If you were under the impression that Kylie Jenner sat around and took selfies all day, you may want to re-think that. Over the last year, her career seriously took off; in fact, she is now the second-highest earning member of her family. Given that the Kardashian-Jenners each make millions between endorsements, TV shows and their own individual companies, second place is definitely worth noting.
Forbes listed Jenner on their “30 Under 30” list for her accomplishments in “Retail and E-Commerce,” which is particularly impressive given that she is 19 years old. They estimate that Jenner’s yearly earnings totaled $18 million. Big sister Kim Kardashian has her beat at a whopping $51 million, but the the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner siblings still has an impressive resumé.
Kylie Cosmetics has a lot to do with it, of course. The Kylie Lip Kits have a reputation for selling out within minutes. Despite having just launched last year, people are totally obsessed with them – perhaps partly due to Jenner’s infamous lips as well. Her limited edition pop-up shop also fared extremely well. The kits are only $29 each, yet they have proved to be a massive asset to her yearly earnings. “Sources close to the teenager suggest the [lip] glosses did 7 figures in revenues in 2016 alone,” Forbes reports. Jenner’s clothing line with her sister, Kendall Jenner, also helped her income.
So say what you want about her social media – all those selfies seem to be working. Advertising is everything, and Jenner’s paychecks are definitely proving it.
[H/T: Teen Vogue]