It all started with a sleazy sex tape and ended with $65 Million for a family. That's as bluntly as I could put it.
The huge exposure Kim Kardashian got when this previously unknown personality rocketed to Internet and reality show fame through a sex tape is nothing short of phenomenal. According to Hollywood Reporter, this crazy amount of exposure benefited her family as well.
Thanks to their collection of reality shows, celebrity endorsements, product endorsements, and appearance fees, the family has managed to rack up a huge $65 Million income for 2010. To put that huge number in perspective, the Kardashian family has made more than Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, and Tom Cruise combined in 2010.
Even Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, doesn't dispute that all this fame and success and moolah came directly as a result of Kim's sex tape expose. She says it was all about making the best out of a bad situation--of making lemonade out of lemons. More like a heap of honey to me.