Whether you're a self-proclaimed fan of their critically acclaimed realty series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" or you've simply seen them gracing the cover of magazines in the checkout line at the local supermarket, chances are you've heard of the Kardashian clan a time or two. Comprised of sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, the Kardashians became a household name when their show made its debut in October 2007. To learn more about this unique group of realty television royalty, check out the following facts about the Kardashians.
The most well-known of all the Kardashians, Kim-born Kimberly Noel Kardashian on Oct. 21, 1980-is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian and Kris (Kardashian) Jenner. Her current status as an American socialite, model and reality TV star was spurred by the accidental leaking of a sex tape starring R&B singer Ray J in 2005. Despite-and partly due to-the controversy surrounding the release of the infamous tape, Kim skyrocketed to fame when "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" hit airwaves. Kim has also appeared in a handful of spinoff shows such as "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." In addition to her role on the family's hit reality TV series, Kim also co-owns a high-end designer store in Calabasas, California, called D-A-S-H and has perfected two of her own perfumes: Kim Kardashian and Kim Kardashian Gold. In 2011, controversy found Kim once again when she wed NBA star Kris Humphries in a televised wedding rumored to cost well over $10 million and filed for divorce after only 72 days.
The oldest of the three Kardashian sisters, Kourtney was born April 18, 1979, and has appeared on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" since its debut. Before she shot to fame with the reality series in the beginning of the 21st century, Kourtney was busy earning her degree in theater arts and a minor in Spanish at the University of Arizona. Kourtney went into business with her mother, Kris, opening a children's clothing boutique called Smooch in both New York City and Los Angeles. She also co-owns D-A-S-H boutiques in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami with her sisters, Kim and Khloe. Kourtney had her first child-son, Mason Dash Disick-on Dec. 14, 2009, and daughter, Penelope Scotland Disick, on July 8, 2012, with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick. She also starred alongside her sister, Khloe, in the spinoff series "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami," which aired in 2009 and 2010.
Khloe Alexandra Kardashian was born June 27, 1984, in Los Angeles, and is the youngest daughter of Robert Kardashian and Kris (Kardashian) Jenner. In addition to appearing alongside her sisters Kim and Kourtney in "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," and "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami," Khloe is also the star of her own reality TV show "Khloe and Lamar," which chronicles her life with her basketball player husband Lamar Odom, formerly of the L.A. Lakers. Khloe teamed up with her sisters in ownership of D-A-S-H boutiques as well as a number of clothing lines and also appeared in PETA's infamous "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
Although she is no longer technically a Kardashian-Kris divorced Robert Kardashian in 1990 and married 1976 Summer Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner in 1991-Kris Jenner plays a significant role in the Kardashian family's current endeavors. The mother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe as well as their brother, Rob, and half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Kris serves as her children's manager and agent and had an estimated net worth of over $20 million in 2011.