The 22-year-old reportedly made $590 million over the past year after she sold a 51 percent stake in her business to beauty company, Coty, in November 2019.
The other top nine earners include rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, pro athletes Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, LeBron James, and Hollywood heavy-hitters Tyler Perry, Howard Stern, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Last week, Forbes published an explosive report insisting she isn’t really a billionaire and alleged she faked numbers about her net worth.
The outlet accused the Kylie Cosmetics founder of previously “inflating the size and success of her business” to the publication “for years” in order to appear richer than she really is.
Kylie Jenner attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly” at Barker Hangar on Aug. 27, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif.
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An attorney for Jenner Kylie refuted Forbes’ claims in a statement to Fox News.
“We have reviewed Forbes’ article accusing Kylie of engaging in deceit and a ‘web of lies’ to inflate her net worth. The article is filled with outright lies. Forbes’ accusation that Kylie and her accountants “forged tax returns” is unequivocally false and we are demanding that Forbes immediately and publicly retract that and other statements,” attorney Michael Kump said. “It is sad that, of all things, Forbes has devoted 3 reporters to investigate the effect of the coronavirus crisis on Kylie’s net worth. We would not expect that from a supermarket tabloid, much less from Forbes.”
Jenner took to her Twitter account to respond to the jaw-dropping allegations.
“what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period,” Jenner’s first tweet reads.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star followed with another, writing: “‘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.”
After speaking with a number of analysts and reviewing numbers, Forbes said it recalculated Kris Jenner’s youngest child’s net worth.
Kylie Jenner is reportedly worth around $900 million.
“A more realistic accounting of her personal fortune puts it at just under $900 million, despite the headlines surrounding the Coty deal that seemed to confirm her billionaire status.”
Meanwhile, Forbes is standing behind its reporting. In a statement to Fox News, a Forbes spokesperson said: “Today’s extensively-reported investigation was triggered by newly-filed documents that revealed glaring discrepancies between information privately supplied to journalists and information publicly supplied to shareholders. Our reporters spotted the inaccuracies and spent months uncovering the facts.”
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.