Before Kim became the phenomenon that she is today, however, she grew up enjoying a life that was undoubtedly luxurious by most people’s standards. She and her family lived in an exclusive neighborhood in Beverly Hills, for instance – close to famous people such as Lionel Ritchie and Sugar Ray Leonard. The Kardashians’ property contained its own bar, a tennis court and a swimming pool, while Kim and her siblings also got taken on fabulous vacations from time to time.
Even though Kim’s parents were very wealthy, however, she would have to eventually survive without their money. Indeed, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has since gone on record to say that Robert and mom Kris stopped supporting her financially after she turned 18. Perhaps in a bid to make her own cash, then, Kim joined forces with sisters Kourtney and Khloe to open a clothes store in Calabasas, California, in 2006.
And Kim could have potentially spent the rest of her life running the store and enjoying the Los Angeles lifestyle. In the end, though, two members of her inner circle would eventually help propel her towards the fame that she enjoys today: Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie.