The Crazy And Very Rich Life Of Kylie Jenner
Kylie Kristen Jenner is only 21-years-old but she has already amassed 140+ million followers on Instagram, has built a fashion empire that rivals the best in the world, and she is now one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. From her start on Keeping up with the Kardashian at just nine-years-old, to her skyrocketing modeling career, her life seems like the stuff of fairytales but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Let’s dive right into Kylie Jenner’s triumphs, failures, and some fun and quirky facts from her life.
The World’s Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire
In March 2019, Forbes named Kylie the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire. Thanks to fashion contracts, a rapidly expanding cosmetic line, and various sponsorship deals, Jenner was able to turn her 140+ million Instagram followers into a cash machine.
Some critics, however, have taken issue with the “self-made billionaire” moniker, noting that Jenner used her family’s influence to garner a massive following which she has since exploited to sell her growing lineup of goods.
Her Cosmetics Company Is Insanely Successful
Kylie Jenner launched Kylie Cosmetics with the aim of selling her products to her massive Instagram following. Her social media savvy allowed Jenner to quickly amass sales that shocked many in the long-establish industry.
With an Ulta Cosmetics deal in place, Kylie Cosmetics watched revenue jump by 9% in 2018, reaching a total of $360 million in sales. At the time, her full ownership in the country gave Jenner an estimated net worth of $900 million.
China Fights Back Over Trademark Claims
While Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company has amassed some amazing results, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. A report on July 31, 2019, revealed that China’s governing body for trademarks denied three applications filed by Jenner’s company.
The trademarks for “Kylie Skin” products were denied because another company had already applied for the term “Kylie” in a 2017 filing. The company abandoned their trademark request in 2019 and Kylie decided to move forward with “Kylie Cosmetics.” Even Jenner can’t get everything she wants with $1 billion in the bank!
Tyga Gave Kylie A Car He First Gifted To An Ex-Girlfriend
When Kylie Jenner was just 18-years-old when her boyfriend at the time, Tyga, gifted her a shiny red Mercedes SUV. While almost anyone would love the present, there was soon controversy that followed.
Reports started circulating that Tyga had first given the Mercedes SUV to his ex-girlfriend, Blac Chyna. The re-gifted was spotted when someone noticed that the license plates match. Speculation has surfaced that Tyga simply had the vehicle repainted and then regifted it to Jenner.
Her Favorite Food Is Soccer And Basketball?
Kylie Jenner hates giving public speeches and has admitted that talking in front of her is uncomfortable. She says public speaking can make her say things that wouldn’t normally come out of her mouth during a normal conversation.
During one public speech, Kylie has admitted to giving a silly answer in the spur of the moment, when asked what food she enjoys the famous reality TV star and businesswoman responded, “I like soccer and basketball.” In case you’re curious, her favorites are actually Mexican and Chinese. In Los Angeles she regularly frequents, “Mr. Chow,” “Sugar Fish,” and “Casa Vega.”
Kylie Lied About Her Cosmetic Surgery
When Kylie was being interviewed on national television she lied about never having any cosmetic work done. Specifically, she lied about not having lip filler added. It was soon revealed that Kylie was getting work done on her lips before she even turned 18!
In her defense, she eventually came out after the birth of her child and admitted to having used lip filler in the past. A source close to Jenner later revealed that she stopped having work done while pregnant and also ditched much of her makeup routine. Jenner later said she was insecure about her lips and added, “I felt like nobody wanted to kiss me.”
Her Cosmetics Empire Is Self-Funded
Kylie started her cosmetics company when she was just 17-years-old. Jenner took $250,000 she earned from various brand sponsorships and other contracts and invested in her self-funded empire.
Jenner didn’t require any outside funding from investors which means she is in sole control of her growing business empire. She also learned a lot about consumerism because of a line of apparel she had previously launched with her sister, Kendall.
She Loves Her Scar And Here’s How She Got It
In a December 2015 pic with Travis Scott, Jenner shared a photo with a large scar on her leg, she captioned the post with the words, “I love my scar.”
During a 2011 interview with Celebuzz, Jenner explained that the scar was the result of a game of hide-and-seek she was playing with her sister. She was hiding behind a tall enclosed gate and climbed up a sharp pole sticking out from her hiding spot. She slipped and the pole cut through her leg.
Caitlyn Jenner Freaked Out Over Her Adult-Style Dancing
Caitlyn Jenner was reportedly furious when she noticed her daughter pole dancing on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Even Kylie’s most devoted fans might not recall the event which happened at a shockingly young age.
Kylie was only nine-years-old when she made a first appearance on the hit reality TV series, she was in Kris Jenner’s room when she took to the pole and started to dance.
They Got Into A Beef With The Late Notorious B.I.G.’s Mom
Kylie and Kendall decided to market their own brand of fashion by superimposing their faces on top of t-shirts that featured some of the biggest names in rap and rock. Sadly, they didn’t ask for permission and it led to a scandal. When Kylie Jenner revealed a t-shirt with the face of Notorious B.I.G., his mother, Voletta Wallace, blasted the Jenner’s on her Instagram page.
The message reads, in part, “I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this. The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me.”
Kylie Minogue And Kylie Jenner Got Into A Business-Related Fight
Kylie, as we’ve already discovered, has not always gotten her way when it comes to trademarks. In one famous case, she got into a fight with famous singer Kylie Minogue.
Jenner was attempting to trademark the name “Kylie” for “advertising purposes” and also for “endorsement services.” Kylie Minogue, who has been performing under her own name for years, was quick to call out Jenner for her attempt to own the name.
Her Selfies Are Aided By An eBay Purchase
If you are one of the more than 140 million people who follow Kylie Jenner on Instagram you are probably well-aware of the stunning selfies she manages to take on a daily basis. She may have incredible looks but she also has a trick up her sleeve.
Speaking to Stylecaster, Jenner revealed that she purchased a light on eBay that came equipped with a bright light bulb and an umbrella. Basically, you aren’t going to get Jenner quality selfies unless you also carry around a photoshoot studio at all times. This is why she’s a master at social media!
She Once Had To Run And Hide From A Crazed Fan At A Hotel
Whether you love or hate Kylie Jenner isn’t hard not to have sympathy for her when you realize there are some really crazy fans that will stop at nothing to get close to her.
Kylie once shared a scary story about a fan that wouldn’t leave her alone while she was staying at a hotel. Jenner attempted to reach her room but couldn’t make it past the fan. Instead, she was forced to run and hide in a back room at the hotel.
Her Makeup Routine Takes Hours
Kylie Cosmetics has quickly developed a devout following but that doesn’t mean you can just throw on her product line and look like she does every time she puts on makeup. In fact, her makeup routine is incredibly complex.
Jenner once told Teen Vogue, “I never really wear makeup, unless I need to, because when I do my makeup I really like to do my makeup.” She then revealed that a night out with makeup can often require “two and a half hours” which includes “makeup, curling hair, whatever.” She once said her makeup routine requires 22 steps to complete.
She Was Not Herself When First Introduced To Caitlyn Jenner
Talking to Ellen, Kylie Jenner admitted that the first time she was introduced to Caitlyn was during a FaceTime chat after being “drugged up” following a dentist appointment.
While Kylie knew Caitlyn’s transition was happening, it wasn’t an ideal way to see the final results. Shortly after, Jenner admitted on the Ellen show that she found a new closeness to Caitlyn Jenner because they can now talk about makeup together.
She Reads All Her Instagram Comments And Acts On Some Of Them
Kylie Jenner has built a billion-dollar business empire around Instagram and it might just be her obsession with social media that helped her get this far in life. Jenner has admitted in various interviews that she strives to read EVERY comment she receives.
Going one step further, Jenner has even said she will delete photos and repost them if there are too many negative comments that need to be addressed based on what she posted. That’s a lot of time and effort dedicated to her social media accounts!
She Stalks Her Exes On Social Media
Kylie Jenner has grown up around celebrities all her life and admits that she doesn’t really keep up with their lives, when it comes to ex-boyfriends, however, it’s a very different story.
Jenner admitted during a Teen Vogue interview in 2015 that once she has been romantically involved with someone she checks in on them by spying on their social media accounts. “Sometimes I stalk my exes,” she said matter-of-factly. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there.
She Leans On Her Sisters For Different Reasons
When you grow up with Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian in your home, you know there is going to be a lot of fashion and TV advice but Kylie Jenner has very different reasons for talking to each of her sisters.In her Teen Vogue interview Kylie said Kim gives her fashion advice, Khloé gives her advice about family and boys, and Kourtney acts as “another mother” for her. She even joked that once she was ready to have kids she would need to “have a million girls” since she was raised around what she considers strong and powerful women.
She Has No TV Show Loyalty. None. Zilch.
We live in the age of Netflix binge-watching but Kylie Jenner isn’t one of us. When asked about her TV watching habits, she said finishing a TV show isn’t something she’s interested in doing. During a 2016 interview with Glamour, Jenner said she had never started a TV series and watched it all the way through, not a single time “in her life.” That almost takes more dedication than actually finishing an entire TV series from start to end!
She Has Dealt With A Lot Of Bullying Throughout Her Life
First, grade school through middle school is hard. From Taylor Swift to Kylie Jenner, even some of the best-known celebrities today were bullied growing up. Speaking to Ellen in 2015, Jenner admitted that growing up was hard enough without the spotlight that has been on her since nine-years-old.
“I have been bullied my whole life, whether it was by my peers, or comments on Instagram and Twitter, whatever. And I never talked about my story. I realize that I’ve kind of accepted it, and that comes with the territory,” she told Ellen.