Bruce Jenner Facts

Bruce Jenner Facts
Bruce Jenner is the former name of Caitlyn Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist born on October 28th, 1949. Bruce Jenner was born in Mount Kisco, New York to William Hugh Jenner and Esther Ruth. Bruce was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. Bruce earned a football scholarship in high school but a knee injury forced him to switch to another sport. He became a decathlete, for which he became the American champion in 1974. He went on to win many awards as a professional athlete throughout his career. Bruce Jenner went on to build a film and television career. In 2015 Bruce Jenner changed his name and gender to become Caitlyn Jenner.
Interesting Bruce Jenner Facts:
Bruce Jenner was one of four children born to his parents.
Bruce Jenner's father William Jenner won a silver medal in the U.S. Army Olympics in 1945 in Germany for the 100-yard dash.
Bruce Jenner had difficulties in school as a young child and even failed second grade. He went on to college anyway thanks to a football scholarship.
Bruce Jenner has six children. He has Casey and Burt with his first wife Chrystie Crownover, Brandon and Brody with his second wife Linda Thompson, and Kylie and Kendall with his third wife Kris Jenner.
When Bruce decided to change his gender his entire family was supportive.
Bruce Jenner has appeared in a number of films including Can't Stop the Music, Grambling's White Tiger, and The Hungover Games.
It is estimated that Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner's net worth is approximately $100 million.
Television shows that Bruce Jenner has appeared on include I Am Cait, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Bruce Jenner has been successful in several sports including American football, track and field, and auto racing.
The decathlon, for which Bruce Jenner became famous, involves three days of events. These events include the 100 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meter run, 110 meter hurdles, pole vaulting, discus throwing, 1500 meter run, and javelin throw.
In 1976 Bruce Jenner won the gold medal in Montreal in the Olympic decathlon. When it was over he took a flag from a member of the audience and did a victory lap with it. This has become a tradition that is now common among athletes that win the event.
Bruce Jenner was awarded the James E. Sullivan Award as the U.S. top amateur athlete after winning gold in the Olympics.
In 1976 Bruce Jenner was awarded the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award.
Bruce Jenner was considered to be an American hero for bringing the decathlon gold medal home to the United States after it had been won by Soviet athletes for many years.
In 1976 Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Bruce Jenner became the spokesman for several major brands including Wheaties, Tropicana, Minolta, and Buster Brown.
Following his transition to becoming a female, Bruce Jenner was supported as Caitlyn Jenner to continue as a Wheaties spokesperson.
Caitlyn Jenner is now known as the world's most famous openly transgender woman.

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