Kylie Jenner named youngest self-made billionaire ever
Kylie, at the age of 21, has been named the youngest ever self-made billionaire, beating Mark Zuckerberg who was 23 at the time.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family has officially been named the world's youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes.
Kylie Jenner was just a child when her sisters started filming popular reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians back in 2007.
Since then, she has constantly courted controversy for things like getting lip injections at a young age and for allegedly undergoing plastic surgery.
All this worked in her favor and exponentially increased her social media following.
Kylie even acknowledged this in an interview with Forbes saying, "It's the power of social media, I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything."
The 21-year-old acquired the bulk of her fortune through Kylie Cosmetics, a makeup company she launched in 2015 when she was just a teenager, according to Forbes.
Kylie launched the company with the infamous Kylie Lip Kits, directly through social media to her tens of millions of fans.
The company has since gone on to be worth at least US$900 million, with Kylie owning 100 percent of the company.
However, many have argued that the 21-year-old can't be "self-made" because her family are well-known reality TV stars, and gave her the platform to succeed and build her cosmetics company.
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