Kris Jenner is a famous American media personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and socialite.
Celebrity Name: Kris Jenner, Kris Houghton, Kris Kardashian
Full Name: Kristen Mary Jenner
Birth Date: November 5, 1955
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Age: 65 years old
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Status: Divorced, In a relationship
Husband: Robert Kardashian (m. 1978; div. 1991), Bruce Jenner (m.1991; div. 2015)
Partner: Corey Gamble (2014-present)
Children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie
Net Worth: $190 million
Who is Kris Jenner?
Born on November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California, USA, Kristen Mary Jenner or Kris Jenner is a famous American media personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and socialite.
She was married twice to Robert Kardashian (m. 1978, div. 1991) and Bruce Jenner (m.1991; div. 2015). Kris Jenner is currently living with business executive Corey Gamble.
Kris had four children from her marriage with lawyer Robert Kardashian namely: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert. After their breakup, Kris married again to the retired athlete Bruce Jenner and had two children: Kendall and Kylie.
Kris rose to stardom after starring in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007 up to the present, making it the longest airing reality TV show on record.
Kris Jenner was born in San Diego, California to Mary Jo Shannon and Robert Houghton. Her parents broke up while she was still seven years old and was solely raised by her mother together with her younger sister.
Kris’ mother married businessman Harry Shannon and soon moved to Oxnard, California. However, just three months after, Shannon’s business partner allegedly left with their company’s capital thus made them transfer back to San Diego.
Back at home, Kris worked at her mother’s children’s clothing store Shannon & Company. Kris graduated high school in 1973 at Clairemont High School. In 1976, she worked as a flight attendant at American Airlines for a year.
Kris is the head of Jenner Communications, a production company she built in Los Angeles. Prior to the release of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kris has already molded all her daughters’ careers starting from Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie. Since then, Kris began managing her children’s business milestones.
In 2004, Kris opened a children’s boutique together with her eldest daughter, Kourtney named Smooch. It lasted for almost six years before it closed in 2009. Consequently, Kris Jenner also opened a clothing line in 2011 called Kris Jenner Kollection with QVC with whom Kris and Bruce sold exercise equipment back in the 1990s.
Kris Jenner is also an avid writer. In November 2011, Kris released her autobiography Kris Jenner… and All Things Kardashian. Also, because of her love for cooking, Kris wrote a cookbook entitled In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites in October 2014.
Kris Jenner also pursued her career in showbiz after becoming a host of the pop culture-driven daytime show, Kris. By July 15, 2013, the show started its six-week trial on several Fox-owned stations.
In 2007, Kris Jenner got to meet with Ryan Seacrest and decided to pursue a reality television show focused on her family based on the famous family-based show The Osbournes. Since then, the show has aired on the E! cable network having Kris as the acting executive producer.
The reality television series is focused on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family amalgam. It debuted on October 14, 2007, and is now the longest-running television show in the United States.
Due to its success, the show is now on its 18th season which started airing on March 26, 2020. The series’ success has developed several spin-offs like Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami (2009), Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011), Khloe & Lamar (2011), Rob & Chyna (2016), and Life of Kylie (2017).
Kris Jenner has been tagged as the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family. In the Interview magazine, Dimitri Ehrlich called her “the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner brood” and “21st century’s preeminent female pop-cultural brand-builder.”
Being a businesswoman, Kris Jenner stated in her memoir, Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian that every day in her life is like playing chess. She always anticipates what move she is going to make, putting into consideration the profit she could take.
Kris Jenner also became the face of famous magazines such as CR Fashion Book, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Es Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and New You.
Kris Jenner Total Net Worth
As a matriarch, Kris Jenner is known to be the mother and manager of the Kardashian-Jenner business empire. She was able to raise the name of her family not only in showbiz but also in business.
Because of her proactiveness, Kris Jenner always anticipates every move she makes, taking into consideration every profit she could make. Kris Jenner used her influence in the world of showbiz by making deals with producers and television networks to air out their family life of both Kardashian and Jenner.
Despite the odds, the reality television series Keeping Up With the Kardashians became a success and was able to produce an estimated $100,000 earning per episode.
Because of its success, Kris Jenner was able to keep a cash cow up to the present, following its 18th season release in October 2020.
Kris Jenner is also known to be the personal manager of all her children’s business transactions and constantly has a 10% cut from their proceeds in modeling, licensing deals, and beauty companies. She has well-molded her children and taught them how to become independent.
Aside from being a known celebrity, Kris Jenner is also an avid writer and has inspired fans by opening a door for them about her personal life.
Not only that, but Kris Jenner also sought her passion for cooking and made her own cookbook which was loved by many.
All-in-all, from her proceeds, being a celebrity, producer, writer, businesswoman, and TV personality, Kris Jenner has been able to amass an estimated net worth value of $190 million.