Nothing makes me roll my eyes faster than people complaining that Kim Kardashian is famous for “no reason.” The only thing worse is the notion that she’s solely relevant because her sex tape leaked in 2007. While that infamous video may have piqued people’s interest, it’s herself and her accomplishments that have kept her in the spotlight nine years later. Anyone who underestimates the reality star may want to read her new Forbes cover story. In the magazine, Kardashian talks her tech success and the numbers are nothing to laugh off. And guess what? She’s not going anywhere. The 35-year-old said,
“When people looked at me in a way like, ‘Why is she stepping into the tech world? That’s not her territory! Stick to reality TV!’ I was like, ‘No.’ … 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.”
Forbes cited a stat that the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game “tallied $74.3 million in its first six months,” and the numbers only grew from there. In the interview, Kardashian’s quotes imply she didn’t know the game would become so popular. She said, “I was like, ‘I wonder if people are really going to … mimic my life.'” Based on the fact that the game has 45 million downloads and $160 million in revenue, the answer is a big yes.
As the game continued to grow, so did she. Showing her commitment to detail, Kardashian would have the app designers add new clothing items she was wearing to the game, so fans could wear them simultaneously. As someone who was pretty hooked on Kim Kardashian: Hollywood when it first launched (I may have even made a few in-app purchases — don’t judge me), I can’t pinpoint why exactly the game was so fun, but can attest to the fact that it was.