American fashion model and television personality, Kendall Jenner has it all going for her at a very young age. When it comes to beauty, she’s a ten; in the modeling industry, she’s also a ten, and yet another ten in the world of reality TV. The daughter of socialite Kris Jenner and former Olympian Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner), Kendall was born as the elder sister to Kylie Jenner. Miss Jenner has managed to popularize her name, building a brand and identity that doesn’t dwell on her half-sisters (Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian) accomplishment.
The Los Angeles, California native was born on November 3, 1995, and she has lived a fabulously lavish life with her big family full of television personalities. Kendall grabbed the attention of the public as a part of the television reality show, “Keeping Up with Kardashians,” which is based on the daily happenings of her family. She initially attended Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, where she was raised but was later homeschooled as she began her modeling career at age 14.
Kendall Jenner Came to Limelight in 2007
That was the year Jenner and other members of her large family started appearing in Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As the name suggests, the reality television series that airs on the E! cable network revolves around the professional and personal lives of members of the Kardashian family.
With Ryan Seacrest as the executive producer, the series made its debut on the 14th of October 2007 and quickly became a big deal. Although the series has been critically panned since its premiere, it has been a rating success for E!, winning several television awards that warranted spin-offs wherein Jenner has been frequently featured as a guest.
Like most members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, the reality series served as a platform for Kendall to sell herself to the world. As a result, when she set out to take an active part in the modeling industry, it was easy for her to command the attention of those that matter. In the few years that followed, Kendall Jenner became successful with numerous endorsements and joint business ventures with her sister, Kylie Jenner.
Her Journey to the Upper Echelons of Modelling
Sometime in July 2009, when she was a teenager and only 14 years old, Wilhelmina Models signed Kendall Jenner, and that marked the beginning of her journey to the greater heights in the modeling industry. Her first gig came in December of that same year and had her campaign for FOREVER 21. Kendall hasn’t slowed down since then and has been featured in numerous publications, too many for anyone to bother counting. She has worked with almost all of the famous and luxury fashion brands from Chanel to Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and much more.
In no distant time, Kendall became so big that she could afford to cancel a scheduled appearance as Victoria’s Secret model and command as much a $250,000 for a single Instagram post. She pulled off advertisements with several big brands like Pepsi, and even though some of her gigs were shady and controversial, it was inevitable for her to attain the status of a supermodel.
Many have argued that Kendall wouldn’t have attained the supermodel status without the help of her family. While that is true, it would be outrageous to deny the fact that she is good at what she does and is also very attractive. With a set of brown eyes and legs to die for, Kendall is not only facially pretty but has got the perfect body to go with it. She stands at a height of 1.79 m, quite befitting for a fashion model, and weighs 54kg.
A Look At Kendall Jenner’s Net Worth
Kendall is estimated to be worth at least $45 million. Along with hosting and a bit of acting, Kendall has made a name in modeling for herself as she has walked in a ramp for big brands such as Chanel, Givenchy, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs, etc. Kendall has been featured on the covers of magazines like Teen Prom, Looks, American Cheerleader, Miss Vogue Australia, and others. Working with the big names has not just gotten fame for Kendall but has made her a millionaire. In May 2014, Kendall bought a two-bedroom condominium in Los Angeles at the whopping price of $1.4 million as her primary residence.
She has partnered with PacSun for her clothing brand called Kendall & Kylie. Along with this, Kendall and her sister Kylie have a handbag, shoes, and jewelry line, which garners a lot of money for them. The fact that Kendall has millions of followers on her social sites has also added to her wealth; the young model has practically turned her social media accounts into a money-making machine. With 128 million followers on Instagram and over 29.1 million on Twitter, anything she posts on these sites reaches tens of millions in a go and becomes a convenient medium for brands looking to endorse their products.
The first time Kendall Jenner was named in Forbes magazine’s list of top-earning models was in 2015. Then, she was listed at No. 16 with an annual income estimated at $4 million. About two years later, the American business magazine named her the world’s highest-paid model.
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Her Wealth Compared to Other Members of Her Family
Almost all the members of the Kardashian-Jenner family are financially well-off, and Kendall isn’t the wealthiest of them all. The title goes to her sister Kylie Jenner who at the age of 21, became the youngest billionaire of the world with a net worth estimated at $1 billion. Widely regarded as the most influential celebrity in the fashion industry, a huge chunk of Kylie’s wealth comes from Kylie Cosmetics, her make-up company valued at $900 million.
After Kylie comes Kim Kardashian West with a wealth estimated at $350 million. Kris Jenner, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian follow in that order as they are respectively worth $60, $40, and $35 million. Rob Kardashian is the least wealthy as it has been estimated that he is worth $10 million. It wouldn’t be fair to leave Caitlyn Jenner out, the Olympic Gold Medalist is worth $100 million.