How Much Did Kim Kardashian's Wedding Cost? Their Divorce by the Numbers

Zack Pumerantz@z_pumerantzAnalyst IIIOctober 31, 2011

How Much Did Kim Kardashian's Wedding Cost? Their Divorce by the Numbers

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    With the news of Kim Kardashian filing for divorce reaching every major media outlet, fans are naturally shocked and baffled.

    While the split will undeniably bring plenty of disappointment to all who have an emotional investment in the socialite's life, it's the financial pain that will hurt most.

    Kris Humphries hasn't quite been the highest earner in the NBA, so the alleged divorce will certainly hinder his career plans.

    Let's break down this divorce by the numbers.


5. Kris Humphries Tastes the Rich Life

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    New Jersey Nets baller Kris Humphries may have earned $16.9 million during his seven-year career, but his per-game salary paled in comparison to his ride on the Kardashian train.

    With 431 games under his belt, Humphries essentially made $39,212 per game.

    Compared to the $17 million, 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian, Humphries is eons away from future relevance.

    While with the reality star, he made $236,111 per day.

    He'll undoubtedly miss that most.

    Thanks to Darren Rovell for the stats.

4. A Lacking Career

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    During his eight seasons, former Minnesota standout Kris Humphries has played in 431 games.

    However, he has only played more games in a single season than the length of his marriage (72 days) once.

    Last season, Humphries played in 74 games and averaged career highs in points per game (10.0) and rebounds per game (10.4).

    His marriage hasn't seen the same improvement.

3. A Profitable Wedding

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    With their 72-day wedding allegedly costing $10 million (before the savings), Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have clearly learned that money doesn't buy happiness.

    However, with rumors swirling that they are expected to make a profit of $18 million, this was undoubtedly the most lavish day of this quiet Minnesota boy's life. 

    The illustrious wedding may have caused Humphries to quiver and empty his piggy bank at first, but he is now swimming in cash.

    As a couple, they earned more in one day by selling the television and photo rights to their wedding than Humphries has during his eight-year career.

2. Prioritizing the Shows

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    With an average of 4.2 million people watching, Kim Kardashian's two-day wedding special on E! had as many viewers as the game between Manchester United and Barcelona on FOX did.

    In the end, it seems that reality entertainment is just as prioritized as crucial sporting events.

    Thanks to Darren Rovell for the stats.

1. A Costly Ring

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    The engagement ring may have been the most costly part of Kris Humphries' reality-world endeavor.

    It may have been designed by Lorraine Schwartz and featured 20.5 carats, but it's curious as to whether it was truly worth an eighth of the average baller's salary—$2 million to be exact.


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