Kim Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman, and model. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media attention through her friendship with Paris Hilton. In 2007, she and her family began to appear in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success has led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Kardashian's relationship with and marriage to rapper Kanye West has also been a source of significant coverage.
In 2015, Kardashian was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality, with her total earnings exceeding $53 million.