It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?
Kim Kardashian's leaked sex tape catapulting her family to fame is the greatest example of taking charge in a situation since Veronica Sawyer slipped on that red scrunchie in Heathers. Since its launch in 2007, which was quickly followed by their E! show, the family has pursued an astounding number of businesses from tanning oils to socks to lingerie to pop music. Kanye even make Kim an official Burger Queen as wedding gift. Here are just a few of the little mom and pop operations this family runs.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
Do you like working in a clothing store? Have you ever been forced to decide between networking and flirting? Do you prefer to wear only one type of clothes, but in 3 different colors? Boy, are you gonna love this game! Launched in 2014, the game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. Kim has profited a little bit.
You can call this family a lot of things, but you can't call them pale. I'm sure this product was a big hit at the peak of their fame with people who want to be "photo-op ready wherever you go — bronze color perfection with a kiss of Kardashian!" Sigh.
The Kardashian Kard
This was just a straight up scam aimed towards unknowing young adults who idolized the sisters. The Kard was eventually shut down by the Connecticut Attorney General for its "outrageous" fees and burden on its users. Prepaid cards are different than regular banking cards, often with super-high fees and penalties for use. Also, I can think of nothing sadder than someone whipping this out to pay for a lunch at Chili's to impress their friends.
Kylie's line of lippies sell out in seconds. Seconds! Every woman with those big crazy eyebrows on Instagram loves these matte glosses. Though not without criticism, the products do really well and Kylie has made $20 million from her cosmetics line. What's next for the makeup magnate: Kyliner? Kylighter? Jenner-derm anti-aging injections? Only time will tell.
Arthur George socks
Rob Kardashian launched the Arthur George sock line in an homage to his late father, who loved socks. The line has not been doing well and has been dumped by several Neiman's. The sole male heir to the family's $100 million trust had to dip into his share early to buy a house. Poor guy!