Kim Kardashian enlisted the help of porn baron Joe Francis to net her $4.5million when her sex tape was released.The tape was shot with her then boyfriend Ray J in 2003, but turned the leak into a triumph rather than a disaster when it was released four years later.
The Sun says a new biography by Sean Smith claims:
‘Until she called in close pal Joe to advise her, all she wanted to do was make the tape go away.She soon realised that suing the company was not going to help make the video disappear, so Joe helped to arrange a meeting with his friend Steve Hirsch, the boss of Vivid and Ray J. ‘Kim and Ray J received around $300k each for the tape and they would also receive a cut from the videos sold or downloaded. Kim duly dropped her lawsuit against Vivid.’
While Vivid was making $1185 a month from online sales, at one point, according to TMZ, Ray J made $90k in one three month period while Kim made $50k in one month alone.
Most notably, the video catapulted Kim to fame, with her net worth said to be a huge $85million.
Her Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality show has proved to be very successful, netting the family a cool $100million dollars for the next four years of the programme.
Kim is said to be taking home $15million of that amount, adding a $5million bonus should her rapper husband Kanye West also make an appearance.
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