You can’t say Kim without saying cash. Everyone knows if you want an appearance from Mrs. Kardashian-West, expect to dish out hundreds of thousands of dollars for her presence, so exactly how much was Kim Kardashian paid for Paper Magazine’s racy spread?
We guessed a little over $300,000, others guessed Kanye had his hand in this one again (we didn’t forget that Vogue cover) after showing his approval of his wife’s shoot, but the answer is a new low (
no pun intended) for North’s mother. Kim Kardashian wasn’t paid at all for the shots. Just the satisfaction of having the opportunity to shoot with renowned French photographer, Jean-Paul Goude.
Paper reports “compensation was never really an option,” Kim had planned to let it all loose in the name of “art” from the beginning as well. The magazine’s Editorial Director, Mickey Boardman said, Kim was “just going with the energy of the situation” with no one on-set planning for her to take her clothes off. Boardman was quoted saying, “She wanted to and it kind of fit with the thing, and Jean-Paul was super excited about her attitude and Kim was super excited. Everyone was excited about working together and making magic.”
It’s reported publicists and magazine execs left the shoot and someone close to the Kardashian oiled her up for the shot. Money wasn’t the motive for Kim Kardashian this time around, who sits comfortably with a $65 million net worth.