A glamorous L. A. socialite, Kris Jenner achieved fame, first, through her two famous husbands, lawyer Robert Kardashian and his successor, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (prior to his gender reassignment and subsequent life as Caitlyn Jenner), and secondly, through her children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert, Jr. The name "Kardashian" first resonated with America when Jenner's first husband helped defend O.J. Simpson during his murder trial, but became a household name thanks to Kris Jenner's masterminding efforts, resulting in the immensely popular reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (E!, 2007- ) which chronicled her brood's every drama. Although many felt Jenner was exploiting her children, others were impressed by her business savvy in building a lucrative multimedia empire, including spin-offs "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami" (E!, 2009-2013), "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" (E!, 2011-12) and "Khloé & Lamar" (E!, 2011-12). Dogged by controversy and drama, but clever enough to always profit from it, Jenner published an autobiography Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian and continued to serve as the brains and muscle of the ever-expanding, ever-profitable Kardashian brand. Although she and her family were frequently pop cultural punchlines, Kris Jenner laughed all the way to the bank, proving herself a formidable and fiercely successful entrepreneur.