Kylie Jenner is no longer a billionaire according to Forbes

Kylie Jenner is no longer a billionaire! Forbes claims the ‘self-made’ makeup mogul, 22, ‘spun a web of lies about company figures and FORGED tax returns to reach mega-money milestone’

  • Kylie sold 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant Coty in a deal valued at $1.2 billion in January  
  • Forbes now think that Kylie, even after pocketing an estimated $340 million after tax from the sale, has a personal fortune at just under $900 million 
  • In 2019, Forbes declared Kylie had unseated Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, then 35, as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire
  • People were up in arms that Kylie came from an already privileged background and so she shouldn’t be called a ‘self-made billionaire’ 
  • The publication also placed her on the cover of their 2018 publication under the headline: ‘America’s Women Billionaires’ 
  • Jenner, who is the youngest and richest of the entire Kardashian-Jenner family, started her make up line in 2015 by selling $29 lipstick kits

Kylie Jenner has been hit by extraordinary claims that she is not a billionaire. 

Forbes have accused the family of creating a ‘web of lies’ and say Kylie, 22, has inflated the size of her business and success. 

The publication accuses her of ‘lying about company figures and forging tax returns’ to reach the billionaire status.

Kylie Jenner is no longer a billionaire! Forbes claimed on Friday that the ‘self-made’ makeup mogul, 22, ‘spun a web of lies about company figures and FORGED tax returns’

These shock claims come a year and a month after Forbes themselves put Kylie on the cover and hailed her the youngest self-made billionaire ever. 

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Kylie Jenner for comment. 

Kylie sold 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics to beauty giant Coty in a deal valued at $1.2 billion in January. 

And Forbes now think that Kylie, even after pocketing an estimated $340 million after tax from the sale, is not a billionaire. 

Impressive: In 2019, Kylie was hailed as the ‘youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire for the second year in a row (pictured on the 2018 cover)

Forbes claim that filings released by publicly traded Coty over the past six months reveal Kylie’s business is significantly smaller than people have been led to believe. 

They write: ‘Revenues over a 12-month period preceding the deal: $177million according to the Coty presentation, far lower than the published estimates at the time. 

‘More problematic, Coty said that sales were up 40% from 2018, meaning the business only generated about $125 million that year, nowhere near the $360 million the Jenners had led Forbes to believe. 

Defense: At the time, Forbes addressed the controversy that surrounds the title ‘self-made’ as people were up in arms that Kylie came from an already privileged background

‘Kylie’s skincare line, which launched in May 2019, did $100 million in revenues in its first month and a half, Kylie’s reps told us. The filings show the line was actually “on track” to finish the year with just $25 million in sales. 

Forbes claim that new calculations put Kylie’s personal fortune at just under $900 million.

In 2019, the star unseated Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, then 35, as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire – he was 23 when he made his first billion 11 years ago in 2008.

Incredible: Jenner, the youngest sibling of the Kardashian family, started her make up line with lipstick kits in 2015. Kylie Cosmetics signed a deal with Ulta Beauty Inc to put her products in all of the retailer’s 1,163 U.S. stores (above)

Forbes has addressed the controversy that surrounds the title ‘self-made’ as last year, people were up in arms that Kylie came from an already privileged background.

They penned: ‘ Yes, self-made (despite a lot of help from her famous family, she didn’t inherit her business—she built it). And yes, billionaire (she’s worth $1 billion).’ 

The site also claimed that money from Kylie’s Coty sale meant she was one of just 2,095 people in the world with a a fortune of ten digits.

All change: Coty, which has been struggling with falling sales, saw a share increase of 5 percent following the Jenner announcement last year 

Kylie previously told Forbes: ‘I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.’

Jenner, who is the youngest and richest of the entire Kardashian-Jenner family, started her make up line in 2015 by selling $29 lipstick kits.

The kits sold out within minutes of launching – an early sign of the power of her now 270 million-plus social media following.

Jenner’s products were only sold online when it was first launched but in 2018, the brand struck a deal to sell its goods in 1,100 Ulta Beauty stores across the U.S.

She expanded her empire earlier this year with Kylie Skin – a line of moisturizers, under eye creams and facial scrubs.

Jenner brought in sales of an estimated $360 million in 2018.

Kylie’s millions: How does $600m payday compare to the rest of the Kardashian family?

She’s just sold 51% of her make-up company, banking an incredible $600million.

So how does Kylie Jenner’s huge payday compare to the rest of the Kardashian family?

Kylie Jenner; Estimated net worth £900 million

Like all her sisters, Kylie, 22, makes money from the family reality show, modelling gigs, and endorsements. However this is dwarfed by her makeup company, which started out as a single batch of 15,000 $29 lip kits which she self-funded and sold online to her Instagram followers in 2015.

She has sold a controlling stake of her brand CoverGirl owner Coty for $600million, making her officially the richest Kardashian

Self made: Kylie Jenner, seen promoting Kylie Cosmetics, is now said to be worth $900m

Kim Kardashian; Estimated net worth – $370million  

The first member of the Kardashian family to find stardom was Kylie’s big sister Kim, 39. 

After a couple of years lurking on the sidelines of fame as Paris Hilton’s friend and sometime stylist, she was catapulted into the public eye when an intimate sex tape was leaked in 2007. While Kim was by her own account ‘devastated’, her mother Kris Jenner saw an opportunity and took over, guiding Kim to win a $5million payout via a lawsuit against the company, and signing up the newly notorious family for their own reality show.

This year Kim’s net worth is estimated at $370million by Forbes, which put her at number 26 on the magazine’s 2019 list of America’s Highest-Paid Celebrities. The mother-of-four’s money mostly comes from her share of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians show pay check and her KKW makeup line, which produced $100million in revenue just last year. She has also made millions from her computer game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

She supplements this income with endorsements, recently confirming she gets offered up to $1million for a single sponsored Instagram post.

She said she turned down that particular offer because her husband Kanye West didn’t like the ‘fast fashion’ company because ‘they would knock off Yeezy all the time.’ 

Her rapper husband has called himself a billionaire, and according to Forbes Kanye earned $150million over the past year, putting him at number three on the magazine’s World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers 2019 list.

Sister act: Kylie’s big sister Kourtney, Kim and Khloe promite their KKW fragrance Diamonds together 

Kris Jenner; Estimated net worth – $90million 

When her daughter’s sex tape with ex Ray Jay hit the internet, Kris Jenner took control, negotiating so well that the reality star continues to make money from royalties today. 

Indeed it is all thanks to Kris that fleeting infamy became something more. Shortly after the sex tape leaked she signed up the entire family for their eponymous reality show, which premiered that same year. KUWTK is currently in its 17th season, and she remains the executive producer.

She also operates as the family momager – a nickname she likes so much she trademarked it – taking a percentage cut of her children’s earnings whenever she negotiates their deals. 

While at 30million her social media presence is a fraction of her daughters, Kris also occasionally scores endorsement deals of her own, including a Fendi campaign with Kim and her daughter, North West. 

According to the website CelebrityNetWorth she is worth around $90million, however if she negotiated Kylie’s Coty deal, it will mean a huge payday.

Khloe Kardashian; Estimated net worth $40million 

Along with the family reality show, and endorsement deals, Khloe has her own clothing line, Good America, which is sold in department stores and online.  

Kourtney Kardashian; Estimated net worth $35million

The bulk of Kourtney’s income comes from the family reality show, and endorsement deals. She is currently promoting her Diamond fragrance line with sisters Kim and Khloe. 

The mother-of-three’s net worth is estimated at  $35million, according to Money.

Caitlyn Jenner; Estimated net worth $100million

Famous first as an Olympian, Caitlyn for years received a pay check for appearing on KUWTK. 

Since divorcing Kris Jenner, she has left the money-spinning show, and come out as a trans woman. She paid her bills with her own spinoff chronicling her life as a trans woman, and released a tell-all autobiography.

She currently stars on the British reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here for which she is being paid $648,000, according to The Sun newspaper. 

Her net worth is estimated at $100million.

TV role: Caitlyn Jenner is currently appearing on British reality show  I’m A Celebrity

Kendall Jenner; Estimated net worth $30million 

Like her sisters Kendall cuts a paycheck from Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 

However she combines this role with life as a high fashion model.

Last year she was the world’s highest-paid model for the second year in a row, according to Forbes, making $22.5million in 2018 alone. Money estimates her worth at $30million.

High fashion: Kendall Jenner walks the runway in Rome last month

Rob Kardashian; Estimated net worth $10million

It will come as no surprise that Rob is the least wealthy of his siblings. Still, with an estimated net worth of $10million, the single dad is still a wealthy man.

Rob made his money by appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and his short lived spinoff show. He stepped back from KUWTK last year, now making only occasional appearances for which he is thought to be paid $50,000 an episode. He also has a sock company, Arthur George.


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