Do the Jenner-Kardashian clan need any introduction? Apparently not! There is no chance on earth, even if you have lived all your life under a rock that you wouldn’t have come across the name of any one of the Jenners or the Kardashians! Yes, they are THAT popular, thanks to the E! reality series ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, which hit our television screens way back in 2007. The booming brood of siblings, half-siblings and parents together with friends, romantic liaisons and other ties, presented the world with a spectacle that it had never seen before.
The Jenner-Kardashian clan has come a long way ever since and each one of them have made a name for themselves. The second youngest member of the family, the 21 year old gorgeous daughter of retired decathlete Bruce Jenner, who now identifies himself as a transgender woman named Caitlyn Jenner post an astounding gender transition in 2015, and popular television persona Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner is no exception.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Jenner was named Kendall Nicole Jenner by her parents in remembrance of her mother’s best friend Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered before Jenner was born. Much like the rest of her siblings, Jenner came into the limelight with her family’s pet project ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ when she was barely 12 years old and went on to be a part of the show’s various spinoffs. The show that hit the bull’s eye right from the very first episode, not only made the Jenner-Kardashian clan household names, but also, made the already wealthy family filthy rich.
With time Jenner took to modelling and began with photo shoots and featured in some commercial print ads. Her modelling career properly took off at the age of 14 in 2009, when she was signed by the New York modelling and talent agency Wilhelmina Models. Her first portfolio shoot was directed by renowned cinematographer Nick Saglimbeni, which brought her first modelling assignment with Forever 21 that she endorsed from 2009-2010.
From here on, Jenner kept making a slow and steady progress in the modelling world, appearing in a Teen Vogue Snapshot and on the covers of popular magazines, like GenLux, Looks, American Cheerleader, Flavour Magazine, Teen Prom and Lovecat among others. She also graced the ramp for Sherri Hill in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
In 2012, Jenner branched out into editorial work along with Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James and the duo’s work later appeared from 2013-2014 in international magazines, like Miss Vogue Australia, Kurv and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
Where on the one hand, Jenner was steadily making her way into the glitzy modelling domain, her rapidly growing online popularity was breaking all records on the other. In an era that is dominated by the omnipotent internet, commanding a formidable social media fan following, definitely makes you powerful. Perhaps, that is the reason a host of well-known brands, understanding the pulse of today’s generation and realising Jenner’s widespread reach and capability to connect with people of all ages from across the world, began to pursue her.
From 2014-2015, Jenner went on to take the modelling world by a storm walking for the most coveted of brands and clothing labels at the New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, participating in various publicity campaigns and gracing the covers of the most popular editorials and magazines.
Some of the labels for which Jenner has walked the ramp include: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Sonia Rykiel, Giles Deacon, Ports 1961, Balmain, Diane von, Elie Saab, Victoria’s Secret, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Ranta, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Versace, Michael Kors and Dior.
She has featured on the covers of a number of editorials, like LOVE, Teen Vogue, Interview, Marie Claire Indonesia, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Self Service Magazine, Vanity Fair, V, Vogue issues of Japan, France, Brazil and America among others. She has also, participated in publicity campaigns for two LOVE advent calendars, Fendi, Givenchy, Mango, Calvin Klein, Denimlab and Karl Lagerfeld etc.
In short, Jenner’s colossal online presence transformed her into one of the leading models of what is popularly known as ‘the Instagirl era’ where models are chosen based on their online popularity. According to the D’Marie app, specifically designed by innovative tech entrepreneur Fran Spandafora to measure the exact monetary profit that a brand ambassador could bring to a particular brand, Jenner is at the top of her game with the ability to earn between $125,000 and $300,000 with a single social media update!
Jenner grew up with a younger sister named Kylie Jenner, 4 paternal half-siblings named Burt, Casey Lynn, Brandon and Sam ‘Brody’ Jenner and 4 maternal half-siblings named Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob. She has been in an on and off relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles. As of 2017, she has about 68.8 million Instagram followers making her one of the most popular people in the world.
Education: Jenner attended the Sierra Canyon School for a while and then decided to switch to home schooling to devote time to modelling. She finally graduated in 2014.
Kendall Jenner Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $22 Million US Dollars
In the list of the world’s highest paid models of 2017, Jenner stood at number 3 with an annual income of about $10 million. Her estimated total net worth as of 2017 is a whopping $22 million US dollars, a fortune that she has amassed through a successful television and modelling career.
Kendall Jenner Assets
Jenner reportedly bought a $1.4 million condo in Los Angeles in 2014 and went on to acquire a $6.5 million luxurious home in Hollywood, California in 2016. She bought a $100,000 Chevrolet Corvette in 2015 as a 20th birthday present. Later in 2016, she and Kylie Jenner were captured cruising around in their identical Ferrari Spiders.
Kendall Jenner Business Model
Apart from being the spokesmodel and brand ambassador of various sought after brands, Jenner along with her sister Kylie Jenner has also launched their own line of nail colours called the ‘Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors’ under the label of popular American nail polish brand OPI. They have also created their own jewellery collection titled ‘Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie’ in partnership with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse.
Moreover, they have started a handbag line under the Madden Girl line by Steve Madden. Kendall has her own line of matte lipsticks called the ‘Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick’. The Jenner sisters also launched their very own mobile app called the ‘Kendall and Kylie’ app in partnership with Glu Mobile in 2016.
After the success of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and its various spinoffs, Jenner made several television appearances in shows like ‘Hawaii Five-0’, featured in 2 music videos titled ‘Recognize’ and ‘Blacklight’ by popular singer PartyNextDoor and boy band One Call respectively, lent her voice to the character of Strawberry in the ‘The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange’ and is set to make a cameo appearance in ‘Ocean’s Eight’ that will release in 2018.
Jenner was recently in the news when she opened up on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ about her horrific encounter with a stalker who tried to trespass into her California home.
For a personality of Jenner’s stature and fame, the world is too small a place to conquer! All of 21, Kendall Jenner has an entire lifetime of success and adulation in front of her and she is sure to amass a considerable fortune in the years to come.