Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: The Kardashians

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. This week, Kim Kardashian bares all on the cover, and inside the pages, of W magazine’s third annual “Art Issue.”

The Kardashians

Category: Entertainers

Industry: Television

Company: DASH Store

What Made Them Haute: Entrepreneurs, television personalities, models and socialites, the Kardashians are a celebrity self-branding success story. The fifth season premiere of E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians boasted record ratings for the network, averaging nearly 4.7 million total viewers. And recently, the Kardashian clan plus Bruce Jenner received the honorable key to the city from Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad.

What Makes Them Haute Now: Business-savvy Kim Kardashian has done it all: dated professional athletes, reality television, a QVC clothing line, her own perfume, Armenian-inspired jewelry, couture lollipops, a weight-loss supplement, filled tabloid pages and pretty much anything else you can think of. The November 2010 issue of W, which hit newsstands earlier this week, reveals more than just the reality queen’s curvaceous body covered in galactic silver body paint. The sexy socialite opens up about her life in the spotlight and behind-the-scenes. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet formerly posed nude for Playboy in 2007, and more recently in Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s May 2010 issue. The W photos have already provoked an overwhelming amount of media buzz and public commentary, but the Kardashian says it’s all in the name of art.

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