The news was recently announced that Kylie Jenner is officially the youngest self-made billionaire EVER. While there have been mixed reactions towards the mom of one, there is no denying that she has made bank over the last 10 years. Well, more than bank. She can basically buy whatever she wants, seeing as the revenue she is making is only going up. There are certain requirements that allow people the title of self-made billionaire and let’s just say that a majority of the public believe that Jenner does not deserve the title. Is it hate because of the position she is in or, did Jenner really just work her butt off to get to where she is today?
Jenner’s entire life is on social media. That says a lot because she is one of the more private members of the Kardashian/Jenner Klan. well according to her (even though she posts something basically every day).
She knows when to post, how to pose, when to speak up and when to stay quiet. She let the world know she was pregnant but then never actually showed herself until after Stormi came into the world. She then released a video documenting her 9 months of pregnancy. A lot of Jenner’s post get thousands of likes and reposts,
One of the key factors in Kylie Jenner becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire is that she is the sole proprietor of her company. She used $250,000 of her KUWTK money and invested in what would become the extremely popular lip kit. To this day, Jenner only has a total of 7 employees 5 full time and 4 part-time. Besides that, the only other person getting paid is herself and maybe momager Kris. Running a business is a lot of work so normally people would need investors but ultimately, Kylie started her investment when she signed on to the family reality show and upped her social media game.
In an effort to seem more self-made, Jenner once stated that she has been working since she was really young and therefore her parents cut her off at the age of 15.
Even if they did cut her off, at that point she would be good for a little while. She said that being “cut off” was integral to her becoming a “self-made” billionaire. She even went on to say that none of her money was inherited. "My parents told me I needed to make my own money, it's time to learn how to save and spend your own money, stuff like that. What I'm trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited."
Kris Jenner has been the mastermind behind all of her children’s success and their significant others for the most part. Kylie received the same treatment. As soon as she got into her teenage years she already had a clothing line and licensing deals and endorsements with the likes of PacSun, Steve Madden, Topshop, and Sugar Factory. Kylie also went on to launch a solo hairline with Bellami hair.
All the endorsements and licensing deals blew up because Kylie was already a household name due to her family’s reality show. Without this money coming in she would have never been a billionaire this young or maybe not even at all.
Kylie has been accused of all sorts of things like being a homewrecker, ruining her sister’s friendships and even appropriating black culture. The young mom is not one to talk publicly about any of these accusations. Yet, her actions speak volumes and have all the blogs buzzing. Every time someone writes a story about her, her followers on social media escalated. Who doesn’t love a good controversy? All her questionable behavior just made fans and haters alike want more.
There is no doubt that Kylie and Kendall Jenner are more reserved than their older half-sisters. On KUWTK Kylie used to always say she was shy. There were even scenes that showed Kendall having to push Kylie to do projects and jobs that they were being paid for by the likes of Teen Elle and Pacsun.
Kylie was too afraid to talk to strangers (one of the requirements of the job). She was even quite hush hush about her pregnancy. Even though Jenner has a great social media presence it’s worth noting that she never really posts anything personal. In fact, fans are lucky they even get to see photos of Stormi.
Hate her or love her, Kylie Jenner is relatable to all her young fans. She is up on pop culture, she shows her face at the right events - like slaying at the MET gala or killing it on the red carpet of all her sister's respective events. She even dates the right people. Whether that last bit is strategic or not we will never know and her fans will never care. The fact of the matter is, Jenner has the ear of the most social media savvy generation and as long as she continues to make strides on social media then she will always be the first for everything.
Kris Jenner has to be a media genius. She wasn’t a traditional manager before her daughter Kim Kardashian-West had a media crisis. But once she got the hang of it, it was second nature to her. This lead Kris to trademark the title momager and go on to manage all her children (and even some of her stepchildren for a time). Kris was an integral part of Kylie’s success. She encouraged her daughter to use the show as a platform and make as much money as she could while it lasted. She even encouraged her to take on opportunities while the show wasn’t filming. This is where a majority of the money came from that helped her to start up her biggest business venture.
Born from insecurity, Jenner has to date made the majority of her money off her lips kit. She claimed on Keeping up with the Kardashians that she has always been jealous of her sister Kim’s beautiful, big lips. She denied she got her lips done, and claimed that she used a lip sucking tool to plump up her lips every day. Then she claimed she uses lip liner to draw her lips to look bigger. She eventually made a line of lipsticks to for people wanting to do the same and well, the rest is history.
The number one reason why Kylie is a supposed self-made billionaire is because of the family reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians. KUWTK is now in its 16th season and it is the highest rated show on the E! Network. Not only are people obsessed with what these women will do next, even the haters of the show watch just so they can hate. Kylie Jenner is still an active cast member and at one point even had her own spinoff; Life of Kylie. Nowadays, the new mom is more concerned with being the best mom she can be for Stormi, and that’s the goal of every parent. To be able to stay home with their kids and not have to worry about money. She’s made it.