“I like everything a certain way. I’m not somebody who can just lay back and let it happen… And I think that’s what’s gotten me to where I am in life.” ~ Kris Jenner, Reality TV Personality and Fashion Designer
Summary: Despite being notoriously well-known for her family’s reality TV Show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (and its several spin-offs) Kris Jenner is an aspirational woman, mom and entrepreneur. Kris connects with her audience in a manner that no other iconic figure in pop culture today does. She shares her struggles and successes that every family and business owners are faced with everyday. In the fall of 2011, Kris released a memoir, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian, she shares the reality of living her hectic life in the celebrity spotlight, touching on topics that will resonate with women everywhere—love, loss, marriage, divorce, motherhood, and faith. In 2013, Kris hosted her own short-lived talk show. Lastly, Kris has built the Kardashian empire from the ground up which to date includes media holdings, product manufacturing and clothing designs. The family started their careers as owners of two boutique stores in Calabasas, CA, and have since expanded to multi-million dollar endorsements with OPI Nail Polish, Sketchers, Sears, Shoe Dazzle, Mattel and many more to come.
Industry: Entertainment & Fashion
Q: You seem to love working and have so much energy. What’s your secret? on papermag.com
A: The secret to being driven and passionate about anything is really loving what you do. I’ve always encouraged my kids to pursue projects that they feel connected to and passionate about, because those are the ones that will lead to the greatest successes. Kylie’s makeup business is a great example. Kylie Cosmetics is something she built from the ground up, from conception to reality, and she’s been the driving force every step along the way. To see her dream become a reality is the most rewarding thing as a mother, and I’m beyond proud of her. My kids are all such hard workers. Being surrounded by people who have a strong work ethic and who are focused and passionate makes my job easier.