Who is Bruce Jenner and what is net worth of Bruce Jenner? Surprisingly, Caitlyn Marie Jenner is nobody but the famous American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. The Olympic gold medallist was won by Bruce Jenner who has transformed himself into a woman named, Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born as William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, to Esther Ruth (née McGuire) and William Hugh Jenner. Jenner attended Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York, for her freshman and sophomore years and Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, for her junior and senior years, graduating in 1968.
Jenner loved to play football and even earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University) in Lamoni, Iowa but was forced to stop playing football because of a knee injury. Recognising Jenner’s potential, Graceland track coach L. D. Weldon encouraged Jenner to switch to the decathlon. In 1970, Jenner placed fifth while debuting in the decathlon at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education.
Jenner was in fifth place in the men’s decathlon, behind Steve Gough and Andrew Pettes at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Needing to make up a 19-second gap on Gough in the men’s 1500 metres, Jenner qualified for the Olympic team by running a fast final lap, finishing 22 seconds ahead of the other runners. Following the Olympic Trials, Jenner finished in tenth place in the decathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. By watching Soviet Mykola Avilov win the event, Jenner was inspired to start an intense training regimen. “For the first time, I knew what I wanted out of life and that was it, and this guy has it. I literally started training that night at midnight, running through the streets of Munich, Germany, training for the Games. I trained that day on through the 1976 Games, 6–8 hours a day, every day, 365 days a year.”
After graduating from Graceland, Jenner married girlfriend Chrystie Crownover and moved to San Jose, California. Chrystie provided most of the family income by working as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Jenner was the American champion in the men’s decathlon event in 1974 and was featured on the cover of Track & Field News magazine’s August 1974 issue. While on tour in 1975, Jenner won the French national championship, and a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games, earning the tournament record with 8,045 points. This was followed by new world records of 8,524 points at the U.S.A./U.S.S.R./Poland triangular meet in Eugene, Oregon on August 9–10, 1975, breaking Avilov’s record.
At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Jenner achieved five personal bests on the first day of the men’s decathlon – a “home run” – despite being in second place behind Guido Kratschmer of West Germany. Jenner was confident: “The second day has all my good events. If everything works out all right, we should be ahead after it’s all over.” Jenner set a new personal best time and won the gold medal with a world-record score of 8,616 points.
As a result of winning the Olympic decathlon, Jenner became a national hero and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States and was also named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976. As of 2011, Jenner was ranked twenty-fifth on the world all-time list and ninth on the American all-time list.
After being recognised all over the country, Jenner still had his high times to come. Jenner’s agent George Wallach felt there was a four-year window – until the next Olympics – upon which to capitalise. Wallach reported that Jenner was being considered for the role of Superman, which ultimately went to Christopher Reeve. “I really don’t know how many offers we have,” Wallach claimed. “There are still unopened telegrams back at the hotel and you just can’t believe the offers that poured in during the first two days.” Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated, the February 1979 issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly, and on the cover of Playgirl magazine. Jenner became a spokesperson for Tropicana, Minolta, and Buster Brown shoes.
Jenner starred in the disco-era Village People comedy Can’t Stop the Music (1980). The movie was a flop. Jenner’s performance was nominated for the 1980 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor; the film won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. It was Jenner’s only theatrical release until 2011. Jenner had some success with a television career, starring in the made-for-TV movies The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980) and Grambling’s White Tiger (1981).
Since late 2007, Jenner has starred in the E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with wife Kris Jenner, stepchildren Kourtney, Kimberley, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian (from Kris’s marriage to attorney Robert Kardashian), and daughters Kylie and Kendall.
In a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, Jenner came out as a trans woman, saying that she had dealt with gender dysphoria since her youth and that, “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Kris Kardashian and Jenner’s 23-year-long marriage, which ended formally in 2015.
While she has undergone some cosmetic surgery, she has neither undergone sex reassignment surgery nor ruled it out; she stated that, for her, life as a woman is primarily a matter of mental state and lifestyle. She said she has never been sexually attracted to men, but has instead always been sexually attracted to women, and that, keeping in mind the difficulty people have understanding the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, she will identify as asexual for now.
Bruce Jenner Net Worth
Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner is an Olympic Gold Medalist and American television personality who has a net worth of $120 million. Caitlyn Jenner is best known for being a voice for the transgender community. Following her transition, Jenner started a Twitter account, which reached 1 million followers in the Guinness World Record time of 4 hours and 3 minutes. By sharing her journey with the world, Caitlyn Jenner became a high- profile voice for the transgender community. She has been praised and honoured for her courage and for sharing her story with the world. She is now helping other transgenders through her website as well, ‘www.caitlynjenner.com’.
Jenner’s gender transition is the subject of I Am Cait, initially an eight-part TV documentary series, which premiered on E! in July 2015 to an audience of 2.7 million viewers. Jenner is an executive producer of the show. The show focuses on Jenner’s transition and how it affects her relationships with her family and friends. The show also explores how Jenner adjusts to what she sees as her job as a role model for the transgender community. In October 2015, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on March 6, 2016.
Caitlyn Jenner has been a really hard working and recognisable personality ever since she appeared in Olympics and won the gold medal. It needs a lot of courage for a famous personality like this to go under gender transition surgeries at that age. Everybody is appreciating her for this bold step and wishing her a success as ever before.