Kylie Jenner is a liar – and she’s NOT a billionaire – Forbes
The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc, which bought a 51 per cent stake in Ms Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics company in November 2019.
The financial filings showed “Kylie’s business is significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe,” the magazine said.
“Forbes now thinks that Kylie Jenner, even after pocketing an estimated $US340 million ($509 million) after taxes from the sale, is not a billionaire.”
The publication now estimates the net worth of Ms Jenner, 22, at around $US900 million.
Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, has said it no longer believes her net worth was that much.
Forbes’ story acknowledged that the coronavirus crisis and its effect on the cosmetics industry had hurt her net worth.
But it said it was “likely” that the “business was never that big to begin with, and the Jenners have lied about it every year since 2016 — including having their accountant draft tax returns with false numbers — to help juice Forbes’ estimates of Kylie’s earnings and net worth”.
The magazine said it could not prove the documents were forged.
Writing on Twitter on Friday, Ms Jenner said Forbes’ report was based on “a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions”.
“What am I even waking up to. I thought this was a reputable site,” she wrote.
“‘Even creating tax returns that were likely forged’, that’s your proof? So you just THOUGHT they were forged? Like actually what am I reading,” she added.
She later tweeted: “But OK, I am blessed beyond my years, I have a beautiful daughter, and a successful business and I’m doing perfectly fine.
“I can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have.”
Ms Jenner debuted Kylie Cosmetics in 2016 with $US29 lip kits containing matching lipstick and lip liner.
Her business and social media prominence have made her stand out even in the exceedingly famous family behind Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She is the younger daughter of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, sister to Kendall Jenner and half-sister to Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.