12 July 2016
American reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West made the cover of the July 26 Issue of Forbes Magazine with the headline “The New Mobile Moguls.”
The mother of two who could not hide her joy took to Instagram to announce the news, describing herself in the caption of a photo of the cover she posted as ‘a girl with no talent’:
This caption looks like a bid to get back at haters who criticise her saying she’s made it this far not because of talent but because she promotes sexuality as she is deemed by many as a sex symbol.
Kim K appeared on the cover of Forbes Magazine all covered up as against her usual fashion of showing a lot of skin on the cover of other Magazines she has graced in the past.
Though the ‘Keeping up with Kardashian’ star has been involved in a number of scandals over the years. From the sex tape with Ray J to her nude picture that broke the internet, she has grown in influence on social media.
Her followership on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram runs into tens of millions.
As at 2015, Kim K was reported to be the highest-paid reality TV star in the world with her total earnings exceeding US$53 million.
Time Magazine included her on their list of 2015’s 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a “pop culture phenomenon”.
She has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the successful “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” mobile game, a variety of clothing and makeup products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish.
According to Forbes’ cover story, the mobile game has been downloaded 45 million times and generated $160 million in revenue since its June 2014 launch.
The publication estimates that Kim K has personally pocketed 45 million dollars from it to date.
In the video game which is available on most mobile devices, you can create your own aspiring celebrity and rise to fame and fortune.