Last Updated on January 21, 2021
Who Is Kourtney Kardashian?
Kourtney Mary Kardashian is an American television personality, socialite, model, actress, television producer, and author. As an actress and television personality, Kourtney is best known for appearing alongside her family in the highly-acclaimed reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The series, which is aired on E!, has since led to several spinoffs where Kourtney has starred in. Some of those include Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
|Full Name:||Kourtney Mary Kardashian|
|Popular Name:||Kourtney Kardashian|
|Birth Date:||April 18, 1979|
|Parents:||Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner|
|Siblings:||Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian, as well as 6 half-siblings, including; Burt Jenner and Casey Lynn Jenner (through her stepfather’s first wife, Chrystie Crownover), Brandon Jenner and Sam “Brody” Jenner (through her stepfather’s second wife, Linda Thompson), and Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner (through her mother’s second marriage to Bruce Jenner)|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California|
|Ethnicity:||Armenian-American, Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish|
|Education:||Marymount High School, Southern Methodist University, and University of Arizona|
|Marital Status:||Single, but was in a serious relationship with Scott Disick (from 2006 to 2015)|
|Children:||Mason Dash, Penelope Scotland, and Reign Aston|
|Net Worth:||USD 45 million (as of December 1, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Reality Television, Modeling, Social Media, Acting, Television Production, Writing, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 1″ (1.55 m)|
|Weight:||48 kg; In pounds: 105.8 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Kourtney Kardashian was born on April 18, 1979, in Los Angeles, California to Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Her parents divorced in 1991, when Kourtney was just 12 years old. After the divorce, Kris Jenner married Bruce Jenner, a 1976 Summer Olympics who later changed her name to Caitlyn in 2015, after publicly coming out as a transgender woman.
Kourtney attended Marymount High School and Southern Methodist University before proceeding to the University of Arizona, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts.
In 2005, Kourtney gained recognition following her appearance in the reality television series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. She gained further notoriety in February 2007 after a 2003 sex tape of her and former boyfriend, Ray J, was leaked. The sex tape, titled Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was recorded by her sister, Kim.
The same year, Kourtney, alongside her siblings Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie, as well as her mother Kris and stepfather Bruce, began to star in the reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Other reality television series that Kourtney Kardashian has appeared in include:
• Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (formerly titled Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami) (2009 – 2010),
• Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011 – 2012),
• Khloé & Lamar (2011 – 2012),
• Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons (2014 – 2015),
• Flip It Like Disick (2019)
Besides appearing on reality TV series, Kourtney Kardashian has also pursued careers as an actress and television producer. On March 28, 2011, she made her acting debut by appearing on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. She was also the executive producer of the series Dash Dolls in 2015.
As a writer, Kourtney Kardashian has since authored and co-authored several notable novels, including Dollhouse, and Kardashian Konfidential.
Kourtney Kardashian’s Net Worth
Like her fellow Keeping Up with the Kardashians cast members, Kourtney Kardashian has amassed incredible fame and fortune from her successful reality television career.
As of December 1, 2020, Kourtney had a net worth of $45 million. She is the sixth-richest member of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew. The richest of the Kardashians is Kylie Jenner with a net worth of $1 billion, followed by Kim Kardashian ($900 million), Kris Jenner ($170 million), Bruce Jenner ($100 million), and Khloé Kardashian ($50 million). Rob Kardashian follows after Kourtney with a net worth of $10 million.
In addition to reality television, Kourtney Kardashian has also undertaken several investments, mostly in the fashion and retail industries. She partnered with her mother to establish children’s boutiques known as Smooch in Los Angeles and New York City.
Still in the fashion industry, Kourtney co-owns and operates the clothing boutique D-A-S-H. D-A-S-H, which is based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami, is a joint venture between Kourtney and her sisters Kim and Khloé. The three sisters are also associated with a pop-up retail outlet in the Hamptons.
The following are other business ventures that Kourtney Kardashian has pursued in partnership with her sisters Kim and Khloé:
• A clothing line released for Bebe Stores in the spring of 2010 and
• A sunless tanner released in 2010, known as Kardashian Glamour Tan
Kourtney also earns huge paychecks from her social media pursuits. She has endorsed numerous products on her social media accounts, ranging from waist slimming pants to beauty products, beverage drinks, prescription drugs, to mention but a few. According to CBC Marketplace, Kourtney was earning between $75,000 and $300,000 for a single Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube post, as of 2016.
Other ways Kourtney Kardashian makes money include acting, modeling, and writing.
Lessons from Kourtney Kardashian
1. Be happy in your skin
Kourtney Kardashian is one of the few celebrities who don’t shy away from admitting to having had breast implants.
2. Have a finger in every pie
Like the other Kardashians, Kourtney actively pursues several income-generating ventures in various sectors, including the retail and fashion industries.
3. Always take charge
Kourtney is bold and assertive, a trait she has consistently displayed throughout her television career. It probably comes naturally, considering that she is the eldest of the Kardashian siblings.
Famous Quotes by Kourtney Kardashian
“Being a mom, I love to play with my kids and have fun with them, but I also love fashion. My mom and both of my grandmothers have always been into fashion, so it’s been around us our whole lives.”
“Fashion is so subjective, and I think it should be playful.”
“Growing up, I never heard my parents curse, never. The first time I ever said a curse word was with my sister Kim.”
“Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. It’s so crazy how drastic even the small details change – in such an amazing way. Even silly things, like the fact that all of my pictures on my cell phone used to be of me at photo shoots – conceited, I know! – but now every single picture on my phone is of Mason.”
“My daily style is easy and effortless – I don’t like to take too much time getting ready.”
Kourtney Kardashian may not be the richest member of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew. But she has played an instrumental role in the series’ success. And her $45 million net worth is definitely not something to be scoffed at.