Kim Kardashian flew home from Las Vegas with $250,000 in a trash bag after a card game with a now disgraced billionaire, report says

Kim Kardashian partied with Jho Low in Las Vegas in 2009.
Kim Kardashian partied with Jho Low in Las Vegas in 2009, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/WireImage
  • Kim Kardashian reportedly told the FBI in 2019 about her friendship with the billionaire Jho Low.

  • She partied with Low in 2009 at a casino and left with $250,000 in a trash bag, Bloomberg said.

  • He's a Malaysian businessperson wanted by international authorities in relation to the 1MDB scandal.

Kim Kardashian once flew home from Las Vegas after a night of partying with the Malaysian billionaire Jho Low carrying $250,000 in a trash bag, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday, citing newly surfaced FBI documents.

Kardashian was quizzed in 2019 by the FBI over a wild night of gambling she and the now disgraced businessperson shared in 2009, which ended with the Skims founder being gifted Low's impressive winnings, the publication said.

Low is wanted by international authorities in connection with a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scam. He is accused of being the mastermind behind a scheme to siphon $4.5 billion from the Malaysian state-run economic-development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, known as 1MDB.

According to Bloomberg, Kardashian told the FBI in 2019 that 10 years prior, she was at a casino in Las Vegas with Low and two "Wolf of Wall Street" producers, Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, who sparked backlash last year when he brought a photograph of an enslaved man to the premiere of his latest movie, "Emancipation."

Kim Kardashian, seen at sister Khloé’s Vegas birthday party in 2009, was allegedly given hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash after partying with disgraced billionaire Jho Low.
Kardashian, seen at her sister Khloé's Vegas birthday party in 2009, was given a trash bag of cash after partying with Low, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.Chris Weeks/WireImage

The group is said to have played a game of baccarat in a private room that continued into the early hours of the morning. When it hit 5 a.m., Kardashian was looking to call it a night but decided to stay because a friend told her, Bloomberg reported, that he had "heard stories of Low giving people chips at the end of the night."

The report added that Kardashian stuck around, and after she called out which bets to make, Low won a big hand. He then gifted his chips to Kardashian, which turned out to be worth over $350,000.

She told the FBI that when she went to the casino counter to cash out, she was handed $250,000 in "a trash bag full of one hundred dollar bills," Bloomberg said.

The FBI report said Kardashian "put the trash bag full of cash in her carry-on bag and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight back to Los Angeles."

She collected the remaining $100,000, again in a trash bag, during a subsequent trip to party with Low in Las Vegas, the FBI report added.

Kim Kardashian boarding a flight at McCarran Airport on June 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kardashian boarding a flight in Las Vegas.Denise Truscello/Getty Images

Bloomberg reported the FBI report also said Low gave Kardashian a further $100,000 for fireworks at her 2011 wedding to the NBA player Kris Humphries, as well as $305,000 in cash.

Kardashian spent the money on a white Ferrari, which she later sold to buy a Lamborghini in her second husband's name, according to the publication.

Several years later, in 2014, Low offered to gift Kardashian an original piece of artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The reality-TV star shared this news with her husband at the time, Kanye West, who made Kardashian text Low and say that they instead were interested in a piece by the French painter Claude Monet, FBI agents wrote.

The request was meant to "mess with Low because both Kardashian and West found Low to be very fickle when giving gifts and never expected to actually receive a painting," the FBI report cited by Bloomberg said.

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