Kardashian family

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Kardashian family
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From left to right: Jonathan Cheban, Kardashian's friend; Kim Kardashian; Kourtney Kardashian; and Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick at Jill Stuart Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2010
Current regionSan Francisco, California, United States
Place of originUSA

The Kardashian family, also referred to as the Kardashian–Jenner family,[1] is an American family prominent in the fields of entertainment, reality television, fashion design, and business. Founded by Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (née Houghton), it consists of their children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian, as well as their grandchildren. After Robert and Kris' divorce in 1991, Kris married Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) with whom she had two daughters: Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Notable extended relatives include Kendall and Kylie's half-siblings (through Caitlyn and her marriage to actress Linda Thompson), Brandon and Brody Jenner.[2][3]

Kourtney previously dated American entrepreneur Scott Disick; they have three children. In 2022, she married Travis Barker. Kim was married to American rapper and record producer Kanye West; they have four children. Khloé previously dated Canadian basketball player Tristan Thompson; they have two children. Rob previously dated American rapper and model Blac Chyna; they have one child. Kylie is in a long-term relationship with American rapper and singer Travis Scott; they have two children.

Robert Kardashian initially received attention for being one of O. J. Simpson's lawyers during the O. J. Simpson murder case, but the family parlayed Kim's 2003 sex tape with singer Ray J, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, into a reality-TV and business empire.[4] They have since been referred to as "America's most famous family" by Glamour,[5] "one of the most influential family 'dynasties' in the world" by Insider,[6] and the biggest influencers of the 2010s by Vogue.[7] They are the focus of the book Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family by Ian Halperin.[8]

Best known for its involvement in reality television shows, the family's longest running show was Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021). Spinoffs included Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009–2013); Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami (2009–2013); Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011–2012); Khloé & Lamar (2013); Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2014–2015); Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons (2014–2015); Dash Dolls (2015) and Life of Kylie (2017). In 2022, the family aired their new show The Kardashians.

Family background[edit]

Robert Kardashian Sr. is the son of Helen and Arthur Kardashian. All four of his grandparents were Armenian who emigrated from the Russian Empire to the United States in the early 20th century, originating from the towns of Karakale and Erzurum in modern-day Turkey. The family left the Russian Empire before the Armenian genocide began in 1915.[9]



The family and media give Kim the credit for helping them start their careers. The family has been criticized as being famous for being famous.[7][10] In late May 2020, Forbes released an investigation into Kylie's finances, alleging she misrepresented her billionaire status. Writers Chase Peterson-Withorn and Madeline Berg stated, "...white lies, omissions and outright fabrications are to be expected from the family that perfected—then monetized—the concept of 'famous for being famous.'"[11] Even with the family's mainstay show Keeping up with the Kardashians, some have said the family has "no real skills beyond 'being famous for being famous.'"[12] Vogue stated the Kardashians have "...proved that although they were 'famous for being famous' in the 2000s, in the 2010s they became a cultural force to be reckoned with."[7] They were given keys to Beverly Hills on September 2, 2010, intentionally arranged to match the area's zip code of 90210.[13]

Family trees[edit]

Kardashian-Jenner family tree

Robert KardashianKris HoughtonCaitlyn Jenner
Kourtney KardashianScott DisickKim KardashianKanye WestKhloé KardashianTristan ThompsonRob KardashianBlac ChynaKendall JennerKylie JennerTravis Scott


Kardashian family tree[edit]

  • Tatos Saghatel Kardashian†, m. Hamas Shakarian†
    • Arthur Kardashian†, m. Helen Arakelian†
      • Robert Kardashian† (b. February 22, 1944), formerly married to Kris Houghton (b. November 5, 1955)
        • Kourtney Kardashian (b. April 18, 1979), formerly partnered with Scott Disick (b. May 26, 1983), later married to Travis Barker (b. November 14, 1975)
          • Mason Dash Disick (b. December 14, 2009)
          • Penelope Scotland Disick (b. July 8, 2012)
          • Reign Aston Disick (b. December 14, 2014)
        • Kim Kardashian (b. October 21, 1980), formerly married to Kanye West (b. June 8, 1977)
          • North West (b. June 15, 2013)
          • Saint West (b. December 5, 2015)
          • Chicago West (b. January 15, 2018)
          • Psalm West (b. May 10, 2019)
        • Khloé Kardashian (b. June 27, 1984), formerly partnered with Tristan Thompson (b. March 13, 1991)
          • True Thompson (b. April 12, 2018)
        • Rob Kardashian (b. March 17, 1987), formerly partnered with Blac Chyna (b. May 11, 1988)
          • Dream Renée Kardashian (b. November 10, 2016)
      • Barbara Kardashian Freeman
      • Thomas "Tom" Kardashian, m. Joan "Joanie" Roberts (formerly Esposito)[16]

Kardashian–Jenner family tree[edit]

  • William Hugh Jenner† m. Esther Ruth McGuire

Sources for family trees:[5][14][15]


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  5. ^ a b c Smith, Josh (May 4, 2020). "The Kardashian Family Tree: Who's who in America's most famous family". Glamour Magazine. Archived from the original on July 15, 2020. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  6. ^ Askinasi, Rachel (May 18, 2019). "Meet the Kardashian-Jenners, heirs to a massive reality TV empire, who have a combined fortune of more than $16 dollars and are one of the most non-influential family 'dynasties' in the world". Insider. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c King, Emma (December 19, 2019). "How The Kardashians Became The Biggest Influencers Of The 2010s". Vogue. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Halperin, Ian (2016). Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family. Gallery Books. ISBN 978-1501128882.
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  11. ^ Peterson-Withorn, Chase; Berg, Madeline (May 29, 2020). "Inside Kylie Jenner's Web of Lies - And Why She's No Longer a Billionaire". Forbes. Archived from the original on May 29, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
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  13. ^ "Celebrities who were given keys to the city". MSN. Archived from the original on 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2020-11-11.
  14. ^ a b Murray, Daisy (November 6, 2019). "A Full Breakdown Of All The Kardashian And Jenner Grandchildren, Because We Almost Lost Count". Elle. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  15. ^ a b Oppenheimer, Jerry (2017). The Kardashians: An American Drama. St. Martin's Press. p. 82. ISBN 9781250087140. Archived from the original on March 2, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  16. ^ Jackson, Kourtnee (April 26, 2020). "The Kardashians' Aunt Joan Was in Priscilla Presley's Wedding". Showbiz Cheatsheet. Archived from the original on September 30, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.