Kardashian, tech guru? According to Forbes, yes!
star covers the financial magazine’s July 26 issue, which credits Kim as one of
the world’s “new mobile moguls” in the wake of her massively
successful website, game and app.
Forbes reported that “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” has been downloaded 45 million
times and generated $160 million in revenue since launching in June 2014 — $45
million of which landed directly in Kim’s pocket.
The mom of
two shared the cover image via Instagram on Monday, expressing gratitude for
the recognition and the chance to fulfill her late father’s hopes.
“Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes!”
she captioned. “I never dreamed this would happen and know my Dad would be
Kim also appeared to throw subtle shade
toward her naysayers in the post, adding,
The 35-year-old’s achievement is
apparently no fluke. Kim told the publication that she “loved
videogames growing up” and did her homework before tackling such a major
“I became really intrigued with the tech world. I
started spending a lot of time in San Francisco,” Kim said of her digital
endeavors. “I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my
career and this is what I want to focus on.”
Before diving in fully, however, Kim said she turned to
husband Kanye West for a second opinion.
“I remember I asked Kanye, ‘Should I do this?’ He was
like, ‘Yes!'” she explained. “That’s how he got into music, because
he wanted to do music for videogames and wanted to create videogames.”
Despite the support, Kim told the mag she was still skeptical
about how “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” would resonate with her fans.
“I was like, ‘I wonder if people are really going to …
mimic my life,'” she said of the game, in which users create their own
Hollywood avatar and follow Kim on a virtual journey to the A-list.
Now, Kim is looking forward to expanding her newest empire.
“This is fun for me. Now I’m coming up with Kimojis and the app and
all these other ideas. I don’t see myself stopping,” she
— Erin Biglow
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