Love them, like them, indifferent to them, or hate them outright, the Kardashian Klans have become one of the most famous families in history, like it or not. That’s right, famous for doing nothing, the family is one of the richest in the world, for a group of parents who started life on a reality show. Yes, shooting to fame via Keeping Up With the Kardashians,a fly-on-the-wall reality TV show that followed their glamorous lives, the family hasn’t looked back since. A brand in its own right, the Kardashian brand is only going from strength to strength, despite social scandals and global negativity.
By putting Calabasas, a sunny suburb of Los Angeles, on the map, the Kardashians continue their mission to conquer the world and increase their ever-expanding bank accounts. With the Kardashian ladies being essentially the only ones worth watching, here are 15 things you need to know about the Kardashian sisters.
Kim Is Surprisingly Smart
Yes, you heard right. Successful in her own right, Kim is a major player in the booming entrepreneurial world. Named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2014, seriously, Kim’s many winning ventures often scoop up buckets of cash every year. That’s right, from her mobile app to her chain of stores and endorsements, Kim is all about risk, reinventing her image time and time again. In fact, she’s a marketing expert, using her own brand to her advantage and doing her best from a mere name, even turning two failed marriages into some kind of money-making scheme. Basically carrying the rest of the family on their good fortune, Kim created an empire from the ground up, well from a homemade tape (which everyone knows now, but more on that later), and managed to make billions and billions of dollars. In the process. Now that’s smart.
Kourtney got implants at 19
Usually considered the most normal, or at least the one that takes the least shit, it’s no surprise to see Kourtney speak so candidly about her use of plastic surgery. Unlike the rest of the family who never admitted, or needed a little nudge to be clear about their improvements. Always honest about her implants, Kourtney admitted to going under the knife during her college years saying, ‘I had implants, but it’s so funny because it’s no secret , I do not care. ” However, although apparently not bothered by all the cosmetic surgery, Kourtney regrets doing them so young, saying: ‘I had my boobs but if I could go back I wouldn’t. wouldn’t have done. I was so cute before, I realized I was made to look a certain way and am considering removing them. Interesting.
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe are renowned business owners
Founded by the three older Kardashian sisters in 2006, DASH was billed as an upscale boutique, focused on clothing and accessories. Now a franchise in its own right, the store has three locations, Calabasas, California, Miami Beach, Florida and Manhattan, New York. With the three stores often seen on the families’ reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians , Kim has often expressed her wish that the show would focus more on their business, in hopes of bringing her more attention. In fact, Kim was so repressed that a new reality series called, Dash Dolls,came out in 2015. After the lives of the Kardashian sisters as well as the employees who worked there, the show focused on what it was like to represent the Kardashian brand. In recent episodes of KUWTK however, the siters get into a business disagreement over whether or not they want to give up the stores, and it’s Kourtney who seems to want to keep the stores!
They Wrote Books
Who would have thought?! Publishing a young adult novel, Rebels: City of Indra in 2014, sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner surprised the world with their dystopian nightmare and fantastical imagination. Centered around two main characters, the book is set in the near future and said to be based on themselves. Speaking about the company, Kylie said: ‘The fans seem to love it. That’s why we made it, the character names are Lexi and Livia. I think we wanted to make Lexi more like me and Livia more like Kendall, and they sort of evolved into their own characters. Not alone in acting, Kim has also published a few books of her own, the most recent being Selfish .released in 2015. Basically a book about selfies, Kim sold the idea on how she loves taking pictures, saying, “I took my first selfie in 1984 and that opens the book. For a decade I carried around a big digital camera, and I think the process of changing types of photos is just fascinating. Mine started with digital cameras, then they moved to a Blackberry and then to a smartphone. There is just such an evolution of the selfie. And I get that, I think, very well. Whatever you say Kimmy.
Khloe Was Arrested
There is always one. The family’s resident black sheep, Khloe Kardashian, has often been labeled as the one who doesn’t quite fit in. Apparently having a certain personality, Khloe is also the funniest, regularly making fun of those around her. With his parentage also often up for debate, the press pushed rumors about who his real father was, with some even claiming it was OJ Simpson (more on that later). Anyway, proving that she is indeed the most real, Khloe has also had run-ins with the police. Arrested for driving under the influence in 2007, Khloe was sent to prison for violating her probation terms. Serving just three hours behind bars, big sister Kim documented the entire experience, recently posting a number of retro selfies of the day Khloe went to jail. That’s what sisters are, I guess.
They Have OJ Simpson Connections
Speaking of OJ. Kardashian patriarch Robert and mega famous soccer player OJ were longtime friends, with Kris also being close with OJ’s wife, Nicole Brown. Going on ski trips and overseas vacations, the Kardashians and Simpsons were often caught partying together, with Kris releasing baby after baby in the process. However, when OJ was framed for the murder of ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman, Kris began to drift away from the man she called her friend. Staying by his side, Robert stood by OJ during the Trial of the Century, in which OJ was shockingly found not guilty, despite stacks of evidence pointing to him as the killer. Apparently, having doubts, Robert is estranged from his former best friend, with some claiming he knew deep down that OJ was guilty. You can even see the whole thing, whether it’s dramatized or not, by watchingThe People vs. OJ which is one of the best crime stories about the incident out there!
Khloe and Kylie were homeschooled
Different from their other sisters, Khloe and Kylie were also home-schooled, which they themselves decided. Attending a real school for a short while, Khloe recently recalled her experiences, admitting, “I felt like I had no friends. There was no reason for me to stay. Making the decision to drop out, Khloe also forged the necessary paperwork for the move. Discussing her life choices, Khloe said: ‘I finished three years of high school in one year, I graduated when I was 17 with honors, so opposite! ”Apparently, following in her sisters’ footsteps, Kylie Jenner has also made the leap into homeschooling, admitting she’ll only be doing three to four hours of school a day. Now officially graduated, it’s unclear whether the two sisters will go to college at some point in the future. You even see Kendall and Kylie being homeschooled in previous episodes ofKeeping Up With The Kardashians .
Harry Styles Kendall Dated
First, who hasn’t dated Harry Styles? Or Kendall Jenner for that matter (but she really likes to keep a low profile on her love life). Hooking up in late 2013, the two were seen having a low-key dinner in West Hollywood, later pictured in Style’s car. Claiming to be ‘just friends’, the couple were then beaten up a few months later. Lying low for a few months, Styles and Jenner were believed to have gone their separate ways, until a year later the lovebirds were pictured kissing and cuddling again. That’s right, pictured aboard TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ yacht, witnesses claimed the two acted like they were an object. However, like all good things, the relationship ended, the couple remaining single for most of 2015. Still, recent photographs have emerged claiming the two may have just gotten back together, with a hint of a rekindled romance in the air. .
Khole Had A Sweatshop
Ah Khloe. Everyone’s favorite Kardashian was recently forced to deny that she doesn’t in fact own a sweatshop, after photos emerged of her looking like she was indeed running her own illegal clothing factory in the streets. That’s right, after unveiling her latest project The Good American Denim Line, Khloe then made sure to give fans a tour of the factory. However, the planned backstage appearance turned out to be a terrible idea, with Khloe quickly accused of running a sweatshop. Angry at the accusations, Khloe tweeted, “Watch your mouth. All make salaries and all are employed at the! Know your information before registering, it means a lot to me to fight to make my denim in the USA and employ good wages for all my hardworking employees! “Again, whatever you say Khloe…sometimes a picture or a snapchat is worth a thousand words!
Khloe Once Posed Nude For PETA
Appearing on a number of billboards and advertisements for animal rights activists PETA, Khloe Kardashian has been a proud and avid supporter of the charity. However, recently cutting all ties with the organization, Khloe said the constant assault and harassment was her reason. That’s right, after PETA flour bombarded her sister Kim Kardashian at a recent event, Khloe fired back, saying, ‘I’ve been a long-time PETA supporter, but I’ve also been very vocal on the anti-bullying, so that was a huge bummer for me. Posting a full statement, Khloe went on to say that PETA condones violence as well as bullying, writing: ‘I am absolutely disgusted by their behavior. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions – I personally don’t wear fur, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to impose my opinions on anyone, ESPECIALLY by violating them.
Khloe Could Have A Different Dad
Often prone to rumors regarding her parentage, Khloe Kardashian also poked fun at the supposed dad rumors. That’s right, she’s said to be the product of an affair, Khloe is remarkably different from her siblings, with famous Armenian characteristics seemingly missing from her DNA. With Kim, Kourtney and Rob all looking extremely alike, Khloe stands out with her lighter features and elongated height. Admitting to cheating on her husband on multiple occasions, Kris Kardashian also reportedly dated various men around the time she got pregnant with Khloe. With two of father Robert Kardashian’s ex-wives also announcing that he already knew Khloe’s true parentage, it was said that he had come to forgive Kris and loved Khloe as his own. I guess we’ll never know. Talk about some serious daddy issues…
Kylie met her boyfriend Tyga when she was 14
The couple Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga met when Kylie was only fourteen. That’s right, first meeting at Sister Kendall’s sweet sixteen birthday party, Tyga had been booked to preform. Filmed trying to get her to move, Kylie can be seen fumbling for her words during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. AWK. Appearing in each other’s Instagram feeds shortly after, the pair were called out on their age difference, with Tyga being eight years older than Jenner’s youngest member. Desperately trying to deny that a romance had taken place, Tyga posted several tweets about it, claiming that they were just friends and that he had ‘known family forever’. However, admitting they were a couple some time later, the lovebirds also broke up several times in the process, with their current status being one of who even cares more.
Kendall Started Modeling At 14
Known as the naturally pretty of the Kardashian klan, Kendall Jenner is actually a high fashion model, as well as one of the new and future Victoria’s Secret Angels. Beginning her modeling life at the tender age of fourteen, Kendall first modeled for Forever 21, and was later featured in Teen Vogue a few years later. Having worked for famous brands such as Vogue, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and many more, Kendall also walks regularly for Dolce & Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger. Cover girl for a number of fashion magazines, Kendall is now one of the hottest models in the business, joining BFFs Cara Delevigne and Gigi Hadid in the process.
Kylie Had lip filters
Ok, so this one is probably something you already know about the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, and if you don’t, you have to be living under a rock! Being the younger sister of a successful model can take its toll, with Kylie Jenner obviously succumbing to the daily pressure of what she should look like. It’s true, with older sister and now supermodel to the stars, Kendall often referred to as the ‘hot’, life can be pretty tough for those below. Seemingly changing her own physical appearance, Kylie has often hilariously denied undergoing cosmetic surgery to change her look, despite her entire face changing in an instant. Suddenly showing a huge set of juicy lips and a plumper more floating edge,
The Family Is Famous Thanks To A Band
It had to be number one because we will never get tired of talking about it. Yes, the tape that made them famous came in the form of a homemade tape with a young Kimmy K and her boyfriend Ray J rising to nothing between the sheets. That’s right, once just a normal well-to-do family from Calabasas, whose father represented OJ Simpson during the Trial of the Century, the family has suddenly transformed into global stars, with their images being broadcast all over the world. Propelling Paris Hilton’s best friend into one of the most famous faces of all time, the Kardashian family essentially has Kim’s bedroom life to thank for her success. Said to be ‘mortified’ when the tape went public, Kim’s mood later changed when a few days later,Keeping Up With The Kardashians Premier has been released. Coincidence? I do not think so…