- Full Name: Kendra Leigh Baskett Wilkinson
- Born: 06/12/1985
- Place of Birth: San Diego, California USA
- Occupation: Reality Star, Fashion Model, Producer, Author
- Marital Status: Married
Kendra Wilkinson Net Worth History:
Kendra Wilkinson is one of the few beautiful women, who have made their looks and sex appeal help them gain wealth. Kendra Wilkinson has always had modeling jobs, but her fame and better fortune came when she moved into the Playboy mansion to be one of his three Playmate girlfriends, at the invitation of Hugh Hefner. Mrs. Baskett has also made cameo appearances on various TV programs and she has had roles in several music videos. She and her husband Hank left the E! television network due to artistic differences and they are currently filming their reality television series “Kendra on Top” on WE television, which is boosting her income by $2 million a year. She had great monetary success on the reality show “The Girls Next Door,” which aired for nearly five years. Her life and that of her husband brings in promotional deals and their lives are worth additional income, i.e., US Weekly paying $120,000 for their wedding photos. Kendra’s success continues as she partakes in different ventures, like Dancing with the Stars, she starred in her own E! True Hollywood Story, and she has appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap.
About Kendra Wilkinson:
Kendra Leigh Wilkinson was born to Eric and Patti Wilkinson in Clairemont, an influential neighborhood of San Diego, California. She was raised in a middle class family of Russian, English, and Irish decent. Kendra is the elder of two children, she has a younger brother. Her mother Patti was from Cherry Hill, New Jersey and was a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles. Her father, Eric, was raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Ocean City, New Jersey. Eric Wilkinson was the owner of several biochemistry companies. He and Kendra’s mother divorced in 1994 when Kendra was eight years old. Kendra Wilkinson has been openly honest about her earlier years. She admits that she nearly died from drugs. She was hooked on cocaine, crystal meth and LSD and at the age of 14 after combining this toxic cocktail, she nearly died. Kendra admitted that the lunch money her mother gave her for lunch, she used to buy drugs. Kendra said that she would often steal money from your grandmother, just to get a quick fix. Her parents placed her into a psychiatric facility, but this did not turn her around. Kendra reports that she recovered on her own because she decided that she had had enough.
She did graduate from Clairemont High School in 2003, where she was initially a good student who enjoyed playing sports. Kendra played softball for six years with a local team called the Clairemont Bobby Sox. After she graduated high school, she did not want to go to college, therefore she worked briefly in a dental office as an administrative assistant before she began a serious modeling career, which is how Hugh Hefner discovered her. In 2004 she was hired to be a model at Hugh Hefner’s seventy-eighth birthday party. It is reported that the moment Mr. Hefner saw her, he knew he wanted her to be one of his Playmate girlfriends – Kendra was 19 years old when she moved into the Mansion.
It was her latter stay at the Playboy Mansion, that she met Hank Baskett, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver. She left The Girls Next Door show and married Mr. Baskett at the Playboy Mansion in June of 2009 and in December, 2009, she and Hank had a baby boy. On October 31, 2013, Kendra Wilkinson announced that she was pregnant with her second child. On May 16, 2014, she gave birth to a baby girl with her husband Hank Baskett. It was on one of the the “Kendra on Top” episodes, where it became public, that her husband was having an affair with a transgender model. Despite all the rumors of divorce, Kendra and Hank are still together and are trying to make their marriage work, even after a 2009 stint on WE TV’s reality show, “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” Kendra Baskett Wilkinson became a regular columnist blogger for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005 and in 2010, she wrote her autobiography, called “Sliding Doors.”