It's Forbes official - 21-year-old Kylie Jenner is America’s youngest self-made billionaire. She even beat out competitor Mark Zuckerberg for the title, as the Facebook founder was 23 when he hit ten figures.
“I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back," she told Forbes.
Jenner has been on TV screens since she was 10, when Keeping Up With the Kardashians first premiered on E! Since then, she’s been busy appearing on spin-off reality shows, launching a beauty empire, having a baby, and (possibly) getting engaged - although lately, she's been plagued by rumors of infidelity.
But even with the nonstop familial drama, there's plenty to celebrate with her recent billionaire status achieved.
Here’s how Jenner made her billions along the way - and how she spends it.
What is Kylie Jenner’s net worth?
How much is Kylie Cosmetics worth?
Kylie is the sole owner of Kylie Cosmetics, famous for its long-lasting lip kits. And boy, has the brand sold a lot of those - in 2015, when they first went on sale they sold out in a minute.
Jenner has made more than $630 million since Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago. It certainly helps that she has 125 million followers eager to emulate here makeup looks, which she shows off using full Instagram story tutorials. The company is worth an estimated $800 million.
“It’s the most authentic thing I’ve done in my career, and it really relates to me, and I feel like people can tell that I’m super passionate about it. It came from an insecurity and I turned it into something. I was insecure about my lips, and lipstick is what helped me feel confident. And I feel like people could see that it’s authentic to me, and it was organic, and it just worked!” Kylie told Kim during a May ES Magazine interview.
“I’m focused on Kylie Cosmetics and expanding that worldwide. I would love to be in stores everywhere,” she added.
How does Kylie’s net worth compare to Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian’s?
Controversially - given some would argue being part of America's most famous family would give her a good leg-up - Forbes rated her the youngest of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women.” Her half-sister Kim Kardashian West also made the list, but Kylie is worth more than twice as much as Kim, who was valued at $350 million by Forbes. This makes Kylie the richest member of her family.
When her "self-made" title came under dispute, her family jumped to her defense:
"You know, everyone has a team, I don’t care who you are," Kardashian West told Entertainment Tonight. "But when you don’t get it from someone else, that's 'self-made.' It’s not like that was handed to her. She figured that all out. I mean, we all have."
Her mother, Kris Jenner, chimed in. "She made her own money for over a decade, she put it in the bank, she saved every nickel. And then, when she decided on what she wanted to do, she spent her money on a venture that could have gone south or north, and it did really well,” she told ET.
Kris also makes a profit from Kylie. Kylie pays her mother a 10% management fee - last year, it could have been up to $17 million.
In comparison, Khloe Kardashian is worth a reported $40 million, Kourtney Kardashian has $35 million in the bank, and Kendall Jenner is worth an estimated $18 million.
How much is Kylie Jenner paid for sponsored content on Instagram?
The influencer does unsurprisingly make a lot of money on Instagram for posting sponsored content - her most recent #ad was for SugarBearHair gummy vitamins, a Kardashian favorite.
According to the Instagram Rich List, she’s currently holding down the number one spot and could bring in an estimated $1 million per fit tea post, a brand Jameela Jamil has called out Kylie's family for supporting. In comparison, her sister Kim rakes in $720,000 a post
Where does Kylie Jenner's wealth come from?
Kylie's main revenue streams are through TV appearances, fashion lines, and endorsement deals. She’s modeled for Puma, collaborated with PacSun, and founded the Kendall + Kylie fashion line with her sister. She makes seven figures for modeling - she's worked for Topshop and Sinful Colors nail polish.
She and her sister were briefly authors, penning the Young Adult novel Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia in 2014. Unfortunately, the novel sold only 13,000 copies, ending that career path pretty swiftly.
It’s not known how the family divides up their KUWTK earnings, but they make about $30 million per season. Jenner also briefly had her own spinoff, the 8-part series Life of Kylie.
How does Kylie Jenner spend her money?
A lof of Kylie's paycheck appears to now be spent on her daughter, Stormi Webster. Her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, gave Stormi a $2,589 Louis Vuitton bag before she even reached one year. She gifted her daughter (and technically herself) an $820 Gucci baby carrier and a $12,500 Fendi stroller.
Jenner also has her own collection of Gucci bags - the combined worth of her purses alone is an estimated $500k.
The makeup also likes to spend money on Postmates - last year alone, she dropped $10k using the food delivery app.
Jenner has an impressive car collection too, including the $225k Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon she received for her 16th birthday.
What cars does Kylie Jenner drive?
When she turned 19, she gifted herself with a custom, one-of-a-kind Land Rover that was estimated to cost $200k. Her then-boyfriend Tyga gave her a Mercedes Maybach, which starts at $169,595. They also owned his-and-hers Ferraris, a 458 Italia Spider and a 488 Spider, which range from $245,000 to $270,000.
Kylie also had a matching Ferrari Spider with her sister, Kendall Jenner.
Kylie famously likes to pimp her rides - she custom-wrapped her SUV in orange for the summer, a makeover which cost an estimated $10k. It matched her $400k orange Lamborghini Aventador. She also sometimes rides in a maroon (for now) Mercedes G550 4x4 SUV which starts at $227,300.
That's not all. The reality star recently upped her car game with yet another Ferrari (worth $1.4 million) for her collection, given to her as an apparent push present by beau Travis Scott when she gave birth to their daughter Stormi.
Kylie's car collection also contains a $320k Rolls Royce Ghost and a Bentley Bentayga, which starts at $229,100.
Where does Kylie Jenner live?
No issues getting on the property ladder for Jenner. The millennial has already owned five houses, moving into her first when she was only 17.
She bought her 1.4-acre Hidden Hills home in 2016 for $12 million, when most people her age were buying Target curtains for their college dorm rooms. Her latest investment is a $13.45 million Beverly Hills home, which she bought with Travis Scott.
How old is Kylie Jenner?
Kylie Jenner is 21 and was born on August 10, 1997.