It now airs in 167 countries, featured nine spinoffs and ranks as one of the American’s top-rated TV series since 2010 — not to mention, the notorious sex tape that was made public between Kim and her ex, Ray J in 2007 that also helped catapult the show’s popularity. Additionally, the family has spanned into the world of fashion and lifestyle with one boutique in the Valley, a combined social media reach of 700 million-plus, five profitable apps and receiving millions of dollars from a variety of endorsement deals, products and appearances.
The Hollywood Reporter delves into how all of this came about, as they speak to the stars and producers of the mega franchise in a recent interview.
Here are a few takeaways that we learned from the conversation.
…how their lives were like before the show, and how the idea began.
Kris Jenner (star, executive producer)
Kim Kardashian (star, executive producer)
Kendall Jenner (star)
Ryan Seacrest (executive producer)
Kourtney Kardashian (star, executive producer)
Ted Harbert (then-CEO of E! Networks)
Damla Dogan (senior vp development & programming, E!)
…on launching nine spinoffs.
Kylie Jenner (star)
…on Bruce Jenner announcing that he would begin living as a woman.
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