Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Angelina: Women Who Earn More Than Their Men
Would earning more than your mate bother you? Or would you love it?
-April Daniels Hussar
I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to earn more money than my husband. Shine.Yahoo.com has a slideshow of seven celebrity ladies, including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and, yes, good old Angelina Jolie, who all out-earn their mates, and I must say, I’m a little jealous of those gals, and not just because of their jewelry collections.
He may tower over her, but not on paper: When it comes to their bank accounts, Kim Kardashian’s is a lot bigger than that of her basketball star fiance, Kris Humphries.
According to Hollywood Life, the 30-year-old Kardasiahn makes about $5.45 million a year. How? She gets about $400,000 for her part in her family’s television show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” the retail stores she co-owns bring in about $350,000, magazine spreads and other publishing endeavors bring her about $250,000, she pulls in about $600,000 from ads on her website, and she earns about $650,000 from public appearances (at $10,000 to $75,000 a pop). But the big money-makers for this reality TV star are her endorsements: $3.2 million came from promoting Quick Trim diet products, Fusion Beauty, Bravada, Fit In Your Jeans by Friday workout DVDs, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Kardashian for Bebe line, Kim Kardashian perfume at Sephora.
On the other hand: Humphries, 26, earns about $3.2 million a year playing basketball for the New Jersey Nets, according to therichest.org. No word yet on any official endorsement deals, but he may want to get cracking—he dropped $2 million on Kim’s enormous engagement ring.
Bubblegum pop star Katy Perry earned $44 million in endorsement deals and from sales of her album, “Teenage Dream,” from May 2010 to May 2011, Forbes reported. That’s more than six times the $6.6 million estimated net worth (net worth, not annual salary) of her actor/comedian husband, Russell Brand.
And how much more does Angelina make than her better half? Check out the slideshow to find out.
Which brings me to my question — would you be happy being the breadwinner in your family?
I TOTALLY would be — as long as my husband wasn’t laying on the couch all day eating Cheetos. In this modern world, where most couples are constantly trying to negotiate finances and chore duties, I’d love to be the one with the bigger bank account. Sorry to say, but money = power. And even in the most loving of relationships, power is a factor.
What do you think?
April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor.