Kylie Jenner

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Reality Television Star(1997–)
Reality star and social media icon, Kylie Jenner is a member of pop culture’s famous Kardashian/Jenner family.

Synopsis

Kylie Jenner was born in 1997 in California. Jenner grew up in the spotlight among her famous siblings in the reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She’s harnessed her family's fame to launch her own business ventures including a successful cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, and earned millions from sales of her signature Kylie Lip Kit. Additionally, she’s amassed a mega social media following and in 2015 was named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens.

Early Life & Family

Kylie Kristen Jenner was born on August 10, 1997 in Los Angeles, California to parents Kris and former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. In 2015, Bruce announced he was transgender and has since been known as Caitlyn. Kylie has an older sister, Kendall, and several half-siblings: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob, from her mother’s first marriage to O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Kardashian and Burt, Brandon, Brody and Casey from her father’s previous marriages. Her sister Khloé married Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom in 2009, but the couple has since parted ways. Her sister Kim married rap superstar Kanye West in 2014. 

Jenner attended the private Sierra Canyon School and earned her high school diploma from Lauren Springs High School. She considers Calabasas, California her hometown.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Following the release of a sex tape involving her sister Kim that garnered vast media attention, in 2007, the family debuted their reality television series Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E! The series, which featured many of the Kardashian clan, was so successful, it led to a number of spinoffs for some of the siblings, all of whom have etched a place in pop culture history.

"Having a reality TV show, and an app and Snapchat, people think they know exactly who you are." -Kylie Jenner

Business and Other Ventures

With the success and public interest in the series and their lives, Jenner and her siblings have expanded their individual brands beyond reality television. She and her sister Kendall have launched a clothing collection for PacSun and TopShop called Kendall & Kylie. Jenner has also launched her own cosmetic brand, Kylie Cosmetics, which includes her wildly successful Kylie Lip Kit. In 2015, the then 17 year-old socialite caused a media frenzy when she admitted to using “temporary lip fillers.” Jenner has also earned millions through the lucrative world of celebrity endorsements.

"When I'm, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family, and live in Malibu with a farm, and just raise my own chickens." -Kylie Jenner

In 2015, she and her sister Kylie were named to Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens list. That same year, she launched a paid lifestyle app called Kylie, which is estimated to generate millions of dollars for the young businesswoman. Additionally, like her sisters, Kylie Jenner has an extensive following on social media; on Instagram alone, she has garnered more than 77 million followers. She used this visibility to start a campaign on the social media site against bullying #IAmMoreThan. The campaign featured the personal stories of six people who turned their painful experiences of being bullied into something positive.

"I just like to live in the moment as much as I can." -Kylie Jenner 

Kylie Jenner Photo

KKylie Jenner attends the Alexander Wang show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: James Devaney/GC Images)

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