Mobile Mogul: Kim Kardashian Covers Forbes Magazine’s New Issue
Kim Kardashian has landed herself on the recent edition of Forbes Magazine as “Mobile Mogul,” after getting a whooping sum of $160 million from her Hollywood mobile app which was launched in June 2014.
The reality TV star’s mobile application has been downloaded more than 45 million times and has generated $160 million total revenue, although Forbes estimates that the reality star pocketed a mere $45 million.
The app is available on iOS and Android for $1.99, players can create their own celebrity, book appearances, befriend Kardashian and, ultimately, rise to the A-list.
The 35-year-old mother of two, also landed the No. 42 spot on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list after she earned $51 million this year, 40 percent of which came from the app alone.
“I became really intrigued with the tech world,” Kardashian told the magazine. “I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco. I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.”
The mom of daughter North, 3, and son Saint, 7 months, also revealed that she grew up on video games. “I remember I asked Kanye [West], ‘Should I do this?’ He was like, ‘Yes!’ That’s how he got into music because he wanted to do music for video games and wanted to create video games,” she said of hubby Kanye West. “I was like, ‘I wonder if people are really going to … mimic my life.’”