Kimberly Noel “Kim” Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite, television personality,businesswoman, fashion designer, model, author and actress. She is known for starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality series that she shares with her family, and its spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York. She also co-owns the fashion boutique chain D-A-S-H, with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé.
Prior to the development of her career as a reality television star, Kardashian gained notoriety as the subject of a sex tape that subsequently resulted in a court awarding her $5 million. She has been involved in the production of several lines of clothing and fragrances. In 2010, she was the highest-earning reality star, with estimated earnings of $6 million. In August 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely publicized ceremony. That October, Kardashian filed for divorce following 72 days of marriage; a move which garnered significant widespread backlash from the media who labeled the marriage a “publicity stunt”.