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Kylie Jenner may be collecting some serious dough from her Kylie Cosmetics line, becoming the youngest self-made billionaire according to Forbes, but she claims she didn’t start her lucrative business for the money. In an interview for her cover story with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, which she shared with her mother Kris Jenner and daughter Stormi, Jenner said her business was started to follow her passion for makeup.
“I don’t really do it to make money or think that far into the future if this is going to be super-successful. I just knew my talents and was passionate about make-up and lips and lipsticks,” she explained. “It’s been a real love of mine for as long as I can remember. I never even knew that you can really turn your passion into a business, you know. I just followed my heart and went with how I felt. Now I just feel so blessed every day to wake up, have fun doing what I love and make a career out of it. It’s amazing!”
Jenner also opened up about growing up in the spotlight, something she appears to thrive under but admittedly struggles with.
“Honestly, I don’t remember a time when I did have privacy because we started our show when I was 9 years old. I feel like I just grew up in it and so I figured out a way of living that is comfortable for me,” she said. “Of course, there are times when you feel like your privacy is invaded. But I feel like I’ve learned how to pull back when I need to. I love my fans and we have such a strong relationship. I do love sharing and inspiring and bringing people into my life. I feel like I was definitely made to do what I do.”
Since becoming a young mom last February, Jenner has learned how to take time for herself and her family. While she often posts photos of her 1-year-old daughter, she still insists on making some moments more private.
She added: “But there are definitely moments when I get stressed out. I’ll take the week off and spend more time with Stormi, or I like to go on trips when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I just have my little message in life. I feel that we all do, even if you’re not famous. As human beings we get stressed out and we all have our little way of coming back together.”