A permanent fixture on Keeping up with the Kardashians since it began in 2007, Kylie Jenner has now landed her very own spin-off show Life of Kylie, which premieres exclusively on E! this August. Life of Kylie promises to lift the lid on her A-List lifestyle and show the real Kylie.
But just who is Kylie Jenner? How did she become so famous? Find the answers and more about one of the most followed women on social media in the world below.
Kylie was born in Los Angeles in 1997, the youngest child of Kris Jenner (formerly Kris Kardashian) and Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner).
Kris Jenner is a Californian native who had four children (Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Robert Kardashian) with the late Robert Kardashian who found fame as the friend and legal defendant of O.J. Simpson during his trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Kris and Robert married in 1978 and divorced in 1991.
Bruce, now Caitlyn, Jenner, is an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete who married Kris Jenner in 1991. This was his third marriage and he had four children from his previous marriages – sons Burt Jenner, Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner and daughter Cassandra Marino.
Chris and Bruce had their first daughter Kendall in 1995, and Kylie followed two years later.
Growing up in such a large and well-connected family meant Kylie was exposed to the rich and famous from a young age. She grew up in the affluent Hidden Hills community in Calabasas, a high-end suburban city in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley region.
Kylie attended the private Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, until 2012 when she and Kendall decided to be home schooled. She earned her high school diploma in 2015 and so far has not attended college.
Despite her famous family, Kylie didn’t become well known until she and her family starred in their own reality show, Keeping up with The Kardashians.
Kylie and the rest of her clan shot to fame in October 2007 when Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered on E! A reality television series produced by Ryan Seacrest, Keeping Up with the Kardashians followed the blended family around their everyday lives.
Ryan had noticed Kendall’s half-sister Kim’s fast rise to fame thanks to her being the then best friend of Paris Hilton and being the co-star of the infamous Ray J and Kim Kardashian sex tape. When she introduced him to her family, he immediately thought he had potential reality TV gold on his hands.
Indeed, the series proved to be a ratings hit from season one (it has had 13 seasons to date). We saw Kylie and Kendall begin in the show as shy 10 and 12-year-olds, only to emerge as beautiful young women both with equally impressive individual careers.
While the series initially primarily focused on the lives of older sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe we’ve gradually seen more and more of Kylie and Kendall.
Kendall has become a successful runway model and brand ambassador, and on Keeping up with the Kardashians Kylie initially seemed jealous and left out from Kendall’s glamorous new modelling career.
However, Kylie has quickly formed her own unique persona, creating her own multi-million dollar brand that includes clothes, make-up (most notably her lip kits that promise to make your lips appear noticeably bigger), earphones and more.
As of July 2017, Kylie Jenner is estimated to be worth of $30 million. Not bad for a 19-year-old!
In addition to her various product lines, Kylie also seems to be have an eye in property. As of now, she owns a multi-million-dollar house in Calabasas where she runs her cosmetics company from. This is her third purchased home in Calabasas, the first which she sold in 2016 for a cool $3.9 million - a $1.3 million profit from what she paid for the previous year.
Social media icon
Kylie also earns her money from being one of the most followed people in the world on social media. She currently has over 22 million followers on Twitter and an incredible 95.9 million followers on Instagram.
Kylie is paid to endorse products on social media. Past endorsements have included waist trainers, Puma sports clothes and shoes, detox tea, false eyelashes, teeth whiteners – and of course her own products.
What makes her such a social media style icon? Youth is on her side as young audiences can more easily relate to her compared to older stars while she has also built an entire brand around her social media presence, she continually shows previews and special offers to her products exclusively through her social and also offers an unprecedented look into her personal life through her various social media profiles and accounts.
Social media strategists have claimed that Kylie and her brand “get” social and invite the entire world to partake and view her social footprint.
Kylie and Tyga
Kylie hasn’t become one of the world’s most famous teens without courting some controversy. This has included dating gangster rapper Tyga when he was 25 years old and she was just 17 (which is classed as underage in the state of California).
They have had an on and off relationship for the last two years, and it is widely reported that they are now separated.
The age difference between these two isn’t the only controversial thing about them, as Tyga has also run into various legal troubles including owing huge debts and teetering on bankruptcy.
To make things even more complicated Tyga has a son, King Cairo, with model and fellow social media star Blac Chyna, who herself recently had a daughter with Kylie’s half-brother Rob Kardashian. Black Chyna is also a former close friend of Kim Kardashian.
Kylie is widely believed to be currently dating 25-year-old rapper Travis Scott.
Kylie’s evolving look
Kylie shot to fame as a fresh-faced tween, and to say her look has somewhat changed since then would be an understatement. While Kylie claims her evolving look is simply down to puberty and her lip kits, various cosmetic surgeons have suggested that she may have undergone various cosmetic procedures. These predictions have included lip injections, face fillers, rhinoplasty and breast implants.
Life of Kylie
Get an exclusive look into the Life of Kylie this August exclusively on E!.