Kim Kardashian makes $35k and up for event appearances

Kim Kardashian can’t make an outing to a cell phone store without pulling in a teacher’s yearly salary. Star Magazine has estimates from industry insiders on what Kim makes to show up at events and it’s enough to make Montana Fishburne’s career choices make sense. Kim gets around $40k and upwards to show up somewhere and look cute, and she has a six appearance deal at Tao in Vegas for which she’s being paid 1/2 a million. Star has some estimates and quotes below, and I think they’re seriously underestimating what she gets for Quicktrim. She’s plugged that crap in so many TV and magazine interviews.

MASHANTUCKET, CT - OCTOBER 09: Kim Kardashian bowls during the grand opening of High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods Resort Casino on October 9, 2010 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Bowling in heels: $40,000 (est)
“Who knew Kim was such an avid bowler? Maybe she’s not – the star chose five-inched spiked heels instead of the usual bowling shoes when she presided over the grand opening of High Rollers Luxury Lanes at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.”

42446, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Saturday July 10 2010. Kim Kardashian wears a figure-hugging leotard to fly the initial flag at the 2010 Bullrun Live Rally in New York. The Bullrun Live Rally is the most glamorous and high profile of the new breed of high-end luxury lifestyle automotive rallies. Each year, a hundred of the world's finest super-cars embark on an epic eight-day rolling party across the USA - bringing together a celebrity strewn cast of characters and petrosexuals for an unforgettable adventure - where the only obligatory goals are to party, drive and enjoy! Photographer:  Castro,
Hosting a car rally: $35,000
“So you’ve never heard of the Bullrun Live Rally? Well, that’s exactly why Kim was dressed in a skintight racing suit to wave the starting flag for the eight-day cross-country luxury-car rally – now you won’t forget it!”

SHERMAN OAKS, CA - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian makes a QuickTrim in-store appearance on May 6, 2010 in Sherman Oaks, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
$100,000 for being a spokesperson for Quicktrim
“Kim is a full-fledged spokesperson for the diet supplement QuickTrim, so appearances like this one, at a Walgreens in Miami Beach, would be just one of her many responsibilities.”

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 16: TV Personality Kim Kardashian attends the 10th anniversary party at TAO on October 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
$83,000 a visit, Tao
“It might be easier to spot Kim at Tao in Las Vegas and NYC than a waitress! That’s because the star has a $500,000 deal to host six events at the clubs. This includes her own 30th birthday, which she celebrated in Vegas and the very next night at Tao in NYC.”

$40,000 to shop at Best Buy (photos here)
“It may look like an innocent drop-in at Best Buy in LA to check out cell phones, but for an in-demand star like Kim, a shopping spree is just another promotional gig. Aligning with Kim means guaranteed press coverage, says Kate Laufer, director of PR at Sidney Frank Importing, home of brands like Jagermeister.”
- Quotes from Star Magazine, print edition, November 1, 2010

Kim had her third well-compensated 30th birthday party this weekend, at club Glo in New York City. Kim initially denied that she was having another party, but it ended up being one anyway. The club planned to present Kim with a record-setting birthday cake set with diamonds and worth over a million dollars. It was supposed to be a surprise, but when Kim got word of it she said she was opposed to such excess, and the plans for the million dollar cake were scrapped. Radar has details of Kim’s night, and she spent it holed up with her sister Kourtney and friends in the VIP section. They quote a source who said “Security was impeccable. No one could get close to Kim<. All Kim did was sit at her table and text on her phone. She and her friends were taking pictures if each other the whole night, laughing and giggling.” So she made tens of thousands of dollars to go to a club with her friends, get free drinks (although they supposedly only drank bottled water) and text on her phone. Kim’s rumored hookup Kanye West showed up too, so it looks like there were plenty of diamonds at her birthday party after all.

Header image and two photos below are of Kim on 10/22/10 at a press conference for “The Ultimate Engagement Ring: Search for the World’s Best Couple.” She probably got $40k for that too. Credit: Mr Blue/



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  1. Chris says:

    Pft, Wayne Rooney gets $350,000 a week.

  2. YOYO99 says:

    I would not a pay a dollar to see her=

  3. Lem says:

    she reminds me of those lottery winners who win 5,ooo a week for life… and still go broke

  4. Marjalane says:

    So she dyes her body that gross orange color to match her foundation?

  5. Amy says:

    Her eyelashes are awful! The celebs normally have good techs but she musta pissed her one off!

  6. Riley says:

    The line about Montana Fishburne seriously lightened up my moring.

  7. Roma says:

    At the Michael Hill event in Toronto there was less than 30 people, and most of them had left before she made an appearance. I really hope they didn’t spend 40k.

  8. Whatever says:

    $35K??? I wouldn’t pay 35 CENTS to see her.

  9. maya says:

    Of course she makes big bucks to show up at events and promote stuff. Blogs help to keep her relevant, if you did not report on her no one would care about her. Kim is laughing all the way to the bank.

  10. devilgirl says:

    Who in the hell wants to see her?

  11. Prince D. says:

    lmao @ maya. Exactly what i was thinking! But seriously it’s sad when i see teenaged girls looking up to her. She was born with an already large silver spoon in her mouth and became famous and got even MORE richer all from being in a sex tape. She can’t sing, can’t act, can’t dance, etc. Wtf does she even do?

  12. janie says:

    She looks about 45, way too much work done.

  13. TeeTee says:

    she may be laughing all the way to the bank–but she is crying in her pillow..

    no man wants her…

    she’d better save up her money, so she can buy her a husband–no one wants to be part of that circus!

    and she is the leading clown (face)

  14. 4Real says:

    Nothing about how much BOTOX pays her?? She is THE POSTER CHICK!

  15. original kate says:

    i knew i should have gotten butt implants and made a sex tape instead of wasting my time getting a masters degree. stupid education. i’m going to go phone my mother right now and say “i told you so!”

    35K for doing nothing…that is wrong.

  16. bettie says:

    This Bitch! I’m so jealous!! :]

  17. Cairo says:

    Just think how exhausting and not to mention empty her life must be Please don’t be jealous of her…. Remember Money cannot buy self-respect or happiness…. so sad