Kim Kardashian has graced many magazines, but there’s something about her new Forbes cover that just seems extra special.
The 35-year-old reality star announced her cover for the magazine’s “The New Mobile Moguls” issue via her social media accounts Monday morning. Kardashian looks every inch the businesswoman she is in a black ensemble, staring down the camera with her arms crossed.
“Such a tremendous honor to be on the cover of @forbes,” Kardashian wrote on Twitter. “I never dreamed this would happen & know my Dad would be proud.”
For those who might scoff at the idea of Kim staring out from the business mag, she preemptively called out critics with the perfect tweet:
She’s right ― the cover isn’t bad for someone who runs a successful app, emoji line, pulled in $160 million in revenue from one video game and raked in a cool $52.5 million in 2015. In her interview with Forbes, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star opens up about her transition to tech.
“I became really intrigued with the tech world. I started spending a lot of time in San Francisco,” Kardashian told the magazine. “I realized this is really going to be the next cycle of my career and this is what I want to focus on.”
Kardashian says her childhood love of video games influenced her decision to create one for her fans. Though she’s enjoyed the transition to emojis, apps and the like, many have criticized Kim’s decision to step into a world outside of E!.
“When people looked at me in a way like, ‘Why is she stepping into the tech world? That’s not her territory! Stick to reality TV!’ I was like, ‘No,’ ” the 35-year-old said. “This is fun for me. Now I’m coming up with Kimojis and the app and all these other ideas. I don’t see myself stopping.”
To read the rest of Kardashian’s interview with Forbes, head here.