Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian shares in Disney, Apple and Adidas for Christmas
For many of us, Christmas isn't the lavish gift-giving ceremony that is seen around the world in festive movies, and on platforms such as Instagram. Instead, of getting the latest iteration of iPhone, as well as countless other costly gifts, us ordinary folk make do with one or two thoughtful presents, and in the majority of cases, we're completely content with it. Well, that is until we take a scroll through our social media feeds and discover that celebrities were treated to Chanel handbags alongside new laptops, iPads and apparently, tens of thousands of shares in some of the biggest corporations of today.
Yes, I am of course talking about Kim Kardashian. The reality television star was spoilt rotten this year by her husband, rapper Kanye West, as demonstrated in her Instagram story.
It must be difficult to shop for the woman that has everything, but Kanye West has outdone himself. The Yeezy singer presented Kim Kardashian with tens of thousands of dollars in shares to some of the biggest companies of the moment, alongside some rather adorable knick knacks.
37-year-old Kim took to her Instagram story to show off the gifts she received this festive season, and at first, it was innocuous enough. The star showed her followers a box she received from her husband which contained a stuffed Mickey Mouse cuddly toy, gift cards to Amazon and Netflix and some Apple headphones and Adidas socks. Now, while you and I would be over the moon with these useful presents, it's not exactly what you'd gift the woman who hails from America's most famous (or infamous) family.
But don't fret, as expected, it didn't just end there. As Kim continued, "But then I open the next box and it is stock to Amazon, where he got the gift card, stock to Netflix, stock to Apple where he got the headphones, Adidas stock and Disney stock."
Yes, Kanye West treated his wife to stocks this year. But they weren't of the penny variety, the rapper-turned-designer seriously splashed out. On the Disney stock certificate, it says that Kanye bought Kim 920 shares to the company, which is valued at approximately $100,000 (£746,000).
And the Adidas certificate stated that Kim received 995 shares of Adidas stock. This, at the current value of $169.40 per share, totals an eye-watering $168,553 (£125,000).
While it's unclear how much the Apple, Amazon and Netflix stocks were worth, given how much Kanye spent on the other shares, I think it's safe to say that they too were worth a lot, well more than you and your friends' college tuition, at least.
And Kim certainly seemed to be overjoyed by her gift. She captioned the Instagram story, "Best husband alert!"
It makes sense that the Kardashian-West family have been particularly giving this year. It's been great in a financial sense, and for Kim in particular. Her perfume collection completely sold out on its launch day, bringing in $10 million in a mere 24 hours.
In related news, Kylie Jenner didn't make it into Kim Kardashian's Christmas picture.