Name: William Bruce Jenner
Born: October 28, 1949
Occupation: Olympic Athlete, Actor, Motivational Speaker, Reality Television Star
Fans of the Kardashians may only know his as stepfather to Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob, and dad to Kylie and Kendall, William Bruce Jenner was a major star in the summer of 1976. Jenner, a track and field athlete originally from New York, surprised the world at the Summer Olympics winning the decathlon and setting what was then the world record for cumulative points in the event.
He was considered a national hero and graced the front of the Wheaties box, becoming one of seven of its champion ambassadors. Jenner initially pursued an acting career after his Olympic triumph, with one of his most memorable roles coming during Erik Estrada’s dispute with the producers of “ChiPs.” Jenner replaced Estrada in the show for six weeks. He also had a short-lived movie career with his first film winning him the Golden Raspberry for worst actor in a movie in 1980. His second feature film appearance, in 2011’s Adam Sandler bomb Jack and Jill, fared similarly with the movie winning the Golden Raspberry as the year’s worse.
In addition to his acting career, Jenner founded several companies including an aviation company and a staffing agency. He had also licensed the use of his name to a California fitness chain, though he did not own the business. Jenner has appeared periodically as himself or in other roles on television until Keeping Up with the Kardashians was added to reality television. In recent years, Jenner has been more well-known for his personal life than his acting or business life.
After dating for just five months, Jenner married Kris Kardashian in 1991 and became step-father to her four children. It was his third marriage and the two had a pair of daughters together. Jenner also had four children from his previous marriages.
Jenner and his soon to be ex-wife Kris Kardashian have an estimated net worth of $125 million.
How much is $125 million?
Although a gold medal isn’t really made completely of gold, the gold medals at the last Olympic games had a street value – for the metal components – of about $548. With $125 million, Jenner could buy the components to make about 23,000 of them. Even if he only gets half the family fortune, he can buy all the gold metal he wants.