Not Bad For A Girl With No Talent, indeed! Our favorite Kardashian tweets these words and more as she covers the latest issue of Forbes magazine, The Moguls Issue. Clearly, social media and technology has taken over the world, why not use this to your advantage like Kim and rule the world. Read more below.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35, stuns on the cover of the latest issue of Forbes, featuring her accomplishments as a “mobile mogul,” including the launch of her game, website and app. Kardashian West shared a picture of the cover on Instagram Monday, “Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes!” she wrote. “I never dreamed this would happen and know my Dad would be so proud. #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent.”
Kardashian has really found the best ways to monetize fame, and she’s been shrewd enough to capitalize on a massive scale. Kardashian stars in a mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, in which the players create their own celebrity, befriend Kim and work their way onto the A-list.
And since its June 2014 launch Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has been downloaded 45 million times and generated $160 million in revenue. FORBES estimates that Kardashian has pocketed $45 million from it over that period. And this year she earned $51 million to land at No. 42 on FORBES’ Celebrity 100 list; 40% of her yearly paycheck came from the game.
“I became really intrigued with the tech world. I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco,” says Kardashian, without a hint of irony. “I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.”
Another mogul on the list is, Comedian Ellen DeGeneres who isn’t far behind: She leveraged her smart and goofy persona with Heads Up!, a trivia game that’s been downloaded 25.5 million times and clocked an estimated $25.9 million in sales since its 2013 launch. YouTube videogame commentator PewDiePie–whose game, Legend of the Brofist, allows you to pretend you’re him and fight with cartoon barrels–has a run rate of almost $1 million a month, according to data provider ThinkGaming.