At just 20 years old, Kylie Jenner is already worth US$900 million (approximately RM3.64 billion) thanks to her cosmetics line.
According to Forbes, Kylie – who will turn 21 on 10th August – is set to become the “youngest self-made billionaire” in America. Appearing on magazine’s new “Self-Made Women” issue, she’s on the verge of becoming the fastest person to hit a billion. TMZ pointed out that the last person to do was Mark Zuckerberg at aged 23.
In case you’re curious, Kylie sits at #27 on the Forbes list. Her sister, Kim Kardashian, is placed at #54. Before her is Beyonce, at #53, while Oprah is #6. For the record, claiming the top spot at #1 is Diane Hendricks, who runs ABC Supply and has a net worth of almost US$5 billion.
The announcement quickly went viral, and as usual, the internet has plenty to say. One of them was actually Dictionary.com. The site disagreed on the declaration, stating, “Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman.”
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 11, 2018
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018
Forbes notes that Kylie’s company (Kylie Cosmetics) is valued at US$800 million, excluding her involvement in TV shows and endorsements. Although there has been backlash regarding this news, many fans have defended the star. “I mean you can claim that, but I promise you couldn’t make $900 million even if you started in the same situation as her,” one user tweeted.