Anyone who is a fan of the Kardashians, has heard of, and probably also played the new Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. But are the rumors true about Kim earning $85 million solely from the app? There has been some speculation about the mentioned number, but it’s probably not going to happen.
When it came out, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app quickly become a hit in mobile gaming circles, but the predictions about it tripling the star’s income are a taking it a bit too far.
Forbes Magazine published that Kim’s income was $28 million in the year 2013, which is amazing. However, the predictions that she could earn $85 million from the app alone are shocking, and somewhat unbelievable.
The game was released last June for Apple and Android, and according to TMZ news, Kim will receive 45% of the net profits.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game reportedly earned $200 million just this year. Since the expenses are low and won’t be more than $10 million, that would leave $190 million of pure income, of which 45% would go to Kim, which is staggering $85 million.
However, this news is somewhat dressed up. The correct estimate is that the game’s yearly income may reach $200 million, not that it did reach it this year. Therefore, the game actually earned around $100 million, which leaves Kim with $40.5, which is a large amount nevertheless.
Right now the game is the 5th top grossing app for iPhone in the US, so it’s definitely popular and fruitful. It’s somewhat less popular in the UK, where it’s holding position 10.
Glu Mobile, the publisher of the game announced to its shareholders that Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has beaten the previous revenue from a single game, and also the record in 16 days.
In order to make $200 million a year the game would need $548 000 revenues a day. That’s not so unrealistic, given that in 2013 Supercell averaged $2.44 million in a day with only two games available.
Even though she is earning a lot of money from this app, Kim is still not earning and probably won’t earn $85 million off it.
The truth is that all that speculation started off from an interview given by one isolated analyst, at which time the game was out for 15 days.
When it comes to mobile and tablet games, there are two ways they end up. Games like Clash of Clans, Candy Crush, Minecraft and Zynga have been around longer and are still earning tons of money. But other games aren’t so lucky. They are around for a while, but soon are left forgotten. If the developers don’t update the game often enough, or if fans don’t lose interest, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood might have a chance, but it’s likely to be just a passing thing. Even so, the game has earned a lot of money and left a trace on the mobile gaming community.
Furthermore the game has also made Kim a very rich woman. We might not be sure about the exact amount she has earned so far, but it’s not negligible. But you can become rich to, in the game atleast. Check out this amazing Kim Kardashian Hollywood Hack Tool.