She helped solidify her fame with her longtime reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
But Kim Kardashian revealed in an upcoming episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, that the series wasn’t his main source of income.
The 39-year-old reality TV star claimed she was able to get more from her paid Instagram posts than an entire season of the show.
Big Income: Kim Kardashian, 39, told David Letterman, 73, that she is making more money on Instagram than on Keeping Up With The Kardashians on an upcoming episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
“ We wouldn’t 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.
“Although, realistically, we can post something on social media and earn more than we do an entire season.
According to TMZ, the Kardashian-Jenner clan renewed their contract for five more seasons in 2017 for $ 150 million.
After subtracting Kris Jenner’s 10% cut for being her daughters’ manager, that means each family member on the show would make around $ 4.5 million per season.
Iconic: “ We wouldn’t be who we are today without Keeping Up With The Kardashians and that’s why we continue to share our lives. Even though realistically we can post something on social media and earn more than we do an entire season, ” Kim said.
Payday: TMZ reported that the family was paid $ 150 million for the last five seasons of KUWTK, which means Kim earns around $ 4.5 million after subtracting her mother’s cut as a manager; shown in february
Brands and advertisers pay Kim up to $ 500,000 per Instagram post, Us Weekly reported previously, 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 looked into the finances between Kim and her husband Kanye West, 43.
When the comedian asked who made the most money between the two, she replied, “ Him, probably.
‘We are exactly equal [in earnings]. We’re both really blessed and we’re doing extremely well, and I’m really grateful, ”she continued.
Rich couple: Kim said Kanye was probably making more money than she was, before claiming they were ‘exactly equal’. But Forbes says he’s worth $ 1.3 billion, way more than her; shown in february
Rich: Earlier this month Forbes reported that Kim is now worth $ 780 million, making him the richest member of his family
Earlier this month, Forbes reported that Kim is now worth $ 780 million, making him the richest member of his family.
Kylie Jenner, who was originally a billionaire, later saw her fortune deteriorate to around $ 900 million.
The publication now estimates it to be worth $ 700 million after Kylie Cosmetics sales dried up, at least in part because of the ongoing pandemic.
Kim’s own brand KKW Beauty also saw low sales throughout 2020 due to the pandemic, which has shrunk the cosmetics market and forced stores that sell cosmetics to close for part of the year.
Despite claims that Kim and Kylie were billionaires, Forbes reports that Kanye West is the only person in their orbit who is actually a billionaire, after calculating his worth at $ 1.3 billion.
The sisters won’t have KUWTK counted in their income any longer, as the series is set to end in 2021 with its 20th season.
Moving forward: Although Kylie was called a billionaire at one point, Forbes says Kim is now richer than her sister