1. Ray J is (partially) responsible for the Kardashian empire
Though he was already somewhat famous by 2007, he was put on the map by the release of a pornographic home video staring him and Kim Kardashian. As we all know by now, this launched Kim’s career and made Ray J infamous for being the co-star. What you may not know is that this was filmed back in 2003 when Kim Kardashian and Ray J were dating, but it didn’t become public until 2007. Soon after, Kim scored her E! Entertainment reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, and the world was never the same. As a thank you of sorts, Ray J allegedly sent a check for the total money earned from the sex tape to Kim Kardashian as a wedding gift when she married Kanye West in 2014.