Mark Zuckerberg Will Surrender the Title of Youngest Self-Made Billionaire to Kylie Jenner
Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest self-made billionaire at the near-infantile age of 23, when Facebook's value shot past the $1 billion mark. From there, he wowed us by amassing a fortune—he's now worth $74 billion, according to Forbes—and developing a range of humanoid mannerisms, which he deploys regularly in Facebook videos and while mingling with the common folk. Now, Zuckerberg's about to get his title stolen—by a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Kylie Jenner, according to a glowing Forbes profile from a package about rich self-made women, is currently worth $900 million. She is 20 years old. Give it a year, and her worth will hit the billion-dollar mark, just as she will hit the legal drinking age. That will make her the youngest self-made billionaire, male or female, unseating Zuckerberg's record from 2008.
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Most of Jenner's fortune comes from her cosmetics brand, Kylie Cosmetics, which sells lip kits and other makeup. The company is worth $800 million, per Forbes' estimate, and Jenner owns all of it. The other loose 100 mil comes from endorsements, tax dividends, and of course, her family's reality show empire. She's also the richest Kardashian-Jenner, beating Kim Kardashian West by a whopping $550 million.
So, choose your fighter in the battle of most influential (and youthful) self-made billionaires: the guy who basically created social media then watched the world burn, or the young woman who grew up on a reality TV show then turned her fame into cold, hard cash. What a time to be alive.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
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