The Newly Named Billionaires of 2019

Kylie Jenner wasn’t the only one who became a billionaire this year. Forbes announced many newly named billionaires this year including a list of people from CEO’s and founders of businesses in tech, music, skincare, cosmetics, and more.

Kylie Jenner

From the success of her cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetics, the 22 year old earned a net worth of $1 Billion as of March 2019. Including her participation in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall + Kylie clothing line, and paid promotions on social media, she has rightfully earned the title of becoming the youngest self-made billionaire to date.

Katie Ronan and Kathy Fields

Founders of the skincare brands, Proactiv and Ronan + Fields, the two friends have earned $1.5 Billion each as of March 2019. Inventing this acne treatment and effective skincare line had given them the deserving placement of 2019 billionaires.

Eric Yuan

As of April 2019, Yuan is worth $3 Billion thanks to being the founder, CEO, and 20.5% stock holder of Zoom. This was a long and stressful process for Eric as he’s faced difficulties entering our country, and finally creating Zoom in 2011. However, the wait was worth it.


Jay-Z had made history by becoming the first billionaire in the hip-hop industry. The rapper has come out to a net worth of $1 Billion as of June 2019 from his music and entrepreneurial success. Albums, tours, clothing line, alcohol brand, and investing in Tidal and Roc Nation, are all factors that make up Jay-Z’s spot on the billionaire list.

Stewart Butterfield

Butterfield was declared a billionaire as of June 2019, with a net worth of $1.6 Billion from being CEO and founder of workplace network, Slack. Although, he’s no stranger to the network industry. Previously, he founded Flickr which was sold to Yahoo but had ultimately lead him to the success he’s been given today.

Chen Kenyan, Cao Ji, and Hui Deng



Founders of Suzhou HYC Technology, Zhejiang Hangke Technology, and Arcsoft Corp makes each of these Chinese tech CEO’s worth between $1.3 – $2.4 Billion as of July 2019. The minted tech-focused stock market had made these three billionaires within just a day.

Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell

Smile Direct Club


In September 2019, Katzman and Fenkell were named billionaires in their success in founding SmileDirectClub. The two became close friends and later business partners when reminiscing about the embarrassing and expensive time in our lives when we had to wear metal braces, which then brought them to the idea of the cheap and less embarrassing alternative.

Eric Tse

Eric Tse was blessed with the small thoughtful inheritance of 2.7 Billion shares (21.45% of Sino Biopharmaceutical) from his parents which puts him at a net worth of $3.8 Billion. Tse doesn’t have any material impact behind the operations of the family-owned company but is still considered a billionaire nonetheless as of October 2019. Although he is worth quite a lot, the man is extremely humble as he refuses to be recognized for his wealth but will participate in association with his family name as a whole.

Safra Catz

CEO of software developer, Oracle Corporation, ranks Catz at $1.1 Billion as of November 2019. She’s the highest-paid woman in the entire world after taking over the position of CEO when founder, Larry Ellison, had retired.

Ryan Graves



Graves was theĀ first ever hired Uber employee by former CEO, Travis Kalanick, after responding to his tweet in search of an employee willing to work in a position based service. He now stands at a $1.6 Billion net worth as of March 2019.

Dani Reiss

CEO, of luxurious outwear brand, Canada Goose, had been named a billionaire worth $1.3 Billion as of March 2019. In 2001, Reiss had claimed the CEO title from the company founded by hi grandfather, and only two short years of taking the brand public, he earned the title “billionaire.”

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