|Real Name:||Kylie Kristen Jenner|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Kylie Kristen Jenner (born August 10, 1997) is an American media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman. She starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. She is currently the most-followed woman and the second most-followed person on Instagram.
At age 14 in 2012, she collaborated with the clothing brand PacSun, along with her sister Kendall, and created a line of clothing, Kendall & Kylie. In 2015, Jenner launched her cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, renamed Kylie Cosmetics the following year. They also released a mobile app that reached number one on the iTunes App Store called Kendall and Kylie.
In 2014 and 2015, Time magazine listed the Jenner sisters as the most influential teens in the world, citing their considerable influence among youth on social media. In 2017, Jenner was placed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, making her the youngest person featured. Jenner starred in her spin-off series, Life of Kylie, which premiered on E! on August 6, 2017. In November 2018, New York Post credited her as the fashion industry’s most influential celebrity.
In 2019, Forbes estimated Jenner’s net worth at US$1 billion and called her the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at age 21; the notion of Jenner being self-made has been controversial. In May 2020, Forbes released a statement accusing Jenner of forging tax documents so she would appear as a billionaire.
Kylie Jenner Biography
Kylie Kristen Jenner
August 10, 1997
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Early life (Kylie Jenner Biography)
Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 10, 1997. The youngest daughter of former Olympic decathlete champion Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and television personality and businesswoman Kris Jenner (née Houghton). Jenner has an older sister, Kendall, and eight older half-siblings. From Caitlyn’s side of the family, she has three older half-brothers―Burt, Brandon, and Brody Jenner―and one older half-sister Cassandra Marino. From Kris’ family side, Jenner has three older half-sisters―Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé―and one older half-brother, Rob Kardashian.
Jenner attended Sierra Canyon School, where she was also a member of the cheerleading team. Jenner claims to have performed in plays while attending school, along with community plays. In 2012, she became homeschooled and enrolled in an at-home education program, from which she graduated with a high school diploma in July 2015 from Laurel Springs School in Ojai, California.
Career (Kylie Jenner Biography)
2007–2012: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
In 2007, Jenner, along with her parents and siblings, Kendall, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob, began appearing in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which chronicles the personal and professional lives of their family members. The series was successful for its network, E!, and has created numerous spin-offs, including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, and Kourtney. Kim Take New York, and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, in which Jenner has made multiple guest appearances. The sisters hosted Glee: The 3D Concert Movie at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, in August 2011; in 2011, they were featured in Seventeen magazine’s Style Stars of the Year and selected as “Style Ambassadors” for the magazine. The two hosted the premiere of The Vow in Hollywood in February 2012. The Jenners also interviewed the cast of The Hunger Games premiere at The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in March 2012. Later in 2012, she starred alongside her sister Kendall and mother Kris Jenner in an episode of the American reality television series America’s Next Top Model.
2013–2014: Early ventures
The Jenner sisters co-hosted the 2014 Much Music Video Awards, where Kylie made her acting debut in a promo for the show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in June 2014. In August 2014, the Jenner sisters appeared in singer PartyNextDoor’s “Recognize” music video. She also appeared in Jaden Smith’s music video for his “Blue Ocean” song. Jenner and her sister Kendall co-authored the dystopian science fiction novel Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia, which revolved around two twin girls, Lex and Livia, in a “self-sustaining biosphere” put together from the remains of Earth known as Indra. The novel was criticized upon release as a ghostwritten work, which prompted its ghostwriter Maya Sloan to reveal that while the Jenner sisters wrote a two-page outline for what they wanted the novel to be like, Sloan was truly responsible for the writing of the book. However, the Jenners’ creative director, Elizabeth Killmond-Roman, clarified that the two had numerous Skype and FaceTime calls with Sloan to discuss the novel’s content. The novel was mostly panned by critics and sold only 13,000 copies in its first four months on sale. The book was also given a sequel, Time of the Twins, which the Jenner sisters co-authored.
2015–2018: Rise of Kylie Cosmetics
The Jenner sisters were booed while introducing brother-in-law Kanye West’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2015. In May 2015, an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in which Jenner admitted to getting a lip augmentation. Her enhanced lips from lip fillers created speculation and gained her publicity. Before the episode’s debut, Jenner said she merely used lip liner and over-lined her lips. As a result, the practice of suctioning one’s lips into a small glass to induce greater blood flow to swell the lips was called the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” (though there was no indication that Jenner herself employed this method). Jenner responded, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.” In August 2015, Jenner announced that she would launch her first lipstick line as a part of her self-titled lip kit under the name Kylie Lip Kit. In November 2015, the Jenner sisters appeared in singer Justine Skye’s “I’m Yours” music video.
Jenner starred in a reality show revolving around her life, Life of Kylie, which premiered in August 2017. On mother’s day 2018, Kylie Cosmetics launched a makeup line called Kris Cosmetics in collaboration with her mother, Kris Jenner. Jenner and her half-sister Kim Kardashian launched their second collaboration KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection, on Black Friday 2018, after launching the first collection in 2017. The same month, she launched Kylie Cosmetics mobile app.
2019–present: Debut of Kylie Skin
In April 2019, Jenner and her half-sister, Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty, teamed up to launch a new fragrance. This collaboration became Jenner’s first foray into fragrance, launching on April 26. Jenner founded her skincare brand Kylie Skin which was launched on May 22. The brand began producing dermis products, including face washes, scrubs, moisturizers, and makeup-removing wipes. On June 14, 2019, Kylie Cosmetics launched their collaboration with her half-sister Khloé Kardashian called Kylie Cosmetics x Koko Kollection. This marked their third collaboration after launching a special lip product collection called Koko Kollection in 2016 and the second part in 2017. In September, Jenner announced that she was the makeup artistic director for Balmain’s Spring 2020 runway show at Paris Fashion Week. Kylie Cosmetics and Balmain launched a capsule makeup collection available on September 27, the day of the show, on the Kylie Cosmetics website to celebrate the new line. This was the first time Jenner collaborated on a makeup collection with someone outside her family’s inner circle.
In August 2021, Jenner teased Kylie Swim, a new swimwear line that includes sizes for all women. On September 17, it was officially launched on Kylie Jenner’s website. On September 21, she announced a new skincare and hair product line for babies called Kylie Baby.
In January 2022, Jenner became the first woman to gain 300 million followers on Instagram’s social network, surpassing the previous record holder, singer Ariana Grande.
Personal life (Kylie Jenner Biography)
In August 2014, Tyga was getting close with Jenner at her 17th birthday party. Days later, Tyga ended his relationship with Blac Chyna, his fiancée and the mother of his son. In 2015, when she turned 18, Jenner and Tyga made their relationship official. Jenner subsequently made appearances in Tyga’s music videos, “Stimulated” and “Dope’d Up.” In April 2017, Jenner and Tyga broke up.
In April 2017, Jenner was first seen with Travis Scott at Coachella. On February 1, 2018, Jenner gave birth to their daughter, Stormi Webster. Jenner appeared in the music video for “Stop Trying to Be God” from Scott’s third studio album Astroworld. They broke up in September 2019 but were quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of their daughter and ended up rekindling their relationship. On September 7, 2021, after weeks of speculation, Jenner revealed that she and Scott were expecting their second child. Jenner gave birth to their son, Wolf Webster, on February 2, 2022.
Friendship with Jordyn Woods
In 2012, Jenner and Jordyn Woods met through their mutual friend, Jaden Smith, son of Hollywood actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. They were close friends for many years, with Woods appearing in Jenner’s 2017 reality TV show, Life of Kylie, and Jenner’s 2018 pregnancy video. In September 2018, Kylie Cosmetics launched the Kylie x Jordyn collection, a collaboration between the two friends. Their friendship ended in 2019 due to Woods cheating on Tristan Thompson, the fiancé of Jenner’s half-sister Khloé Kardashian. Jenner discontinued her Woods-named lip kit, cutting the price to eliminate the remaining inventory.
Controversies (Kylie Jenner Biography)
Kendall + Kylie “Rock vs. Rap” collection
On June 28, 2017, the Jenner sisters announced that they would be releasing a line of vintage T-shirts for their Kendall + Kylie line of clothing called Rock vs. Rap, featuring the likenesses of various rock and rap artists, including The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Metallica, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Ozzy Osbourne, and Led Zeppelin, with pictures of the Jenner sisters superimposed over them. The announcement of this line of products was met with swift backlash from relatives and representatives of the figures depicted on the shirts themselves, including Sharon Osbourne, Jim Jampol, and Voletta Wallace, mother of Biggie Smalls. They were also criticized on social media and were called “insensitive.” Wallace, The Doors’ manager and the estate of Jim Morrison, issued a cease-and-desist letter to the Jenner sisters, writing that they did not authorize the sisters’ use of the likenesses of these musical icons. The Jenners apologized for the shirts and pulled them from retail.
Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 2018 issue of Forbes. The magazine claimed she had a net worth of $900 million and was on the verge of becoming the youngest “self-made” billionaire. This would beat Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23. However, the publication’s use of the term “self-made” sparked widespread criticism and jokes online. Critics argued that Jenner was already born into fame and fortune. Some discussions took a more serious tone, with journalists writing pieces on wealth distribution, inequality and inheritance, and upward mobility in society. However, celebrities such as Jenner’s half-sister Kim Kardashian and socialite Paris Hilton have defended Jenner, legitimizing assertions that she is indeed self-made. At the same time, Hilton also described herself as self-made.
Jenner has been accused of appropriating African-American culture and style. In 2016, Jenner was criticized for posting a photograph of herself wearing cornrows on Instagram. In June 2017, urban streetwear brand PluggedNYC accused Jenner of stealing their designs for her collection of camouflage swimwear.
Underpaying factory workers
Remake, a non-profit labeled Global Brands Group as the Kendall + Kylie clothing line manufacturer. The organization claimed that money was being withheld from workers in the factories despite having finished their work. The organization also reported firing workers in Los Angeles, affecting over fifty-thousand workers. She received criticism for this on multiple platforms, with fans asking her to pay her workers. In response, the clothing line said that Global Brands Group did not own Kendall + Kylie.
Endorsements (Kylie Jenner Biography)
Jenner has two nail lacquers from the Nicole by OPI nail polish brand Wear Something Spar-kylie and Rainbow in the S-kylie. Jenner and her sister Kendall earned $100,000 each for their OPI endorsements in 2013. On November 15, 2013, the Jenner sisters announced they would launch The Kendall & Kylie Collection with PacSun, which launched in February 2013. Since its conception, the sisters have released several collections for this line. In July 2013, the Jenner sisters launched a jewelry line with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse to create the Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie jewelry collection.
Jenner collaborated with Melbourne-based sunglasses brand Quay Australia to release a line of sunglasses, Quay x Kylie. This collaboration was launched in June 2017. She endorsed Calvin Klein along with her sisters in 2018. The same year, she signed a deal with Adidas to become their ambassador. Jenner also endorsed hair vitamin SugarBearHair, Waist Gang Society waist trainer, monthly beauty subscription Boxycharm, detox tea Fit Tea, and Fashion Nova. In 2018, Jenner reportedly made $1 million per sponsored Instagram post, making her the highest paid individual on Instagram 2018. The next year Jenner reportedly made $1.2 million per sponsored Instagram post, remaining her the highest paid individual on Instagram for the second year in a row.
Lawsuits and civil disputes
In January 2017, make-up artist Vlada Haggarty claimed that Jenner had stolen the creative style and aesthetic of her work, such as the dripping gloss lip and golden fingertips, for her products and that Jenner had a history of taking Haggerty’s original dripping lip art and passing it off as her own. Jenner later credited Vlada on social media and her work on creating the logo, and an undisclosed settlement was paid to avoid any future legal issues.
In February 2017, Australian singer Kylie Minogue won a legal battle against Jenner for the name trademark “Kylie.” Jenner had filed a U.S. trademark application for the use of the name “Kylie” for “advertising services” and “endorsement services” in 2015.
Neon lip logo
Sara Pope, a British painter whose work has been featured in art galleries in several cities across the globe, filed a lawsuit against Jenner and NBC Universal for using a neon lip logo. Pope stated that Jenner posted to her social media accounts an image remarkably similar to Pope’s most famous piece, “Temptation Neon,” and used it to promote Jenner’s TV series Life of Kylie. TMZ reported that the production art created for the series, including the lip design, was created by a third-party designer.
Seed Beauty filed a lawsuit against Coty and Kylie Cosmetics, alleging that Coty has purchased $600 million in Kylie Cosmetics stock from Jenner as a subterfuge to learn trade secrets.
Philanthropy (Kylie Jenner Biography)
Jenner set up an eBay account where she auctions old clothing to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She joined her sisters Khloé and Kendall, along with Lil Twist, and The Game at PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, California, for a charity bowling game on January 19, 2014. The event was held to raise money for The Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit for which The Game pledged to raise $1 million in donations. The Jenner sisters participated in singer Chris Brown’s two Kick’s It For Charity Celebrity Kickball games in Glendale, California, on July 19, 2014, and August 16, 2014. In the first game, she competed on actor/singer Quincy Brown’s team.
In January 2020, Jenner gave a total of $1 million to five organizations in Australia to help tackle the bushfires. In March 2020, Jenner, her mother Kris, and beauty company Coty donated over 6,000 pounds of hand sanitizers to Southern California hospitals to help health care workers fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Jenner also donated $1 million to buy face masks, face shields, and other protective gear for healthcare professionals who work on the front lines.
Filmography (Kylie Jenner Biography)
|2007–2021||Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Main cast, 193 episodes|
|2010, 2013||Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami||Guest, 2 episodes|
|2012||America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 18||Episode: “Kris Jenner”|
|Million Dollar Closets||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2014||Deal with It||Episode: “Kendall & Kylie & Gary Owens”|
|Much Music Video Awards||Co-host|
|Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons||Guest, 1 episode|
|Ridiculousness||Episode: “Kendall and Kylie Jenner”|
|2015–2016||I Am Cait||Guest, 3 episodes|
|2015||Kingin’ with Tyga||Episode: “The Life”|
|2017||Life of Kylie||Main cast, 8 episodes|
|2020||Justin Bieber: Seasons||Cameo|
|2022||The Kardashians||Main role|
|2013||“Find That Girl”||Boy Band Project||Love interest|
|2014||“Recognize”||PartyNextDoor featuring Drake||Herself|
|“Blue Ocean”||Jaden Smith|
|“I’m Yours”||Justine Skye featuring Vic Mensa||Karaoke singer|
|2016||“Come and See Me”||PartyNextDoor||Love interest|
|2017||“Feel Me” (unreleased)||Tyga, Kanye West||Herself|
|2018||“Stop Trying To Be God”||Travis Scott||Golden angel|
|2020||“Stuck with U”||Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber||Herself|
|“WAP”||Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion|
Awards and nominations
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Reality Star: Female||Shared With Female Cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Won|
|Choice TV Reality Star: Female||Nominated|
|2015||Choice Instagrammer||Kylie Jenner||Nominated|
|Choice Selfie Taker||Nominated|
|Capricho Awards||Mais Estilosa||Nominated|
|Bafo do ano||Boca da Kylie Jenner||Nominated|
|Real Couple of 2015||Kylie Jenner & Tyga||Nominated|
|2016||Capricho Awards||Mais estilosa – internacional||Kylie Jenner||Won|
|Shorty Awards||Snapchatter Of The Year||Nominated|
|2017||Shorty Awards||Celebrity||Kylie Jenner||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Instagrammer||Nominated|
|Capricho Awards||International Fashionista||Won|
|2019||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Social Star||Nominated|
|Streamy Awards||Best Collaboration||David Dobrik and Kylie Jenner||Won|
|2020||Fragrance Foundation Awards||Fragrance of the Year Popular||Kylie Jenner by KKW Fragrance (Nude)||Won|
|Premios Juventud||Together They Fire Up My Feed (Couple or friends that appear on each other’s feeds)||Rosalía and Kylie Jenner||Nominated|