Kim Kardashian West has recently made an appearance on SnapChat, through an account of her friend, Jonathan Cheban. Although the social media star allowed only her Christmas tree and voice to be a part of the appearance, experts are taking it as a sign of her inching back into the spotlight. Kim has been silent on her social media accounts, since October 3, 2016, when she was held at gunpoint and robbed, at her hotel room in Paris. Many experts had even begun to suggest that this might probably be an early retirement for the star. In addition to this, Kim was also seen with her husband, Kanye West, for the first time since the robbery, last Sunday.
As a result of her long silence, the star has been losing quite a bit of her fortune. The social media management platform, Captiv8, estimated that Kim Kardashian makes an estimated $0.3 million per sponsored post, with an average of one such post per week. A financial adviser, Samuel Rad, claimed that although Kim’s income has been dramatically affected, it probably does not bother her much given her current wealth. He further pointed out that Mrs. West has a number of other investments she can live-off from. However, it has also been pointed out that almost all of her investments are closely tied to her being active on social media.
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) September 30, 2016
In an interview with Kara Swisher from Re/Code, Kim Kardashian claimed that she owed a lot of her success to social media. She even stated that her famed reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” would have been much shorter as well. Even though the TV show has been on a break as well, following the Paris robbery, experts believe that it is likely to return soon, possibly even with a boost in ratings.
The way the star’s silence has been affecting her is only part of the whole ordeal. Kanye West was recently hospitalized, following which rumors have started to surface about the duo splitting up. The news was first reported in OK! Magazine, which claimed that Kris Jenner has “gone sour on Kanye” and is working towards convincing Kim to leave her husband and move on. It should be noted here that while Kim’s earnings are on the decline, Kanye’s have been surging. As per recent reports, Kanye West added more dates to his tour, “Life of Pablo”, with the tickets being sold like hot cakes.