Bruce Jenner is a former Olympic athlete, reality TV star, motivational speaker and businessman with an estimated net worth of $100 million. William Bruce Jenner was born on 28 October, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York. This famous American personality rose to fame in 1976 when he won a gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Summer Olympic games. He also broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points at the event. His life, however, was related to sports prior to his achievements as a decathlon runner. Being involved in football in his teenage years, he was even able to land a Graceland College scholarship. Unfortunately (or not) due to a knee injury he was forced to quit this sport.
Bruce Jenner Net Worth $100 Million
Shortly after that he was discovered by track and field coach LD Weldon who saw great potential in Jenner and began training him as a decathlon runner. 10th place at the Olympic games of 1972 and was the first success for him, and the 3rd place in the Olympics of 1976 made him a true champion. Bruce Jenner was already known as a hard worker then, and his attitude of a winner clearly shaped his later career decisions.
His status of a sports celebrity also revealed his talents of a showman. In addition to being the face of Wheaties cereal, Jenner also became a famous TV personality. He is known for appearing on TV specials and shows like “CHiPs”, “The Apprentice”, “Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday”, “Celebrity Double Dare”, “Silver Spoons”, “Learn To Read” , “The Weakest Link”, “Skating with Celebrities”, “Animal Planet’s Pet Star” and “Good Morning America”. He is mostly recognized, however, for playing himself in the famous TV reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. The show follows the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family: Bruce Jenner, his wife Kris Jenner (former Kardashian), their daughters Kendall and Kylie and Kris’s children from her previous marriage Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob Kardashian. Bruce has been married to producer and business woman Kris Jenner since April 21, 1991, but in 2014 the couple announced to have been living separately for quite some time. The news was, of course, shared with TV viewers during the show. Despite criticism the show receives for making talentless people famous, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” is a global success. But being a TV reality star is not enough for Bruce Jenner. He is a renowned motivational speaker who openly shares his success story with audiences across the word. His message “Finding the Champion Within” is relevant not only to people involved in sports, but also for those who strive for greatness in other fields. A long-time battle with dyslexia is the main reason why Jenner is also actively involved in programs focusing on learning disabilities.
Bruce Jenner is a successful entrepreneur, showman, spokesman and sports activist. But most importantly, he is a role model for many people all over the world, spreading the message of improving yourself in every way you can, despite the problems you may face in life.