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Kylie Jenner has been in the spotlight since she was 10 years old. Her family's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians instantly catapulted her to celebrity status. She started making waves as early as season one when she danced on a stripper pole that her mom, Kris Jenner, had installed in her bedroom. She was only a kid back then, but that would prove to be just the tip of the iceberg of shocking moments Kylie would continue to deliver in the future. The star would go on to grow up right before our eyes with the media watching her every move as she went from her awkward teenage years to becoming a young mogul and a mom by the age of 20.

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Being fiercely independent has helped her grow up faster than most people. Kris cut her off financially when she was 14 years old, and while she still covered her daughter's basic necessities, Kylie had to work if she wanted any luxuries. Fortunately, she had the platform to easily earn money through endorsement deals. By the time she was 18 years old Kylie already had her own place. And she didn't move into just any home, she got a $2.7 million mansion in Calabasas, California.

While all of that is impressive, Kylie has undoubtedly made a ton of mistakes. Years of being accused of cultural appropriation cannot be ignored. But despite her missteps, Kylie has managed to surprise us all in great ways with some seriously mature actions she has taken in her personal life and incredible business savvy that have made her the richest member of her famous family. Hopefully she has learned from her experiences and continues on an upward trajectory. Here are some the highlights that have floored us in a good way.

Kylie put up her own money to start her makeup line. 1

She invested $250,000 into making 15,000 lip kits, which sold out in less than one minute in November 2015. The success made her expand her vision from Kylie Lip Kits to Kylie Cosmetics.


She has grown Kylie Cosmetics into a nearly $1 billion company within three years. 2

The world was shook when Kylie landed the cover of Forbes's America's Women Billionaires issue. The magazine received backlash for saying that Kylie was self-made because she comes from a rich and privileged background. However, it is still very impressive that she was able to build a company valued at $900 million by the time she was 21 years old.


Kylie is a fan of Kim Kardashian's KKW Beauty makeup line. 3

“Me and Kim do not compete,” she said in a video for Vogue magazine this year. “A lot of people think we might, but we really like making completely different products and both enjoy each other’s stuff. The more makeup the better.”

She handled her Kylie Cosmetics lip gloss scandal like a boss. 4

Beauty vlogger and entrepreneur Jeffree Star put Kylie on blast for selling lip kits with damaged applicators in 2016. Kylie responded by offering new wands to everyone who purchased a lip gloss during the launch. "When I saw the problem with my lip gloss brushes I stopped all production and changed it," she wrote on Instagram. "Life is a learning experience and we learn from our mistakes. Only a small amount of the old brushes were sold and I can now confirm that next week we are sending new brushes/glosses to EVERYONE that ordered on 4/1."


Kylie prefers doing charity work and receiving sentimental gifts for her birthday. 5

"I'm doing special charity things on my birthday and I like sentimental things, because the materialistic things, if I want something, I'll usually get it myself," she told E! News in 2017. "I don't really like when people buy things for me."


She donated a portion of the proceeds from sales on on her 20th birthday to Teen Cancer America. 6

The cause had a meaningful connection to Kylie because a friend named Harry Hudson was diagnosed with cancer when he was 19 years old. "Today I'm donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales on to @teencanceramerica, an amazing organization who help improve the lives of teens and young adults with cancer," she announced on Instagram along with a video with Harry last year. Kylie ended up donating $500,000 to the charity.


Kylie also gave back to the community through her 21st birthday collection. 7

"For my birthday I’m donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales today on to @HabitatLA, an amazing organization that helps provide housing for families in need around the world!" she tweeted. "Everyone deserves a place to call home! x." The promotion worked because according to People, Habitat for Humanity confirmed that she raised enough money to build a new home in Culver City, CA.

Kylie expertly avoided drama with Nicki Minaj. 8

Nicki had previously gone on a Twitter rant where she shared that she felt that Kylie's man, Travis Scott, used Kylie and their baby Stormi to keep his album Astroworld at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, which made her Queen album debut at No. 2. The internet went wild when TMZ shared footage of Kylie turning around to avoid running into Nicki on the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. She was smart enough to not add fuel to the fire. Nicki later insisted that she had no problems with Kylie.


Kylie handled her pregnancy with baby Stormi in a very mature way. 9

The star chose to stay out of the spotlight to protect her energy. "I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stree free, and healthy way I knew how," she told fans on Instagram. "There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness."

The video of her pregnancy journey was perfection. 10

Kylie was able to control exactly what she wanted the world to see about her pregnancy in an emotional video dedicated to Stormi after she was born.


She makes sacrifices to protect Travis from the downsides of dating a Kardashian-Jenner. 11

"For sure, I know he doesn't like the attention," Kylie told GQ magazine. "That's why we just go the extra mile to keep our relationship super private, or like, if he has events or something, I won't come. Because I want him to do his own thing. I want him to be him. I don't want it to be Kylie and Trav. If people don't ever see us together, that's okay with me, because we just do our thing."

Kylie isn't in love with her fame. 12

"I know I don't want to be famous forever," she told Allure magazine in 2016. "There's gonna be a time where I feel comfortable, I'm at a good place in my life, and I just stop."


She has learned to cope with the negativity that comes along with being in the spotlight. 13

"So many negative things come at me all the time," she told Glamour UK. "Of course, it does affect me, but you develop a thick skin. Nothing has lasted so long that I haven't gotten through it, so whenever a new bad story or rumor emerges, I know it will pass, too. Everything in life is transient."

Kylie admitted that a boy she liked made her insecure about her lips. 14

Being open about your insecurities isn't easy, but Kylie opened up in a major way about the one moment that led her to start getting lip fillers. "I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips," she said on an episode of Life of Kylie in 2017. "I have really small lips. And it was like one of my first kisses and a guy was like, ‘I didn’t think you would be a good kisser because you have such small lips.’ But I took that really hard. Just when a guy you like says that, I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I would overline my lips with lip liner just to create the illusion of bigger lips. And then finally I was like this lip liner isn’t doing it. [I] ended up getting my lips done.”


Kylie lives with her BFF, Jordyn Woods. 15

Despite becoming pregnant in the first few months of dating Travis Scott, and continuing to be in a relationship with him after their daughter's arrival, Kylie and Jordyn are still roomates and as close as ever. "It’s definitely the same," Jordyn told People. "If anything, I feel like no matter who you are friends with, no matter what happens, the more you experience together, the more you grow and the more you figure it out. It’s just about growing up. We are growing up now and it’s cool."

Kylie handled her dad's transition with grace. 16

Witnessing her dad become Caitlyn Jenner could not have been easy but she still supports her. "So lucky to have you," Kylie captioned a Father's Day post in June. Caitlyn was also at her 21st birthday celebration this year.