Q&A with Kardashian mom Kris Jenner
E! network's "Keeping up with the Kardashians" might as well be called "Kardashian Inc." The family -- including branding mega-star Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe -- earned an astounding $65 million last year on everything from appearances to fragrances to their own clothing boutique, Dash. Driving this all is Kris Jenner, who's not only mom to the Kardashian clan but manager to each of them as well.
Back in your early adulthood, what were some of the things you did to make a living?
I was an airline stewardess, and I worked in my mother's clothing store and my grandmother's candle shop. My parents always had businesses, and my grandmother and mother were very independent, which taught me a lot. They loved to work -- they felt like you had to have a reason to get up every day and have fun. I grew up in San Diego, going to the beach on Saturdays with my girlfriend and our surfboards. We had this great life, and after we graduated from high school, I was an airline stewardess for about a year and a half, two years. Then I married Robert Kardashian and started having babies. I got pregnant on my honeymoon.
Did you enjoy being a stewardess?
(I) loved it. I loved the travel, and I loved getting up and going someplace exciting. I saw so many cities in the U.S., and I was based in New York City. It was so exciting.