Retaining Up With the Kardashians: 8 methods one household turned a sizzling subject

The Kardashians

By Amelia Butterly
BBC World Service

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image caption(L-R) Kris, Khloé, Kendall, Kourtney, Kim, Caitlyn, Kylie and Kim’s daughter North West are famous around the world

After 14 years and 20 series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs its final episode this week.

Shown in dozens of countries, the programme has made megastars of Kim Kardashian West, her mother Kris Jenner, and her sisters Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.

With Forbes estimating Kim’s net worth at $1bn, it’s made them very wealthy too.

Regardless of whether you love them or loathe them, it’s hard to deny their influence stretches far and wide.

Here are eight ways the famous family made an impact.

1. They (appeared) to champion being emotionally open

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image caption(L-R) Rob, Kourtney, Kendall, Kim, Kylie and Khloé back in the early days of the series

Part of their success comes from their willingness to be seemingly open on camera.

“They consciously and deliberately…