Caitlyn Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner 28.10.49) is a former Olympic athlete and Gold medal winner, who turned to a career in television.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in March 2015, Caitlyn Jenner has a net worth of 100 million USD.
Childhood: Caitlyn Jenner was born in Mount Kisco, New York, to Esther R. and William Hugh Jenner. She had three siblings, Lisa, Pam and Burt. As a young child, Jenner was diagnosed with dyslexia. She studied at Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, New York, for a year, before attending Newtown High School, Newtown, Connecticut. She was later able to earn a football scholarship to Graceland College in Iowa. Due to a knee injury, Jenner was forced to give up football and took up decathlon.
Career: Caitlyn Jenner was mentored by L. D. Weldon who pushed her to compete in the 1970 Drake Relays, which led to her coming fifth. She competed in the 1972 trials for the US Olympic Team, going on to finish in 10th place at that year's Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. She graduated from Graceland with a degree in physical education in 1973. In 1976, at the Montreal, Canada, Summer Olympics, Jenner won the gold medal for decathlon. The win turned Jenner into a national hero in America, as most of the gold medals were held by soviet countries and this win happened at the height of the Cold War.
After making various commercial appearances, Jenner had the staring in the 1980 Village People movie, 'Can't Stop the Music'. The film bombed at the box office, and earned Jenner a Golden Raspberry award. In the same year, she also starred in the made-for-television film, 'The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story' and in 'Grambling's White Tiger' the following year. She also guest-starred on the police television show 'CHiPs' for six episodes between 1981 and 1982.
In January 2002, she appeared on the American series of 'The Weakest Link' featuring Olympic athletes. Through February and March of 2003, she appeared on the first American series of 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!', before appearing on 'Skating with Celebrities' between January and March of 2006. She continued to work on various different reality television shows, including an appearance on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.
Personal Life: In 1972, Caitlyn Jenner married Chrystie Crownover , and they stayed together until 1981, after having two children together - Burt and Casey. In the same moth as her divorce being finalised, she married Linda Thompson, and the couple had two children - Brandon and Sam Brody - before separating in 1986.
On 21st April 1991, Jenner married Kris Kardashian, and became a stepfather to Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob. The couple separated in October 2013, before Kardashian filed for divorce in September 2014, with it becoming finalized in December 2014.
In April 2015, Jenner came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer. She later appeared as Caitlyn for the first time publicly on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, gaining huge international attention and support. She maintains that she is still attracted to women and has not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
She's under fire for referencing the song 'Dude Looks Like A Lady'.
Not for the first time, Caitlyn Jenner has managed to anger a great many of the transgender community this week for comments that people have deemed insensitive and crass. She posted a shot of herself together with Steven Tyler, but it was the caption that has caused issues.
Caitlyn Jenner at the British LGBT Awards
Since her transition, Caitlyn has been a vocal advocate for trans rights across the world, but sometimes she gets it very, very wrong. After meeting up with one of her musical idols, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, she unveiled a photo of the pair of them on Instagram with a reference to one of his biggest hits.
The transgender activist wants to make the Republican party the party of equality
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, LGBT advocate Caitlyn Jenner has been a vocal critic of his stance on transgender rights and it seems she thinks she can do such a better job, she wants to run for Congress herself. The reality star of I Am Cait has said she has "considered" running for one of California's US Senate seats because she likes "the political side of it".
Caitlyn Jenner wants to do a "better job" of promoting LGBT rights
Speaking on a radio show over the weekend, the former Olympian said she wants to start looking at how she can promote LGBT rights better.
Continue reading: Could Caitlyn Jenner Be Heading For Congress?
The reality TV star was speaking on ITV's This Morning about her transition
Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about her transition to a woman but has revealed that her former self, Bruce Jenner isn’t dead. The former Olympic gold-medallist made the change from male to female in 2015 and has been a vocal LGBT activist ever since.
Caitlyn Jenner described Bruce Jenner as a good person
However, during an interview with ITV talk show, This Morning, the ex-husband of Keeping Up With The Kardashians matriarch, Kris Jenner, said Bruce was "still around".
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The star has spoken about the trial of the Century in a recent interview and in her new book
It was the trial of the Century and, arguably, set the Kardashians on an even greater road to fame than they were already traversing but it seems Caitlyn Jenner disagreed with the outcome and has since revealed she knew O.J. Simpson killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown.
Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about her thoughts on O.J. Simpson's trial in her new book
The step-father of Rob, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian revealed in an interview that she and her ex-wife Kris Jenner both believed that American football player, Simpson was guilty of the murder of their close friend, Nicole and Ron Goldman.
Continue reading: Caitlyn Jenner Claims She Knows O.J. Killed His Ex Wife
Caitlyn Jenner wants to fight for the transgender community.
It's not unusual for celebrities to express an interest in running for office (indeed, it's not unusual for celebrities to run for office and win), but Caitlyn Jenner has still managed to surprise fans with her confession that she's seriously considering it herself.
Caitlyn Jenner at Elton John's Oscars party
Caitlyn Jenner is obviously a huge voice within the LGBTQ community having come out as transgender in 2015 at the age of 65. However, her political affiliations came as quite the surprise for a lot of the community as she happened to vote for Donald Trump during the 2016 election; a man whose policies would have a profoundly negative effect on trans people everywhere.
Continue reading: Caitlyn Jenner Considers A Career In Politics As She Slams Donald Trump
The star told an interviewer she wanted to "go up to heaven" as a woman
Caitlyn Jenner has revealed she always knew she was going to be buried as a woman, despite the fact she never knew if she was going to come out as transgender. The former husband of Kardashian clan matriarch, Kris Jenner, came out as Caitlyn Jenner two years ago.
Caitlyn Jenner revealed she knew she was going to be buried as a woman
However, in a recent interview with Diane Sawyer in 20/20, the former athlete - who was born a man previously known as Bruce Jenner - said she was afraid to tell the world of who she really was but stipulated in her will that when she died she would be buried as a woman.
Continue reading: Caitlyn Jenner Revealed She Was Always Going To Be Buried As A Woman
Jenner gave an interview to People magazine to explain that her support for the Republican party will not stop her from advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community.
Since her much-celebrated transition nearly two years ago, Caitlyn Jenner has copped an awful lot of flak from onlookers for her outspoken stance as a Republican, maintaining her support for a party whose approach to LGBTQ rights and social issues has not exactly been progressive.
However, Jenner has sought to clarify her position vis-à-vis the G.O.P. and the new president Donald Trump, and how that sits with her position as arguably the most high-profile member of the transgender community, in a new interview with People.
The 67 year old hopes to be able to advocate for LGBTQ issues and find an audience with both the Democrats and Republicans, and to the Trump administration.
In a clip from the next episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', Kris fumes about the contents of Caitlyn's new memoir 'The Secrets of My Life'.
Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner is apparently furious about her portrayal in Caitlyn Jenner’s forthcoming memoir, saying that “everything she says is all made up” in a sneak peek of the new episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’.
In the clip, she can be seen blasting Caitlyn’s book, ‘The Secrets of My Life’, in a conversation with her daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian, having read an advance copy.
“I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time,” the 61 year old momager vented. “But yet, he stayed married to you the longest,” Kim replies. “So, it doesn't make sense.”
Continue reading: Caitlyn Jenner's New Memoir Has Kris Jenner Fuming About Her Portrayal
Caitlyn Jenner at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
66 year old Jenner is suing paparazzi photographers who were chasing her on the Pacific Coast Highway when the fatal accident happened last February.
Caitlyn Jenner has filed a lawsuit against paparazzi photographers for what she claims was their role in the fatal car accident in which she was involved last year.
People magazine obtained court documents on Thursday night (August 4th), the 66 year old described members of the paparazzi as “the Stalker Defendants” and claimed that, in February 2015, they had been “harassing [her] throughout the day up through the time of the accident.”
The lawsuit describes the alleged behaviour, as Jenner drove along the Pacific Coast Highway in rainy conditions, as tailgating her vehicle, driving too close and generally behaving recklessly in an attempt to get pictures.
Continue reading: Caitlyn Jenner Sues Paparazzi For Contributing To Fatal Car Accident
The actor says he believes Jenner had “no clue” of what being transsexual involved when she made the decision to transition.
British actor Rupert Everett has said he thinks Caitlyn Jenner made a terrible mistake in choosing to transition, believing she had “no clue” of what being transsexual involved. The 57-year-old was speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, where he also gave his opinions on young people undergoing hormone therapy.
Rupert Everett thinks Caitlyn Jenner made a 'terrible mistake' in choosing to transition.
Everett revealed that he wanted to be a girl while growing up and dressed exclusively as a girl between the ages of six and 14.“I really wanted to be a girl,” he said. “Thank God the world of now wasn't then because I'd be on hormones and I'd be a woman. After I was 15 I never wanted to be a woman again.”
Continue reading: Rupert Everett Calls Caitlyn Jenner 'A Cross-Dressing Man'
Date of birth
28th October, 1949