Forbes Names Kylie Jenner ‘Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever’ - Unseating Mark Zuckerberg


Jenner was 10 years old when her family's massively successful reality show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", premiered.

The number of self-made women reached 72 for the first time, up from 56 a year ago. Of course, there is some dispute over whether she is truly self-made but the statistics surrounding her make-up brand are truly staggering.

Last year, Kylie Cosmetics did an estimated $360 million in sales, according to Forbes.

Kylie Jenner ranks a 7, which means she qualifies as someone "who got a head start from wealthy parents and moneyed background", Forbes reported.

At just 21 years-old, Kylie Jenner has built a billion dollar empire.

Last July, she made headlines (and caused a slight controversy) when she appeared on the magazine's cover.

Facebook's Zuckerberg was 23 when he hit the big B mark.

"I'm not being rude, the only hot Kardashian is Kendall [Jenner], the others. none of them are hot!", Morgan said, before adding: "Kendall is the only one you can honestly say is model quality, Kylie is as dim as a lump of bread". The term self-made has quite obviously riled a few people on social media but Forbes has given an explanation over it. Forbes explained about the whole controversy in an online report. "Leveraging fame and fortune from your pedigree is NOT self-made".

She also credited her success to her massive social media following as she is also among the 10 most popular personality on Instagram with 126 million followers.

As for Kylie Cosmetics partnering up with beauty retailer Ulta and reportedly selling $54.5 million worth of products in just six weeks, Jenner is matter-of-fact about its success.

In 2015, she took her mother's advice and launched her own line: Pat McGrath Labs. They sold out in minutes. Past year alone, her brand grew by an estimated whopping $360 million.

Jenner, whose net worth is estimated at one billion United States dollars (£761 million), has appeared on Forbes' billionaires list for the first time, ranked at number 2,057 overall.