The name ?Kardashian? has been one of the bigger brands in almost anything related to fashion, perfume, clothing line, and other products. It didn?t stop there though, as Kardashian West has made dozens of endorsement deals here and there adding up to millions of revenue.
Kim Kardashian West is slowly becoming a household name (if it isn?t yet). From a huge variety of brands being advertised and even making up to $18 million up to $28 million for a yearly income, you can tell that she?s the BRAND itself.
It wouldn?t stop with things like those though. According to TMZ, Kardashian West will be earning a crazy amount of $85 million from the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and that is for this year only. The game is a typical free-to-play game on iOS and Android that lets players pave their road to stardom, one step at a time. There are, however, micro-transactions involved. It is expected to make $200 million this year, and that Kardashian West is going to get 45% of the net profit.
The game was developed by Glu Mobile, developers of early Call of Duty ports to mobile and other titles like Sonic: The Hedgehog, Transformers etc. Glu Mobile can be very pleased with the amount that they?ll be making even if 45% of it will go to Kardashian. In fact, their shares increased by 42% since the game was released in June 25. The game has more or less, 40,000 five-star reviews on Apple?s App Store and it took second place in Apple?s free-to-play game charts.
So how will a free-to-play game going to make $200 million in a single year? Kim Kardashian: Hollywood?s freemium model is working as hard and better as it can. It has both in-game adverts and the mentioned micro-transactions for in-game items.
We will see if Glu Mobile will be able to pull off a good one with this title as the year wraps up.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has been already out on both iOS and Android and you can download it on their respective App Store sites.