Kris Jenner has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022.
The momager, 66, was feted in a glowing essay penned by her friend Ryan Seacrest, who created her family’s eponymous reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians and currently executive produces their latest Hulu show, The Kardashians.
The star-studded Time100 list also includes megastars Oprah Winfrey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mary J. Blige, Zendaya, Mila Kunis, and Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson.
It’s an honor! Kris Jenner has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022
‘When I was first introduced to Kris Jenner, she possessed everything you would envy in a person: charisma, confidence, and warmth,’ he wrote.
‘In our first meeting for what would become the 20-season TV juggernaut Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I saw her fearlessness firsthand as she insisted the show include not only the family’s high points, but all its vulnerabilities as well.’
‘Since then, Kris has become the undisputed matriarch of reality television and is destined to be ranked among the top marketing minds in history. This year, she successfully pivoted her family’s kingdom from cable to streaming, relaunching as The Kardashians on Hulu.
‘As the stabilizing core of an empire, she continually navigates the unexpected challenges of life and business with empathy, transparency, and endurance.’
VIP! Oprah Winfrey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson were also among those on the Time 100 list
Singing her praises! The momager, 66, was feted in a glowing essay penned by her friend Ryan Seacrest, who created her family’s eponymous reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians and currently produces their latest Hulu venture, The Kardashians
Ryan ended the essay saying Kris had become ‘a friend and big sister to me.’
‘If you’ve ever wondered how the chaos of every episode of the show always ended with a family meeting and hugs, it’s because that’s who Kris Jenner is. Family comes first,’ he wrote.
Kris was included on Time 100’s ‘Titans’ category along with Oprah, Cook, and actress Michelle Yeoh.
Davidson was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People under their ‘Artist’ label.
‘Family comes first’: Seacrest said the show’s family-centric focus was all Jenner’s doing
Throwback! Keeping Up With The Kardashians catapulted the family into stardom after the series premiere on E! in 2007
Kris catapulted into the public eye in 2007 with the debut of her family’s iconic reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The series thrust her children, Kim Kardashian, Khloe, Kourtney, Rob, Kendall Jenner, Kylie, into superstardom.
The show ended in 2021 after 20 seasons on E!, but that wasn’t the last fans saw of the family with the recent debut of their Hulu series, The Kardashians.
Iconic series: KUWTK followed the inner lives of Jenner and her family; pictured 2007
Following its launch last month, the show was named Hulu’s most-watched premiere in the United States.
The show’s Instagram account announced The Kardashians had become the most watched series premiere in the US and across multiple other platforms globally.
‘#TheKardashians is the #1 most watched series premiere on @hulu in the US and Disney+ and Star+ globally,’ the Instagram account caption read.
Speaking with Variety, a spokesperson for Hulu claimed the series was the most-watched Star Originals show on Disney+ and Star+. This, however, excludes Disney’s Marvel and Star Wars streaming shows.
‘The Kardashians’ is the most-watched series premiere on Hulu in the United States, and on Disney+ and Star+ among Star Originals, across all global markets to date,’ a spokesperson for Hulu told the publication.
The numbers are derived from the premiere episode hours ‘watched in the first three days since its release’, reports Variety.
Crunching the numbers! Following its debut last month, The Kardashians was named Hulu’s most-watched premiere in the United States