In 2007, Kris Jenner worked with Ryan Seacrest to conceptualize a show about her family inspired by “The Osbournes.”
Of course, that show was “KUWTK.”
It would lead the Kardashians to yield an undeniable power in the world of pop culture.
From what they eat and how they dress to their controversial business ventures or what they do in their spare time, nearly every detail of the family’s lives has been documented either on their reality show, on one of their many related spin-offs, or on social media.
Since the start of “KUWTK,” Kris has been an executive producer. She remains one on “The Kardashians.”
Now, the 66-year-old reality TV star is the textbook definition of a “momager,” overseeing her children’s professional affairs. She has made millions from the show and her own business ventures as well as her kids’ earnings — she famously takes 10%.
Kris is also a grandmother to 12-year-old Mason Dash Disick, 10-year-old Penelope Scotland Disick, 7-year-old Reign Aston Disick, 9-year-old North West, 6-year-old Saint West, 4-year-old Chicago West, 3-year-old Psalm West, 5-year-old Dream Renée Kardashian, 4-year-old Stormi Webster, 4-year-old True Thompson, and two grandchildren born in 2022 whose names we still don’t know yet.
Kim is now an incredibly successful businesswoman, mom of four, and studying to become a lawyer.
Overall, Kim is worth an estimated $900 million. The 42-year-old star made her fortune from her website, game, Kimoji emojis, and product endorsements during that year. She also runs a beauty line, KKW Beauty, a shapewear line, SKIMS, and a skincare line, SKKN by Kim.
She also became Kim Kardashian West when she married Kanye West in 2014. They have four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm (who was born via a surrogate in May 2019).
In February 2021, a rep for Kardashian confirmed to Insider that the reality TV star filed for divorce from the rapper after seven years of marriage. She’s since dropped the West, and they were officially divorced in 2022.
Kim then dated “SNL” star Pete Davidson for just under a year. They broke up in August 2022.
She has since been involved in several other reality TV shows, most recently “Revenge Body” and “The Home Edit.”
Khloé also has her own denim jean company, Good American, which reported sales of $1 million on its first day of business. Good American also released an activewear collection.
The reality TV star, who has become known for her love of working out, wrote a book, “Strong Looks Better Naked,” and has endorsement deals with brands like Protein World. In 2016, Khloé made an estimated $15 million in earnings, according to Forbes. She was also immortalized with her first wax figure from Madame Tussauds.
The 38-year-old welcomed her first child, daughter True Thompson, in April 2018 after months of drama with her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Their second child was born via surrogate in 2022, just a few months after it was made public that Thompson had fathered a child with another woman.
Now 25, Kylie Jenner has made millions from her businesses, and she is a mother of two.
As well as working on a fashion line, Kendall + Kylie, with her sister, Kylie’s makeup company Kylie Cosmetics made nearly half a billion dollars within two years of launching.
Though Forbes officially declared her a billionaire (and earned some flak for saying she was “self-made”), the publication rescinded that title in 2020 — though, to be fair, she’s still worth hundreds of millions of dollars and was the highest-paid celebrity of the year. Her second company, Kylie Skin, went live in 2019. Kylie Baby went live in 2021.
The star also got her own reality show, “Life of Kylie.” In February 2018, she revealed the birth of daughter Stormi Webster with rapper Travis Scott, and in February 2022, she gave birth to their son.
Now 27, Kendall is living her dream as a top model.
Kendall was the highest-paid model in 2021, according to L’Officiel, out-earning other more experienced models like Gisele Bundchen, Karlie Kloss, and her friend Gigi Hadid. Much of her earnings came from deals with Estée Lauder, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and other brands.
She also walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Modeling aside, she has been dating NBA star Devin Booker since August 2020.
In May 2021, Kendall’s long-teased tequila brand 818 Tequila finally went on sale.
Now 35, Rob Kardashian has taken a back seat from the spotlight after a very public break-up with Blac Chyna.
The reality TV star has a daughter, Dream, with his former fiancée, Blac Chyna. The two were embroiled in some messy social media drama in July 2017 after Rob posted explicit images of Chyna.
It resulted in legal action, with Chyna being granted a temporary restraining order against Rob. They have since reached a custody agreement for the care of their daughter.
Rob also has his own sock company, Arthur George.
Jenner went public as a transgender woman in April 2015.
The former Olympian has since starred on a docuseries, “I Am Cait,” which focused on her transition. “KUWTK” also devoted an episode to her transition and the family’s reactions.
Caitlyn, 73, released a book, “The Secrets of My Life,” that has caused some issues between her and the Kardashian family.
In a May 2018 interview with Broadly, Caitlyn reflected on how her relationship with her relatives has changed.
“I have a lot of children, but sometimes just because of circumstances, maintaining a close relationship with your kids is very tough,” she said. “They all have lives. They’ve all moved on.”
In September 2020, she revealed that she had no idea that the show was ending — she found out the same way the rest of us did, through social media.
After three kids and many ups and downs, Scott seems to be out the other side.
Scott, or Lord Disick as he prefers to be called, has struggled a bit with life in the public eye. After three kids, a few stints in rehab, and multiple break-ups, Kourtney and Scott finally called it quits in 2017. They continue co-parenting their children.
The 39-year-old was dating Sofia Richie for almost three years, but they called it quits in summer 2020. He then dated Amelia Hamlin for around a year before breaking up in 2021.