Socialite, reality TV star, talent manager, TV producer, entrepreneur, author and full-time celebrity, Kris Jenner has proven to be different things to different people at different times. The matriarch of the highly famous Kardashian-Jenner dynasty has spent the greater part of her adult life grooming several members of her family into world-famous superstars. She has proven to be the perfect embodiment of her mom-manager nickname “momager” having successfully nurtured the careers of her children into a billion dollar empire.
Unlike the glitz and glam of her present life, Kris Jenner did not have it so rosy while growing up. She was born Kristen Mary Houghton on November 5, 1955, in San Diego, California and was raised by her mother following her parents’ divorce when she was 7 years of age. She graduated from Clairemont High School in 1973 and worked at a doughnut shop as a teenager and upon graduation from high school, she also worked briefly as a flight attendant.
Kris Jenner’s Family, Sister
Kris Jenner’s parents are Mary Jo Shannon (née Campbell) and Robert True Houghton. She has one sibling, a younger sister named Karen Houghton. For reasons which are yet to be revealed, the two were estranged from each other for a relatively long while. However, they have been able to mend their fences in recent times and have also recreated the sisterly bond between them. Karen Houghton has a daughter named Natalie Zettel who is a fashion model.
Kris Jenner can easily pass as the most popular mom on the planet having birthed several of the most famous celebrities of the last decade. She had 4 children with her first husband Robert Kardashian; daughters Kourtney Mary Kardashian, Kimberly “Kim” Noel Kardashian and Khloe Alexandra Kardashian as well as son Robert Arthur Kardashian. She also had 2 children during her marriage to retired Olympic Gold medalist Bruce Jenner; daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
The long-running E! network reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians is centered around Kris Jenner and the members of her family a.k.a. the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Nearly all of Jenner’s female children have towed a similar career path to hers as reality TV stars, entrepreneurs and authors. Though he may not receive as much media attention as his sisters, Jenner’s only son Rob Kardashian is also a socialite, TV personality and businessman.
The Kar-Jenner sisters are all involved in modeling to an extent, however, Kendall Jenner has particularly distinguished herself as a professional fashion model. On her own part, Kylie Jenner has also made a name for herself as a bonafide social media personality having garnered a massive online following over the years.
Who is Kris Jenner’s Boyfriend?
Kris Jenner may seem to have taken a break from all things marriage following her divorce from Mr. Jenner in 2013, however, she has very much not given up on love and romance. She got together with a fellow talent manager Corey Gamble in 2014. Gamble has been featured severally on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and has also made several public appearances with Jenner. Despite the 25-year age gap between the two, their romance has endured the test of time by Hollywood standards.
Kris Jenner’s Net Worth
Through hard work coupled with a dash of luck, Kris Jenner has built quite a vast empire for herself and her loved ones. Her role as a talent manager dates back to the mid-1990s when she served in that capacity for her second husband Bruce Jenner who was a professional athlete at the time. She has equally served as a manager for some of her famous children at several stages of their careers. Jenner has equally excelled as executive producer on the family’s long-running hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians since its inception in 2007.
Also a consummate businesswoman, Jenner is known to have collaborated on several bankable business ventures particularly in the fashion industry. In 2004, she collaborated with her oldest daughter Kourtney on a children’s boutique ‘Smooch’. She has equally earned numerous lucrative endorsement deals owing to her popularity. Kris Jenner’s net worth is pegged at an estimated $90 million.