Kim Kardashian Basically Earns $100 a Minute by Being Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West the fifth most-followed person on Instagram in the entire world and belongs to one of the most famous families. She’s so famous, in fact, that the media have dubbed the Kardashian-Jenner clan “America’s First Family.” Riccardo Tisci once likened her fame to that of Marilyn Monroe, claiming she was at that time, the most photographed woman on earth.

Kim Kardashian West is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable women across the globe today. And she’s also one of the richest: KKW is reportedly worth a rather cool $175 million. Last year, she was ranked as number 47 in the Forbes celebrity earnings list—one of only six women that featured in the top 50. (Just so you know, Beyoncé was number 2 and Adele was number 18.) With an earned salary of around $50 million, Kim is richer than Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise and Jay-Z. KKW she makes $140,000 per day—that's $100 per minute or $1.62 every second, in case you were wondering.