Long before her Kardashians fame (and reality TV career), Caitlyn Jenner was known as an Olympic gold medalist decathlete Bruce Jenner. Since her transition, Caitlyn Jenner has been recognized for her active involvement in transgender issues.
Caitlyn Jenner net worth as of 2022 is $100 Million. Let’s take a look at her journey to riches.
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William Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York. She grew up in a large Catholic family with six siblings. Her father, William Hugh Jenner, was an arborist, and her mother, Esther Ruth (née McGuire), was a housewife.
Jenner graduated from high school in 1968. Although in school she had dyslexia, she still managed to get a football scholarship from Graceland University. However, a knee injury made ended her football career. Even after this Graceland’s coach still saw potential in Jenner and inspired her to try out for track instead, inspiring her journey to the Olympics.
Personal Life: Marriages And Transition
In April 1971, Jenner married Chrystie Scott. The couple had two children, Burt (born September 26, 1978) and Casey (born October 10, 1980). In December 1985, the couple divorced.
On January 5, 1981, Jenner married Linda Thompson. The couple had two sons, Brandon (born June 4, 1981) and Brody (born August 21, 1983). The couple divorced in 1986.
In April 1991, Jenner married Kris Kardashian (née Houghton). The couple had two daughters, Kendall (born November 3, 1995) and Kylie (born August 10, 1997). They also raised Kris’s children from her previous marriage to Robert Kardashian: Kourtney (born April 18, 1979), Kim (born October 21, 1980), Khloé (born June 27, 1984), and Rob (born March 17, 1987). The couple separated in 2013 and divorced in 2015.
Jenner’s transition from male to female was publicly announced in an interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015. In June 2015, Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new image as a trans woman and a new name, appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
She has been rumored to dating Sophia Hutchins since 2017.
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Journey To The Olympics Win
In 1972, at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, Jenner was last with only 1500 meters to go. In order for her to make the team and qualify, she needed to finish an amazing 22 seconds ahead of all other runners on her final lap–which is exactly what she did.
In 1972 after the trials, Jenner competed in the decathlon, 72 Olympics, and came tenth.
After Jenner graduated college in 1973 Jenner and their wife, Chrystie, moved to San Jose, California so that Jenner could train with an esteemed coach, Denny Neagle. In 1974, at the American Championships in Kansas City and set a world record in the decathlon.
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At this time she struggled to make a living, Jenner trained during the day and sold insurance at night.
With the new world record, Jenner qualified for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
1976 Olympic Games
In the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal, Jenner competed against Soviet Union’s Nikolai Avilov. After the first four events, Avilov had a lead of 56 points. However, Jenner made a comeback and after the final event, she won by a margin of 124 points, setting another world record with 8581 points. This was an amazing comeback and win!
She was given a gold medal and hailed as an American champion and “the world’s greatest athlete.”
Caitlyn Jenner worth increased significantly after her Olympic gold medal win. She reported having made $5 million in product endorsements in the year following her victory.
Post-Olympic Career: TV Shows, Reality TV, And Business Ventures
After the Olympics, Jenner became a national hero and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States and the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Jenner’s success led to several endorsement deals and TV appearances. She also made numerous cameo appearances and took on roles in movies and television shows such as CHiPs, The Love Boat, and Can’t Stop the Music.
Caitlyn Jenner’s net worth skyrocketed thanks to her reality TV career. It is estimated that she made $5 million per season from Keeping Up with the Kardashian which she starred in with then-wife Kris Jenner and their children. She was in the show between 2007 and 2016.
She later went on to star in her own show, I Am Cait, which documented her life post-transition. Caitlyn Jenner’s earnings from the show were reported to be also $5 million per season. Although the show ran for 2 seasons it propelled Caitlyn Jenner net worth further.
She has gone ahead to appear on other TV shows such as I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in which she was the highest-paid contestant earning £500,000 fee and also appeared on the Masked Singer.
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In 2022, Caitlyn Jenner joined Fox News as an on-air contributor in a two-year deal that included a $3 million annual salary plus a $500,000 bonus at the end of the contract.
Nowadays Caitlyn Jenner has cemented her career as an American television personality. Jenner’s net worth will continue to grow as she continues to appear on reality TV and make public appearances. She is also reportedly working on a tell-all book about her life which is sure to be a bestseller.
Caitlyn Jenner’s Estimated Net Worth
As of 2022, Caitlyn Jenner’s net worth is $100 million. This includes her estimated $45 million share of the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s vast fortune, as well as her own separate earnings from reality TV, business ventures, and endorsement deals.
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