Reality star, businesswoman, and social media icon Kylie Jenner is a member of the popular Kardashian / Jenner family of pop culture.
Who is Kylie Jenner?
Kylie Jenner was born in 1997 in California. Jenner grew up in the spotlight among her popular siblings on the reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She used her family’s fame to launch her own business ventures including a successful cosmetic line, Kylie Cosmetics, and earned millions of sales of her Kylie Lip Kit. Additionally, she has amassed a massive following on social media and in 2015 she was named one of Time magazine’s most influential teens in 2019, Forbes highlighted her as the youngest self-made billionaire ever.
Early life and family
Kylie Kristen Jenner was born on August 10, 1997, in Los Angeles, California to parents of Chris and former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. In 2015 Bruce announced that he was transgender and since then has been known as Caitlin. Kylie has an older sister, Kendall, and several half-siblings: Kourtney, Kim, Chloe and Rob, from her mother’s first marriage to O.J. Simpson’s defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Port, Brandon, Brody, and Casey from her father’s previous marriages. Her sister Chloe married Lamar Odom to NBA players in 2009 and Tristan Thompson in 2016. Her sister Kim married rap superstar Kanye West in 2014.
Jenner attended Sierra Canyon Private School and earned her high school diploma from Lauren Springs High School. Calabasas, California, is considered its birthplace.
‘keeping up with the Kardashians’
After the release of a sex tape featuring her sister Kim garnering widespread media attention, in 2007 the family made their first appearance in their reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E! The series, which featured several of the Kardashian clans, was so successful that it gave rise to a number of sub-elements for some of the siblings, all of whom carved a place in the history of popular culture.
Companies and social media
With the success and public interest in the series and their lives, Jenner and her siblings have expanded their individual brands beyond reality television, and have earned millions through the lucrative world of celebrity endorsements. She and her sister Kendall launched an outfit for PacSun and TopShop called Kendall & Kylie. Jenner has also launched her own cosmetic brand, Kylie Cosmetics, which includes the very successful Kylie Lip Kit. In 2015, this 17-year-old caused a media frenzy when she admitted to using “temporary lip fillers” (and sparked a frenzy in July 2018 when she revealed via Instagram that the fillers were gone).
In 2015, she and Kendall were named to Time magazine’s list of Most Influential Teens. In the same year, she launched a paid lifestyle app called Kylie, which is estimated to generate millions of dollars for the young businesswoman. Plus, like her sisters, Kylie Jenner has a wide following on social media; On Instagram alone, she got over 100 million followers. She used this insight to start a campaign on the social media site against bullying #IAmMoreThan. The campaign featured the personal stories of six people who turned their traumatic experiences of bullying into something positive.
To show her social media influence, after Jenner tweeted about her diminishing interest in Snapchat in February 2018, shares of the parent company fell 6.1 percent the next day, wiping $ 1.3 billion off the market value.
That summer, Forbes Jenner featured a cover to highlight its annual “Richest Self-Made Women” list. Jenner is ranked 27th with a net worth of $ 900 million – ahead of famous older sister Kim, with $ 350 million – Jenner’s fortune is attributed to her 100 percent ownership of the successful Kylie Cosmetics brand.
In March 2019, Jenner appeared again in Forbes as part of its annual ranking of the planet’s richest people. With a net worth of $ 1 billion, the 21-year-old became the youngest member of a billionaire club and the youngest self-made billionaire ever, surpassing the mark once set by 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg. Showing no signs of slowing down, she continued launching her Kylie Skin skincare line in May.
In November 2019, it was announced that Coty Inc, the perfume and cosmetics giant, would be buying a 51% stake in Jenner cosmetics, for $ 600 million. Besides retaining 49 percent of ownership, Jenner will continue to act as a creative leader in product development and marketing initiatives for her brand.
Personal life and pregnancy
Kylie Jenner began dating rapper Travis Scott in April 2017. Reports emerged later that she was pregnant, although neither Kylie nor any member of the Kardashian / Jenner clan has been confirmed. In November, after a photographer snapped pictures of her apparently trying to hide a baby bump in loose-fitting clothing, Kylie took to Twitter to say the footage had been digitally altered, prompting the photo agency to swiftly respond to declare her legitimacy.
At 4:43 PM on February 1, 2018, Jenner gave birth to her daughter Stormy Webster, who weighs 8 pounds 9 ounces. Then, she posted an 11 1/2 minute long video on YouTube, which chronicles her journey through her pregnancy to the moment she became a mother. The video includes footage of Kris Jenner giving birth to Kylie, and the family mums share sweet words with the newest member of the popular TV clan: “You have the best mom and you’re very lucky,” says Chris. “This is a blessing. It will be the most wonderful trip.”
In the fall of 2019, amid rumors of Jenner and Scott breaking up, it was reported that the two decided to take a break from their relationship.