WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Kylie Jenner takes the number one spot as Instagram’s top earner, earning approximately $1,266,000 for each sponsored post.
- Just five months ago, the Kylie Cosmetics founder was named Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire at 21 years old.
- On the issue of being ‘self-made,’ the youngest Jenner sister said that while she did have ‘a lot of help,’ she did not get ‘any inherited money’ when she founded her beauty empire.
Kylie Jenner is certainly on a roll! Just five months after being named Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire, the beauty mogul has shot up to the number one spot as top earner on Instagram.
Hopper HQ, a U.K.-based planning tool for Instagram, reported that the Kylie Cosmetics founder earns an estimated $1,266,000 for each sponsored Instagram post.
According to Hopper HQ, this number has increased from the $1 million Kylie charged for a single sponsored post last year.
It certainly seems that Instagram’s like-count ban in countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand hasn’t affected her at all.
Among the top five on Instagram’s 2019 Rich List are Ariana Grande, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kim Kardashian, and Selena Gomez. At the number two spot, the “Thank You, Next” singer earns around $996,000 per post.
It’s interesting to note, however, that Kylie has fewer followers than those at the 2nd and 3rd spots. Ariana, who is also the new face of Givenchy, has over 19 million more followers than Jenner, while Cristiano has over 14 million more than Grande.
The Kardashian family had two more members on the list: Kendall was 14th while Khloe was 15th.
Kylie had received backlash back in March when Forbes named her the youngest-ever self-made billionaire at 21 years old. It was pointed out that the Lip Kit creator was far from being self-made — her well-off and very well-known family has given her an extreme advantage to get to where she is.
But the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star humbly agreed.
“I can’t say I’ve done it by myself,” Kylie told the New York Times, “If they’re just talking finances, technically, yes, I don’t have any inherited money. But I have had a lot of help and a huge platform.”