Kristen Mary Jenner pronounced is an American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She gained notoriety by playing a prominent role in the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–2021).
Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Robert are her four children from her first marriage to attorney Robert Kardashian. Kendall and Kylie are her two daughters from her second marriage to retired Olympian and media personality Bruce Jenner.
Kris Jenner’s Early Life
On November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California, to parents Mary Jo Shannon and Robert True Houghton, Kristen Mary Houghton was born. She has spoken of her parent’s constant arguing and said that her father had a toxic attitude. Her childhood was difficult.
When she was seven years old, her parents got divorced, and because of marital issues, her mother got full custody of the kids. Mary Jo reared Kris and her younger sibling Karen in Clairemont, California when Robert entirely disappeared from the picture.
Her mother remarried Harry Shannon a few years later. Kris completed his high school education at Clairemont in 1973. She spent some time working at a donut store after high school, and she also spent a year working as an American Airlines flight attendant.
Kris Jenner’s Personal Life
Jenner learned she had a malignant bone tumor when she was 8 years old. After surgery to remove it, it did not metastasize, and she was declared clean of all disease symptoms.
She admitted in her memoir to having affairs with Todd Waterman repeatedly while she was married to Robert, which ultimately caused their divorce. Since 2014, Kris has been seeing entertainment industry executive Corey Gamble. She is 25 years older than him.
In order to look her best for the press shots of Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries in 2012, she received a facelift and neck lift.
Kris Jenner’s Career Life
Kris Jenner met with producer Ryan Seacrest in 2007 to discuss the idea for a reality show that would document Kris and her family’s daily activities as well-known celebrities.
Deena Katz, a television producer, who had visited her eccentric home and enjoyed her visit and understood the possibility of a reality show, gave her the idea.
A cameraman was sent by Seacrest’s production firm to photograph the family in their home environment.
After watching the video, he made the decision to continue with the project, drawing inspiration from the hit MTV program “The Osbournes.” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” resulted from that point.
After the E! entertainment network picked up the show, Jenner continued in her role as executive producer.
The program emphasizes the drama that results from having a blended celebrity family with numerous kids of the same age. The economic endeavors and private lives of the Kardashian and Jenner children are also emphasized.
Since its premiere on October 14, 2007, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has been a staple on American reality television.
Kris Jenner’s Autobiography
Kris Jenner And All Things Kardashian, Jenner’s autobiography, was published in November 2011. In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites, her later cookbook, was published in October 2014.
Kris Jenner’s Business Venture
Jenner Communications, her own production firm, is situated in Los Angeles. She has been in charge of overseeing the careers of her children Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie since before the premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
She also participates in the business management of her son and other daughters.
In 2004, Jenner and her oldest daughter Kourtney launched a children’s store. Before closing in 2009, the store, called “Smooch,” operated for almost six years. In partnership with QVC, Jenner debuted her clothing business Kris Jenner Kollection in 2011.
In the 1990s, Jenner had a previous career selling fitness equipment on QVC. Jenner collaborated with her daughter Kim to release the perfume KKW x Kris in April 2020.
Kris Jenner’s Public Recognition
The family’s “matriarch” has been referred to as Jenner frequently. She was referred to be “the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan” and “the 21st century’s leading female pop-cultural brand-builder” by Dimitri Ehrlich of Interview magazine.
In her memoir Kris Jenner And All Things Kardashian, Jenner described her business practices: “I started to consider our careers as chess pieces. Every morning when I entered my office, I would ask, “What move do you need to make today?”
It was really methodical. My business decisions and plans were highly deliberate, clear, and well prepared.”
Numerous lifestyle and fashion publications, such as CR Fashion Book, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, Es Magazine, Variety, New You, Haute Living, and WSJ. Magazine, and Stellar, have featured Jenner on their covers.
Kris Jenner’s Net Worth
With a net worth of $170 million, Kris Jenner is an American reality television star, producer, media personality, and book.
Entrepreneur and businesswoman Kris is most known for her appearances on the reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and for being the mother of reality stars Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall Jenner.
Kris Jenner’s Real Estate Assets
Kris’s principal house from 2017 to 2020 was a $9.9 million six-bedroom estate in Calabasas that she purchased in December of the previous year. Kim and Kanye’s house is immediate across the street from this one.
In an off-market transaction in August 2020, she sold this home to Katharina Harf, the daughter of Peter Harf, CEO of Coty Inc., the same Coty that paid $600 million for Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company.
She owns a $12 million opulent mansion in La Quinta, California. She is also the owner of the former Hidden Hills property owned by the family, which was regularly shown on “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
Her son Rob Kardashian and his child from a connection with the former stripper Blac Chyna are supposedly living in this house.
Jenner, who also serves as the show’s star, also owns Jenner Communications, a business with headquarters in Los Angeles. She has dubbed herself the family’s “momager,” coining the term and managing the careers of her five daughters.
In November 2011, Jenner published her autobiography, Kris Jenner…and All Things Kardashian.
Her cookbook, “In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites,” was written as a result of her love of cooking. It was released in October of that year.