It’s safe to say Kendall Jenner doesn’t live in big sis Kim K’s shadow — the younger Kardashian sister’s fame exploded in 2014, fueled by her success as a fashion model.
One area where Kim definitely eclipses Kendall? Yearly income.
In fact, according to estimates by OK! magazine, Kendall’s income is surprisingly low.
In the mag’s by-the-numbers report, we learn that Kendall pulls in $5,000 for each episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians she appears on, so let’s say around $100,000 per year. She made another $100,000 for endorsing a line of OPI nail polish. She was just named an op-ed columnist for the Wall Street Journal, which, according to OK!, pulls an average of $80,000 per year.
So that puts Kendall at about $280,000 per year so far. She and younger sis, Kylie Jenner, have a collection for PacSun. OK! doesn’t say how much they make from sales, but even with that, public appearances and modeling gigs, she’s pulling in maybe another couple $100k, putting Kendall well under $1 million a year — in fact, her earnings sound like they’re likely closer to half that.
Kim, on the other hand, made $28 million in 2014. Yes, you read that right.
According to Forbes, Kim collects money for every episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her sisters’ spinoff show, Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons, she appears in. The magazine reports Kim makes an estimated $10 million per year from her fashion line, as well as a cut from sales at her boutiques and from sales of her cosmetics and tanning products. Then there are public appearances and social media and, well, you get it. She rakes in a whole lot of cash every year.
It’s not to say Kendall doesn’t make a nice, comfortable living. But compared to her big sis, her income isn’t quite what we expected.