Kris Jenner Net Worth & Biography

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Introduction

Kris Jenner is an American media personality, socialite, producer, entertainment manager, and businesswoman. She rose to fame starring in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–present).

She has four children from her first marriage to lawyer Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert, and two children from her second marriage to television personality and retired Olympic Games medalist Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn): Kendall and Kylie. As of , Kris Jenner has an estimated net worth of about $200M.

At a Glance

Full name: Kristen Mary Jenner

Other names: Kris Jenner

Birthday: November 5, 1955

Age:

Net worth: $200M

Salary: $40M/Year

Occupation: Media personality, Socialite, Producer, Talent Manager, Businesswoman.

Nationality: United States of America.

Net Worth

$200M

Jenner runs her own production company, Jenner Communications, which is based in Los Angeles. Since before the start of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she has managed her daughters' Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie's career. She is also involved with the business management of her other daughters and son. As of , Kris Jenner has an estimated net worth of about $200M.

Early Life

Jenner was born in San Diego, California. She is the first child of Mary Jo Shannon (née Campbell; born 1934) and Robert True Houghton, an engineer. She is of Dutch, English, Irish, German and Scottish descent.

When Jenner was seven years old, her parents divorced and she and her younger sister, Karen, were raised by their mother until a few years later when her mother married businessman Harry Shannon.

Three months after moving to Oxnard, California, Shannon's business partner allegedly left with all the company's capital, so the family moved back to San Diego.

In San Diego, Jenner worked at Shannon & Company, a children's clothing store that belonged to her mother. Jenner attended Clairemont High School and graduated in 1973. She worked for American Airlines as a flight attendant for a year in 1976.

Favorite Quotes from Kris Jenner

“When the opportunity came along to do the reality show, it was just a very exciting time. We really never thought about how it would pan out for the entire family but just knew that it was going to be a great journey.” – Kris Jenner
“I raised my kids kind of old-fashioned – if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say it at all.” – Kris Jenner
“Oh, my goodness, I am obsessed with Costco! We do run at least twice a week. I love the salmon and rotisserie chicken, the dog beds.” – Kris Jenner
“One of the first things I said to my kids and we all agreed upon when we first started shooting the show was if we’re going to do this, we’re all in. We’re not going to worry about editing ourselves. So that’s what you see. It’s raw, and it’s real, and it’s footage that hopefully people learn from some of our experiences.” – Kris Jenner
“I say this all the time, but when I go to bed at the end of the day, and I put my head down on the pillow, I really feel such a sense of satisfaction, and I’m so proud of my kids that they have this amazing work ethic, and we get to work with each other every day, so it doesn’t get any better than that.” – Kris Jenner
“There are a lot of big personalities in our family, and because of the way that we interact with each other – and the fact that the girls are beautiful, the little ones are adorable, and my husband is an Olympic champion – there was this perfect storm, where I think you kind of wanted to watch and go, ‘Wow, what’s happening with this family?” – Kris Jenner

Career

Jenner opened a children's boutique in 2004 with her eldest daughter, Kourtney. The boutique was called "Smooch" and was open for almost six years before closing down in 2009. In 2011, Jenner launched a clothing line, Kris Jenner Kollection with QVC. Jenner and Bruce previously sold exercise equipment with QVC in the 1990s.

Writing: Jenner's autobiography, Kris Jenner... and All Things Kardashian, was released in November 2011. She later wrote a cookbook entitled In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites, which was released in October 2014.

Television show: Jenner hosted a pop culture-driven daytime talk show, Kris. The series began its six-week trial summer run on several Fox-owned stations on July 15, 2013.

Kanye West, her son-in-law, revealed the first public picture of daughter North West on the show. The show's six-week trial run was not extended.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Jenner met with Ryan Seacrest in 2007 to pursue a reality television show based on her family. Seacrest, who had his own production company, decided to develop the idea, having the popular family-based show The Osbournes in his mind. Jenner further commented on the possible series:

Like, there's the little girls, and there's the older girls, and then there's my son. [...] Everybody thinks that they could create a bunch of drama in their lives, but it's something that I felt I didn't even have to think about. It would be natural.

The show eventually was picked up to air on the E! cable network with Jenner acting as the executive producer. The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended families. The series debuted on October 14, 2007, and has become one of the longest-running reality television shows in the country.

The 18th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians started airing on March 26, 2020. The show has resulted in the development of several spin-offs, such as Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami (2009), Kourtney and Kim Take New York (2011), Khloé & Lamar (2011), Rob & Chyna (2016) and Life of Kylie (2017).