Celebrity Then And Now
Kylie Jenner
Name: Kylie Jenner
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Famous Years: 2007-Present
Currently Known For: Reality Television, Social Media, Cosmetics Line
Networth: $50 MillionFamous For: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kylie Jenner
Name Kylie Jenner
Birthdate January 1, 1970
Famous Years 2007-Present
Currently Known For Reality Television, Social Media, Cosmetics Line
Networth $50 Million
Famous For Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Whether she had planned to become a celebrity or not, Kylie Jenner was one of those that didn’t really get a choice due to growing up in a famous family. Kylie Jenner is the youngest of the children that former Olympian Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner and attorney Robert Kardashian’s ex-wife Kris. That alone had Jenner receiving a lot of attention, but she’d get even more at just 10 years old.

It was then that Jenner was featured along with her family members in the 2007 debut of the reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. Jenner was featured prominently on the show as she grew up through childhood and into her 20s. It was during this time that Jenner became a social media superstar with millions of followers throughout the different sites.

Jenner would become known as a fashion star, as well, endorsing cosmetics, starting a shoe line and much more. She would even create a novel called “Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia”, though it wasn’t as big of a hit as she was expecting. Still, her other business ventures had been doing just fine and establishing her as one of the more famous people in the United States.

Still, that doesn’t mean that Jenner doesn’t wish she had a normal teenage upbringing. “I dream about it,” she said. “I never wish to have somebody else’s life - I was meant to have this life for a reason, and I’m going to make the best out of it...There’s a lot of stuff I’ve missed out on, but there’s a lot of experiences that (other teenagers) were never able to experience.” She added “I don’t hate my life. I’m happy, but everything that comes with it - the paparazzi and not being able to do normal things? I’ve been famous for what feels like my whole life. I just want to know what it feels like not to be.”

People couldn’t get enough of Jenner both on television and on the internet, with people constantly talking about her. One of the more memorable headlines that Jenner had has come through plastic surgery. Jenner said that she underwent a lip augmentation, and the news went viral, with many people trying to make their lips swell up and calling it the Kylie Jenner Challenge.

The large amount of exposure that Jenner has received on top of her other business interests have made Jenner very wealthy, and it’s estimated that she’s making more than $40 million per year. Not only was she one of the richest celebrities in the country, but she was doing it as a teenager.

It was a lot of pressure for someone so young to be that famous, but Jenner has been able to handle it. “I think people expect a lot out of me (and my family),” she said. “Whether we’re influential for one reason or another, it is what it is. I know how influential I am over my fans and followers. I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don’t even realize what I’m capable of. I didn’t care what people had to say; I didn’t even read any of that stuff.”

Of course, being a reality television star, many people are always interested about Jenner’s personal life. In the past, Jenner had been linked with rappers such as PartyNextDoor and A$AP Rocky, though it was her on-again off-again relationship with Tyga that received the most publicity. At the time they started dating, Jenner was 16 years old while Tyga was 24.

Their relationship would come to an end in 2017, and Jenner started a relationship with rapper Travis Scott. Less than a year into the relationship, Jenner announced to the world that she was pregnant with his child, and she would give birth to daughter Stormi on February 1, 2018. After giving birth, Jenner has said that “I think more about the future because of (Stormi)...Everyone says you change completely when you become a mom, but I really feel the same, just better.”

Like many of the Kardashian-Jenner family members, Jenner would also receive her own spin-off reality show in 2017. The E! Network introduced “Life of Kylie” in 2017, though it did open up to poor ratings. The series hasn’t been officially cancelled, but has been in limbo since its first season ended that year after eight episodes. Even if the show doesn’t continue, Jenner figures to be a big name in the celebrity world for a long time. Just like her older sisters, having children have only made people more interested in her life, and it doesn’t seem that interest is going to fade anytime soon.

Jenner says that she hopes that her fame is a source of inspiration for young women around the world. “I just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be, because that’s what I’ve always done,” she said. “And they know that...I’m always experimenting and trying to figure out who I am and exactly what I want to be. I feel like it inspires them to be exactly who they want to be.”