It's safe to say that 2016 hasn't always been kind to Kim Kardashian, since the reality star has had to weather through some truly awful events. However, if the upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is anything to go by, the only way is up from here. In a preview for Sunday's show, Kardashian volunteers to step in for mom Kris Jenner when she's sick, taking on all of the responsibilities of everyone's favorite momager. So is Kardashian really taking over for Jenner? Well, she certainly has the credentials to transition from star to manager.
In the clip, Kardashian says, "I mean I've joked a lot that I could be my sisters' manager better than my mom could be." While this is Kardashian humor at its best, it's true that the entrepreneur has proven herself to be a stealth business woman. As Forbes noted, "Some 40 [percent] of Kardashian’s payday comes from her high flying mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood." The publication goes on to call the mogul a "true digital entrepreneur," in light of the fact that much of her impressive earnings come from endorsing products on Instagram, subscribers to her app, and, of course, Kimoji.
While Jenner's savviness can't be discounted, Kardashian continues to prove herself astute in matters of business, and this clip from Keeping Up With The Kardashians only helps support the idea that she might one day take over the family business.
In the clip, Jenner is laying in bed and says she's "exhausted." The matriarch has always been incredibly busy, especially as she manages the careers of all of her children. Kardashian offers to help, specifically in booking travel and support for an Australia trip for sister Kylie Jenner. The momager seems blown away by this offer, assuming that Kardashian would lose interest pretty quickly. However, she gets straight on the phone and starts planning her sister's trip.
Kardashian is totally confident that she could take over the management side of things, and says, "I think I do give a lot of good creative input, and I know they like listen, so I feel like I could totally handle this." It's true that as her own career has grown, the entrepreneur has started sharing the secrets to her success more and more — from hosting master classes with makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, to speaking at tech conferences about Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, to using social media and apps to influence the world.
While it doesn't seem likely that Jenner will be stepping down from her role any time soon, it's exciting that Kardashian has embraced the family business in such a big way, and she's her siblings' greatest advocate.