Well, duh!

At least Kim Kardashian admits she owes her career to social media ... and we're surprised 60 Minutes reporter Bill Whitaker was surprised about her answer!

Kim tells the journalist in Sunday's segment about how advertisers reach millennials, when asked if she has figured out how to "monetize the act of living," -- "Yeah, I guess so." Ugh, and that's why we hate-slash-are so jealous of her!

So just what is her talent? "Getting people to like you for you," she answers. And the money's "not bad," she says.

But what about giving up privacy?

Well post-Paris robbery, we're guessing she might have answered this question differently, but as the segment was taped before the incident, Kim answered this way: "I do believe that the pros in my situation and my lifestyle have been more beneficial than the negative things." Hmm ...