Bruce Jenner and the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada (1976)
DVD: William Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949) is a former U.S. track and field athlete, motivational speaker, socialite and television personality. He is known for having won a gold medal for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. Following his Gold medal, his professional career evolved into being a television celebrity. Since the 2007 debut of Keeping Up with the Kardashians he has been known as the step-father of the Kardashian sisters. Jenner placed third in the decathlon at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials and finished in tenth place at the 1972 Munich games. His success prompted him to devote himself to an intense training regimen, while also selling insurance outside training hours. He acknowledged that he was supported and subsidized by his then wife, Chrystie Crownover, who worked as an airline stewardess. In the era before professionalism was allowed in athletics, this kind of training was unheard of. During that period he spent eight hours a day at the San Jose City College track. Centered around Bert Bonnano, the coach at SJCC, San Jose at the time was a hotbed for training aspiring Olympic athletes, including Jenner, along with Millard Hampton, Andre Phillips, John Powell, Mac Wilkins, Al Feuerbach and others. In 1974 and 1976, Jenner was the American champion in the event. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he won the gold medal in the Decathlon, setting the world record of 8,618 points. The world record was broken by just 4 points by Daley Thompson in 1980. In 1985, the IAAF Decathlon scoring table was changed, so Jenner's winning score has been reevaluated against that table and reported as 8634 for comparative purposes. As of 2011, Jenner is #25 on the world all-time list and the #9 American. As a result of winning the Olympic decathlon, Jenner was a national hero. He was the 1976 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Jenner was also the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976. He was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1980. San Jose City College hosted the "Bruce Jenner Invitational" (frequently shortened to "Jenner") as a televised, annual stop on the United States Track and Field Circuit (a meet equivalent in stature to the Prefontaine Classic) for the better part of two decades. Records were set at the meet, with Jenner frequently hosting the telecasts. Beginning in late 2007, Jenner starred in the E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, along with wife Kris Jenner, stepdaughters Kourtney, Kim, KhloÃ©, and stepson Rob (from Kris' marriage to attorney Robert Kardashian), and daughters Kylie and Kendall. Season two had an average of 1.6 million viewers, an increase over the previous cycle, and the show was renewed for a third season. At the start of its fourth season in late 2009, Keeping Up with the Kardashians set ratings records. Its second episode earned a total of 4.2 million viewers and briefly held the record as the cable network's most-watched telecast to date, superseding the 2002 premiere of The Anna Nicole Show. Kardashians wrapped its fifth season on October 24, 2010 with an audience of 4.1 million viewers, short of the series-record 4.8 million viewers for its fourth-season finale on February 28, 2010. The latter episode featured the birth of Kourtney's child with Scott Disick. Three spin-off series have been produced focusing on specific members of the Kardashian clan, and for which Jenner makes periodic cameos: Kourtney and KhloÃ© Take Miami aired its first season between August and October, 2009. A second season ran from June 13 to August 15, 2010. In October 2010, it was announced that a second spin-off titled Kourtney and Kim Take New York would premiere in January 2011 on the E! network.
Bruce JennerNet Worth: $100 Million
Bruce Jenner Biography
Bruce Jenner net worth: Bruce Jenner, father of Brody Jenner, is the gold medal winner of the Montreal Summer Olympic games of ...Read More