US reality TV star Kim Kardashian has joined the elite club of the super-rich by achieving billionaire status.
Her net worth reached one billion dollars thanks to her cosmetics and clothing interests as well as income from TV, endorsement deals, and investments.
She is now one of the two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-five figures on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos leads the pack with a net worth of one hundred and seventy-seven billion dollars.
Other Americans added over the past year include Bumble dating app founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, filmmaker Tyler Perry, and Miriam Adelson, widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Kim Kardashian West’s estranged husband Kanye West is already on the list but her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, was removed last May by Forbes.
The magazine alleged her family had inflated the value of her cosmetics business.
Forbes calculated that the 40-year old’s worth had risen to one billion dollars from seven hundred and eighty million dollars in October thanks especially to her stakes in the KKW Beauty cosmetics business and the Skims shapewear company.
KKW Beauty was launched in 2017 and Skims just two years ago after the initial brand name Kimono was dropped following accusations of cultural appropriation.
She first found fame in 2007 as the star of the E! Television reality series about her family, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and has remained hugely popular since.