Kendall Jenner Once Received a $250,000 Birthday Gift From a Complete Stranger

Kendall Jenner’s received a ton of lavish birthday gifts from friends and family over the years, but the $250,000 present she was given on her 21st birthday actually didn’t come from someone she knew.

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Kendall Jenner has a successful modeling career

Though Jenner rose to fame starring on her family’s hit E! series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, her career took off once she began working as a high-fashion model.

Shortly after posing in campaigns for retailers such as Forever 21 and hitting the runways for major designers, Jenner began accumulating an impressive number of jobs before graduating high school.

It wasn’t long before she found herself shooting covers and editorials for various international publications and walking in major fashion shows for high-end brands like Chanel, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Balmain.

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In 2015, Jenner appeared in her very first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and walked for them again the very next year.

In 2018, Jenner was named Forbes Highest-Paid Model after her high-end contracts with some of the world’s top fashion brands and her other modeling jobs earned her $22.5 million that year alone.

Today, the reality star is known as one of the most in-demand models in the fashion industry. But on top of being an ultra-success model, Jenner’s also a mega influencer and a social media icon. As of this year, Jenner has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Kendall Jenner comes from a high-profile family

Though she’s worth millions of dollars today, being wealthy isn’t something Jenner came into once her career as a model took off.

The supermodel is the daughter of former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner, the ex-wife of famed attorney Robert Kardashian Sr. Jenner’s siblings include sister Kylie Jenner and four half-siblings from her mother: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian.

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While the family was reasonably wealthy before Jenner was born, their overall net worth grew substantially once they landed their hit reality show. Since then, the Kardashian-Jenners have been rolling in dough, and the model reaped the benefits up until she started making her own money.

A millionaire businessman gifted Kendall Jenner a new car for her 21st birthday

Since the KarJenner’s are as over-the-top as they come, they go all out when it comes to celebrating birthdays. The famous bunch has thrown the most extravagant parties to celebrate each other’s special days and Jenner’s 21st birthday was no different.

The reality stars rang in Jenner’s big day with dinner at the swanky rooftop restaurant Catch LA followed by an epic birthday bash at Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood.

The night’s festivities were all-around extravagant, but Jenner’s special birthday gift was the highlight of the evening. While enjoying her birthday party, Jenner was called outside, where she was met with a brand new Rolls Royce that had a $250,000 price tag.

While many assumed that the car was a gift from Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian revealed that the OG momager wasn’t behind the lavish present.

“We got outside and there’s a Rolls-Royce and this man standing there. And I was like, ‘Who’s the gift? The guy or the car?’ I was so confused. And then this guy just hands Kendall a pair of keys to this car. And I’m like, ‘Do we even know who this guy is?'” Kardashian recalled during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in November 2016. “He’s some prince and I was like, ‘Is this a joke?’ On my 21st birthday, I think I got a dinner and a purse, or something. I didn’t know you just get cars from strangers.”

Though some were convinced Jenner had a secret admirer, it was later revealed that the “random prince” wasn’t that much of a stranger after all. In fact, he’s actually a friend of her mom Kris and the CEO/Founder of an online car-buying service called

So even though Jenner and her sisters had no clue who the generous man was, he definitely gave her one of the most expensive birthday gifts she’s received to date.