From a Blogger to Forbes' Richest Self-Made Women

Published July 16th, 2018 - 11:39 GMT
Huda Kattan has 26.1 million followers on Instagram. (Instagram)
Huda Kattan has 26.1 million followers on Instagram. (Instagram)

Instagram queen Huda Kattan has found a place for herself on the Forbes list of America's richest self-made women.

The 34-year-old beauty blogger turned businesswoman launched her cosmetics line in 2013 and is reportedly worth US$550 million (approximately Dh2 billion).

She finds herself in the esteemed list with names like Kylie Jenner, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift.

Born in Dubai, Huda is Iraqi by origin and grew up in Tennessee.  "I moved to Dubai permanently in 2008 and it was a really interesting time in my life. It was a time of self-discovery and what the UAE represented for me at the time, was limitless opportunities," she had told Khaleej Times in an earlier interview.

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With 26.1 million followers on Instagram, Huda recently launched a reality series on the Facebook watch called Huda Boss, give her followers a behind-the-scenes look at her empire. 

"A lot of people don't always know how successful our brand is and we don't ever talk about it. But it's exciting to see the brand resonate so well with people," Kattan told Forbes.

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