40 Surprising Facts About the Kardashian Family

40 Surprising Facts About the Kardashian Family

The Kardashian family has become a household name, impacting and influencing various sectors in the beauty and entertainment industry. While you probably best know them for their beloved reality show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," how much do you really know about them? You'll be surprised to learn that beyond that façade, the family has some truly impressive accomplishments worth sharing. And today, we're going to share with you 40 of those very cool and surprising facts. 

1. Multi-Ethnic Heritage

Did you know the Kardashians boast a pretty rich and diverse ethnic background? Their father, Robert Kardashian, was of Armenian descent, while their mother, Kris Jenner, is a mix of Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish. 

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2. Origins in Entertainment

Before the fame of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," the family had ties to Hollywood. Robert Kardashian, the father, was a close friend and lawyer to O.J. Simpson, showcasing the family's early connections to high-profile figures.

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3. Business Beyond Reality TV

While known for their reality TV success, the Kardashians are also savvy businesswomen. They've ventured into fashion, cosmetics, and even mobile gaming, demonstrating a keen sense of entrepreneurship beyond just the screen.

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4. Charitable Endeavors

Despite their very obvious glamorous lifestyle, the Kardashians have also shown considerable care for philanthropy. They support various charitable causes, including cancer research and disaster relief, showing a commitment to giving back.

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5. A Talent for Writing

Model, businesswoman, and...author?! Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the two youngest in the family, have actually co-authored a science fiction novel titled "Rebels: City of Indra." Now, whether it's good or not will be left up to you, but we have to say it's impressive they've actually written a book before!

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6. Fashion Industry Impact

Kim Kardashian in particular has made a significant impact in the fashion industry since her rise to fame. Her unique style and influence have led to numerous collaborations with major designers, reshaping and leading fashion trends worldwide.

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7. Love for Equestrian Sports

Kendall Jenner has a lesser-known passion for horseback riding. Even owning a barn for her own horses, this hobby just reflect the family's diverse interests outside of the entertainment industry.

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8. Global Education Advocates

Kim Kardashian has shown a keen interest in law, following in her father's footsteps. She has publicly expressed her desire to become a legitimate lawyer, as she continues to advocate for criminal justice reform. 

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9. Fitness Fanatics

The Kardashians are known for their dedication to fitness and health. Their workout routines and diet plans have inspired many, emphasizing their commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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10. Cultural Influence

"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" is much more than just a reality TV show - it has significantly influenced pop culture, helped set trends in fashion, beauty, and social media, and created a cult following. Truly, this show has reshaped the reality TV genre in of itself.

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11. Distinctive Naming Choices

The family is also known for their unique (or rather questionable) naming choices for their children. From North to Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, it's safe to say the Kardashians like to keep things creative and interesting - even when it comes to naming their kids.

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12. Early Career Ventures

Before their rise to fame, some family members had more common, familiar beginnings in the business world. For instance, Kim Kardashian worked as a stylist and assistant to other celebrities!

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13. Environmental Awareness

Kourtney Kardashian is an advocate for environmental health and wellness. She actively promotes eco-friendly products and practices, showing her awareness of environmental issues.

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14. Artistic Flair

Khloé Kardashian has expressed an interest in art and interior design. Her home décor and artistic projects have become an inspiration to many also interested in the same fields. 

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15. Social Media Pioneers

It shouldn't come as a surprise to you that The Kardashians have become pioneers in using social media as a tool for brand building. Whether it's Instagram or Twitter, their strategic use of these platforms has been instrumental in shaping their public image and business success.

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16. Early Childhood Acting

Kim Kardashian once appeared in episodes of "The Simple Life," showcasing her early interest in the entertainment industry long before she became a household name.

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17. Olympic Connection

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an Olympic gold medalist. She won in the decathlon race during the 1976 Summer Olympics! Now that's truly an impressive feat.

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18. Beauty Entrepreneurship

Kylie Jenner who's best known for her cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, became the youngest "self-made" (a pretty controversial term) billionaire back in 2019. Regardless of where you stand on the whole self-made debate, it's still an amazing accomplishment to say your company has succeeded that much. 

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19. Music Video Appearances

Before gaining fame, Kim Kardashian appeared in several music videos, highlighting her early connections within the music industry. And of course, after dating and marrying her now ex-husband, Kanye West, she also appeared in his videos as well.

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20. Law School Dream

Kourtney Kardashian once planned to go to law school, even taking the LSATS. It seems like a desire to become a lawyer runs in the family!

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21. Reality TV Pioneers

The Kardashian family has been on television for over a decade, making "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" one of the longest-running reality shows in history.

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22. Fragrance Ventures

Kim Kardashian has successfully launched several fragrances, adding to her diverse business portfolio that extends beyond fashion and cosmetics.

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23. Children’s Fashion Line

Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé once collaborated on a children's clothing line called Kardashian Kids, which is just another example of how the sisters are more than just reality TV faces - they're businesswomen. 

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24. Socks Line Entrepreneur

Rob Kardashian, the brother in the family that you often hear less of, even started his own line of luxury socks called Arthur George. It seems like entrepreneurship is another trait that runs throughout the entire family.

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25. Animated Series

Kim Kardashian has even dabbled in voice acting, lending her voice to various animated series. Seems like her portfolio in the entertainment industry surprisingly extended beyond just reality TV and social media!

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26. Charity Auctions

The family frequently participates in charity auctions, offering their clothing and personal items which are all highly desired. Their actions reflect their ongoing commitment to give back.

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27. Video Game Success

Do you remember the popular mobile game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood"? It was such a massive success, we wouldn't be surprised if you played it yourself! Earning Kim millions of dollars, it demonstrated that her influence expands even into the digital realm.

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28. Guest Appearances on TV Shows

Various family members have made guest appearances on TV shows, showcasing their popularity and influence across different media platforms.

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29. Book Publications

Besides the sci-fi novel by Kendall and Kylie, Kim Kardashian has also released a book of selfies titled "Selfish." We're not sure if this genre of novel qualifies her to be an author, but needless to say, the book was surprisingly well received by critics!

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30. Social Causes and Activism

Kim Kardashian has been actively involved in Armenian cultural preservation. Her efforts include funding a full-page ad in the "New York Times" to counter an advertisement denying the Armenian genocide. This action demonstrates her commitment to her heritage and highlights the family's role in advocating for historical truth and cultural awareness.

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31. Early Entrepreneurial Ventures

Kim Kardashian once owned a boutique called DASH with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé. This early venture into the fashion world laid the foundation for their future business successes.

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32. Collaborations in Fashion

Kendall Jenner has made a name for herself in the fashion industry, walking the runway for high-end brands and becoming a sought-after model, showcasing her individual success separate from the family brand. In fact, she's arguably the highest-paid model today!

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33. Health Challenges

Khloé Kardashian has openly discussed her struggles with skin cancer, bringing attention to health issues and the importance of regular medical checkups.

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34. Sports Management

Lamar Odom, ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian, once credited the Kardashian family for helping him manage his basketball career.

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35. Global Real Estate Investments

The Kardashians own real estate properties in various countries, reflecting not only their global influence and interest in international markets, but also their dominance and power. 

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36. Innovative Tech Investments

Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters, has made significant investments in tech startups. Recognizing the potential in the tech industry, they have put their resources into innovative ventures, expanding their business interests beyond fashion and entertainment. This move showcases their foresight in diversifying their investment portfolio and their keen interest in emerging technologies.

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37. Art Collection

Did you know Kris Jenner boasts an impressive art collection? Jenner's collection includes a variety of works, ranging from contemporary pieces to more traditional art. Her interest in art extends beyond just collecting though. She is known to attend art fairs and gallery openings, immersing herself in the art scene. 

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38. Culinary Interests

Kourtney Kardashian has expressed a keen interest in healthy cooking and nutrition, often sharing recipes and dietary tips, reflecting a lifestyle committed to wellness.

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39. Skincare Line

Ever since Kylie Jenner expanded her beauty empire by launching a skincare line named Kylie Skin, she has only further solidified her status as a beauty industry mogul. You can find her products easily anywhere!

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40. Political Engagement

Kim Kardashian isn't who you think she is. For those of you who have doubted her abilities, you'd be surprised to learn she has met with several political figures to discuss important topics like prison reform, demonstrating her engagement in political and social issues beyond her celebrity status.

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