As at the end of the year, the different rankings appear. According to the American weekly People, in recent days, we told you which were the most searched words on Google and who were the People of the Year. It is now the turn to know who has won the title of the Richest Person of 2020. According to the Forbes ranking, the 23-year-old American Kylie Jenner of the Kardashian sisters clan wins the place.
Kylie Jenner is the richest of 2020, ousting actors, footballers, and music stars. The entrepreneur has a real empire with a mind-boggling value, and despite her very young age, she is proving to know how to do it in the field of entrepreneurship. One of the points in his favor is social, where he manages to attract over 200 million followers. It is estimated that in 2020 she earned a whopping 590 million dollars, mostly from the sale to Coty (one of the largest perfume companies in the world) and 51% of her cosmetics company. Forbes described the sale as “one of the biggest deals ever made by a celebrity“: about 600 million dollars.
The brand, of which she is no longer the only owner, has given her great satisfaction over time and has allowed her to grow professionally and significantly increase her assets. In fact, at the age of 21, she was already the youngest billionaire in the world. Of course, this title was also accompanied by controversy, as several anomalies emerged between invoices and bank accounts. Accused of falsifying the data regarding her earnings, Kylie defended herself on social media showing her transparency, and there was also a denial from the family’s lawyers.
The second place in the Forbes ranking is Kanye West, husband of Kim Kardashian (48th) and Kylie Jenner’s brother-in-law. But the rapper’s silver medal isn’t even comparable to Kylie’s gold. He has a profit of “just” 170 million dollars. And although the Forbes ranking still rewards mostly men (the names of Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, the highest-paid sportsmen in the world, are inevitable), other women appear even if in lower positions.
Out of a total of 100 positions, 20 are occupied by women. They range from fashion to sports, from music to writing. You have to go down to 12th place to find talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who grossed $ 84 million in 2020. A little further down the singer Ariana Grande, seventeenth with 72 million. Following J.K. Rowling, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams. Despite her age (19 years old), miss singer Billie Eilish managed to be successful and win the title of the most listened singer on Spotify.