She's officially made it.
Forbes made the impressive announcement last summer that Kylie Jenner, then 20, was on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire by 2019. While many took conflict with this label, as the makeup mogul grew up in a very wealthy family, the truth is her empire is owned 100% by her, and she wasn't given money by anyone for that venture. "What I'm trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited," Kylie explained in a recent interview with Paper.
Well, we're just three months into the new year, and Forbes has confirmed Kylie is now a billionaire, and yes--the youngest self-made ever.
In part thanks to her recent partnership with Ulta, which now sells Kylie Cosmetics products in their stores, Kylie's company revenue grew 9% last year, according to Forbes, who has estimated Kylie Cosmetics is now worth $900 million. Combined with the money Ky already has from various ventures, and she's officially the youngest person to ever achieve self-made billionaire status, beating Mark Zuckerberg, who was 23 at the time he hit the milestone.
"I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future," Kylie tells Forbes. "But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back."
Congrats to Kylie on all her hard work, and we hope she continues to help others with this fortune as well.