Bruce Jenner Biography
Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn Marie Jenner” is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal–winning decathlete. Jenner is well known as a college football player for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery. Convinced by Olympic decathlete Jack Parker’s coach, L. D.
Bruce Jenner Age
Jenner was on 28th of October in 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York.
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Jenner was born and raised up in Mount Kisco, New York. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed She was born to Esther Jenner (mother) and William Jenner (father). She wa raised along with her three siblings, Pam Mettler(sister), Lisa Jenner(sister), Burt Jenner(brother).
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Bruce got married to performing artist, Chrystie Scott in 1972. The pair have two children together; son Burton Jenner and daughter Cassandra Jenner. The pair later divorced in January 1981. She later got married to actress Linda Thompson in Hawaii in 1981. The pair began dating her since 1980 and this was the principal reason that broke down Bruce’s initial marriage. The pair have two children; Brandon and Sam Brody. The couple separated in 1986. On 21 April 1991, Caitlyn Jenner married TV personality, Kris Jenner. The couple has 2 daughters; Kylie and Kendall. On 23 March 2015, Bruce and Kris separated.
Bruce Jenner Education
She was enrolled and later graduated from Newtown High School in Newtown but before that Bruce was at Sleepy Hollow High School. She was an avid football player and she also won a football scholarship for her higher education. But due to a knee injury, she was unable to pursue a football career. Her coach managed to convince Bruce to try the decathlon. She worked and took intense training in this field and entered the Olympics. She has obtained a degree in Physical Education from Graceland University.
Bruce Jenner Career
He got to secured third position in the decathlon at the US Olympic trials and finished at the tenth place at the Munich Olympics. He later underwent rigorous training at the San Jose City college track. He as well won the gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics in 1976, setting the world record of 8616 points, which was later broken by Daley Thompson in 1980. After winning in Montreal, he gave up vaulting. He quickly set out to cash in his popularity and bagged several commercials. He was shown as ‘Wheaties champion’ on the front of Wheaties brand breakfast cereal. In 1977, he was selected by Kansas city kings with the 139th pick of the NBA draft.
Jenner later starred in two movies after his Olympics success but they did not get success at the box office. Itas well included ‘Can’t stop the music’ (1980), a disco-era comedy about the singing group, ‘The Village People’ and ‘Jack and Jill’ (2011) with Al Pacino. In 1980, he then started his television career starring in the TV movies, ‘The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story’ (1980), and ‘Grambling white tiger’ (1981). He became a guest-starring police officer in the police series ‘CHiPs’ for six episodes. He also appeared in the two video games ‘Olympic Decathlon’ (1980), and ‘Bruce Jenner’s world-class decathlon’ (1996).
He later got registered his first victory as a race driver in 12 hours of Sebring in the IMSA GTO class, driving the 7-Eleven Roush Racing Ford Mustang, with co-driver Scott Pruett, finishing in 4th place in the 12-hour endurance race. 1986 was also his most successful year as he finished to Pruett.
In the 1990s he was the host of an infomercial for Stair Climber Plus, a stair climbing exercise machine and did many primetime television programs and commentary on NBC, ABC and FOX Sports.
In January 2002, he participated in an episode of the American series of ‘The weakest link’, featuring Olympic athletes. In the following year he was seen in the American series, ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here!’ and made a cameo appearance on a third season episode of ‘The Apprentice’. He was partnered with Tai Babylonia for ‘Skating with Celebrities’ that aired in 2006. He was a guest judge on ‘Pet Star’ on Animal Planet and was a part of NBC’s game show ‘identity’ and ‘Celebrity family feud’. He also appeared in episodes of ‘Murder she wrote’, ‘Family Guy’, and few talk shows such as ‘Hannity’ and ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’.
He later took part in in an episode of the American series of ‘The weakest link’, featuring Olympic athletes. In the following year he was seen in the American series, ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here!’ and made a cameo appearance on a third season episode of ‘The Apprentice’. He was partnered with Tai Babylonia for ‘Skating with Celebrities’ that aired in 2006.He was a guest judge on ‘Pet Star’ on Animal Planet and was a part of NBC’s game show ‘identity’ and ‘Celebrity family feud’. He also appeared in episodes of ‘Murder she wrote’, ‘Family Guy’, and few talk shows such as ‘Hannity’ and ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’.
Bruce Jenner Net Worth
Jenner has an estimated net worth is $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, she as well grew to grow her fortune up to $500 million in the next five to 10 years. She hasn’t had much time to reveal her earning power yet, but she is expected to make five times what Bruce made on the public speaking circuit. Bruce reportedly earned between $20,000 and $40,000 per speech. TMZ reported Caitlyn could now command more than $100,000 per gig. He as well unknown the much he has been paid for any of her recent ventures, but she will likely have no shortage of endorsement and sponsorship deals. A spokeswoman position could make her millions of dollars, meaning her earning power is seemingly limitless. Jenner as well as shared the news that she was transitioning into a woman in an interview with Diane Sawyer. The two-hour television special brought ABC’s “20/20” its largest audience in 15 years with 16.9 million viewers. Excluding sports, it was the most-watched Friday program since 2003.
Bruce Jenner Olympics
Bruce Jenner captured the hearts of America exactly 39 years ago Thursday by winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He later became an instant celebrity and was proclaimed “the world’s greatest athlete.” Not only was it a significant athletic achievement for the country in its bicentennial year, but the fact Jenner was able to dethrone Soviet decathlete Mykola Avilov, who had won gold in 1972 during the height of the Cold War, made it even more memorable.
Most people under the age of 40 know him as the best as a reality television star from “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and most recently “I Am Cait,” but the gold medal performance on July 30, 1976, remains the moment Jenner became an indelible part of American history. For some, it’s a fading memory about a person whose life since has been rebooted. To celebrate the anniversary, here are five things you might not know — or remember — about Jenner’s Olympic triumph nearly two decades ago.