More people than ever are launching their careers in the entertainment industry through appearing in reality television series and then achieving celebrity status. This is exactly how Kylie Jenner made her entrance into the limelight and has led to her having a successful career in several fields of the entertainment industry and becoming a multimillionaire. Here is how Kylie Jenner achieved a personal net worth of what’s now being reported as close to $1 billion.
Kylie Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 10, 1997. She is the younger daughter of Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner. Her older sister is Kendall Jenner. She also has three half-sisters and one half-brother from her mother’s first marriage, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob, and three half-brothers and a half-sister from her father’s first marriage; Burt, Brandon, Brody, and Casey.
Jenner’s career in television began when she was still a child as she began appearing with the rest of her family on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ in 2007. This reality series followed the family’s lives and relationships. This meant that Kylie Jenner grew up very much in the public eye.
This reality series on E! launched the family to celebrity status and led to many spin-off series. These included ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons’, Kourtney and Kim Take New York’, ‘Khloe & Lamar’, and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami’. Although Kylie Jenner was not the star on any of these spin-off series, she made multiple guest appearances and each contributed a little more to her wealth.
In 2013, Kylie Jenner diversified her business interests beyond television appearances and began to endorse products. She and her sister Kendall earned $100,000 each to endorse products for the nail polish brand Nicole by OPI. Following the success of these endorsements, the sisters decided to launch a range of clothing with PacSun called The Kendall & Kylie Collection. They then launched a jewelry collection called the ‘Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie’ in collaboration with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse. The following year, the sisters launched a line of handbags and shoes for Steve Madden’s Madden Girl line and then Kylie launched a range of hair extensions with Hair Kouture.
Each of these collaborations in the fashion industry has raised the profiles of Kendall and Kylie as businesswomen and designers. It has also made a significant contribution to the personal wealth of the two women. Kylie Jenner has made multiple television appearances as a presenter or host for a televised event. She has also appeared in music videos and promotional material. Each of these appearances has earned Jenner more money.
Another business venture in which Kylie Jenner was involved with in 2014 was co-authoring a book with her sister, Kendall. This was a science-fiction dystopian book about twin girls called ‘Rebels: City of Indre: The Story of Lex and Livia’. The book was panned by critics and sold only 13,000 copies. It was then revealed that the women had used a ghostwriter and had contributed just two pages of notes about what they wanted from the book. Despite the failure of the book, it was followed by a sequel called ‘Time of the Twins’.
In 2015, Kylie became the second ambassador for Nip + Fab, a skincare brand. In the same year, Jenner faced criticism as she was accused of having lip augmentation and giving young girls the impression that they could have the same appearance simply by wearing skincare and makeup products that she was promoting. Kylie argued that she had only overlined her lips to make them look fuller.
Since 2015, both Kendall and Kylie Jenner have predominantly focused on their clothing range ‘Kendall + Kylie’ which they design for Topshop. They have designed several lines, including a range of swimsuits. However, they have both been involved with collaborations with cosmetics companies and have made further money by endorsing products. Kylie Jenner continues to make appearances on television, both in reality television series and as a guest on other shows.
In her personal life, Kylie Jenner began a relationship with rapper Travis Scott in 2017 and, shortly later, it was revealed that she was pregnant with their first child. It wasn’t until February 4, 2018, that she publicly confirmed her pregnancy and revealed that she had given birth to a daughter three days earlier. Their daughter is called Stormi Webster.