Kanye West's 2017 Christmas Present For Kim Kardashian Shows How Much He Respects Her Business Savvy — PHOTOS
It's no secret that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West give each other over-the-top gifts, whether it be for special holidays or birthdays. Well, West's Christmas gift for Kardashian this year was once again luxurious, but also quite meaningful. On her Instagram story Tuesday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared one of the rapper's present she received on Dec. 25. and it's definitely noteworthy. She even captioned it, "best husband alert!"
"OK, so for one of my Christmas presents from Kanye he gives me this little box with a Disney Mickey toy, Apple headphones, Netflix, Amazon gift cards and Adidas socks." Of course, these weren't her only presents. She then went onto reveal that West presented her with stock from each of these companies. "But then I open the next box and it is stock to Amazon, where he got the gift card, stock to Netflix, stock to Apple where he got the headphones, Adidas stock and Disney stock," she revealed next to images of the stock certificates.
As you can see in the images below, The Life of Pablo artist presented her with 920 shares to The Walt Disney Company and 995 shares to Adidas. She didn't reveal the other total values. According to the U.S. Stock Market as of Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. ET, Disney has a value of $108.12 per share and Adidas has a value of $169.40.
Yes, it's an extravagant gift, but the fact that the 40-year-old musician gave Kardashian stocks speaks volumes of the respect he holds for her as a businesswoman. However you feel about the reality star, who found major fame through KUWTK (in which she is an executive producer), she knows a great deal about making money and investing.
In 2017, after earning $45.5 million pretax, Forbes listed her as one of the highest-paid celebrities (she ranked 47th out of 100 stars). In 2016, she also was featured on the business magazine's cover for turning her mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, into a massive success. According to Forbes' July 2016 report, since her game first was released in June 2015, it has raked in $160 million in revenue.
Furthermore, when she launched KKW Beauty (her beauty line) in June, Kardashian made an estimated $14.4 million after all 300,000 of her kits sold out in only under three hours. The 37-year-old reality star definitely knows a thing or two about business and how to keep her brand growing.
Being a businesswoman is something Kardashian takes seriously — and wishes others would too. While chatting with Janet Mock for Interview magazine in August, Kardashian opened up about her success being downgraded just because she is a reality star or for how she became famous. "You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard," she said. "I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy."
That's something the Selfish author has certainly proven over the years. She has worked extremely hard to get to where she is at today — 10 years after she really came into the spotlight thanks to KUWTK.
She told Mock,
"I used to say, 'I love being underestimated.' But now when I hear, 'They’re so not talented,' — ten years into it — I’m kind of like, 'Okay, give a girl a little respect.' If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality? And I poke fun at it, like when I was on the cover of Forbes I posted the hashtag #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent. I don’t mind being underestimated because it does fuel me. But after a while, I do feel like, 'C’mon, you can recognize a little bit.'
It's clear that West recognizes her talent and success as a businesswoman. When you buy a Christmas present for someone, you usually tailor it to their likes and what they know, which seems to be exactly what he did here for Kardashian. *swoon*