40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Huda Kattan

Industry: Retail

Company: Huda Beauty

Designation: Beauty Blogger and Founder

Country: Iraq

Age: 35

It was humble beginnings from which the former make-up artist turned millionaire Huda Kattan emerged. Now, the region’s most popular influencer on Instagram has 28.2 million followers, with a reach that surpasses some of Hollywood’s top celebrities.  She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential people on the internet, alongside JK Rowling and Kim Kardashian West. Kattan trained to be a makeup artist in Hollywood and began blogging in 2010, before her viral beauty hacks, tips and cult products led to her launching her own brand, Huda Beauty.