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 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 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'
So many stars turned out for the 2016 event.
As usual, the annual GLAAD Media Awards was a hilarious, heart-warming and heart-breaking affair. Celebrities came out in droves to defend this discriminated community, to accept recognition for their work to help these communities and to talk about all the positive changes that are happening to aid in the equalization of humanity.
Mariah Carey's GLAAD speech was everything
This year's ceremony was hosted by 'Orange Is The New Black' star Laverne Cox and featured a whole host of stars in attendance to accept their various awards and make some inspiring speeches. Here are just a few of the top moments at the 27th annual GLAAD event:
Caitlyn Jenner accepted an award recognising her advocacy work in the LGBT community at the Glamour Women of the Year awards this week.
Caitlyn Jenner has paid tribute to her family and their emotional support as she accepted Glamour magazine’s ‘Trans Champion’ award at the publication’s 25th annual Women of the Year bash, and this support was demonstrated on the night by her daughter Kylie.
In a short video clip that preceded Caitlyn’s acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on Monday night (November 9th), Kylie Jenner opened up about how their close relationship had not changed since the news and Caitlyn’s transition back in April this year. “I was a little scared because I didn't know how much would change,” the 18 year old model and reality TV star admitted. “And it honestly feels like, besides appearance, nothing has changed.”
Caitlyn Jenner at the Glamour Women of the Year awards 2015
Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Speaks Of Her Continued Close Relationship With Caitlyn
The Kardashian matriarch celebrated all night with a party rumoured to have cost around $2million.
Kris Jenner celebrated her 60th birthday on Friday (November 6th) with a suitably over-the-top bash which was reported to have cost around $2million. The Kardashian matriarch was joined by family and friends at the Great Gatsby themed party, which was held at The Lot in West Hollywood.
Continue reading: Kris Jenner Turns 60 In Style With 'Great Gatsby' Themed Bash [Pictures]
It's not just Caitlyn Jenner that's inspired a generation.
The world is still in awe of the bravery and beauty of Caitlyn Jenner, who yesterday celebrated her 66th birthday - or, her very first birthday under her true identity. She sets a fine example for trangender people everywhere, the intimate details of her story being shared on her documentary series 'I Am Cait'.
And thus, in tribute to her, here's a list of the best TV shows and films out there that embrace trans culture; a community that has yet to find itself represented in the same league as non LGBT people, but nonetheless, progress has been made.
Continue reading: The 11 Best Films And TV Shows That Embrace Trans Culture
The comments were made during an interview reacting to the Change.org petition to have her lecture at Cardiff University cancelled.
Greer, the Australian-born feminist and campaigner, had been heavily criticised for an interview she had given on BBC2’s ‘Newsnight’ program on Friday (October 23rd) in which she claimed that Glamour magazine’s decision to award Jenner, who underwent a gender transition operation earlier in 2015, with their Woman of the Year award was largely motivated by “misogyny”.
She also repeated her position on transsexual women, who have begun life as men before undergoing surgery and hormone treatment, are “not women”, saying that they do not “look like, sound like or behave like women.”
Date of birth
28th October, 1949