Loyal fans of the Kardashian family might have noticed that family matriarch, Kris Jenner, has made the media rounds lately. The major revelations came from an interview Kris Jenner did for Haute Living. Kris Jenner also spoke of the pride she has for supermodel daughter Kendall Jenner and newly-single mother Kourtney Kardashian. Fifty-nine-year-old Kris Jenner covers the origins of the family’s retail stores, which began with a children’s clothing store her mother opened in San Diego, which has been open for 45 years. Kris Jenner explained that the Kardashian family started their reality television series in the hopes of getting exposure for their fashion boutiques.
“…the girls opened a boutique in Calabasas called Smooch which was very close to our home and three years later the reality show began. We basically did the show because we thought it would be great exposure for our stores—as well as having fun.”
Under Kris Jenner’s guidance, the family fun project has become a multimillion dollar enterprise that spans several reality show spin offs, clothing stores, books, beauty supplies, and frequent paid appearances at nightclubs and events. Kris Jenner has done so well at her job as Kardashian-Jenner family CEO that she managed to negotiate a massive $80 million contract to be split among the each of the female Kardashian-Jenner family members for the next three seasons of the family flagship reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. So why is her superstar daughter trying to push her out?
Radar Online reports that Kris Jenner’s daughter, Kim Kardashian-West, is urging her to retire. It seems Kim is eager to take over management of the Kardashian-Jenner family empire with the help of her husband, Kanye West.
“Kim’s always dreamed of taking her Kris’s place at the head of the family. She wants Kanye to call all the shots with her, from show plot lines to business and endorsement deals.”
Kris Jenner’s job isn’t easy. In a Haute Living article from October, 2014, Kris Jenner outlined her typical 12-hour work day, which begins at 5 a.m.
“After I have a coffee, I get myself to the gym in Beverly Hills, where I work out with Gunnar Peterson. After that, I start working from the minute I get into the car to go home. I look over everyone’s schedules to see where everyone is. I may hop on the phone with our attorney to go over deals that we’re negotiating. There is maintenance on every single thing we do. I have a bunch of people in my office I couldn’t live without because ‘it takes a village,’ but it starts [with me]. I end my day at 5 or 6. I used to work into the night, but learned that is unhealthy, and I wasn’t feeling as productive the next day.”
That schedule may be difficult for Kim to keep up, with a young child and another on the way, but sources tell Radar Online that she is up to the challenge.
“Kim’s told her mom it should be like a royal abdication, that she shouldn’t wait too long before passing over the power. She says there’s still so much money-making potential with the family, but managing it all is a young woman’s job.”
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