Kylie Jenner is not only the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, she's also on her way to becoming the youngest self-made billionaire. Jenner was featured in Forbes' annual list of the 60 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in America on Wednesday for her massive fortune worth $900 million.
She is on track to become a billionaire earlier than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, who achieved that status at age 23. Kylie with a K, as in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the show she has appeared on since she was a teen. In comparison, Kim Kardashian West is estimated to be worth around $350 million.
"I struggled for a minute with finding something to do on my own", Jenner told Forbes.
On social media, several users scoffed at Forbes' use of the term "self-made", pointing out that Jenner's parents were already wealthy and famous.
"Social media is an fantastic platform; I have such easy access to my fans and my customers". But as she started making money as a model, adding endorsement deals with British retailer Topshop and others, it all began to add up and her appearance began to be a business. When Jenner made a decision to go into the beauty business, and make a career out of her biggest insecurity, she already had a massive number of followers to sell to.
She later went on to launch her brand Kylie Cosmetics, which included a line of lip products created to help customers make their lips look bigger through over-lining and filling.
"Before I even refreshed the page, everything was sold out", Jenner said. "I've learned so much along the way and I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams".
Some people were on her side, however: "You're all just mad because you're swimming in cash like Kylie is". I'm so blessed to do what I love everyday.
Five years ago Kylie Jenner was still in high school.
"Maybe one day [I'll] pass this on to Stormi, if she's into it", she said.