The 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is on her way to becoming one of the richest, most successful and youngest entrepreneurs in the country. Jenner covers Forbes’ “Richest Self-Made Women” issue, landing at No. 27 in their tally.
Since founding Kylie Cosmetics in February of 2016, her company has earned more than $630 million in revenue. (She is the sole owner). And by leveraging her massive social media following (110 million on Instagram, 25.6 million on Twitter), she has amassed a fortune worth $900 million.
“The most successful women entrepreneurs in the country are increasingly taking advantage of technology, including social media, to help them launch and grow businesses,” editor Luisa Kroll says. “That’s one reason why we’ve seen a notable influx of Instagram-savvy moguls like 20-year-old Kylie Jenner in the ranks of America’s richest self-made women.”
The combined net worth of this issue’s crop is worth $71 billion, 15% more than last year’s. The minimum required for entrée on the list is $320 million. Jenner is the youngest to be featured. Other top-earners include Oprah Winfrey (No. 6, $3.1 billion), Sheryl Sandberg (No. 12, $1.55 billion), Tory Burch (No. 29, $800 million), Madonna (No. 36, $590 million), Donna Karan (No. 43, $470 million), Céline Dion (No. 46, $430 million), Judy Sheindlin (No. 48, $400 million), Barbra Streisand (No. 48, $400 million), Beyoncé (No. 53, $355 million), Kim Kardashian (No. 54, $350 million) and Taylor Swift (No. 60, $320 million).
Dictionary.com has a bone to pick with Kylie Jenner.
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018