Kim Kardashian Raked In $45 Million From Videogame
This piece originally appeared on People.com.
Kim Kardashian West is turning today’s Snaps into tomorrow’s legacy.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Forbes, which showcases her accomplishments as a “mobile mogul,” including the launch of her game, website and app.
Kardashian West shared a picture of the cover on Instagram Monday that was both lighthearted and poignant: “Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes!” she wrote. “I never dreamed this would happen and know my Dad would be so proud. #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent.”
In the article, Forbes reports that Kardashian West has personally “pocketed $45 million,” or about 40 percent of her most recent annual income, from Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which they say has taken in $160 million since its June 2014 launch.
“I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on,” she tells the magazine.
She recalls, “I loved video games, growing up. … [But I did ask myself,] ‘I wonder if people are really going to … mimic my life.’ ”
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And though Kardashian West has received some scrutiny for branching out beyond reality style and the style/beauty sector, she sees no reason to let the criticism impact her long-term plans.
She tells Forbes: “When people looked at me in a way like, ‘Why is she stepping into the tech world? That’s not her territory! Stick to reality TV!’ I was like, ‘No.’ This is fun for me. Now I’m coming up with Kimojis and the app and all these other ideas. I don’t see myself stopping.”
Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!