Kim Kardashian visited Harvard Business School as a visiting professor on Friday to talk about SKIMS, her multi-billion dollar shapewear company, according to NBC10 Boston. The reality star was accompanied by a camera crew and spent an hour and 45 minutes on campus.
“I think a lot of people don’t respect her as someone who co-runs a multi-billion dollar company,” a student named Liz, who attended the seminar, told the outlet.
“Learning from someone who has built such a successful business was really exciting, and I think having the privacy of not having cameras in the room, being able to have that candid conversation was also special,” Liz continued.
Kardashian, who launched Boston-based private equity firm Skyy Partners last year and became a vocal advocate for prison reform, chronicled her journey in true Kardashian style and posted an Instagram video of her workout. at 6 am before visiting the Boston Common.
After sharing a photo of the newly unveiled Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, “The Embrace,” Kardashian headed over to Harvard. She posted a video of the snow-covered campus before she started her class, “Moving Beyond: Direct to Consumer,” according to The Boston Globe.
“The exciting part is sitting down with these founders and finding out what their dream is,” Kardashian told The Wall Street Journal of Skyy in September. “I want to support what that is, not change who they are in their DNA, but just support them and take them to a different level.”
However, not everyone was as enthusiastic as Kardashian. While teacher support specialist Maddie Yardley gleefully captioned a video of Kardashian’s arrival on Twittersome felt the reality TV star had no place at Harvard, and they expressed those sentiments on social media.
“Kim Kardashian was born into wealth”, one person tweeted.
“Tried to use a sex tape to launch a career as an actor or singer; none released,” they continued. “Kim K was rich enough to make a scripted reality show work because she and her family are shameless. Harvard is as vulgar as the Kardashians now.”
However, Kardashian has something to offer Harvard students, as Forbes valued SKIMS at $3.2 billion last year. Meanwhile, her influence led to meetings with former President Donald Trump and clemency for exorbitant sentencers like Alice Johnson.
In the end, keeping up with the Kardashians is a dogged pursuit that has now led her followers to Harvard.