Why Caitlyn Jenner will really need her $500,000 Big Brother VIP payday


Caitlyn Jenner‘s campaign for Governor of California has been bleeding money, racking up a debt of more than $150,000 so far.

The 71-year-old former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has spent $910,000 on things like sushi and limos, Queerty reported on Thursday.

Despite raising about $747,000 from roughly 1,500 donors, Caitlyn has so far spent more than she’s raised, according to the report.

Going into debt: Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign for Governor of California has been bleeding money, racking up a debt of more than $150,000 so far

She reportedly blew $1,800 on a staff meeting at a sushi restaurant in Malibu, along with an additional $1,300 on limos to ferry her around LA.

But a spokesperson for the campaign, Steven Cheung, told Queerty they were unconcerned about their financial situation.

According to Cheung, the campaign has ‘robust’ donors that will keep them ‘fully funded to enter the final stretch of the election’.  

Splashing the cash: The 71-year-old former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has spent $910,000 on things like sushi and limos, Queerty reported on Thursday

Splashing the cash: The 71-year-old former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has spent $910,000 on things like sushi and limos, Queerty reported on Thursday

With the election still a month away, Caitlyn’s political opponents are faring much better financially, with Governor Gavin Newsom having raised more than $40million. 

In a bid to raise additional funds, she has been selling campaign merchandise, which includes pint glasses and dog leashes. 

Meanwhile, Caitlyn will miss an all-important debate between the other Republican candidates because she’s currently in Australia filming Big Brother VIP. 

Broke: Despite raising about $747,000 from roughly 1,500 donors, Caitlyn has so far spent more than she's raised, according to the report

Broke: Despite raising about $747,000 from roughly 1,500 donors, Caitlyn has so far spent more than she’s raised, according to the report

But Cheung insisted that Caitlyn doesn’t need to worry about the debate, for the simple reason that she’s famous. 

‘Caitlyn has widespread name recognition to the tune of 99 per cent, while other candidates need to spend large amounts of money to increase their name identification,’ he added.

Caitlyn is set to star on Channel Seven’s Big Brother VIP after arriving in Australia last month and being taken into mandatory hotel quarantine.

No expense spared: She reportedly blew $1,800 on a staff meeting at a sushi restaurant in Malibu, along with an additional $1,300 on limos to ferry her around LA

No expense spared: She reportedly blew $1,800 on a staff meeting at a sushi restaurant in Malibu, along with an additional $1,300 on limos to ferry her around LA

While the network hasn’t commented on the casting or the circumstances of her obtaining a visa, her salary is believed to be at least $500,000. 

Sources close to the star told TMZ she’d committed to Big Brother VIP before announcing her bid for governor in April, and insisted it would not interfere with her political ambitions stateside.  

Caitlyn, a former Olympic decathlete who has never run for political office before, announced her bid for governor on April 23.

Making it rain: A spokesperson for the campaign, Steven Cheung told Queerty that they were unconcerned about their financial situation

Making it rain: A spokesperson for the campaign, Steven Cheung told Queerty that they were unconcerned about their financial situation

She is running on a platform of making California a more pro-business state with lower taxes and less regulations, as well as closing the border, leading the Covid-19 recovery, and addressing affordable housing and the homeless crisis.   

Caitlyn last month took to Twitter to defend her trip Down Under, just two months before California’s election on September 14.

‘My campaign team is in full operation as am I. I am in this race to win for California, because it is worth fighting for,’ she tweeted at the time.  

New gig: Caitlyn (left) is set to star on Channel Seven's Big Brother VIP after arriving in Australia last month, and her salary is believed to be at least $500,000

New gig: Caitlyn (left) is set to star on Channel Seven’s Big Brother VIP after arriving in Australia last month, and her salary is believed to be at least $500,000



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