Gone are the days when people had no idea what Kim Kardashian does for a living, or why she’s famous (well, mostly). With fashion and fragrance lines up the wazoo, we’re pretty much set on that question. But it’s time to unravel one of the great mysteries of pop culture — exactly what, pray tell, does Kourtney Kardashian’s two time baby daddy Scott Disick do for a living?
In January 2013, Scott detailed a day in the life of the Lord for Haute Living, and addressed the question of what makes him the money to buy so many watches and cars.
“Most of my work is done on the phone or from a home office due to the fact I deal with a lot of people in other cities, though most are in New York,” he explained, not clarifying that point at all. Lucky for us, Scott elaborated a little. “I’m sure a lot of people have no idea what it is that I do. The truth is I work in various industries. I have done a lot of private label manufacturing in the nutrition biz and have raised money for startup companies. I tend to invest money into nightlife businesses the friends of mine that are involved in nightclubs and what not.”
Right, nightclubs and what not. Private labels. You know, the usual. And it wasn’t the first time he answered in a similar manner about his business dealings.
In May 2010, Life & Style asked Scott about how he rakes in the money, and he got a little defensive, but stayed on message. “You need to understand. I may be a douche to some people, but I actually do run companies. I make a lot of money, and I’m more than capable of supporting myself. I run multiple companies in the vitamin world — QuickTrim, Rejuvacare, Monte Carlo Perpetual Tan.” (Which may explain Scott’s perpetual tan.)
Fair enough. In short, Scott Disick actually works with GNC (General Nutrition Centers, Inc.). He runs businesses that make products for that company (the aforementioned QuickTrim, Rejuvacare, Monte Carlo, and most recently, Amidren, a male menopause pill). This may explain why Khloe and Kim attended a meet and greet at GNC in 2009. But which came first — their affiliation with GNC, or Scott’s job? Hmmm.
On an episode of Kourtney & Kim Take New York Season 1, Scott went to a red carpet event for the release of Amidren, which is for “Andropause,” a condition that describes symptoms of aging in men — but a term that is not recognized by the World Health Organization. By taking the $35 per month pill, men can supposedly “increase testosterone production, maintain lean muscle mass and decrease body fat, and heighten energy levels, sex drive, and physical performance.”
We’re not sure exactly where his office is, but when henpecked assistant Dale worked for him on KKTNY’s March 20, 2011, episode, Scott mentioned that Dale may need to drive to his office somewhere in New Jersey to pick up some “product.”
In addition to "running" companies, Scott recently branched out to restaurateur. On April 23, 2012, the Kardashian family celebrated the opening of his restaurant, Ryu, in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, Scott collaborated with both party promoter Chris Reda and foodie Jesse Camac, VP of Operations of the Fatty Crab restaurant chain, to launch the biz.
But it appears that he’s already tired of the restaurant-running lifestyle. In late 2012, Scott reportedly quietly cut ties with Ryu, citing the difficulty of running the business from Miami (where he was filming this season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami) and having his hands full with other projects. And, sadly, Ryu reportedly shut its doors after only six months of business.
We can't wait to hear what these “other projects” are!