Who is Caitlyn Jenner and what is her net worth 2018? Perhaps, one of the most awe-inspiring stories of the year 2015 was the unabashed identification of Caitlyn Marie Jenner as a trans-gender woman. However, this is not the only inspirational aspect of Jenner’s life. For the uninitiated, Jenner was an Olympic hero before her astounding transition! Yes, Jenner formerly known as William Bruce Jenner, was once touted as the ‘world’s greatest athlete’, thanks to Jenner’s exceptional gold win at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976.
Born to William Hugh Jenner, an arborist by profession, and Esther Ruth in the humble village-cum-town of Mount Kisco, New York, Jenner suffered from dyslexia as a child which hampered his education. He found solace in football and became the star player of his college football team, the Graceland Yellowjackets. However, an unexpected knee injury that required surgery put an abrupt halt to Jenner’s football aspirations.
Realising the importance of sports in Jenner’s life, his college track coach L.D. Weldon convinced him to become a decathlete. Jenner debuted with the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in which he placed 10th. Although Jenner’s debut proved to be unsuccessful, it managed to get him hooked and made a Gold win at the Olympics his ultimate desire. He effectively started a rigorous training regimen and went on to win almost all the decathlon titles at various events between the years 1973-1976.
In the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Jenner clinched the coveted gold medal thereby, bringing the decathlon title back to America, which it had lost to Soviet Athletes in the 1972 Olympic Games. Jenner’s win came in the times of the Cold War and his win against the Soviet athletes catapulted him to unprecedented Olympic glory and fame.
After successfully fulfilling his gold dream, Jenner decided to make the best out of his newfound fame and began a career in show business, signing films, becoming the face of top brands and posing as a Playgirl model. Jenner is a renowned television personality and motivational speaker.
Jenner has two sisters named Lisa and Pam Jenner. She lost her younger brother- Burt, way back in 1976 to a brutal car accident. Jenner has been married thrice before his gender transition. He married Chrystie Crowner in 1972 and fathered 2 children with her, a son named Burton ‘Burt’ Jenner and a daughter named Cassandra ‘Casey’ Jenner. The couple divorced in 1981. In the same year he married Linda Thompson with whom he has 2 sons named Brandon Jenner and Sam Brody Jenner. He divorced Linda in 1986.
He then went on to marry Kris Jenner in 1991 and fathered 2 daughters with her named Kendall and Kylie Jenner. While married to Kris, he was also the step father of her 4 children named Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Kardashian from her previous marriage. The family of 8 appeared in popular reality show ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. Jenner divorced Kris in 2014, a year before announcing his trans-woman identity.
Education: Caitlyn attended Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York, as a freshman and sophomore. She completed her junior and senior school education from Newton High School in Newton, graduating finally in 1968. Her flair on the football field got her a football scholarship and she went on to join Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa where she played football for the college team and later decided to pursue decathlon. She finally graduated with a physical education degree in 1973.
Caitlyn Jenner Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Caitlyn Jenner is a whopping $110 million, owing to her business ventures, brand endorsements, television project remunerations and her career as a motivational speaker.
A celebrity of Jenner’s stature is bound to possess exquisite assets. She owns a lavish Malibu Mansion worth $3.5 million in California where she currently resides. Jenner owned two opulent mansions, one in Hidden Hills and the other in Calabasas, with former wife Kris. The Calabasas mansion was sold in 2016 for a whopping $2.35 million. Jenner also possesses a Mercedes s550 s-class and a 2007 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
Caitlyn Jenner as Business Model
Jenner also possesses a sound business mind and is the proud owner of an aviation company named ‘Bruce Jenner Aviation’ that has been successfully selling aircraft supplies to various executives and corporations in the United States. She also once served as the vice president of ‘JennerNet’, a staffing industry software application. She has also been the face of many successful brands ever since her Olympic Gold win. Most recently in 2016, she was announced as the brand ambassador of ‘H&M Sport’.
After a glorious Olympic victory Jenner went on to establish a successful television career in 1981 when she starred in a made for TV movie titled ‘The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story’. This was followed by a series of appearances on popular television shows like ‘Silver Spoons’, ‘Learn to Read’, ‘CHiPs’ and ‘Dirty Tennis’ among others. However, Jenner predominantly found success through reality shows like ‘The American Sportsman’, ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and ‘I Am Cait’.
Her movie career was not so successful with films like ‘Can’t Stop the Music’ and ‘Jack and Jill’.
If Jenner’s Olympic history was not enough, her gender transition has certainly embedded her in public memory for years to come. Her astounding transition and declaration of her trans-woman identity led to a frenzied fan following on social media platforms like, Twitter where she amassed over 1 million followers in just 4 hours and 3 minutes thereby, setting a new Guinness World Record! With this kind of adulation she is bound to go a long way.