Kylie Jenner tops Instagram rich list, beats sister Kim Kardashian and last year's winner Selena Gomez
Kylie Jenner is definitely going places, and she's now got Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez tailing her
Things really seem to be taking off for Kylie Jenner. After being featured on the Forbes magazine list of youngest billionaires, it has now been reported that the youngest member of the popular Kardashian-Jenner clan has topped the list of Instagram rich people for 2018, leaving behind her sister Kim Kardashian as well as 2017 winner Selena Gomez.
According to this year's illustrious line up for the list, which has been compiled by Hopper HQ, the 20-year-old cosmetic queen has soared past a lot of extremely popular celebrities and veterans to become the top contender for Instagram's rich list. Last year, it was Selena Gomez who had captured the first position on the prestigious list, but now the 'Wolves' singer has been knocked down to the second place by the lip-kit genius.
Hopper HQ usually puts the annual list out by constantly keeping a track of celebrities' follower count, average engagement and posting frequency, reports the Daily Mail. And as per all of the collected data for 2018, Kylie's cost per post is $1 million, with Selena netting $800,000 for the same and Kim drifting behind at $720,000.
Back in 2017, it was Kim who was trailing behind Selena in the second position, but ever since, the KKW Beauty expert has slipped down to the fourth position this year. And incidentally, last year, it was Kylie in the fourth place instead of Kim, but things seem to have changed for the young Jenner after she welcomed her daughter Stormi Webster back in February this year.
As for the other celebrities who made it to the list, professional football player and international heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo was found to be on the number three spot for 2018, a ranking that he has maintained since last year where also he was featured third on the list.
Queen Bey aka Beyonce is fifth on the list for this year, which leaves the Portuguese football player as the only person on the Instagram Rich List who is not from the United States. In the top ten, the ranks ranging from sixth to ninth were filled by Dwayne Johnson, Justin Bieber, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior and Lionel Messi in the descending order.
The spot of number ten went to another member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall Jenner, making three of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters a feature in 'Instagram's Top Ten Rich List'. Even Khloe Kardashian made it to the list at number 11, while the elder Kardashians like Kourtney and Rob, along with Kris and Caitlyn Jenner failed to make their way in.
This is another huge achievement for the 20-year-old after it was reported that she is set to supersede Mark Zuckerberg’s record to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Kylie was featured in Forbes issue as one of America’s Women Billionaires. Since the girl is just out of her teens, it is indeed an impressive achievement.
Forbes reported the 20-year-old has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup from her brand Kylie Cosmetics since its launch and has acquired more than $800 million in less than three years of its inception. Which is quite an impressive feat considering Jenner owns 100% of the business. The rest of the millions was acquired through her stint in reality show and social media endorsements.
The reality star told Forbes that she invested the initial capital for her cosmetics that she had acquired through modeling gigs in 2015. She paid an outside company to produce 15,000 of her revered lip kits that morphed into a cosmetic line, eventually taking the world by storm.
"I said, 'I'm ready to put up my own money. I don't want to do it with anyone else. Before I even refreshed the page, everything was sold out," Kylie said.
But being an avid Instagrammer and living life out on social media also opens up the young reality star to a lot of criticism and a lifelong fear of trolls. Recently, she was slammed by a lot of social media users when they found that Kylie debuted her daughter's cute little gold-studded pierced ears in a Snapchat video.
In the video clip, the mother-daughter duo was seen having a happy time while Kylie kissed her baby girl's tiny face. Stormi, who seemed to be enjoying her mother's affections, smiled and waved her chubby fists in the air.
At one point in the video, the five-month-old toddler decided to make a grab for her mother's brunette hair in all playfulness, which is when the light caught her ears and revealed the gold studs that she was sporting. And even though a lot of people commented on how cute the pair looked in the video, others debated upon the 20-year-old's decision to get her daughter's ear pierced at such a young age.
"I HATE it when I see children, with their ears pierced. Why would you want to hurt your baby/toddler? Why would you want to do something to them, they may not want doing? It’s horrid. People who follow Khloe and Kylie won’t know any better, probably follow suit to get their kids' [done]," one tweeted.
But Kylie doesn't want all this hate to ever get to her little baby daughter. Instead, the proud mom wishes that one day, she can pass off her makeup empire to her daughter. Speaking to Forbes about her success, Kylie added that she would love for her daughter Stormi to inherit Kylie cosmetics one day "if she's into it". "Maybe one day [I'll] pass this on to Stormi," she said in the interview.
At the same time, it is believed that the 5-month-old is already floating in a pool of money. Hollywood expert Eric Schiffer, Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants said that he believes Stormi already has a bright future along with king-sized earning and it is all thanks to her famous family. He also added that he would be shocked if Stormi was not "a millionaire by her 1st birthday."
However, Kylie wants to run her $900 million "forever". But it seems like her mom, Kris Jenner, has some other plans for the business. Kris, who earns 10 percent of profit from the brand says that selling it is "always something that we're willing to explore."