The Huda Beauty founder is reportedly worth US$550 million (approximately Dhs2 billion).
Dubai’s very own beauty entrepreneur and Instagram queen, Huda Kattan, has just made her debut on the Forbes list of America’s richest self-made women.
The 34-year-old businesswoman, who founded her Huda Beauty cosmetics line back in 2013, came in at number 37 on the list of 60 women, joining the likes of Oprah Winfrey (6), Kylie Jenner (27) and Madonna (36).
She has an estimated net worth of US$550 million, which puts her ahead of stars like Beyonce (US$430 million), Kim Kardashian West (US$350 million) and Taylor Swift (US$320 million).
Kattan was born in Oklahoma, and is the daughter of Iraqi immigrants. After quitting her finance job to train as a makeup artist, in 2010 she launched a blog which would be instrumental in establishing her multimillion-dollar beauty brand.
The social media star, who has close to 26 million Instagram followers, recently launched a reality series on Facebook Watch called Huda Boss, giving her fans a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into her rapidly growing business.
“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.
“Nowadays, you’re only limited by your dreams. We think big and we dream big.”
Beauty was a common theme on this year’s rich list. Jenner, the founder of Kylie Cosmetics, is on track to become the youngest ever self-made billionaire. At just 20 years old, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is reportedly worth US$900 million.