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Kylie Jenner Is About To Become The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Kylie Jenner Is About To Become The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Kylie Jenner is ready to talk business in Forbes‘ Self-Made Women issue, available now.

The 20-year-old makeup mogul and reality star is on track to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, a title once held by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

According to the mag, Kylie is worth $900 million – also making her the youngest person on their annual ranking of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.

Kylie‘s company Kylie Cosmetics is worth nearly $800 million and she owns 100% of the company.

Before the company started three years ago, Kylie used some $250,000 of her earnings from modeling gigs to pay an outside company to produce the first 15,000 lip kits but quickly realized she wanted to do it on her own.

“I said, ‘I’m ready to put up my own money. I don’t want to do it with anyone else,’” Kylie told Forbes.

Since then, Kylie Cosmetics has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup, generating an estimated $230 million in net profit.

For more from Kylie, visit Forbes.com.

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  • Angie

    Damn, as much as we clown on this family, you have to admit, they aren’t stupid when it comes to their money.

  • Jo

    Wow.. that is a huge accomplishment. I dislike some of her photoshopped pics and what not but I totally respect that she’s keeping her daughter private and her business savvy.

  • Jo

    They have a damn good manager (mom-ager)

  • Gina

    She’s not exactly self-made, she got to where she is off of her sister Kim’s back…literally, Kim got on her back to make all of this possible.

  • Lolo23

    She bacame the it girl when she injected her lips and every teen wanted to copy her style. She was smart enough to ride the wave and monetize her notoriety. Yes she got success but I wouldn’t call that self-made. Self-made is someone like Huda Kattan who started something from the buttom and made it big.

  • Wendy

    Not really self made. She wouldn’t have had those modeling gigs without having famous siblings. If she didn’t have the money from them she wouldn’t have gotten plastic surgery and she definitely wouldn’t have gotten those modeling gigs.

    Sorry, not really self made if people only worked with you because of your siblings….

  • plez

    Sure sure and Jessica Simpson runs a billion dollar corporation(another lie Forbes wrote).

  • tom

    I don’t like them but still an amazing success story

  • Conte435

    Forbes is full of shit… Her company is worth 800 million … Sure LOL ..

    Where do they get their evaluations …. I remember when they did rappers list and had 50 cents at 300 million net worth … The next year he filed for bankruptcy, didn’t have 30 million net worth…

    There numbers are all hype.

  • la petite bonnieux

    She was already from a multi million dollar family….hardly self made

  • tay

    an amazing success story is someone who started at the bottom and worked their way up; someone who has struggled and endured to get where they are. not a girl from a rich family who used her easily accessible connections to make money off people by using her famous name…

    it’s easy to be successful when you come from wealth and privilege.

  • Iqiniso Alisabalulekile

    She isn’t ‘self-made!’

    Like all the Kardashians, she was carefully constructed by the best plastic surgeons whom O. J. Simpson’s money and Bruce Jenner’s money could buy.

  • suzybel

    None of the Kardashians are stupid when it comes to money, they all know how to make a buck.

  • Nicky1991

    yes ok, but still this is her own company, so without the word self made then, and the title youngest billionaire sounds good for her, it proves that she is a smart and successful businesswoman

  • Nicky1991

    yes but rappers and 50 cent, they do not have their own company

    Kylie is the sole owner of kylie cosmetics, and checking her IG account and Twitter well there are teen girls who like her a lot

    and i do believe this story tbh

  • cutitout

    And cindy crawford would not have become a supermodel if her parent’s union was not a genetic lottery….

  • cutitout

    And cindy crawford would not have become a supermodel if her parent’s union was not a genetic lottery….

  • cutitout

    Most successful self made people are successful because they took whatever opportunities they came into and used them to the best of their potential. Not all self made people come from the dirt and fashion their empires out of mud and straw. She earned $250,000, invested it on a gamble and created her own business. That is self made. No one handed her the business, she did not inherit it, it came from her earnings. She should not be knocked because she happened to be born into a family that got to be on reality tv anymore than we should knock a kid from being born into a family that lived in a better neighborhood with better schools, etc.

  • cutitout

    Most successful self made people are successful because they took whatever opportunities they came into and used them to the best of their potential. Not all self made people come from the dirt and fashion their empires out of mud and straw. She earned $250,000, invested it on a gamble and created her own business. That is self made. No one handed her the business, she did not inherit it, it came from her earnings. She should not be knocked because she happened to be born into a family that got to be on reality tv anymore than we should knock a kid from being born into a family that lived in a better neighborhood with better schools, etc.

  • cutitout

    Her family was rich, she had nothing. Just because your parents have money it does not mean you have money. You live at their mercy.

  • cutitout

    Her family was rich, she had nothing. Just because your parents have money it does not mean you have money. You live at their mercy.

  • Nicky1991

    if forbes didn’t write self made in this article there wouldn’t have been a problem, she earned this amount of money herself through her company

    so 1/2 bit she made this dream come true herself

    no hate please, i find Kylie the most likeable of that family, i dislike any other of the kardashian family tbh