Kylie Jenner is Officially the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals | Neilson Barnard

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."

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 18:  Kylie Jenner visited an Ulta Beauty location in Houston, Texas to celebrate the exclusive launch of Kylie Cosmetics in Ulta Beauty stores nationwide and online at on November 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Ulta Beauty)
Kylie Jenner Launches Kylie Cosmetics At Ulta Beauty; Houston, TX | Rick Kern

Congrats to Kylie on all her hard work, and we hope she continues to help others with this fortune as well.