With an estimated net worth of £133m, Kim Kardashian has built quite the career for herself since she first came to the world’s attention in the early 2000s. The reality TV star’s clever use of social media has kept her at the forefront of the celebrity world for years, and she has monetised her notoriety brilliantly – venturing into the worlds of fashion, perfume and even workout DVDs with incredible success.
While it should be noted that Ms. Kardashian hardly came from nothing – her father was a notable criminal lawyer, while her stepfather was an Olympic athlete – she has worked alongside husband Kanye West to build an empire which is recognised around the world. Her reality show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ has turned her entire family into household names, and the ‘Kim-ye’ power couple have even tried their hand at politics (with limited success).
When it comes to the vast sums of money celebrities like Kardashian boast, it can be difficult to put them into a real world context – but Just Mortgage Broker’s handy calculator helps you to do just that! This simple tool allows you to pick the celebrity of your choice along with a UK postcode, and find out how many houses they could buy in that area.
It’s fair to say that Kim and Kanye can afford to buy property pretty much anywhere in the world, thanks to a combined fortune of £254m – but if they were looking to move to the UK, our equivalent of their LA home would probably be Brighton. With the average home in the coastal city costing around £427k, the couple could afford 595 houses in the area – enough to bring across all of the Kardashian siblings who have popped up on their TV show!
The couple have occasionally fraternised with controversial US president Donald Trump in recent years. It seems unlikely that Trump will voluntarily move out of the White House any time soon, but with a net worth of £2.35bn he could certainly find something to his taste in London’s political district. Whitehall houses have an average price of £1.06m, so Trump could buy as many as 2,200 homes close to Downing Street.
While Kim may aspire to royalty, the UK has the real thing – and Queen Elizabeth II might just have the most impressive home of all, Windsor Castle. Although the surrounding area is no match for the castle itself, it’s certainly an affluent area – the average house price in Windsor is approximately £442k. If the Queen decided to branch out from the castle into the town, her fortune would allow her to buy an incredible 313 streets in the area – creating plenty of space if she was looking to build an extension!
The average UK house price now sits at a staggering £232,554, with London prices more than double that, as renting becomes a necessity for many younger people across the country. While Kim Kardashian probably doesn’t have to trouble herself with house prices, the average man or woman in the street certainly does have to – it has never been more difficult for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder. Perhaps if Kim and Kanye do decide to buy up a few streets in your area, you may be able to persuade the couple to let you stay there rent-free!