Kendra Leigh Baskett, to the public known as Kendra Wilkinson, is a famous American model, television personality, author, businesswoman, as well as an actress. Kendra Wilkinson is perhaps best known for appearing in the reality television series “The Girls Next Door”, which focused on the lives of the girlfriends of a famous businessman Hugh Heffner. One of those girlfriends was Kendra Wilkinson. The show, which took place in the Playboy Mansion, aired its first season in 2005 and was on air for 6 seasons until 2010. “The Gils Next Door” proved to generate a large interest from the audience, which resulted in the release of a total of 91 episodes.
Kendra Wilkinson Net Worth $6 Million
The show also inspired the creation of several spin-off series, some of which had Kendra Wilkinson as the main star. In 2009, Wilkinson debuted with her own series entitled “Kendra”, which revolved around her life after leaving the Playboy Mansion and settling down with her husband Hank Baskett. “Kendra” premiered on E! as the highest-rated series on the network and averaged 2.6 million viewers during the first season. However, even though the show always managed to keep the average viewership above one million, “Kendra” was not picked up for the fifth season and finished its run in 2013.
A famous television personality, how rich is Kendra Wilkinson? In 2009, Wilkinson earned $120 000 for her wedding photos and that same year she had acquired various assets ranging from dresses to earrings, the worth of which amounted to $100 000. Meanwhile, in 2013, Wilkinson earned an annual salary of $2 million. In regards to her wealth, Kendra Wilkinson’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million.
Kendra Wilkinson was born in 1985, in San Diego, California, where she attended Clairemont High School. When she finished her studies, Wilkinson started working as a glamour model, until in 2004 she received an offer to work as one of Heffner’s “painted girls”. Heffner then offered her an opportunity to be one of his girlfriends and upon agreement she moved into the Playboy Mansion. With Heffner’s guidance, Wilkinson started appearing on various television programs, including “The Girls Next Door”, “Entourage”, “Las Vegas” and even had a small role in “Scary Movie 4”. Wilkinson was also featured in various magazines. However, after marrying Hank Baskett and giving birth to their son, Kendra Wilkinson decided to move on from Playboy and focused on her solo career instead.
In 2009, she launched the largely popular series “Kendra”, and several years later produced another reality television series entitled “Kendra on Top”. The show, which also features Wilkinson’s husband, managed to attract an audience of 7.5 million viewers. So far it has aired for two seasons, while the third season is scheduled to appear on screens in October in 2014.
In addition to her own series, Kendra Wilkinson had been a guest on such shows as “Dancing with the Stars”, “E! True Hollywood Story”, “WWE Raw” and “Celebrity Wife Swap”.
A famous television personality and model, Kendra Wilkinson has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Always knew she wanted a unisex name for her future daughter. She eventually decided to name her daughter Alijah after she met a taxi driver whose daughter was named this way. Her daughter's middle name is Mary, after her grandmother Mary Stotz.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Alijah Mary Baskett on May 16, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Hank Baskett.
(April 21, 2013) Was involved in a car crash in San Fernando Valley and suffered a minor stroke during the accident.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a son Henry Randall Baskett IV on December 11, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Hank Baskett.
(June 27, 2009) Married her boyfriend of a year Hank Baskett following a 7-month-long engagement.
She has Polish, English, Irish, and German ancestry.
Daughter-in-law of Hank Baskett Sr. and Judy Baskett.
Moved out of the Playboy Mansion in 2009 to pursue a relationship with NFL Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett.
Daughter of Patty Wilkinson and Eric Wilkinson. Sister of Colin Wilkinson. Granddaughter of Mary Stotz.
Used her earnings from The Girls Next Door (2005) to buy herself an apartment in San Diego, California.
Kendra's mother, Patty Wilkinson, filed for divorce from her father, Eric Wilkinson, when Kendra was eight years old.
Once worked as a dental assistant and at Papa John's pizza.
Had breast implant surgery at the age of eighteen with money she'd saved from working two jobs.
Her best friend's name is Brittany.
While Hugh M. Hefner usually approached potential girlfriends via intermediaries, he actually called Kendra himself and asked if she'd like to live at the Playboy Mansion.
Is a huge fan of rap/hip-hop music.
I was still on drugs. I met a guy and I ended up running away with him. All throughout sophomore year (in high school) I lived with this guy and I did drugs for that long. Every day, every minute.
[on stealing for drugs when she was younger] In the beginning of my drug phase I would go to the apartment near my school looking cute and smile big until one of the guys gave me coke or weed for free. But as I got more and more into the drugs, the smile just wasn't cutting it. I needed to come up with money to support my habit. I began to occasionally ask my mother for lunch money or for some cash to see a movie, and then I'd use it to buy drugs. Other times I would sneak into my grandmother's house and steal from her purse. I didn't think she would catch on, and she never said anything, so I figured I was in the clear.
[on her mother sending her to a psychiatric facility for two weeks in an unsuccessful bid to get her off drugs at the age of 15] It was crazy in that place. We didn't see daylight. We weren't allowed outside. It was basically a jail, but it was a hospital. But it did not change me at all. I think it made me worse because in my heart I didn't want to change. People were forcing me, and that's something that does not work with me.
[on beginning to use cocaine at the age of 13] All of a sudden my friends broke out this white stuff. I started feeling pretty good. That was the start of my drug days.