Women in business

What we’re reading: Kylie Jenner could be youngest self-made billionaire ever

Kylie Jenner at the 2018 Met Gala. Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Forbes recently profiled Kylie Jenner, who turns 21 in August, and detailed how she leveraged her fame and social media influence to build her company, Kylie Cosmetics, now worth $800 million, in just three years.

The bottom line: Jenner, the youngest member of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan, is on track to be the youngest self-made billionaire in history.

General Motors makes history with two female execs

 General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks in front of a blue backdrop with white letters that spell "General Motors"
General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

General Motors became the first major auto company with a 50% female executive team with the hire of Dhivya Suryadevara as CFO, joining CEO Mary Barra, Business Insider reports.

Why it matters: Detroit automakers are often seen as boys' clubs, so GM's gender-balanced team is a significant step for the industry. Ford has Marcy Klevorn as an EVP, but Fiat Chrysler, VW Group, Daimler, and Toyota all have all-male executive teams.