Net Worth: $18 million
Kendall Nicole Jenner is an American TV personality and fashion model who originally appeared in the E! reality television show dubbed 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'. She is currently a supermodel in a movement known as the ‘the Insta era' by Vogue magazine. After working in photoshoots and advertisement campaigns, Jenner experienced a breakthrough in 2014 and 2015 propelling her to the heights of high-end fashion designers in New York and Paris, and since then she has continued to rise to the top.
Jenner was born in California in the city of Los Angeles to an ex-Olympic decathlete legend, Bruce Jenner who now goes by the name Caitlyn Jenner after undergoing a gender transition in 2015 and a TV personality Kris Jenner. She adopted her middle name “Nicole” in honor of her mother’s best friend Nicole Brown Simpson who had passed away prior to Jenner’s conception. Jenner was brought up in a stepfamily with her younger sister and 8 other half siblings. They were all brought up in Calabasas which is actually an upscale suburb located in the west of Los Angeles. She went to Sierra Canyon School from where she switched schools to Homeschooling so that she could pursue modeling and graduated in 2014.
Her passion for modeling began when she was at the tender age of 14, with her being signed by Wilhelmina Models on July 12 2009. She was directed by cinematographer Nick Saglimbeni and became an instant success. Her first official modeling job came in December 2009 after she was hired by the ‘Rocker Babes with a Twist’ campaign for clothing store Forever 21. Jenner was also featured in a Teen Vogue snapshot in April 2010. Later in September 2011, Jenner walked for designer Sherri Hill during Mercedes-Benz fashion week making her runway debut. When it came to 2012, she had covers on Teen Prom, Raine, Looks, American Cheerleader, Love Cat, GenLux and Flavor magazine.
Her stardom grew even stronger in November 2012 when she teamed up with photographer Russell James – who works for Victoria’s Secret – for joint projects and editorial work. Through the period of 2013-2014, their collaboration was featured in Miss Vogue Australia, Kurv, and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. In the same period, she featured in James’ book Nomad Two Worlds: Australia launch in Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles. Her collaboration with Adam Francine and Russell James ushered her into the world of high-end fashion modelling, where she was then signed by the Society Management in November 2013.
In 2014, she walked her first Society Management Bookings for Giles Deacon, Marc Jobs, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Pucci and several others. Jenner then went on to participate in a feminist-rally event put on by Chanel together with Cara Delevingne and Gisele Bundchen. During this period, she also gained the golden opportunity to shoot covers for LOVE, Teen Vogue and Interview. Later she was involved in campaigns for the December-themed LOVE magazine advent calendar and campaigns for Givenchy. Jenner became a permanent official representative for Estee Lauder in November 2014. She also received a standing ovation as the “it girl” from Katie Grand, the then-LOVE editor. Jenner’s success caused a huge breakthrough for her career and it became clear she was destined for big things. She had already begun to establish herself as one of the most successful sisters of her eight siblings and was one step ahead of solely colonizing the world of fashion
At the beginning of 2015, she walked for various brands such as Vera Wang, Dian Von, Alexander Wang and Giles Deacon. She is also participated in publicity campaigns for H&M and Balmain and later walked for the famous and popular lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret in their annual fashion show. In 2015, she shot covers for various magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire Indonesia. During this year, she was also featured in various campaigns for Fendi and Marc Jacobs. She continued to rise to the top and eventually signed a contract with Calvin Klein in March 2015 and Penshoppe in May.
2016 has also been a great year for the rising celebrity. Kendall and her model friend Cara Delevingne were modeled as wax figures for the Madame Tussauds fashion week event in London. Jenner has walked for Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Balmain. Vogue magazine devoted a complete edition to the model in April 2016. This was also the month she announced her signing with Chilean in Paris.
Her acting career began way back in 2007, where she was featured in reality television show ‘Keeping up With The Kardashians’. She was also featured in several other related spin-offs such as ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York’ and ‘Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami’. In 2010, she appeared in a boy band One Call’s video for ‘Blacklight’ together with Kevin McHale and Ashley Benson. Towards the end of 2012, Jenner is credited with a voiceover for the strawberry character in the animation movies ‘The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange’. In 2014, she appeared in PartyNextDoor’s video alongside her sister Kylie Jenner and Drake.
Jenner has created two signature nail lacquers for the Kardashian nail polish line popularly known as Kolors. From this, Jenner and her sister Kylie earned a combined $100,000 as an endorsement profit. Early in march 2012, the sisters were made creative directors for the ‘Gillette Venus Gets Ready with Kendall & Kylie Jenner’ which was aired on Gillette’s official Facebook page. In the year 2013, Jenner and her sister forged a partnership with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse to launch the jewellery collection ‘Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie’. In 2014, Jenner and her sister launched a handbag and a shoe line for Steve Madden’s Madden Girl and it proved to be an instant success.
The two sisters, together with PacSun, previewed the Kendall & Kylie collection in November 2012 and the line was later launched in February 2013. They later confirmed another clothing line with Topshop which came out in November 2015. This collection was later launched in New York in February 2016 and in the same year the two sisters introduced a summer swimwear collection.
At the beginning of 2015, Jenner was at the forefront of several commercial advertisements for numerous products, including her own collection ‘Signature Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick’. She was also actively involved in the promotion of several other non-signature products of the line throughout that year. In early 2016, beauty blogger Irene Kim and Jenner were named as guest editors for Estée Edit distinguished by their signature Eyeshadow Palette.
Towards the end of 2015, each of the Kardashian and Jenner sisters launched subscription websites and mobile apps in conjunction with Whalerock Industries. Jenner’s website emerged as a master of all of them and it was nominated for an International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences webby awards in April 2016.
As a way to diversify her skills and income, Jenner began professional photography in 2016 where her first published work included styling and photographing Kaia Gerber, the daughter of iconic and legendary model Cindy Crawford, which was published on the 16th anniversary of LOVE magazine.
In February 2016, Jenner’s lawyers were involved in a legal battle with American aesthetic medical company Cutera in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. They were objecting to the company using Jenner’s picture to promote their brand of an acne remover medication. The legal battle never went far, with Jenner’s lawyer’s dropping the case and Kendall reportedly receiving a decent pay out instead.
Kendall was named as one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world by People magazine in April 2014. Time named the Jenner sisters as the most influential teenagers in 2014 and again in 2015. At the end of 2014, Google named Jenner as the second most searched fashion model in the world. As if that wasn’t enough, Tumblr named her as the most blogged and re-blogged model for 2015 as well as her also making it to number two in FHM’s list of the sexiest women in the world.
Jenner has set up an eBay account where she actively auctions old clothing to support a children’s hospital in Los Angeles. The Jenners and the Kardashians have actively used this method to raise money for charity since 2013. She is also credited to have joined her step-family in a charity yard sale in November 2013, with proceeds going to the ‘Share Our Strength’ organization. The two sisters were also involved in Chris Brown’s charity celebrity kickball games in California 2014, showing they use their fame and fortune for the better.
In May 2014, Kendall bought a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium in L.A valued at $1.4 million. Later that year, Jenner acquired a Chevrolet Corvette Stringway on her 20th birthday in November 2015 worth around $100,000. In terms of her love life, Jenner chooses not to comment about her love life in the media. In her own blog, she has admitted being a very shy person and that maybe explains why she is reluctant in commenting about her love life. However, she has been linked to 1D star Harry Styles in recent years.
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