Celebrity Tech Investors Kim Kardashian

Last Updated Aug 23, 2011 9:23 AM EDT





















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Kim Kardashian







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Investment: In 2007, Kardashian and three partners founded ShoeDazzle, an online shoe and accessories website and buying club. The site now counts a reported 3 million customers, who pay $39.95 for access to a personalized selection of shoes, jewelry, or handbags every month.

Background: Kardashian, who serves as chief fashion stylist for ShoeDazzle, explains on the site's homepage that "I have always felt that every woman should have her own stylist to keep up with trends and fashion, and make her look and feel gorgeous."

Fun fact: While it may be easy to dismiss Kardashian as a financial lightweight, ShoeDazzle is for real. The site recently scored a $40 million investment from VC firm Andreesen Horowitz, which has previously backed winners such as Facebook, Groupon, Twitter, and Zynga. And don't underestimate anyone who can earn a reported $17 million for getting married.

Number of Twitter followers: 9.3 million (@KimKardashian)




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