Kris Jenner Is Annoying, but Brilliant

Kris JennerMany people can't stand Kris Jenner, the "momager" of the Kardashian klan. From what we see of her on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the other spin-off shows, she appears to be bossy, overbearing, and annoying among other things. Whether that's an act for the cameras or not, one thing is clear: She's a brilliant businesswoman who started with nothing and has created a family dynasty that brought in $65 million last year alone. Not so shabby. 

In a recent interview with More magazine, she talked about how she got her family to the point they are at today, and where they started. While she takes a large chunk of the credit, she provided some surprising details I hadn't heard before that make me like -- or a least admire -- her a little bit more.

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For example, did you know that when she met Bruce Jenner, they were both broke? She refused alimony from her ex-husband (former O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian), and Bruce was actually $500,000 in debt. He had the reputation and gold medals, but it was Kris who "managed" him into a successful career.

She also won me over in this interview when she talked about how she learned everything about business she needed to know from being a Brownie leader, room mother, and soccer coach. She told the magazine:

Being a mom gave me great knowledge of how to be a professional multitasker. I see a problem, and I fix it.

Of course, she kind of loses me with her next sentence: "To me, Bruce was a problem that needed to be fixed." But that's Kris; she calls it like she sees it.

She's unapologetic in her mission to achieve success. When asked how she handles accusations that she's exploiting her children, she said:

[I respond] by working hard. My job is to take my family’s 15 minutes of fame and turn it into 30. It’s a very rewarding feeling when I go to sleep every night knowing I did the best I could for my family.

So far, I'd say she's a major overachiever, because they've had many, many more than 30 minutes of fame, with no signs of slowing down. 

Her best advice for others wanting to become self-made successes:

If someone says no, you’re asking the wrong person. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Get organized.

Go Kris, go.

Do you respect Kris Jenner as a businesswoman?


Image via More magazine

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