Actuality star turned mobile game magnate. Kim Kardashian landed the cover of Forbes magazine ’s July 26 concern soon after her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app earned $160 million. In the game, which launched in June 2014 and is available on iOS and Android for $one.99, players can develop their very own celebrity, book appearances, befriend Kardashian and, in the end, rise to the A-checklist. The app has been downloaded far more than 45 million times and has generated $160 million total revenue, though Forbes estimates that the actuality star pocketed a mere $45 million. Preserving Up With the Kardashians star, 35, also landed the No. 42 spot on Forbes ’ Celebrity 100 record soon after she earned $51 million this 12 months, forty percent of which came from the app alone. “I grew to become truly intrigued with the tech globe,” Kardashian advised the magazine. “I began investing a good deal of time in San Francisco.
I realized this is truly going to be the next cycle of my job and this is what I want to concentrate on.” The mom of daughter North, three, and son Saint, 7 months, also uncovered that she grew up on video games. “I bear in mind I asked Kanye [West], ‘Should I do this?’ He was like, ‘Yes!’
That’s how he got into music due to the fact he wanted to do music for video games and wished to generate video video games,” she explained of hubby Kanye West. “I was like, ‘I wonder if people are really going to … mimic my lifestyle.’” Kim K. Fears Her Entire body Won’t Recover ‘Down There’ Right after Third Child Kim Kardashian Kisses Saint West in Snapchat Video ‘KUWTK’ Recap: Kanye West Is ‘Disappointed’ in Kim Kardashian To preserve the app up-to-date, Kardashian functions with developers to sync her day-to-day existence with her virtual daily life. When she traveled to Punta Mita, Mexico, her character in the game arrived on the similar day. “I would give [developer Glu Mobile] bikinis and be like, ‘Hurry up and mock up this bikini, due to the fact I’m going to put on it, and then you can have it live in the game!’” she explained. Selfish writer also has a $two.99-a-month eponymous app that gives supporters an inside look with daily Kardashian material, videos and even beauty tutorials.
Amid it all, Kardashian says she refuses to let haters get in the way of her results. “When people looked at me in a way like, ‘Why is she stepping into the tech globe? That’s not her territory! Stick to actuality Television!’ I was like, ‘No,’” she said. “This is fun for me. Now I’m coming up with Kimojis and the app and all these other suggestions. I really do not see myself stopping.”
After Kardashian’s Forbes cover was unveiled, she gushed on Instagram : “Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes! I in no way dreamed this would occur& know my Dad would be proud. #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent.”