The Average American Needs To Work For 10 Years To Make What Kylie Jenner Does In One Day

By on August 14, 2018 in ArticlesEntertainment

You might want to sit down for this. Makeup mogul, reality TV queen, and model Kylie Jenner takes just over 2 hours (2.38 to be exact) to make the $45,552 average American salary. If you're not depressed enough after reading that, consider that hourly, that breaks down to $19,007 per hour. We all know the Kardashian and Jenner families are incredibly wealthy, but these statistics make it all so much more REAL. Kylie is 20 years old. She will turn 21 on August 10th. She made $166.5 million between June 2017 and. June 2018.

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Most of that money was made through her cosmetics company. Kylie Cosmetics is one of the hottest makeup companies in history. She launched it two years ago with a $29 lip kit containing a lipstick and lip liner. Since that time, Kylie Cosmetics has sold more than $630 worth of makeup – with $330 million of that in 2017. Kylie Cosmetics is worth an estimated $800 million. Kylie Jenner owns 100% of Kylie Cosmetics. And that isn't the only revenue stream for the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters. She's made millions from the family's TV shows and from endorsing products like PacSun clothing and Puma shoes.

She also brings in millions by promoting products on social media.

Consider this, as we said, the average American salary is $45,552. It would take 10 years to make what Jenner does in one day. Someone making the median U.S. salary would need to work for 3,655 years to make what Jenner did over the past year.

Now if you will excuse me, I'm going to go make myself a stiff cocktail and weep into it.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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