‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’: Why Cancelling ‘KUWTK’ Is a Clever Financial Move

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Caitlin Jenner and Kylie Jenner

On September 8, the Kar-Jenner household dropped a bombshell. After 14 years, they’re prepared to finish Keeping Up with the Kardashians and transfer on. The 21st and last season will air in 2021, after which they’ll say goodbye to the present that has saved them within the public eye for years. 

Many individuals are questioning what their motivation is for such an enormous choice. There have been quite a lot of hints that the ladies are getting uninterested in residing their lives on show, however the fundamental motivation could also be easier than that. KUWTK might pay them nicely, however their true incomes potential lies elsewhere. 

(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Caitlin Jenner and Kylie Jenner
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Caitlin Jenner and Kylie Jenner | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

They introduced the tip of the present

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To our wonderful followers – It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the troublesome choice as a household to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. After what will probably be 14 years, 20 seasons, lots of of episodes and quite a few spin-off exhibits, we’re past grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of those years – by way of the great instances, the dangerous instances, the happiness, the tears, and the various relationships and youngsters. We’ll ceaselessly cherish the fantastic reminiscences and numerous individuals we’ve met alongside the way in which. Thank you to the hundreds of people and companies which were part of this expertise and, most significantly, a really particular thanks to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our companion, and our manufacturing crew at Bunim/Murray, who’ve spent numerous hours documenting our lives. Our final season will air early subsequent 12 months in 2021. Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be the place I’m today. I’m so extremely grateful to everybody who has watched and supported me and my household these previous 14 unimaginable years. This present made us who we’re and I will probably be ceaselessly in debt to everybody who performed a job in shaping our careers and altering our lives ceaselessly. With Love and Gratitude, Kim

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Sep 8, 2020 at 2:34pm PDT

CNN experiences that to let their followers learn about their choice, the members of the Kar-Jenner clan launched an announcement that introduced the tip of an period. 

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey,” the assertion stated partly. “We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”

KUWTK has been a staple of actuality tv ever because it debuted 14 years in the past. It not solely survived 20 seasons, but it surely additionally launched quite a few spin-off exhibits, a slew of business empires, and various scandals. The present continues to be widespread in any case these years, which leaves followers questioning why they’re calling it quits. 

What the household has to say

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Happy Mother’s Day!! To my mom, MJ, thanks for instructing me to be the perfect mom I will be, by way of the teachings you instilled in me as a mom, friend and mentor. I couldn’t have requested for a extra wonderful mom and I like you a lot. Being a mom is probably the most unimaginable blessing, and I thank all of my children for giving me the chance to like, educate, develop, and be taught as a mommy and a grandmother. Seeing my infants turn into moms has introduced me a lot pleasure and I thank God for my household daily. To my lovely daughters who’re mothers, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kylie, I’m so pleased with you today and daily!! To all of the mothers, moms-to-be, aunts, godmothers, sisters, associates and mom figures on the market who maintain their households collectively in the perfect instances and in the course of the difficult instances, let’s rejoice you today! #HappyMothersDay ❤️

A post shared by Kris Jenner (@krisjenner) on May 10, 2020 at 8:10am PDT

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As nicely as sharing the household’s joint assertion, TooFab experiences that quite a lot of the celebs additionally added their very own feedback on the matter. A number of of them weren’t able to voice their emotions, akin to Khloé, who stated, “I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment. My sappy post will come soon.” Kourtney appeared to really feel the identical means, saying, “I will gather my thoughts and share them in a bit.”

Kris had extra to say, posting “We are so beyond grateful to everyone who has watched and supported our family these past 14 incredible years. We will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.”

Kim’s assertion echoed her mother’s sentiments (and partly, her actual phrases), saying, “Without Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I wouldn’t be the place I’m today … This present made us who we’re and I will probably be ceaselessly in debt to everybody who performed a job in shaping our careers and altering our lives ceaselessly.”

Ultimately, it might be the half that the present performed in boosting their careers that’s main them to maneuver on. Despite the cash they make from showing on the present, pursuing their very own companies could also be extra worthwhile. 

Their companies are higher for his or her backside traces

According to StyleCaster, the Kar-Jenners are strolling away from an honest chunk of change. Each lady earns $4.5 million per season. But whereas that will appear to be some huge cash to depart on the desk, it’s nothing in comparison with what they’re pulling in from their business ventures. 

Parade experiences that they’ve all spun their fame into profitable companies. They’ve constructed make-up traces, trend manufacturers, a life-style web site, a shapewear firm, and extra. Each of the sisters now runs their very own business empire. These ventures have introduced them spectacular incomes, a lot that their web worths begin at $30 million and go as excessive as almost $1 billion. 

With that many companies to run, it’s no marvel that the household is able to step again from the calls for of filming KUWTK. While a few of them have stated that they’re rising uninterested in residing in entrance of the cameras, it’s clear that their backside traces will profit from ending it, as a lot as their privateness will. 

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