1968 drew the native of Halle with her parents and brother Ralph of Leuna to Leipzig. After graduating from Leipzig's Max Klinger School plum made from 1985 to 1987 on Rügen the military service of the National People's Army off and then started at the Technical University of Magdeburg in computer science. Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall, he escaped from East Germany in the autumn of 1989 on Budapest to Germany, where he trained as a securities dealer in Frankfurt am Main. Plum eventually started his own business; he organized and hosted events. Kai plum since August 10, 1996 married to his wife Ilke, with whom he has two sons. The family lives near Munich.
He is the great-grandson of the architect Hermann Eberhard plum and Ururgroßneffe the Secret Commissioner of City Planning Hermann Otto Plum, which come from a respected family in Aschersleben.
In 1991 he joined as a candidate in the ARD television show Blind Date, hosted by Rudi Carrell on. He was discovered after an audition as a presenter in 1993 and began his career in television in the RTL show you need is love (since 1995 at Sat.1 ).
Since 1996, Kai plum hosted numerous shows and live events at Sat.1: The Glücksspirale, revenge is sweet, the comedy event stars at the limit, the LEGO show, dreams come true, Germany helps - donations for the victims of the floods or The opportunity of a lifetime.
For the show Star Search in the summer of 2003, Kai plum received his first Bambi.
Together with his colleague Stefan Raab he also hosted events for the station ProSieben, the second TV total diving or the first two Wok World Championships. In the season 2006/2007 he hosted in Sat.1 the live broadcasts of the UEFA Cup.
Since 1999, Kai plum shareholder of the company Promikativ GmbH in Offenbach am Main. The company specializes in the marketing and brokerage of celebrities for advertising.
In 2004, he spoke in the animated film The Incredibles the role of Frozone.
Between 26 May 2007 and 15 July 2007, he moderated on the Sat.1 regularly broadcast Rich List - Each answer is one that went into its third season in 2008. From mid-September 2009 to mid-October, he hosted the five-part casting show "Yes we can Dance", which was aired on Sat.1.
After many years at Sat.1 plum moved in 2011 to the ARD. His relationship Show Only love is one that was sent from 1993 to 1994 on RTL and was seen since 1995 in Sat.1, expired in March 2011.
His first format in the ARD was the "Star Quiz with Kai plum ". Since summer 2011, he also hosted the Saturday night show " Klein v. United - The incredible duel ", "This is peak " and a new edition of the program " Dalli Dalli " in the NDR. Since autumn 2011, the ARD will send two additional formats with Kai plum. In the early evening on Friday, he presents the Family Quiz "Three Kai ". In addition, the show The smartest German was aired in 2011. Beginning of 2013, he presented as the representative of Barbara Schöneberg the NDR Talk Show together with Hubertus Meyer- Burckhardt. In June 2013 were in the ARD, the four-part documentary series, "Show me your world " is sent, let the young people with Down syndrome plum part in their daily lives.
- Since 2011: The smartest German, The First
- Since 2011: Small to Large - The incredible duel, The First
- Since 2013: This is peak, the first!
- Since 2013: The German Champion 2013 - The Olympics of crazy ideas, the first
Formerly / one
Since 2005, Kai plum involved with his foundation "desire" in the field of addiction prevention in adolescents. End of 2007, Kai plum ambassador and promotional partner of McDonald's in the area of Family, Kids and sports communication.