Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite and television personality.
With sisters Kourtney and Khloé, she co-owns the fashion boutique chain D-A-S-H. She has been involved in the production of several lines of clothing and fragrances.
Kardashian graduated from Marymount High School in 1998. In 2000, she married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. Subsequently she dated R&B singer Ray J, NFL star Reggie Bush, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin and TV presenter Nick Cannon, model Gabriel Aubry.
Kardashian was a friend of Paris Hilton, who introduced her to the socialite scene.
In February 2007, a home sex video that Kardashian made with singer Ray J in 2003 was leaked. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as ‘Kim Kardashian: Superstar’ on February 21. She sued Vivid for ownership of the tape. In late April 2007, Kardashian dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.
In October 2007, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, a reality television series focusing on the lives of the Kardashian family, premiered on E!. As of December 2012, seven seasons have aired. Its success would propel the family to fame and lead to the creation of spin-offs.
Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé wrote an autobiography titled ‘Kardashian Konfidential’, which was released in stores on November 23, 2010, and appeared on New York Times's Best Seller List.
That month, it was announced by the International Business Times that Kardashian's 2010 earnings were the highest among Hollywood-based reality stars, being estimated at $6 million.
In May 2011, she became engaged to NBA player Kris Humphries, then of the New Jersey Nets, whom she had been dating since October 2010. They were married during an extravagant wedding ceremony on August 20 in Montecito, California. After 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31, citing irreconcilable differences. Several news outlets surmised that Kardashian's marriage to Humphries was merely a publicity stunt, to promote the Kardashian family's brand and their subsequent television ventures.
In April 2012, Kardashian began dating American rapper Kanye West, though she remained legally married to Humphries. On December 31, 2012, Kardashian and West announced that she is pregnant with the couple's first child, reportedly a girl. In February 2013, a judge ruled that Kardashian's divorce case with Humphries will go to trial. The trial is set for May 6, 2013, 18 months after Kardashian's initial divorce filing.