In the latest episode of “The Kardashians,” Kris Jenner opened up about her divorce with Robert Kardashian. In a conversation with her daughter Khloé Kardashian, Kris revealed that leaving Robert was the “biggest regret of her life”. But who was Robert Kardashian? How did he become so popular? What is his net worth? Let’s find out.
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About Robert Kardashian:
Who Was Robert Kardashian?
Robert George Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman and the father of Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Robert was born on February 22, 1944, in an Armenian-American family in Los Angeles. He was one of the three children of Helen and Arthur Kardashian.
Robert completed his degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and earned a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Robert Kardashian was the pioneer of the idea of adding music between movies in theaters.
Robert was a successful businessman as well. After a decade of practicing as a lawyer, he opened his business and became successful there. He was the co-founder of companies like Radio & Records (a trade publication), Movie Tunes, Concert Cinema, and Juice Inc. (a frozen yogurt company).
Family and Personal Life:
Robert was married to Kris Jenner from 1978 to 1991. The couple shares four children, daughters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian, and a son Robert Kardashian Jr. Shortly after separating from Kris, he was engaged to Denice Shakarian Halicki but they never married. In 1998, Robert married Jan Ashley and marriage ended in annulment in 1999. Later Jan revealed that frequent sadness and turmoil related to Kris Jenner and his children was the reason for their divorce. Prior to six weeks before his death, Robert married his third wife, Ellen Pierson.
How Did Robert Kardashian Become Famous? The OJ Simpson Trial:
Following the death of OJ Simpson’s wife Nicole Brown, OJ was hidden at Robert’s place to avoid attention. Robert was seen carrying a Louis Vuitton bag from OJ’s estate and was accused of carrying Nicole’s bloody clothes and other crucial evidence.
Robert was forced to appear on Television and he read a note written by OJ. At that time it was assumed that it was a suicide note. OJ tried to fly away but he was arrested and the trial began one year later. Robert reactivated his license to practice law and joined a legal “dream team” as a volunteer assistant assembled by OJ. Robert was sitting beside OJ throughout the trial and his support was very crucial in OJ’s acquittal.
However, after the trial, Robert and OJ stopped talking. It was rumored that Robert was doubtful about his friend’s innocence. He later regretted being a part of the successful legal case.
Why Did Kris Jenner Cheat on Robert Kardashian?
Kris Jenner, the first wife of Robert Kardashian, recently spoke about her divorce on the Kardashian Show with her daughter Khloe. Kris said it was just a “young and dumb decision” from her side. She added Robert was a great husband and dad but Kris misunderstood the situation and thought “the grass was greener somewhere else”. Kris also termed the divorce as the “biggest regret” of her life.
How Did Robert Died?
Robert was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2003. He died within eight weeks on Sept. 30, 2003, at his home in Encino, Los Angeles, at 59 years of age. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
What Was the Net Worth of Robert Kardashian?
Robert Kardashian was not only an American attorney but also a very successful businessman engaged in different ventures. He was the first member of the Kardashian family to become famous. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth was $10 million (adjusting inflation today it is approximately $25 million) at the time of his death.