Read on to know more about the retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner, her transformation, net worth, TV show, and facts.
Who is Caitlyn Jenner?
Born as William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York to Esther Ruth and William Hugh Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner has two sisters Lisa and Pam and a younger brother Burt, who was killed in a car accident in Canton, Connecticut on November 30, 1976. Jenner completed her freshmen and sophomore years from Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, New York. She attended her junior and senior years at Newton High School, Newton, Connecticut. Jenner attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Lowa after she earned her football scholarship. In 1972, Jenner was fifth in place for men’s decathlon in the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Jenner completed in tenth place in the decathlon. Since then Jenner has been unstoppable. She had the world’s attention on her when she won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1976. Jenner, after her biggest victory from the Olympics, was unofficially named the “World’s Greatest Athlete.” After her Olympic Gold-medal winning victory, she has been on the rise. In 1977, she became the spokesperson for the brand Wheaties. In the year 1980, she made her debut in the movie ‘Can’t Stop the Music.’ In the year 2015, William Bruce Jenner came out as a transwoman and announced her name change to Caitlyn Marie Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner Coming Out as a TransWoman
In 2015, Jenner became the headlines once again after winning the Olympic Gold-Medal. Jenner came out as a transwoman in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer. Jenner has admitted having taken hormone replacement therapy for many years but stopped after the marriage with Kris Kardashian in 1992. Putting an end to the 23 years of marriage, Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transwoman formally in 2015. It was in January 2017 that Caitlyn Jenner completely underwent cosmetic surgery and sex reassignment surgery. In June 2015, Jenner publically announced her name change and introduced herself as Caitlyn Marie Jenner. It has been hard for her as there were a lot of criticism and cheap jokes which were made on her. But she found a way to deal with it and has outshined even more than she was had as Bruce Jenner. In 2015, Jenner won the Teen Choice Awards as the ‘Social Media Queen.’ Glamour Magazine in 2015 called her the ‘Trans Champion.’ Jenner was on the rise. Jenner has earned a lot of fame and she has been even more on the rise after her transformation.
Caitlyn Jenner’s TV Show and Books
Caitlyn Jenner started her career in television and film in the year 1980 but much to her surprise she was not very successful in the beginning. She did a few movies like ‘Can’t Stop the Music,’ ‘The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story,’ and ‘Grambling’s White Tiger.’ Jenner won the ‘Golden Raspberry Award for the Worst Actor’ for the movie ‘Can’t Stop the Music’ in 1980. Jenner has starred in few series like ‘Learn to Read,’ ‘Dirty Tennis,’ ‘The Weakest Link,’ ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!,’ ‘The Apprentice,’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ She has played her part in few episodes but never got fame or applause for her acting skills. Jenner has been on a lot of talk shows and reality television programs. Jenner has also been featured in the video games ‘Olympic Decathlon.’ The TV Shows that brought greater limelight to Caitlyn Jenner’s television career was the TV Show ‘I am Cait’ and the reality show that she starred in along with her family ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians.’ Jenner has once again proved to be successful. In ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ she stars alongside her ex-wife Kris Kardashian with her stepkids Kourtney, Kim, Khole, Rob, and her kids Kendal and Kylie. It has been a major hit since the launch in 2007. This show has won many awards and has been nominated many times. The documentary series ‘I am Cait’ was canceled after two seasons as it was not a major hit. ‘I am Cait’ focused on the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner in on a much more serious note. Caitlyn Jenner has also written many books. Jenner has co-authored a few books and few by herself. Her books are mostly about the Decathlon challenge. Her latest book released in April 2017, was ‘The Secrets Of My Life.’ This book, ‘The Secrets Of My Life,’ was how she reflects on her past as she looks into her future. It is considered a ‘Sunday Times Best Seller.’
Caitlyn Jenner’s Net worth
Caitlyn Jenner’s net worth was estimated to be around $100 million in the year 2014. All her earnings were as Bruce Jenner in the decathlon. As Caitlyn Jenner, she has seen heights that are incomparable to her previous self, Bruce Jenner. The 68-year-old American actress is set to hold a net worth of approximately $77 million dollars. It is noted that she was paid $3.82 million for her Show ‘I am Cait’ from E! It is also rumored that Jenner commands a fee of $93000 per speech.
Facts About Caitlyn Jenner
Some of the interesting facts that you might have missed about Caitlyn Jenner. 1. Jenner has set the Guniess World Record by earning one million followers in four hours and thirty minutes beating the record high set by the Former President Barack Obama. 2. Jenner never regrets her decision to become a woman. 3. Jenner has ‘Girls Night Out’ with her family. 4. Her children didn’t want to be in her documentaries which hurt her badly. 5. Jenner loves playing golf and she is still into it.
Life Lessons to Learn From Caitlyn Jenner
Here are few life lessons that we can learn from Caitlyn Jenner’s life. 1. Accept who you are and never be afraid to stay true to yourself. 2. Never let the society define you. 3. Always be honest with yourself.