A look at Kim and Kanye's $2.2bn assets amid divorce
Kim and Kanye’s $2.2bn ‘divorce!’ More than $100m in real estate, a $3.8m car collection, and $300k of livestock… A look at the fortune the entrepreneurial couple will be battling it out over amid ‘split’
- MailOnline takes a look at the incredible $2.2bn fortune Kimye could be fighting over, with Kanye, 43, worth a staggering $1.3bn and Kim, 40, $900m
- Kanye is considered to be one of the most acclaimed and biggest-selling artists of the past two decades
- He famously sent Forbes receipts when he was left off their billionaires list
- The couple’s wealth stems from Kanye’s successful music career, his Yeezy line and Kim’s earnings from her 20-year stint on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality show as well as her various business ventures
- Kim earned a tidy $4.5m per season as both executive producer and star of hit E! reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which made the family a household name and ran for 14 seasons over 20 years
- The couple have an impressive property portfolio said to now be worth more than $100m – and perhaps most impress is their 15,667-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills, California
- She can earn $1million per Instagram post alone and boasts 198m followers
They are said to be going their separate ways following a six-year marriage, with Kim Kardashian enlisting the services of celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, to manage her affairs.
And MailOnline takes a look at the incredible $2.2bn fortune Kimye could be fighting over, with Kanye, 43, worth a staggering $1.3bn and Kim, 40, $900m.
The entrepreneurial pair, who share four children, have stacked up over a $100m in real estate, a $3.9m car collection and own more than $300k worth of livestock which they house in their Wyoming ranches.
Kanye famously sent Forbes receipts when he was left off their billionaires list, telling them ‘You’re toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name.’ He claims to be worth over $3bn.
The couple’s wealth stems from Kanye’s globally successful music career, his Yeezy line and Kim’s earnings from her 20-year stint on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality show.
She can earn around a million dollars per Instagram post, plus she has her various business ventures, including her KKW cosmetics company and SKIMS shapewear line.
But now the gloves are off, and so is Kim’s $1.3million engagement ring, what assets will they be dividing?
Kim and Kanye’s $2.2bn ‘divorce!’ With more than $100m in real estate, a $3.8m car collection, and $300k of livestock – how will the entrepreneurial couple be battling it out over amid ‘split’? (Pictured in February)
$105m real estate portfolio
The couple have an impressive property portfolio said to now be worth more than $100m – and perhaps most impress is their 15,667-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills, California.
They bought the home in 2014 for $20m and are said to have spent four years and another $20m renovating it before they finally moved into it in 2018. Kris Jenner once tweeted that the home was worth $60 million.
Kim and Kanye love to document the minimalist home which famously has that ‘flat sink’ which took eight prototypes to get right and cost $32,000.
Wow! The couple own a 15,667-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills, California. They bought the home in 2014 for $20million and are said to have spent four years and another $20 million renovating it before they finally moved into it in 2018
Style: The property famously houses a ‘basin-less bathroom sink’ reportedly set her back a cool $32,000
And they say that everyone needs good neighbours… so it comes as little surprise that the couple splashed out on a nearby property in November 2019 at the slighter more humble cost of $2.9m.
The four bedroom mansion, which is 3,900 square feet and sits on 1.5 acres, includes equestrian facilities. It is not yet known if the family will tear down the structures or revamp them.
In September 2019, Kim and Kanye bought a $14m Wyoming ranch spanning 1400 acres which houses almost $300k worth of livestock.
He then bought a second property, the $14.495 million Bighorn Mountain Ranch which sits on 6,713 acres and is located under 100 miles away from the first ranch.
This belong to Mr and Mrs West: They say that everyone needs good neighbours… so it comes as little surprise that the couple splashed out on a nearby property in November 2019 at the slighter more humble cost of $2.9m
In August, it was reported that the rapper has his sights set on a third Wyoming property, eyeing the Double Doc Ranch, according to TMZ.
In an informative YouTube video about the ranch, the longtime owners list it as an ‘exceptional boarding and training ranch, that provides first-class accommodations for equestrians, employees and guests clinicians.’
‘Double Doc Ranch is any Horseman’s dream with its heated multiple stall barn stalls,’ the Hayden Outdoors Real Estate noted of the stunning ranch, located just outside Cody.
More to come: Kanye West reportedly has his sights set on purchasing a third Wyoming property, the Double Doc Ranch, which is already home to his family’s 14 Friesian horses
The main residence at the Double Doc Ranch is a designed to blend ‘Wyoming elegance and family warmth.’
In 2018, Kanye bought Kim a $14m condo in the luxurious Faena House on Miami Beach as a Christmas present.
In 2013, they lived in a 9,000 square-foot Bel Air mansion bought which they purchased for $11m.
In 2017 they sold the house for $17.8m to Marina Acton, a Ukrainian billionaire. In 2017, Kim bought a $1.6m condo in Miami before selling the house for $3.5m.
Kanye once told GQ: ‘They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property.’
Expanding: The 76-acre ranch, which is a premier equestrian training facility in North West Wyoming, is currently the place his stallions are boarded, bred and trained
Kanye’s $90m music career
Major star: Kanye is considered to be one of the most acclaimed and biggest-selling artists of the past two decades – pictured performing at Coachella in 2019
Kanye is considered to be one of the most acclaimed and biggest-selling artists of the past two decades.
He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, as well as the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The star topped Forbes’ 2020 Highest Paid Musician List With $170M, ranking him the highest-paid musician of the year. They claim his G.O.O.D. label—and his own recorded music and publishing rights are worth at least $90 million.
He once told Zane Lowe for Beats 1: ‘I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact.’
Talking about his album, Jesus Is King, he said: ‘There were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album.’
‘Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in hat I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.’
However, he told GQ he believes Power to be one of his weakest hits because it adheres to expectations that people wanted from him.
In January last year, Nick Cave agreed that Kanye is the greatest artist of our time.
He told a fan: ‘Making art is a form of madness — we slip deep within our own singular vision and become lost to it.
‘There is no musician on Earth that is as committed to their own derangement as Kanye, and in this respect, at this point in time, he is our greatest artist.’
The couple’s $3.8million car collection
He’s going to need a bigger garage: Kanye boasts an impressive car collection, including this $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador bought as a present from Kim
There’s no need to call an Uber where Kanye’s concerned and the musician has splashed out $3.8million on a car collection to rival no other.
His list of prized motors includes a Lamborghini Gallardo, which ranges in price from $180,000 to $209,000, an Aston Martin DBS, $1.06 million Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss, a super-rare $500,00 Mercedes SLR McLaren, a $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador bought as a present from Kim.
One of his assistants once crashed this car into a gate, but the car escaped with little damage. His Porsche Panamera Turbo, however, was reportedly stolen and crashed into someone’s home.
According to Motorious, Kanye angered car fans along with Jay Z years ago, when the two cut up a Maybach57 in the music video Otis.
The site writes: ‘This move was purely to show how much money he had that the man could chop up something so expensive without a care.’
While Kanye goes for exotic supercars, Kim prefers classic luxury models, such as the $270,000 Bentley Continental GTC and a Rolls-Royce Ghost – she loves to get them customized by Platinum Motorsport.
Her love of cars stems from when her late father surprised her with a white BMW on her 16th birthday.
The Kardashian 20-year TV takeover
Skidding to the finish: Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which catapulted the family to global stardom, has been airing since 2007 and is slated to end next year with its 20th season
Kim earned a tidy $4.5m per season as both executive producer and star of hit E! reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which made the family a household name and ran for 14 seasons over 20 years.
Back in 2013 – before they were married – it was reported that Kanye refused to appear on the family show amid concerns the programme would damage his reputation but he made an occasional appearance.
Although there were rumors that Kourtney and Kim, as well as Kylie, pushed for the show to end, the family has denied as much.
The family told the MailOnline that the cancellation was equally ’emotional’ for the whole family who made the decision together.
E! meanwhile said in a statement: ‘While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.’
Incoming: The Kardashian-Jenner family is developing international content to air on Hulu in the United States and through Star abroad
The Kardashian-Jenner family is now developing international content to air on Hulu in the United States and through Star abroad.
News of the deal was announced on Thursday at an investor day for Hulu’s parent company Disney, according to a press release from the streaming service.
The upcoming content will involve family matriarch Kris Jenner and her daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner, yet the nature of the streaming platform and videos are yet to be released.
News of the deal comes after the family revealed their E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was coming to an end next year after 20 seasons, with the network saying the family wanted a life without their cameras.
Kris took the news to social media, writing: ‘Excited to announce our new multi year partnership with Hulu and Star and what’s to come in 2021 @hulu’.
Their undisclosed new project will bow sometime next year and will be available in multiple territories outside the United States.
Kim’s multi-million dollar business ventures
Body Basics: Kim’s SKIMS shapewear launched in 2019 is also a huge revenue generator, raising $5 million from VC firm Imaginary Ventures
Forbes estimates Kim’s fortune to be $900m. In 2014, she launched mobile game app Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and it made $1.6 million in the first five days after its release. In 2015, she released her own range of Kimojis.
The bulk of Kim’s wealth comes thanks to her KKW Beauty company.
All over? The gloves are off, and so is Kim’s $1.3million engagement ring
In 2019, the Product line raked in $100 million and she gained $200 million by selling a 20 percent stake in the company to Coty, the same company that bought Kylie’s brand.
Her SKIMS shapewear launched in 2019 is also a huge revenue generator, raising $5 million from VC firm Imaginary Ventures.
She told Bazaar.com in February: ‘I’m very minimal but practical. When I said I wanted seamless shapewear, everyone looked and thought that I was crazy.
‘The thing that always bothered me [with other brands] was that there would be a seam up the front. You would have this really tight dress and then see this seam, defeating the purpose of wearing something that is supposed to look like there is nothing underneath.
‘I’m all about comfort and glamour at the same time. I always think you can do it all, so why not have everything that you need as far as your products?’
Kim can also earn up to $1 million for a paid Instagram post and boasts 198m followers.
But the big question is, will she be returning her $1.3million diamond engagement ring?
The rapper’s $3bn dollar Yeezy brand
Megabucks: Yeezy was valued at $3bn by the Bank of America in 2019. West is the brand’s sole owner – the brand is believed to have added $1.26bn to the musician’s personal net worth, (pictured at Paris Fashion Week in 2020)
According to Forbes, Yeezy, which Kanye launched with Nike in 2009 and then brought to Adidas in 2013, was valued at $3bn by the Bank of America in 2019. West is the brand’s sole owner.
The brand is believed to have added $1.26bn to the musician’s personal net worth.
Kim has helped to give the brand that added edge, constantly wearing the designs along with her famous sisters.
In June 2020, Kanye partnered up with high-street chain Gap in a multi-million dollar deal, and the line is expected to officially start rolling out in 2021.
In 2019, he said a lot of his design inspiration comes from his life experiences, even the Lamborghini Countach inspired his label. The Yeezy, he said, ‘is the Lamborghini of shoes.’
He told Forbes: ‘There’s so many prototypes that you go into for whatever you get. They’re miniature vehicles; we work on shoes like you’d work on a car.
‘There’s no bad shoes. Any of these shoes that didn’t make it . . . 20 years from now, you’ll look and that shoe will be worth [a lot] to the numbers guy. What’s a Picasso sketch worth now? What’s a Warhol sketch worth?
Kanye also told Beats 1 presenter Zane Lowe, about his plans to ‘bring manufacturing to America’, hiring workers for his Yeezy factories through American prison reform systems, saying: ‘God is using me to show off’.
‘Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, and he looked at his kingdom and said “I did this’
‘Sounds kind of similar, right? I’m standing on the top of the mountain talking about Yeezus saying, “I did this. I am a God”.’
Perfect model: Kim has helped to give the brand that added edge, constantly wearing the designs along with her famous sisters
KIM AND KANYE’S LOVE AFFAIR
2004: First meeting
Kim and Kanye first met on a music video shoot when the KUWTK star was working as Brandy’s assistant and Kanye was working on a song with the songstress.
At the time she was still married to Damon Thomas, who she went on to divorce in 2004, and Kanye was dating model Alexis Phifer.
Speaking about their first meeting on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians 10 year anniversary special, Kim said: ‘I met him I think in 2002 or 2003. He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend…
‘I vividly remember hanging out with him and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times. He was asking his friends: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was’.
Sealing the deal: West’s crush on Kardashian only grew over the years as the rising star began getting photographed next to her boss-turned-friend Paris Hilton; Paris and Kim pictured in 2006
2006: Heads turned further
Kanye’s huge crush on Kim only grew over the years as the rising star began getting photographed next to her boss-turned-friend Paris Hilton.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in 2013, Kanye revealed that he truly fell for his future wife after he got a glimpse of a certain photo of her next to her pal Paris in Australia.
He said: ‘I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time. ‘I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, ‘Have you seen that girl Kim Kardijon?”
Despite his growing attraction to Kim, Kanye went on to propose to longtime girlfriend Phifer in August of 2006.
Working together: Kanye asks Kim to appear in his infamous hip-hop puppet show Alligator Boots, where she would be playing the part of Star Wars’ Princess Leia; Kim and Kanye pictured in 2008
2008: A split, Princess Leia and two new loves
In April, Kanye calls off his year-and-a-half engagement to Phifer, as confirmed by Phifer in a statement to People, in which she said: ‘It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends’.
Shortly after, Kanye asked Kim to appear in his infamous hip-hop puppet show Alligator Boots, where she would be playing the part of Star Wars’ Princess Leia.
Although the show was rejected by Comedy Central, Kardashian still had fond feelings for the project as she shared behind the scenes pictures from the set of Alligator Boots to social media in 2018.
Kim wrote on her website: ‘We had met before this project (back in 2003), but I would say this is when we first really connected. These pics are SO funny!’
At the time of filming Alligator Boots, Kim was in a relationship with New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, who she started dating in 2007.
Meanwhile, Kanye became involved with model Amber Rose in September of that year.
Future couple? In February, Kim and Kanye reunite with one another at the Y-3 show in New York City. Kim attended the show with boyfriend Reggie, while Kanye arrived solo and snagged a seat next to the couple and actress Milla Jovovich
2009: A fashionable meet and a mysterious mention
In February, Kim and Kanye reunite with one another at the Y-3 show in New York City. Kim attended the show with boyfriend Reggie, while Kanye arrived solo and snagged a seat next to the couple and actress Milla Jovovich.
In April, during his appearance on Keri Hilson’s hit track Knock You Down, appears to reference his looming crush on Kim and his jealousy over her relationship with Reggie.
He rapped: ‘You were always the cheerleader of my dreams / Seem to only date the head of football teams/…
‘And I was the class clown that always kept you laughing / We were never meant to be, baby we just happened’.
Kanye and Amber also part ways in July of that year
2010: The end of two love stories
In March, after three years of dating, Kim and Reggie split up for good. Reports at the time blamed the pressures of fame.
They had briefly split in August 2009 before reuniting, however he was unable to reconcile himself to Kim’s rising star.
An insider told e! online: ‘They do truly love each other and there’s no bad blood… They’re even open to the idea of reconciling down the road, but need to be apart right now.’
Kanye and Amber also part ways in July of that year.
Following their split, Amber blamed Kim for the split, saying: ‘Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. She’s a homewrecker!”
In the years after his split from Amber, Kanye has openly criticised the model – most famously saying in a 2015 interview that he had to take ’30 showers’ after dating her and reportedly branding her a ‘prostitute’.
In December, as Kim filmed the music video for her single Jam (Turn It Up), Kanye was present on set. Famously, Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner snapped at him for checking out her daughter’s famous derriere by bluntly saying, ‘Don’t be looking at her a**’.
The songwriter snapped back: ‘I’ve never seen it actually.’
Early snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012 and they announced they were expecting their first child that December
2012: It’s TRUE and there’s a baby
They finally got together eight years after meeting. In March, The rumored couple let it be known they were spending time with each other when Kim sat front row at Kanye’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
The following month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official as they held hands in New York City.
In May they took things a step further and make their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival during the premiere for the film Cruel Summer.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyously reveals that his is expecting his first child with Kim during a New Year’s Eve concert in Atlantic City.
The rapper said ‘stop the music’, then announced ‘make noise for my baby mama right here,’ with a wide smile. Kanye’s announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the audience
Taking to her official website, Kim also confirmed the pregnancy, writing: ‘It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby…
‘We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family.’
2013: A star is born… North West is here and a wedding on the way
Epic proposal: In October, Kanye made proposal history when he asked Kim for her hand in marriage with a sparkling 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring
On June 15, Kim welcomed their daughter North West. Weeks later, the KUWTK star showed off a picture of her and Kanye’s baby girl, while appearing on her mother Kris’ short lived talk show.
In October, Kanye made proposal history when he asked Kim for her hand in marriage with a sparkling 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring.
The proposal was a total surprise and went down at the AT&T Park baseball park in San Francisco, which Kanye rented out for the occasion.
He had arranged for the words ‘PLEEESE MARRY MEEE!!!’ to flash up on the giant scoreboard at the ballpark.
Despite his bravado, Kanye admitted prior to the proposal he was nervous, saying: ‘I was talking to a cousin, I said, ‘What do you think she’s gonna say?’…
‘I’m not arrogant about love and feelings at all . . . I knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time
In November, the couple then made headlines around the globe when shortly after their engagement, Kim famously appeared nude while straddling Kanye on a motorbike in his Bound 2 music video.
2014: The wedding
In May the following year, the couple tied the knot at the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy
In May the following year, the couple tied the knot at the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy. The lavish affair saw 200 people in attendance and Kim walked down the aisle in a stunning Maison Margiela bridal gown.
They were wed under the direction of Rich Wilkerson Jr, a pastor from North Miami. Speaking moments after the ceremony to E! News, Kim’s mum Kris said she was ‘beyond bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and baby North’.
‘Such a magical, romantic wedding!’ she added. ‘I feel blessed to have my new son and his family as part of ours.’ And Kanye seemed equally ebullient, with a source telling MailOnline he gave an eight-minute speech to the gathered guests.
‘I just wanna stop the music a second ‘cos my baby’s coming back with a new dress on. Here she is – Kim Kardashian West,’ he said, introducing his bride.
After the ceremony, the guests broke bread together sitting family style on a 70-metre-long marble banquet table – a gift from master craftsman Gualtiero Vannelli who used marble from the Tuscan quarry in Carrara, according to Us Weekly.
During the ceremony Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of his songs, including Con te Partiro. Among the stars at the nuptials were Steve McQueen, Lala Anthony, Jaden Smith and Joe Francis.
2015: Saint West
In May, in wake of her first wedding anniversary with Kanye, Kim confirmed to Glamour that she was expecting her second child with the Grammy winner. ‘North has taught me patience. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her. And nothing I wouldn’t do for my husband. She’s empowered us to want to be the best parents and the best spouses,’ said the star.
In December, Kim and Kanye welcomed their second child, son Saint West, on December 5, 2015. Eager to share her newborn with her massive Instagram following, Kim shared a portrait of Saint to the platform.
2016: Kim’s trauma and trouble in paradise
In 2016, Kim was left traumatised when burglars broke into her Paris apartment during Fashion Week, tied her up and stole $10million of jewellery in October 2016. In 2018, she finally learning to be ‘okay’ with the horrifying experience because she has ‘learned so much from it’.
The reality star was robbed by five armed men wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings in the ordeal. At around 3am, the robbers entered the building after the concierge let them in.
Handcuffed and at gunpoint, the concierge led them to the starlet’s flat. Kim reportedly ‘begged for her life’ and told the gunmen she had children at home when two of them entered her room and held the gun to her head.
Later that year, the couple were faced with allegations of ‘friction’ due to Kanye’s online behaviour. After Kanye went on a number of Twitter tangents, insiders said: ‘ What causes friction in the marriage, however, is Kanye’s compulsive tweeting. Kim can’t stand it. She is all for self-promotion, but doesn’t approve of Twitter drama’.
Despite this, they denied they were having issues with Kim saying ‘there’s just nothing to really report on’.
2017: Baby number three
The couple hired a surrogate to carry their third child. It was first reported in July that Kim opted to go the surrogate route due to health complications during her first two pregnancies.
Kim, who suffered with life threatening placenta accreta when carrying North and Saint, is said to have been referred ‘by an agency’ to find the right surrogate.
TMZ claimed the famous duo paid $45,000 for the surrogate to carry their third child, before revealing the lady in question is an African-American college graduate in her Twenties who has been married for five years with two children.
‘The entire family is over the moon. Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate,’ a source told People.
The singer added: ‘They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy. ‘They don’t want any complications and Kim is providing an ideal eating regimen and diet so everyone knows what the baby is consuming before it’s born.’
Prior to hiring their surrogate, Kim spoke to her sister Kourtney about the perks of surrogacy, saying: ”If you use a surrogate, nobody has to know the whole time. You could have a baby for a year and nobody would even know.’
2018: Chicago is here
In January, their daughter Chicago was born.
2019: The brood continues to grow
In May, they then welcomed another son Psalm West by a surrogate and later renewed their wedding vows
On July 4, Kanye announced he was entering the 2020 presidential race and Kim – as well as Elon Musk – backed him
2020: Kanye’s troubles
On July 4, Kanye announced he was entering the 2020 presidential race and Kim – as well as Elon Musk – backed him.
Later that month, on July 19 he held a campaign rally in South Carolina, wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked ‘security’ and with ‘2020’ shaved into his head.
In a rambling speech, he revealed he and Kim had considered aborting North and also claimed abolitionist Harriet Tubman ‘never actually freed the slaves’.
On July 22, he fired off a series of tweets claiming Kim was trying to have him locked up on medical grounds, that he had been ‘trying to get divorced’ since Kim allegedly met rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel and called mother-in-law Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong-Un’.
Kim subsequently released a statement saying Kanye was suffering a bi-polar episode at the time. It was later revealed he was holing up at his Wyoming ranch and Kim was seen in tears as she visited him,
In October, Kim held a lavish birthday bash on a private island where Kanye gifted her a hologram of her late father Rob.
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