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How Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Made Her Family $65 Million — Are They Pushing Her Too Far?

The Kardashian family pulled in a whooping $65 million in 2010 and it all began with Kim’s sex tape — is she being taken advantage of?

While many may poke fun at the Kardashian family for their seemingly ubiquitous presence, this reality clan is getting the last laugh — all the way to the bank! The Hollywood Reporter reports in their new issue that the family made a whooping $65 million in 2010, more than superstar actors Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock COMBINED! That is some serious cash!

The family first gained notoriety through middle sister Kim‘s sex tape with Ray J in 2006, and seems to have almost thrived off it. While others might hide or shy away from such an incident, it seems like this clan saw a business opportunity!

The key to the success of the family is their involvement in numerous businesses beyond just their E! reality show. “These shows are a 30-minute commercial,” Khloe says in the interview, and she couldn’t be more right. Through the reality show we see the girls swimwear line, diet pills, brand endorsements and most every other part of their life.

Most remarkable perhaps is the fact that the entire Kardashian industry is run by mom Kris Jenner, a former airline stewardess. As the story points out, in a year where most everyone in the industry struggled to make money, she thrived. “Look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg,” Kris’ longtime friend Scott Sassa explains. “Two guys that didn’t finish college ended up billionaires. Sometimes just raw energy and intelligence wins out.”

You can read more about the fam in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter, on newsstands in LA and NYC now — but we want to know, do you think the Kardashians’ success will continue in 2011?

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Posted at 3:40 AM on May 17, 2014  

Gates and Zuckerberg weren’t just ordinary ‘college dropouts’ !
Gates, for one, scored one of the 1590/1600 on his SAT – one of the highest ever recorded, and the college both of these dropped out of ? – Harvard !

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felix martinez

Posted at 12:27 AM on July 10, 2013  

All the Kardashians girls are well paid Hoares, and the MOM being the PIMP!!!!

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sharon johnson

Posted at 7:41 PM on March 30, 2014  

They’re paid very well. Id hoe to for that kind of money . They’re worth over 300 mill altogether. They model, own businesses, do endorsements they go it goin on. Mama kris is a smart pimp.lots of ppl started from bottom like kim, and havent made it that far. Stop hating

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Posted at 8:05 PM on January 1, 2015  

Only because her mom is their manager doesn’t mean she’s a pimp. Besides they earn a lot of money. I think Kris the “pimp” has manage Kendall pretty we’ll well enough for making Kendall a supermodel. Or at least manages kendall better than Kylie. Since Kylie is still an amateure model and Kendall is a rising supermodel.

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Posted at 3:41 PM on February 19, 2011  

Of course they’re pushing her, when have they ever not been?

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Just a question-

Posted at 6:50 PM on February 18, 2011  

Why is her goodies censored here and on hollybaby you have a nude pic of Miranda Kerr???
Seems a little bias people!!

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