What were you doing with your life in the past three years? For Kylie Jenner, she was creating a cosmetic empire. Earlier today, Forbes dropped a bombshell in form of a cover story on the soon-to-be youngest “self-made” billionaire. Let that sink in.
Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago with a $29 “lip kit” consisting of a matching set of lipstick and lip liner, and has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup since, including an estimated $330 million in 2017, according to Forbes. Since adding other cosmetics like eye shadow and concealer, Forbes values her company at nearly $800 million. Jenner owns 100% of it.
Add this with her Puma and PacSun endorsement’s, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians show, and other ventures, she’s conservatively worth $900 million.
With Kylie making headlines for other reasons including giving birth to her and Travis Scott’s first daughter, and more recently getting rid of her lip fillers, fans were completely unaware that the cosmetic queen was becoming one of the richest women in the America.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the huge news.
Kylie Jenner is worth more than Beyoncé. Hey.
— Vanjie 🇰🇪 (@Shiku_K) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner age 21 with $900 million!! Trevin McClora age 27 over here hoping my manager let me off next week! At this point he might have to square up if he says no.
— 2_3Zone (@TrevinMcClora) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner paid a couple hundred dollars to get her lips done.
Then she made 8.7 million off selling a cosmetic lip kit then got her lips removed.
And that is how you flip a brick.
— plantain papi (@chugsnation619) July 9, 2018
Kylie Jenner is on the track to become the youngest self-made billionaire EVER! She built $900 million fortune in less than 3years. 😩
What was I doing in the last three years? 😭 pic.twitter.com/nc33nCW1ay
— Banele Christopher (@Banele_C) July 11, 2018
To put in perspetive how much Kylie and Kim have been grinding, these are noteable people on the list of the richest women in the US:
6. Oprah ($3.1B)
27. Kylie Jenner ($900M)
53. Beyoncè ($355M)
54. Kim Kardashian West ($350M)
60. Taylor Swift ($320M)
— Myleeza (@MyleezaKardash) July 11, 2018
Your family can give you millions to start a business
But to get $670m in sales from strangers takes some doing
Let's give Kylie Jenner the respect she deserves
— PRINTED TEES GUY (@Stevie_Madisha) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner is set to be the youngest self made billionaire and I can barely afford to buy wings
— . (@_DSBO) July 11, 2018
There is no inheritance or big corporation behind Kylie Cosmetics. There is no other investor apart from Kylie Jenner. That’s a self made woman.
— Rinay (@graffigirl) July 11, 2018
20-somethings: I want to be on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
Kylie Jenner: Hold my drink pic.twitter.com/kOvaoJ4OvQ
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner’s net worth is worth all her 4 sisters put together and more
— Diablo 💜 (@Callmeruinah) July 11, 2018
I am inspired by Kylie Jenner, wow 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/4xU1acne3r
— Innocent Matijane (@Innomatijane) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner reaching a billion at twenty-one is my inspiration for today. 🔑
— Terrance Mallory (@spiketeejoint) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner just hit a billion dollar net worth and I’m standing in line at 7-Eleven because they’re giving out free slurpees
— Bill DoyIe (@duhyul) July 11, 2018
We should start recognizing that Kylie Jenner is one of the top entrepreneurs of modern times.
"Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago and has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup. Forbes values her company at $800 million. Jenner owns 100% of it"https://t.co/767e7faABa
— Morgan Housel (@morganhousel) July 11, 2018
Self made lol. Born into privilege and used that as a start up. Honour the women and men who started with nothing and made billions . The real entrepreneurs who literally had nothing and made it.
— Tom Hinds 🇦🇪 (@ThomasHinds86) July 11, 2018
Self made billionare? Dont want to sound rude?? She was rich?? The kid borns witha golden spoon in her mouth, already a celbrity kid, used her brain to double the million she already had in her pocket. You know the meaning of self made??the one who starts from zero, from nothing
— ehddah (@ehhdah) July 11, 2018
calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.
— gulab jamun (@PedestrianPoet) July 11, 2018
kylie jenner’s “self-made” empire is almost as funny as donald trump’s “small loan of 1 million dollars”
— james (@phan1om_) July 11, 2018
Listen, I by no means hate Kylie Jenner but is it really fair to call any child of a celebrity a "self made millionaire" ?
— Cody (@Franklymydear_) July 11, 2018
Is it really fair tho if Kylie Jenner probably started with a couple million before her business?
— T A R A (@TAAZAAAAA) July 11, 2018
Forbes calling Kylie Jenner who comes from a rich family a “self made billionaire” is kinda funny.
— Thabo™🇭🇷 (@T_Sello) July 11, 2018
Either way you stand regarding Kylie being self-made or not, starting Kylie Cosmetics was a smart business move! Respect the glow up.
In other news, Rihanna argued with her boyfriend & Twitter went wild with memes.