Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is now a self-made billionaire at age 21.

That makes her the youngest billionaire in history, and the youngest self-made billionaire ever, according to Forbes, which included Jenner on its list of the world’s billionaires, released on Tuesday.

Forbes defines “self-made” as someone who “built a company or established a fortune on her own, rather than inheriting some or all of it.”


Jenner took the title from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire in 2008 at age 23, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held it in 1987 at age 31.

The reality star gained a majority of her aforementioned fortune through her makeup company Kylie Cosmetics, which found success through online sales.

However, Kylie Cosmetics inked a deal to distribute products exclusively in Ulta stores in November 2018, according to Forbes.

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This reportedly resulted in $54.5 million worth of sales and contributed to a 9 percent revenue increase for the company with an estimated $360 million. 

Forbes estimated that Kylie Cosmetics is now worth at least $900 million.

She’s the most financially successful member of the Jenner-Kardashian family: Her older half-sister Kim Kardashian West has an estimated net worth of $350 million.

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