Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West has reshaped her life post the Paris robbery incident. The 37-year-old reality star claims she has become less materialistic after the robbery and doesn’t want to spoil her children too. Kardashian has earned all her fortune over the years on her own despite having rich parents.
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She wants her children to earn what they want, to know its value. “I worry about giving my kids too much. We don’t do gifts. They have to really earn it. But we talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and just trying to be as grounded and well-rounded as possible,” she wrote in an essay on Wealthsimple.
After being robbed at gunpoint in 2016, Kim’s life has changed. “I don’t like presents anymore. I just don’t want that stuff right now. I don’t buy a lot. I used to buy myself something every birthday and just be like, ‘OK, if I work hard all year then I can treat myself to something—like a car or a pair of earrings. Something that I really wanted all year. But I’ve been getting rid of my cars. I used to really care. I loved cars. I still like them and I have a certain look, but I don’t care like I used to,” she wrote.
Talking about what it costs to run a household, she said, “I don’t talk about specifics; I find that to be tacky and just inappropriate.” Rest assured, she writes, “I’m really on top of my financial situation. I do everything. I see everything, write every check—I’m on top of every last detail. I was always taught to be like that. It’s definitely helpful to have a manager or someone pay your bills so they go out on time, but I think once you start giving too much control away, you could really lose sight of what you have and what you need to do, especially if you spend a lot and have a big lifestyle.”