Kylie Jenner becomes world’s youngest self-made billionaire

TV personality Kylie Jenner. Picture: Angela Weiss/Getty Images
TV personality Kylie Jenner. Picture: Angela Weiss/Getty Images
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Kylie Jenner is officially the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

The 21-year-old TV personality and entrepreneur has made her fortune from her best-selling cosmetics business.

Her ranking has been confirmed by Forbes billionaires’ list.

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The youngest Kardashian family member has achieved the milestone two years younger than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was 23 when he cracked the 10-figure mark.

Jenner owns Kylie Cosmetics, the three-year-old beauty business that generated an estimated $360 million in sales last year.

“I didn’t expect anything,” she told Forbes Magazine.

“I did not foresee the future.

“But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.

Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest man, according to the list.

His fortune stands at $131 billion (£99.7bn), up $19bn (£14.5bn) from 2018.

Zuckerberg’s wealth is among those falling.

His personal fortune has dropped by $8.7bn (£6.6bn) in the past year to $62.3bn (£47.4bn), according to the Forbes list.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates sits at number two in the Forbes rankings, with his wealth swelling to $96.5bn (£73.5bn) from $90bn (£68.3bn) last year.

The number of self-made women reached 72 for the first time, up from 56 a year ago.