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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    The Kardashian Sisters
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    The Kardashian Sisters
    Reality show stars, entrepreneurs

    It takes talent and a lot of skill to turn sex-tape fame into an empire, but that’s what Kim (right) and her sisters have done. Their Ryan Seacrest-produced E! show Keeping Up With the Kardashians is the most-watched in network history, beating its own spinoff, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami; the latter’s August finale trounced Mad Men, which aired against it. Kim started producing this year with E!’s The Spin Crowd, a show about an L.A. publicity firm, adding to her roughly $5.7 million in annual earnings. The sisters’ DASH clothing boutiques in L.A. and Miami have inspired a third show, Kourtney and Kim Take New York; their Kardashian Konfidential self-help/fashion book hit stores in November; and the Kardashian Khaos retail boutique recently opened in Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel & Casino. “Our business model is based off of our fans and the things we truly love,” Khloe says. “Our dad instilled a strong work ethic in us and taught us if we wanted something, we had to work hard to get it.” Adds Kim, “We want to take on projects we never thought we’d be doing, and work on making them a reality.”

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