How much is Caitlyn Jenner worth?
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Profession:||Professional TV Personality|
|Date of Birth:||October 28, 1949 (age 73)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
About Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner is a successful transgender woman who was previously known as Bruce Jenner. Her history involves playing for the collegiate football team Graceland Yellowjackets, winning multiple men’s decathlon events–including one during the 1976 Summer Olympics–being involved in a family reality television show known as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, being a successful businesswoman, and becoming an influential public figure especially in the LGBTQ+ movement.
Very few, if any, people can say they have accomplished a slice of what Caitlyn Jenner has accomplished, and throughout this article we will be delving deeper and answering questions concerning her life and route to success. Jenner has earned income equal to an estimated salary of $5-10 million dollars per year, since 2019. Not including investment appreciation.
Caitlyn Jenner originally came to be known by her immense success in the men’s decathlon event, capping off an award winning six-year career with a win in the 1976 Summer Olympics, crushing her previous personal best while breaking the previous world record in points with a score of 8,618 points. Interestingly enough, the ritual of an American running a victory lap while holding the American flag was not common practice before Caitlyn Jenner did it after winning the event.
Her immense victory at the Summer Olympics bolstered her fame and, all of a sudden, the spotlight was on her. In that same year, she would go on to win the James E. Sullivan Award given to the top amateur athlete in the United States and was named the Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.
Pushed forward by this newly gained fame, Caitlyn appeared on cereal boxes, the cover of Sports Illustrated, and even starred in some fan-favorite movies including The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980).
And if you thought her accomplishments ended there, you are sadly mistaken. After starring in movies and winning gold metals, she dipped her toes in professional racing, winning 4th place in a 1986 twelve hour race and then created a business that sells aviation equipment and supplies called Bruce Jenner Aviation.
Arguably the most defining factor to Caitlyn Jenner’s popularity in today’s society is her announcement in April 2015 that she was a trans woman. Her coming out shocked the world, because these issues had previously never been given the time of day or the spotlight that they truly deserved. Those same people that made undermining jokes about trans people now faced scrutiny for being unaccepting and bigoted. She went on to win awards and recognition from a number of media outlets including: Teen Choice Awards, Glamour Magazine, Time’s Magazine, and Vanity Fair–just to name a few.
Money really started rolling in for Caitlyn Jenner once she broke the decathlon record during the Summer Olympic event of 1976; soon after she was endorsed by companies such as Wheaties, Sports Illustrated, Playgirl, Gentleman’s Quarterly. She even became a prominent spokesperson for Minolta, Tropicana, and others. Her success as an athlete brought her fame and fortune and opened up new paths for her life.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the reality TV show she starred in–and one of my all time favorite shows–managed to supply her and her family with another nice injection of income. It first started in 2006 when Caitlyn Jenner’s then wife, Kris Jenner, wanted to start a reality TV show with her family, similar to The Osbournes.
It really came to a head however after Kim Kardashian had a leaked sex-tape with her and Ray J in February 2007. It resulted in a lawsuit which earned Kim $5 million dollars and resulted in massive publicity for the family. A few months later, in October 2007, Keeping Up with the Kardashians was born.
Caitlyn Jenner’s success is derived from her unwavering strength and her passion towards being the best. For example, after she finished tenth place in the Summer Olympics of 1972, she promised herself that she would work “6-8 hours a day, every day, 365 days a year.”
Around midnight, the night of the loss, she started running laps around Munich, Germany, because she understood what had to be done to become the future record breaker she would eventually turn out to be. While the majority of people would give up after a loss, Caitlyn Jenner took it as a stone mountain that she had no other choice than to climb over.
Her successful traits showed themselves time and time again and I am sure gave her the courage to transition. Something which very few transgendered people manage to do.
She is successful also because of her lack of fear. She faced serious backlash for coming out as trans but this decision has kept pushing her forward, not only winning awards, but giving others who are apart of the LGBTQ+ community a role model to look up to and a bravery to admire and respect.
Jenner’s Total Net Worth
Caitlyn Jenner has earned estimated total career income of $120 million dollars. As Jenner lives in the state of California, she will have had to pay around 49% in taxes on her career income. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $61.2 million dollars, having paid $58.8 million dollars in taxes.
Caitlyn Jenner has married three times and has been divorced three times. She married Chrystie Scott between the years of 1972–1981. Linda Thompson between the years of 1981–1986, and, Kris Jenner between the years of 1991–2015.
When she most recently divorced from Kris in 2015, neither had to pay spousal support as per the divorce agreement. Kris had to pay Caitlyn $2.5 million as an equalization payment and the pair’s furniture, artwork, wedding gifts and appliances were divided between them. Previously, in her previous two divorces, it is estimated that Caitlyn had to pay around $8 million dollars between legal fees, alimony and child support.
In her personal life she has likely spent $7-8 million dollars of her career earnings but also earned $30 million dollars from her investments. She will have also had to pay around $3-4 million dollars in business costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Caitlyn Jenner has a net worth of about $75 million dollars.
Caitlyn Jenner has fought through loss and hardship, all while breaking records and fighting against societal-set norms. Before her monumental, record-setting Olympic performance, she was selling insurance, finding as much time as possible to work out for the Olympics. Once she won the 1976 Summer Olympics, awards, sponsorships, and endorsements arrived at her feet. After that, she starred in movies, placed 4th in a professional race, made millions of dollars starring in her TV show with her family, and became a poster child for furthering the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.