William Hugh Jenner

William Hugh Jenner

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Updated On September 27, 2022

William Hugh Jenner was a celebrity father. William Hugh Jenner was the father of an American media personality and former Olympic gold-medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner.

Early Life

Willliam Hugh Jenner was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on 7 February 1923. He was born to his parents Hugh Burton Jenner (father) and Bertha Mary Yarn (mother). Jenner had spent his childhood in the Boston area and later shifted to Westchester County, New York.

Likewise, Jenner had two siblings, Harold Burton Jenner and Betty E Jenner. Similarly, he held Canadian nationality and his birth sign is Aquarius.


Unfortunately, William passed away on December 28, 2000, at the age of 77 due to cancer. More details about his early life are not available at the moment.


Just like his early life, there is no information available about his educational background. However, on the other hand, his daughter Caitlyn is a graduate student. She completed her graduation from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education.

Career and Professional Life

Willliam Hugh Jenner was best known for being the father of Caitlyn Jenner, a media personality and former Olympic gold-medal-winning decathlete. Besides, William was a tree surgeon and was also a silver medal winner in the 100-yard dash in the U.S. Army in 1945. More details on William’s career are not available. So, let’s have a look at his daughter Caitlyn’s career below:

Caitlyn Jenner’s career

William Bruce Jenner aka Caitlyn Jenner started her athletic career at Newton (Connecticut) High School, where she lettered in basketball, athletics, and gridiron football. Jenner also took up waterskiing on his own and won the East Coast all-around title in 1966, 1969, and 1971. Despite receiving a football scholarship, Jenner was only able to play basketball and track at Graceland College (Lamoni, Iowa) because of a knee injury.

Jenner, who began competing in the decathlon in 1971, placed tenth in the competition at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. Then Jenner relocated to California to train with elite competitors in individual events rather than with other decathlon competitors.

William Hugh Jenner

Caption: Caitlyn Jenner posing for a photo Source: Sports Illustrated

Moreover, after winning the 1976 Olympics, Jenner started working as a network television sports analyst, in addition to doing television advertisements, giving talks, and writing books.

Net Worth

The net worth of the late William Hugh Jenner is not available at the moment. However, his daughter Caitlyn has a net worth of $100 million.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, Jenner was a married man. He was married to Esther Jenner. However, more details about his marriage life are not available at the moment. He was a straight-gender person.

However, on the other hand, his daughter Caitlyn was a transgender woman. But later, she identified herself as a woman in April 2015. According to Caitlyn, one of the biggest mistakes she made in life was not discussing gender identification with her late father, William.

William Hugh Jenner

Caption: Caitlyn posing for a photo with her ex-wife Kris
Source: People

Body Measurements

Any information regarding his body measurements is not available at the moment. But looking at his pictures, we can assume that he had black pair of eyes with golden-brown hair.

However, on the other hand, his daughter Caitlyn stands at a height of 6 feet e inches and has a weight of 88 kg. Likewise, her body measurements are 38-30-38.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, the late William was not available on any social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Nevertheless, his daughter Caitlyn has more than 13 million followers on her Instagram handles under the nickname @caitlynjenner where she posts a lot about her life and family.

William Hugh Jenner

Caption: Jenner Family Source: Otakukart


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