second husband. Humpheies and Kim were first seen together in 2010 and stayed attached at the hip until 7 months later when they announced their engagement. The two stars got married the following August, with a wedding that cost around 10 million dollars. Despite the fortune that was spent on the wedding, Kim filed for divorce merely 72 days after the wedding, being by far her shortest marriage.

Kims third and most recent marriage was to none other than Kanye West. The pair’s relationship started in 2012 and lasted until 2021. Kim and Kanye have four children together and, before the split, Kanye was heavily involved with the Kardashian Family. While their split has been messy, the two have both said that their main interest is doing best for their kids. They both have stated that they still have love for eachother but that they just didn’t work.

Kim is and will always be an entertainer. Between her appearances on The Karshaians, interviews, and the paparazzi, Kim knows how to keep her audience engaged. She is a mom, business owner, and is one of the most prominent faces in our lives today. Whether good or bad, Kim has the ability to have all eyes on her at all times. Kim Kardashian is the one smartest business woman of all time.