Everybody loves Kim Kardashian, well, almost everybody. She is news because of the number of ways in which she manages to get involved into controversies. But in all honesty, Kim is much more than that. She is a fine model and actress who has proved her mettle so many times. The number of awards and nominations is proof of that. She is a hot socialite who is always talked about. And her television shows are some of the most watched ones. She is discussed so much that it seems that almost everybody has an opinion about her.
The daughter of Robert Kardashian (the well known defense attorney) and his wife Kris Kardashian, Kim was born on October 21st, 1980. She first got noticed, or gained notoriety (depends on your interpretation), when a home sex video was leaked in 2007. It features Kim and the singer Ray J. Vivid Entertainment purchased the rights and released it. She sued the company. The suit was dropped for a settlement of $5 Million.
This incident made her so famous that later in the same year, a reality television series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, was started. It has become a huge hit. Seven seasons have been aired as of December 2012. There has been many other television shows subsequently, like Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Dancing with the Stars, and Khloé & Lamar, where Kim has featured prominently.
She has started D-A-S-H, a fashion boutique chain with her sisters – Kourtney and Khloé. The company promotes a number of clothing lines. D-A-S-H has released a few fragrances as well.
Kim Kardashian has been married twice. She married Damon Thomas in 2000. The couple divorced in 2004. She then went on to marry Kris Humphries, the basketball player, in 2011. This relationship lasted for just 72 days. She was lambasted by the media that claimed that Kim married Kris and subsequently divorced him just for publicity. It was even said that Kim would do anything to stay on the news. It was later revealed that Kim was dating Kanye West, the rapper, even when she was legally married to Kris.
All things considered, Kim Kardashian is certainly among the most discussed and controversial celebrities of our times. And yes, she is among the wealthier celebrities too.