Famous celebrity Kim Kardashian recently made an appearance at the world-renowned Harvard Business School where she gave her insights into the world of business during a lecture. Kardashian has seen enormous success in the past several years, growing her shapewear brand SKIMS to a multi-billion dollar valuation.
Last week Kardashian and co-founder of SKIMS, Jens Grede, made the journey to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they spoke a to a class of graduate students.
Kardashian wrote in an Instagram post, “I spoke At Harvard Business School yesterday for a class called HBS Moving Beyond DTC. The class’s assignment was to learn about @skims, so my partner Jens and I spoke about our marketing, our challenges and our greatest wins. I’m so proud of Skims and the thought that it is a course being studied at Harvard is just crazy!!! Thank you professor Len Schlesinger and @harvardhbs for having us. #BucketListDream.”
NBC10 Boston reported:
Kim Kardashian was in Boston Friday, making an appearance at Harvard Business School.
Harvard Business School draws top talent, including heads of state, CEOs, and others. But Kardashian’s presence still caused a bit of a stir.
Students inside the class said Kardashian spoke for about an hour and 45 minutes as part of a direct-to-consumer seminar. As she left she smiled she was greeted by NBC10 Boston’s camera, saying she loved Boston.
Users across various social media platforms had a field day ridiculing Kardashian as well as Harvard Business School for her appearance at the prestigious institution.
“It is crazy,” one user wrote. “@Harvard should be ashamed of themselves.”
Another person wrote, “And just like that Harvard‘s prestige has evaporated into thin air in my mind. It’s not even worth a case study which it is but you wouldn’t know the difference.”
One user on Instagram commented, “So Harvard has dropped its standards,” while another added “Are people nuts, her walking into Harvard Business School is embarrassing [sic].”
One fan, who was supportive of the celebrity, wrote to Twitter, “Congrats Kim! I’m glad your business acumen is being taken seriously. The sky’s the limit for you,” while another noted, “You and your family have come a long way. Great job! Crazy as it may seem, I am sure a lot of hard work goes on both behind the scenes and on! Well deserved.”
Other friends and fans were also congratulatory toward the celebrity and business owner. Paris Hilton wrote, “That’s hot” with a fire emoji. Alicia Key’s commented 12 fire emojis on Kardashian’s Instagram.
A student identified as Liz told NBC10 Boston that it was a great educational opportunity to have Kim Kardashian attend their class. “Just to learn from someone who has built such a successful business was really exciting and I think having the privacy of no cameras in the room, being able to have that candid conversation was special too,” she noted.
Aside from her success with her multi-billion dollar clothing company, Kardashian also launched Skyy Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. The billionaire is certainly making her mark in the world of business and finance.
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