American entrepreneur and reality TV star Kylie Jenner is planning to expand her cosmetics beauty empire into the Middle East in the near future, according to an exclusive new interview in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
“We’re working on growth and expansion as we speak. We really want to bring it to that region sooner than later,” Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner’s mother and manager, told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia when asked about expansion plans for Kylie Cosmetics in the Middle East.
“It will be amazing!” added Kylie, who has 139 million followers on Instagram.
Kylie Cosmetics was started four years ago when Kylie was just 17 years-old. Last year, the company racked up a staggering $360 million in sales, leading to Forbes magazine declaring her the world’s youngest-ever self-made billionaire.
It is not surprising she is planning to expand into the Middle East as Kris claimed Kylie and her other daughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Kendall – who all appear in the popular Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV show, which is on its 17th season on the E! TV network – already have a big fan base in the region.
“I think so many women in the Middle East who have written to us and are fans of the show, they always have such wonderful things to say. But the message is very clear that women there are extremely interested in beauty. That’s really exciting to me,” Kris told Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
“I don’t really do it to make money or think that far into the future if this is going to be super-successful,” Kylie added.
“I just knew my talents and was passionate about make-up and lips and lipsticks. 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.
“I credit my mum a lot for where Kylie Cosmetics is now. With my creativity and her business mind, together we’re just the dream team,” she added.
The July/August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia also includes the first ever photo with Kylie, her mother Kris and her one year-old daughter Stormi (below).
Click here to read the full interview with Kris and Kylie Jenner.
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