Kim Kardashian just became a “new mobile mogul,” according to Forbes magazine. The reality star has seen major success with her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which has allowed her to make a whopping $45 million.
The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game, created in June of 2014 on iOS and Android, is a free-to-play role-playing game where your objective is to get more fame and success, rising to an A-list star. This is accomplished by booking modeling gigs, going on dates, getting acting roles, and making the occasional appearance at a club.
Five days after it was released, the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game made $1.6 million. By the end of its first quarter, the mobile game had acquired 22.8 million players, earning $43.4 million and had been played over 5.7 billion minutes. Kim, 35, talked about what inspired her to get into mobile gaming for her Forbes magazine cover.
“I became really intrigued with the tech world. I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco,” Kardashian told the magazine. “I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.”
As of right now that appears to be a very smart move on her part, considering that the mobile game brings in $700,000 a day.
Kim Kardashian also recently created a subscription based app that allows her followers and fans to have a deeper inside look into her life, as well as the Kardashian-themed emoji app, Kimoji. Kanye West was definitely supportive of Kim’s idea to get into mobile gaming, and the rapper himself has gotten into the world of gaming with Only One: The Game, a video game featuring his late mother Donda West traveling to Heaven.
“I remember I asked Kanye, ‘Should I do this?’ He was like, ‘Yes!’ That’s how he got into music because he wanted to do music for video games and wanted to create video games,” Kardashian said. “I was like, ‘I wonder if people are really going to… mimic my life.'”
Kardashian has already made plenty of money with a clothing, jewelry and perfume line, along with countless endorsement deals and money for club and public appearances.
“When people looked at me in a way like, ‘Why is she stepping into the tech world? That’s not her territory! Stick to reality TV!’ I was like, ‘No,'” Kardashian recalls. “This is fun for me. Now I’m coming up with Kimoji’s and the app and all these other ideas. I don’t see myself stopping.”
The developers of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Glu Mobile, have also released a mobile game which features Kim Kardashian’s younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, which seems to be similar in concept to Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The Kendall and Kylie mobile app allows the users to gain popularity through social media, gaining followers by attending concerts, going on dates, and making appearances at parties.
Glu Mobile also made the announcement in February that they would be working on an exclusive gaming partnership with pop star Taylor Swift.
In addition to the world of tech and mobile gaming, is Kim Kardashian going to release a cookbook? Apparently sources suggest that the reality star wants to release her own recipes. Kim has been cooking nonstop, according to a source via People, regularly filming her #SoulFoodSundays all over her Snapchat account.
Kanye apparently loves when Kim cooks for him and was encouraging her to do so. It sounds like this is also something that Kim is beginning to take pretty seriously, and given her creative freedom, there’s no reason she shouldn’t move forward with her own cookbook if she really wanted to.
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