The Kardashian empire matriarch Kris Jenner is an American television personality who shot to instant fame and became a household name for starring in the reality television series Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK).
Together with her family including her famous daughter Kim Kardashian, Kris turned their popular reality TV show into an avenue for making millions. So far, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is one of the top-grossing reality shows in the world and has raised the bars so high it would be hard for their rivals to beat.
Kris Jenner Biography
Formerly known as Kris Kardashian, Kristen Mary Jenner was born November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California to Mary Jo Shannon and Robert Houghton. The momager is of Dutch, English, Irish, German and Scottish descent. Kris was just seven years old when her parents pulled the plug on their marriage.
She attended Clairemont High School and graduated in 1973. Instead of proceeding to college, Kris chose to work as a flight attendant for a year in 1976 and went on to get married to a renowned attorney, Robert Kardashian on July 8, 1978.
Apparently, starting a family was her top priority at the time. Kris and Robert had four children including three daughters; Kourtney, Kim and Khloé, and a son named Robert. The couple divorced in 1991 and in 2003, Robert Kardashian died of esophageal cancer.
After her divorce from Kardashian was made final, Kris married former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn in 1991. They had two daughters; Kendall and Kylie together. The pair separated on June 1, 2013, due to Caitlyn’s struggle with his sexual image.
At the age of 62, Kris looks like she still has her years ahead of her, though most of her good looks may have been surgically enhanced.
Kris Jenner Net Worth, House
The KUWTK which makes Kris Jenner’s net worth look fancy has been on the air for 10 years. Debuting in October 2007, the leaked sex tape involving her daughter Kim and Ray J generated a buzz for the family reality series. In 2012, Kris signed a $40 million deal with the E! Network to ensure more KUWTK seasons. Being the momager of her children entitles her to a 10% cut of their profits.
In October 2017, the Kardashians signed a new three-year contract with E! Entertainment. This follows its last renewal which was in 2015. The contract will keep the show on the air until at least 2020. According to a few sources, the new Kardashian deal is worth just under $100m.
Nevertheless, US entertainment websites including gossip site TMZ says the family is pocketing $30 million per season – for 5 seasons, which comes to $150 million which is a huge raise from the last contract.
The reality show isn’t Kris’ only source of income as she runs her own Los Angeles-based production company Jenner Communications for which she used to serve as the executive producer of KUWTK as well as its numerous sequels. She earns a salary of $12 million from the show and its spin-offs.
Apart from her family reality show, Kris Jenner also hosts her very own talk show called Kris. It was on this show that her son-in-law Kanye West revealed the first photos of his daughter North West. Unfortunately, after one season, the show was canceled by FOX. Jenner has made appearances in other shows like The Talk, America’s Next Top Model and Good Morning America. Jenner also receives as much as $50,000 to make appearances at events.
While Kris and Caitlyn were married, the couple shared joint accounts which included proceeds from their TV earnings, as well as their numerous business endeavors. After their divorce, everything was split 50/50. TMZ revealed that the entire money was somewhere around $60 million. Kris Jenner also got to keep the contents of the separate account she operated for her Momager Inc and Jenner Communications, her management company.
In terms of assets, Kris Jenner maintained ownership of their Hidden Hills mansion which is often featured on KUWTK. She also kept 5 luxury cars including 2 Mercedes-Benz, a Range Rover, and a Rolls Royce.
The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and the force behind the KUWTK franchise, Kris Jenner has a net worth of about $60 million.
In November 2017, Kris reportedly expanded her real estate portfolio with a new six bedroom Hidden Hills home, complete with a 10-person spa worth a whopping $9.9 million.
Kris Jenner Boyfriend, Who is She Dating At The Moment?
Since November 2014, Kris has been dating entertainment businessman Corey Gamble who is 25 years younger than her. Though their relationship has been plagued with split rumours, the pair seems to be doing well.