At the heart of every successful family is a devoted, loving mom—and in that respect at least the Kardashians are no different to us mere mortals!
In the eighth and final installment of our special feature, OKMagazine.com is breaking down how much each star of Keeping up With the Kardashians is worth, how they built their fortunes and where the money comes from—and next up is the Klan’s Grande Damme, Kris Jenner.
Kris isn’t just a pretty face, a mom and a mega-rich reality TV star, she’s also a very savvy business woman, running an empire built off the back of every one of her six children!
The 57-year-old has built a fortune around her family and we are breaking down how she did it and how there’s likely no end in sight for the reality matriarch.
Kristen Mary Houghton was born November 5th 1955 in San Diego, California to parents Mary Jo and Robert, an engineer—who sadly divorced when Jenner was seven years old—leaving Kris and her sister Karen to be raised solely by their mom.
Kris, who is of Scottish and Dutch ancestry, studied at Clairemont High School and did not attend college.
Jenner married her first husband, OJ Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian, in July 1978 when she was just 22 years old and was a stay at home mom, raising daughters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloeand son, Rob.
After a tumultuous thirteen years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1991 amid claims Kris cheated with multiple partners—she subsequently admitted to cheating with Los Angeles Heat soccer player Todd Waterman.
One month after her divorce was finalized, Kris married her second husband, Bruce Jenner — a mega wealthy ex-Olympian turned TV host, motivational speaker and businessman.
Kris and Bruce went on to have two daughters together,
Kendall and Kylie Jenner — and Kris is also step mom to Bruce’s four other children — Burt and Cassandra from his first marriage to Chrystie Crownover, and, Brandon and Brody from his second marriage to actress/singer Linda Thompson.
Kris was already financially set for life considering Bruce is worth a cool $100 million and Robert Kardashian left a whopping $100 million estate in trust for his family when he died from esophageal cancer in 2003.
But, Jenner is never one to rest on her laurels! The Kardashian name was propelled into the spotlight in February 2007 after a sex tape Kim made in 2003 with her then-boyfriend, Ray J, was leaked to the public.
In October of the same year E! premiered Keeping up With the Kardashians, a reality show following the day-to-day lives of the Kardashian family along Bruce, Kylie and Kendall.
And then the empire building began!
Kris manages all of her children’s careers and rakes in a cool 10% of all deals she negotiates on their behalf. Which adds up to a tidy sum when you consider the net worth of her children/clients:
- Kim: $40 million
- Kourtney: $20 million
- Khloe: $20 million
- Rob: $3.5 million
- Kendall: $2.5 million
- Kylie: $1 million
Kris also earns bank from her role as Executive Producer on her family’s reality TV franchise, which includes spin-off shows, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloe and Lamar and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Like her children, Kris also earns money from tweeting—up to $5,000 a missive to her three million plus followers.
In addition, Jenner can command anywhere in the range of $50,000 for personal appearances and red carpet attendance.
Jenner also raked in the dough with her smash hit, warts and all autobiography, Kris Jenner… and All Things Kardashian, which was released on November 1, 2011.
And, last but not least, Jenner hosts own daytime chat show, imaginatively titled, Kris.
A very tidy $20 million, and growing… rapidly!
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