The Kardashians were among the first to advertise diet pills and other weight loss supplements to millions of followers on social media.
On August 20, 2011, in a swirl of media frenzy, Kim married NBA play Kris Humphries after the two had only been dating for less than a year.
Everything about the occasion was suspect starting with the fact that the wedding would be filmed for a televised special.
These days, it'd take living under a rock to not know who Kim Kardashian is.
The "famous for being famous" celebrity, with the even more famous booty, is on TV, magazine covers, clothes, beauty products, books, you name it.
became an unparalleled success in the field of reality television. As her family members quickly got rich off of her fame, so did Kim as she launched fashion lines, fragrances, credit cards, and apps.
Audiences couldn't get enough of the family's interactions, and young women particularly enjoyed the fact that the Kardashians achieved celebrity status just by existing. Kim's rise to reality stardom also couldn't have come at a better time as social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram were just beginning to rise in prominence.
In a crafty move, Kardashian activated his dormant license to practice law, which allowed him to join Simpson's defense team, and more importantly, prevented him from being called to testify against Simpson. Well, that's how America learned the Kardashian name, one they soon wouldn't forget.
In the early 2000s, Kim launched a career working as a stylist, assistant, and personal shopper for such famous celebrities as Cindy Crawford, Selena Williams, Lindsay Lohan, Brandy, and Paris Hilton.
As for Hilton's feeling on her former employee/BFF blatantly copying her rise to fame, Hilton had some harsh words for Kim's famous booty in 2008. "We've known each other since we were little girls.
We've always been friends." premiered and became an instant success.
And thanks to her insider view, and a whole lot of ambition, Kim found a way to launch herself into the stratosphere of public recognition.