“I worry about giving my kids too much. We don’t do gifts. They have to really earn it. But we talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and just trying to be as grounded and well-rounded as possible.”
In fact, Kanye West‘s wife doesn’t even spoil herself anymore!
“I don’t like presents anymore. I just don’t want that stuff right now. I don’t buy a lot. I used to buy myself something every birthday and just be like, ‘OK, if I work hard all year then I can treat myself to something—like a car or a pair of earrings. Something that I really wanted all year. But I’ve been getting rid of my cars. I used to really care. I loved cars. I still like them and I have a certain look, but I don’t care like I used to.”‘
While she grew up affluent, the now-37-year-old worked several jobs growing up: at a clothing store, and then at her late father Robert Kardashian‘s office.
“I always was working. I never asked people for money. That was never really my thing… I always just figured it out.”
Although the reality TV personality was financially independent at a young age, she isn’t sure if “it will be the same” for her kids, explaining:
“It’s a different time. I don’t know if I’m going to do that. I’d have to discuss that with Kanye.”
Despite her wealth, Kim claims she is on a strict budget, and is “actually downsizing” her extravagant lifestyle.
“I don’t talk about specifics — I find that to be tacky and just inappropriate. I don’t talk about like, oh, this is my budget, and this is my shopping budget and my living budget. But I know what I spend monthly and what it costs to run my household and what it costs to run this home. It’s hard all the time to stick within a budget, for sure, but I think it’s a good guideline. And I’m the type of personality where I’m like, okay, I really want to buy this, so I have to make this in order to be able to buy that for myself. So I’ll make it happen. I’ll say to my business managers, like, ‘Okay, I really want to get this, but I’ll do this work thing to clear that out and balance it out.”‘
As we reported, in the essay, Kardashian also discussed her October 2016 Paris robbery, and how her life has changed since the scary incident.