Robert Kardashian was an American businessman and attorney. He was born on February 22, 1944, and lived till September 30, 2003. As an attorney, Robert Kardashian gained public recognition as O.J Simpson’s defense attorney and friends during the 1995 murder trial. As a businessman, he started a frozen yogurt company with O.J. Simpson. Robert Kardashian had four children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob. Here is his biography.

Name: Robert George Kardashian,

Born: February 22, 1944 – September 30, 2003,

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California,

Education: Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of San Diego,

Occupation: Attorney, Businessman,

Known for: O.J Simpson Case,

Spouse: Kris Houghton, Jan Ashley, 

Children: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Rob and Khloe Kardashian

Early Life 

Robert Kardashian Sr was born in Los Angeles, California, as one of the three kids to Author and Helen. His parents are both Armenian American. His father is Arthur Kardashian, who lived between 1917 and 2012, while his mother is Helen Jean Kardashian. Helen lived between 1917 and 2008. Robert Kardashian is not the only child in the family.

His two other siblings are Barbara Kardashian Freeman and Thomas Tom Kardashian. Robert and his parents are Christians. When Robert’s grandfather migrated to the United States, he changed his name to Thomas and started a career in garbage collection. This led to the founding of his business, and he eventually married Hamas Shakarian. As a kid, Robert George Kardashian grew up in an affluent part of Los Angeles County. 


He enjoyed his early childhood years in the View Park area of L.A. Robert Kardashian attended his high school and eventually higher education in California. The high school he graduated from is Susan Miller Dorsey High School. After his graduation from high school, Robert went to the University of Southern California to study Business Administration and graduated in 1966.

After graduating from UCLA, he moved to the University of San Diego to earn a J.D law degree at the Law School. Robert practiced law for about ten years before changing his career to practice business.

Robert Kardashian Sr Business

 In 1973, he became a co-founder of Radio & Records, which is a trade company. The business was successful because Robert and his partner sold it for a large amount in 1979. After that, Robert Kardashian started the idea of playing music between films in theaters and started a company called Movie Tunes.

Aside from this business, Robert Kardashian has invested in many other businesses. For example, he served as the president and Chief Executive Officer of Juice Inc. Juice Inc is a frozen yogurt company that he started with O.J. Simpson. Aside from that, Robert invested in Concert Cinema, which is a music video company. 

Public Recognition

Robert Kardashian gained public recognition during the O.J Simpson murder trial. He later served as part of Simpson’s defense team. 

O.J Simpson Case

Robert Kardashian

Robert Kardashian and Simpson were friends before the Simpson murder trial. They first met around 1967 when they were studying at USC. After they met, O.J. Simpson and Robert became friends. In fact, O.J. Simpson was Robert Kardashian’s best man when Kardashian married Kris Houghton in 1978.

Robert later became the waterboy for the USC Trojans football team, which was the nation’s number one, according to the AP poll. After the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994, O.j. Simpson stayed in Robert Kardashian’s house to avoid the prying media. 

Robert was seen carrying Simpson’s garment bag on the day the Simpson flew back to Chicago. It was speculated by the prosecutors that the bag might contain Simpson’s bloody clothes or the murder weapon. Robert Kardashian read a letter by O.J Simpson to the media at 11 a.m on June 17, 1994, when Simpson failed to surrender.

Many understood the letter to be a suicide note. Prosecutors charged Simpson with the murder of Nicole Brown, and this became an American crime story. He was eventually acquitted due to lack of evidence against him in a controversial and televised criminal trial.

 Before Simpson murder trial, Robert had let his license to practice law become inactive. But during the trial, he reactivated his license to aid the defense as part of the dream team. He served as a volunteer assistant as part of Simpson’s legal team.

Johnnie Cochran and Robert Shapiro are also part of the Simpson defense team. During the Simpson trial, Robert Kardashian couldn’t be subpoenaed to testify against Simpson history and his attitude toward his ex-wife. 

He was with Simpson as he was acquitted of all criminal charges against him. Eventually, Kardashian and Simpson fell apart. In a 1996 interview with ABC, Kardashian said that he had doubts about Simpson’s innocence.

The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in his side and caused him the greatest problems. They stopped talking to each other after that. This means that after Nicole’s death, Kardashian and Simpson fell apart. 

Personal Life

Kardashian got married to his first wife, Kris, and they have four children. Their names are Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe and Rob. When Kris cheated on him, he separated from her and became engaged to Denice Shakarian Halicki, who is his third cousin. She was the widow of the movie producer H.B Halicki. Kardashian later married Jan Ashley, but the union dissolved 30 days later.

He later went on to marry Ellen Pierson shortly before he died of esophageal cancer. Ellen Pierson was his last wife. When Kardashian divorced Kris, she went on to marry Bruce Jenner and became Kris Jenner. Later, she married Caitlyn Jenner. After seeing the rainbow on her son birthday, Kim honor her late father.