Kylie Jenner set to become 'youngest self-made US billionaire', says Forbes
Kylie Jenner Photograph: (Twitter)
Kylie Jenner, a social media star, fashion guru and owner of a cosmetic giant named Kylie Cosmetics is proof that passion can take you to places as she is set to become the youngest billionaire, according to Forbes magazine.
Worth $900 million (£680m), the 20-year-old former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is only a $100 million away from dethroning Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest to hit the mark. Mark made it at the age of 23 with his social media platform Facebook that changed the way people interact with one another. Read about Kylie Jenner's Indian connection.
According to Forbes, the social media star Kylie Jenner who is a hit among the youth is on the track of becoming "the youngest-ever self-made billionaire" in its latest update. Read about Kylie's star power.
Kylie has made a huge fortune for herself by launching a cosmetics brand that became an instant hit --in less than three years. Her sister, Kim Kardashian (considered most popular among all) is way behind her, sitting on a net worth of $350 million. Forbes in their post wrote: "What her half-sister Kim Kardashian West did for booty, Jenner has done for full lips,” citing what has worked for the star.
Kylie Jenner became famous for her pout, the one which she proudly announced was because of lip injections, known as dermal fillers. Her cosmetics line also played on the idea of fuller lips with products aimed at giving people the desired effect of fuller lips. However, earlier in the week she announced to stop taking the fillers.
Interestingly, Kylie is not even legally allowed to drink in the US, as she will turn 21 in August -- while she has made a fortune for herself.
She is number 27 on Forbes list of richest self-made women in America, leapfrogging Barbra Streisand ($400m), Beyonce Knowles ($335m) and Taylor Swift ($320m).
While many support the idea of a woman so young making it to the top, some don't like Forbes calling her "self-made" as she comes from a privileged background. These are some tweets:
“Kylie Jenner” being put on the Forbes cover and called “self made” is laughable....really? Someone born into one of the wealthiest families in America is self made? Must be two “self mades”— MS.LOULOU (@MsJazzybelle) July 11, 2018
Did Kylie Jenner just get shaded by.... the DICTIONARY??? https://t.co/cdgUDbgXRV— Ben Wegmann (@benwegmann) July 11, 2018
brooo how in the world is Kylie Jenner classified as “self made” ?? Born rich, never had to grind for anything, never struggled with money or rising to the top? I feel like that’s just disrespect to all the fearless women who sacrificed everything to make it on Forbes list smh— Lucas Bentes (@LBentess) July 11, 2018
Kylie recently gave birth to her first child with boyfriend rapper Travis Scott.