There might have been a controversy in the Kardashian- Jenner household when Kylie Jenner declared herself a self-made billionaire in 2019. But no matter what the exact number is, it cannot be denied that the amount of money Kylie Jenner makes in a day is extremely high. And that is attributed to her wildly successful beauty business, Kylie Cosmetics.
What added fuel to the fire was Forbes adding her name to their 2020 youngest Billionaire list. But that tile did not last, for it seemed that the young businesswoman had some discrepancies in her account books. But as of 2022, the situation is quite different. Kylie Cosmetics is still highly successful, and so is Kylie Jenner, as Forbes declares her net worth to be $900M in 2022.
The numbers are high and might, but when it comes down to regular people, we often think in hours. So, when it is ultimately calculated, how much does this young almost-billionaire make in an hour? Find that out in this article.
How Much Does Kylie Jenner Make An Hour?
If rightly broken down, Kylie Jenner makes $19,006 an hour. This staggering amount cannot be only derived from Kylie Cosmetics, although a major chunk of it is from there. But Kylie Jenner has other avenues of income as well, such as endorsement deals and social media.
The amount as high as it is for hourly income seems higher still when compared to a regular American’s annual salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median U.S income is just $45,442, an amount Kylie Jenner makes in just 2.5 hrs.
There can be no doubt in people’s minds that the Kardashian- Jenners are a rich bunch of people. Kylie Jenner’s parents, Kriss and Bruce (now Caitlyn) were celebrities on their own, a reason why people scoff at Kylie’s “self-made” tag. But Kylie Jenner indeed started Kylie Cosmetics with her own money.
Kylie Jenner got the money to start her lip kits from previous modeling gigs. In an interview, the businesswoman claimed that she used $250,000 of her earnings from various modeling gigs to pay Seed Beauty to produce the first 15,000 lip kits.
The business may have gotten off on a scandal, but its success cannot be denied. And even though Kylie came clean about her having Lip enhancement surgery, the fans did not care. The first batch of the Kylie Lip Kits sold out in under a minute.
So much was the craze that the $30 kit which comprised of one matte lipstick and a lip liner was reported to have sold for over $1000 on eBay. But that was just the start of Kylie Jenner’s beauty empire. Kylie Cosmetics has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup since its launch with the Kits. And that includes a hefty $330 million in 2017.
But as mentioned before, Kylie Cosmetics is not the only source of income for the business mogul Kylie Jenner. The company has other lines as well. Just like Kylie Skin, which launched in 2019. The line consists of skincare and body care items like detox masks and body scrubs, which are still expanding. Like all of Kylie’s ventures, the showstopper is the new summer-friendly lip oils.
Since the birth of her daughter, Kylie has also ventured into baby products, for babies of all ages. With Kylie Baby and Kylie Swim, Kylie Jenner has truly set a standard for business lines and products. But just like all the other Kardashian- Jenner sisters, she also makes a ton of money off of deals and endorsements. The most popular of her side incomes are the millions she made from TV programs and products like Puma shoes and PacSun clothing.
Social media can be a great source to generate income for your business, if only you know how to leverage it. And no one knows that better than Kylie Jenner, who herself had proclaimed that sites like Instagram are a great place to connect to her customers and fans. Pouty selfies and new product launches are just some of the things to be seen on the media personality’s pages. But all of that contributes to the thousands she makes per hour.
Kylie Jenner, the savvy businesswoman is known for making money out of her many endeavors. But when analyzed, the real amount blows people’s minds. Reports state that the amount of money Kylie Jenner makes in a day is equivalent to what an average American would make in 10 years.
But even if her “self-made” billionaire tag remains controversial, no one can deny that she is indeed wealthy. And with an estimated worth of $900M, Kylie Jenner is making history, molding the very idea of a self-made businesswoman and billionaire.