Kim Kardashian and Emma Grede spoke in a Harvard Business School class focused on direct-to-consumer businesses, called “Moving Beyond Direct-To-Consumer,” instructed by Professor Len Schlesinger, Ayelet Israeli, and Matt Higgins.
Students said they were “impressed they all kept their composure” according to an NBC interview, and Kardashian and Grede spoke for nearly 2 full hours, offering up a lot of time in their compact schedules.
Kardashian’s net worth is predicted to be nearly $2 billion. In part due to her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians , and now The Kardashians on Hulu. Her valuation is also due in large part to the monumental success of Skims, her direct-to-consumer solutions-focused shapewear brand which has a valuation of over $3 billion.
A DTC and marketing expert, Kim recently launched a luxury skincare brand, SKKN by Kim in addition to her existing beauty brand, KKW Beauty. Prior to her visit to Harvard Business School in Allston, Kardashian shared photos of the new “Embrace” monument to her Instagram stories, so if your eyes told you that you saw Kim Kardashian at the Boston Common around 10:30 AM on Friday, January 20, they did not lie.
Many speculated that Kim was in Boston conducting business with her group partner, Jay Sammons, for her new private equity firm, SKKY Partners, which is based in Boston. With this new venture, there is a chance we will be seeing a lot more of Kim in the city.