While it was reported that Kim Kardashian earns between $350k to $500k per Instagram post, another industry source has come out the woodwork claiming the figure is much much higher. According to the unnamed plug, the court documents were underselling Kim's selling power by an upwards of $500k per diem. There's a belief the court documents will eventually be re-adjusted to reflect the $1 million totals. Until then, Kim K will have to suffer through the fact her half-sister Kylie is publicly acknowledged as "the higher earner."

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The reason for this "pocket watching" so to speak, all relates to a lawsuit Kardashian is currently entrenched in with Missguided USA, a clothing company she claims used her image out of license. To add insult to injury, Kim Kardashian has told the press that Missguided is damaging her brand by association. The one-time sidekick to Paris Hilton has risen to the position of prominence within the past ten years, allowing her to pick and choose her business partners.

"Missguided does not merely replicate the looks of these celebrities as seen on red carpets, in paparazzi photos, and in social media posts," Kim's lawyer wrote to mitigate her disdain for the clothing company. "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." 

Kim looks set to win a landslide default judgment in the case. As for the disputed $1 million claim, there's a good chance the $350-500k range is the real number, but I wouldn't bet against the unidentified source, just for the sake of argumentation. Kim knows ducats like Doogie Howser knows the inner-lining of a pencil pouch.

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