Kris Jenner is the Queen of keeping her family in the spotlight.
The 61-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has had a lot of input into the careers of her children for several years now.
That’s not a bad thing. They will likely find ways to make money until the end of time, so the Kardashian brand is not going anywhere soon.
The seventh spin-off of the reality series, Life of Kylie, debuted with solid ratings on Sunday night. It secured 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating.
However, with choppy editing, it seemed thrown together at the last minute with a severe lack of plot.
With Kris being the matriarch of the family and keeping the kids in business, many have questioned just how big Kris made Caitlyn Jenner.
In a new interview, the family matriarch opened up about a lot of things, but one of the most important was how much Caitlyn Jenner had in her bank account when they got together.
Speaking on Janet Mock’s “Never Before” podcast, the momager touched on her beginnings as a manager, before making it all the way to the top of the game.
Unsurprisingly, she learned most of her skills in the business field from her first husband, Robert Kardashian Sr., and his high-flying social circle.
“I married Robert Kardashian when I was 22 years old. Everybody that I was surrounded by for two decades was at the top of their game in the entertainment business: the head of every studio, the best attorneys in the world, the people that were running the most incredible industries,” Jenner said in a portion of the interview published on Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter.
“I was watching my husband be the biggest kick-ass attorney that I’d ever seen. I was so proud of him doing that. I learned a lot along the way.”
Her skills at managing were put to the test when she met Caitlyn Jenner (previously known as Bruce) in 1990.
“Then, when I met and married Bruce Jenner, I became his manager instantly because he didn’t have a lot going on. I saw this incredible potential, and he wasn’t doing anything,” she said.
“Nobody was booking him for speeches. Nobody was sending him out on the road. I thought, ‘Wow. You should be this incredible public speaker.’ I just figured it out to that point.”
In order to ensure the family had money, Jenner put her skills to good use and got ready to make sure Caitlyn was maximizing the full potential to earn more money.
“I told my assistant, Lisa, ‘OK, listen. We have the greatest guy here. He really knows his craft. He is really good at what he does, but he doesn’t have anybody doing anything for him. He doesn’t have a lot going on. He has $200 in the bank. What are we going to do?’” she said.
“Because the kids have to eat. We have to get it together.”
It does go a long way to prove just how integral Kris is to her family. Her skills at keeping people in the spotlight are second to none, and she even spent her last dime to make Caitlyn a household name again.
“I think I spent my last dime, I’m not even kidding, making these beautiful, glossy press-kit folders and took every great article that had ever been in Sports Illustrated and any really beautiful magazine and I started making copies,” she revealed.
“We put together 7,000 press kits, and we mailed them to every speakers’ bureau in the United States. Then we sat back, and we waited for the phone to ring.”
Despite the troubling financial situation, Kris is adamant that the money did not define their relationship.
“I fell in love with him, 150 percent. I’ve always looked at things like, ‘We’re just going to figure this out,’” she recalled.
“I don’t stop and think about, What’s the plan here? I just went for it. I realized after we got married and I had a limited amount of money, and I said, ‘We’re going to move into this house. We’re going to work hard.’”
It’s certainly interesting to hear what Kris has to say on the matter.
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