Were it not for the seminal (tee-hee, see what we did there) cinematic masterpiece known as the Kim Kardashian sex tape, there would be no Kardashian media empire to speak of.
A decade after the film's release, however, the infamous Ray J-produced romp has essentially spawned America's second-most famous family of fame-obsessed egomaniacs.
Yes, proving again that the Kard clan has far more staying power than its harshest critics feared, it's hard to keep up with their wealth.
In addition to the OGs, the younger sisters of Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe are raking in bank, and showing zero signs of slowing down.
How much cash are we talking about here?
Here's the net worth for each family member, which may surprise you, at least as far as who's on top of the Kardashian money pile.
But we begin with this underachiever ...
Rob Kardashian: Estimated Net Worth, $2.5 Million
Look, don't get us wrong. Most people on this planet would kill for a net worth of $2,500,000. In this family, though, that's pretty embarrassing. Aside from that line of socks that Kris made him slap his name on, Rob's business ventures are non-existent. His short-lived TV return with Blac Chyna flamed out faster than their combustible relationship. That net worth may be on the decline, too, as Chyna takes him for all she can for the next 17 years. Might want to start sending out resumes, Rob.
Scott Disick: Estimated Net Worth, $15 Million
The Lord's bank account may not hold a candle to the mother of his kids and her siblings, but an eight-figure net worth for partying and fornicating your life away? Not bad for a talentless, 35-year-old hanger-on. Well played?
Kendall Jenner: Estimated Net Worth, $18 Million (and Rising)
As Steve Harvey reminded us, during the Kard clan's landmark recent appearance on Family Feud, Kendall was the highest paid model in the world in 2017. But walking the runway doesn't pay what it used to ... at least compared to her mom and siblings. A modest $18 million net worth for Kendall isn't terrible though. Keep your chin up, girl.
A Financial Plan of Attack
But even though she's currently the lowest-earning among her sisters, those who analyze this sort of thing closely say Kendall might be the most financially savvy. How so?
The biggest money may be in reality TV and social media influencing, but Kendall is looking at the big picture and refusing to put all her eggs in one basket, focusing on a modeling career that - by and large - depends on her own work, not her family's endeavors. Will it pay off? Most likely, Whatever happens, she's not dependent on the E! Network and Instagram for her cash flow, and she also lives more under the radar than most.
Kourtney Kardashian: Estimated Net Worth, $35 Million
Yes, the mother of three and former partner of Scott Disick is worth almost twice as he is, and nearly double Kendall. Her work might not be as high-profile, but those who know Kourtney best say she stays on her grind 24/7, and we don't just mean working out like a woman possessed to keep up those insane curves.