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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.

 
Kris Jenner
Kris JennerPhoto by PR Photos
Yours is a family that clearly likes to splurge. Is there anything you're still frugal about?

I realize this isn't going to last forever, and I think it's really important to save for the future. It's a very rewarding feeling to raise a huge family and know that all my kids have worked very hard. They work every single day. The thing I admire most about them is their work ethic and the way they never complain and never stop. I've never seen anything like Kourtney, who has a baby and works 18-hour days every day, and she knows that she needs to work hard and save for her future. I've got some really smart kids who are doing that, and it makes me really happy to know that each and every one of them has worked hard, gotten themselves their own home and their own things, and taken care of themselves. That's so unbelievably rewarding as a parent.

 
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