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    Kris Jenner
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    Kris Jenner
    Executive producer and star, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

    Love them or hate them, Jenner and her Kardashian offspring have turned out four hyper-successful shows on E! (the Jan. 29 season finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York averaged 4.5 million viewers).

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    Jenner recently inked a lucrative deal to deliver three additional seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E! and cites the deal as her biggest professional accomplishment of the past year (it’s reportedly worth upward of $40 million). The 56-year-old mother of six — who married Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner in 1991 — acutely understands the value E!’s Kardashian franchise has on her family’s popularity and lucrative offshoots, including sevenfigure appearance deals for her daughters, countless endorsements and a Sears clothing line.

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    Her greatest challenge? “Trying to fit it all in,” she says.

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