Kim Kardashian tells David Letterman she makes more money on Instagram than a single season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
She helped cement her fame with her long-running reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
But Kim Kardashian revealed on an upcoming episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction that the series isn’t her primary source of income.
The 39-year-old reality star claimed that she’s able to make more from her paid posts on Instagram than an entire season of the show.
Big earner: Kim Kardashian, 39, told David Letterman, 73, that she makes more money on Instagram than on Keeping Up With The Kardashians on an upcoming episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
‘We would not be who we are today without Keeping Up With The Kardashians and that’s why we continue to share our lives,’ Kim told the 73-year-old former late night host.
‘Even if, realistically, we can post something on social media and make more than we do a whole season.’
According to TMZ, the Kardashian–Jenner clan renewed their contract for an addition five seasons in 2017 for $150 million.
After subtracting Kris Jenner’s 10 percent cut for being her daughters’ manager, that means each family member on the series would earn approximately $4.5 million per season.
Iconic: ‘We would not be who we are today without Keeping Up With The Kardashians and that’s why we continue to share our lives. Even if, realistically, we can post something on social media and make more than we do a whole season,’ Kim said
Payday: TMZ reported that the family was paid $150 million for the last five seasons of KUWTK, meaning Kim makes around $4.5 million after subtracting her mother’s cut as her manager; shown in February
Brands and advertisers pay Kim up to $500,000 per Instagram post, Us Weekly previously reported, so it would only take a handful of posts before she could exceed her KUWTK earnings for a season.
Letterman, whose third season of My Next Guest premieres on Netflix on October 21, also delved into finances between Kim and her husband Kanye West, 43.
When the comedian asked who made more money between the two, she replied, ‘Him, probably.
‘We’re exactly even [in earnings]. We both are really blessed and do extremely well, and I’m really grateful,’ she continued.
Rich couple: Kim said Kanye probably makes more money than her, before claiming they were ‘exactly even.’ But Forbes says he’s worth $1.3 billion, far more than her; shown in February
Wealthy: Earlier this month, Forbes reported that Kim is now worth $780 million, making her the wealthiest member of her family
Earlier this month, Forbes reported that Kim is now worth $780 million, making her the wealthiest member of her family.
Kylie Jenner, originally believed to have been a billionaire, later had her fortune degrade to about $900 million.
The publication now estimates she’s worth $700 million after sales for Kylie Cosmetics dried up, at least partly due to the ongoing pandemic.
Kim’s own KKW Beauty brand also saw weak sales throughout 2020 due to the pandemic, which decreased the market for cosmetics and forced stores that carry cosmetics to close for portions of the year.
Despite claims that both Kim and Kylie were billionaires, Forbes reports that Kanye West is the only person in their orbit who’s actually a billionaire, after calculating his worth at $1.3 billion.
The sisters won’t have KUWTK counting toward their income for much longer, as the series is set to end in 2021 with its 20th season.
Moving ahead: Despite Kylie being labeled a billionaire at one point, Forbes says Kim is now wealthier than her sister
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