Huda Kattan’s net worth is $550 Million at the moment of writing this article. She earned that fortune by making quality makeup, writing blogs about beauty, and by making makeup video tutorials on YouTube. She is also the founder of the cosmetics line Huda Beauty that actually made that net worth possible.
Huda Kattan Net Worth: $550 Million
Huda Kattan Education and Career
Huda was born on October 2, 1983, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but didn’t live there during her entire childhood. She and her family had to move a lot. From Oklahoma City, they moved to Cookeville, Tennessee, and then to Boston, Massachusetts. And being a U.S. – born the middle child of Iraqi immigrants she had problems while growing up. Kids bullied her because of her ethnicity; however, she wasn’t alone in all of that.
Huda grew up with two sisters and a brother. One of her sisters, the older one, was interested in fashion, so she learned from her and became a beauty addict when she was 12.
In 2006, Huda’s entire family had to move to Dubai because her father was offered a teaching job there. A few years later she moved back to the USA (L.A. to be more precise) where she learned the art of makeup. She was so good that she even had celebrities as clients.
She eventually went back to Dubai to work as a makeup artist for Revlon. You can imagine how much of experience that job provided for her future career. That is why she decided to listen to her older sister and started a beauty blog named “Huda Beauty”. That is where she regularly posted makeup tutorials and the blog grew exponentially. Parallel to the blog, in 2013 she also founded a cosmetics company called “Huda Beauty”, just like her blog. She started it by developing and selling false eyelashes. It was a great success and that was just a beginning.
“Huda Beauty” started with false eyelashes and continued with other beauty products like eyeshadows, liquid lipsticks, lip liners, all kinds of foundations, false nails, and highlighter pallets. They had everything women needed; however, that was not their key to success. Huda Kattan learned the advanced use of online marketing and that made all the difference. Kattan is extremely famous on Instagram and has more than 26 million followers as of August 2018.
In 2017, Huda Kattan was the number one influencer on Instagram. Every sponsored post she makes earns more than $18,000 for her. And according to “Forbes Magazine”, she is among the ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty.
In 2018, Huda Kattan started her own original Facebook Watch reality series called “Huda Boss”. It somehow resembles a reality TV show called “Keeping up With Kardashians”. It premiered on June 12, 2018, and it documents the personal and professional life of Huda Kattan and her family. They show her go through all kinds of situations on her job with the help of her sisters Mona and Alya.
Huda Kattan transformed her Dubai-based business into an international cosmetics giant. She did that in five years time.
How Much Does Huda Kattan Earn Annually?
Huda Kattan’s company, “Huda Beauty” sells more than 140 different products and all that brings at least $200 million in annual sales. The profit of the company was so good that a private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners (the TSG is known for making investments in beauty companies. They have shares in IT Cosmetics and Smashbox) acquired a small minority stake of the company and it is now valued at more than $1 billion. Huda Kattan’s net worth was calculated after that sale.
Is Huda Kattan Married?
Huda Kattan is married to Christopher Goncalo who is actually a chief operating officer at her company. The two of them met when she was just a teenager and have been together since then. They have a daughter.
|Net Worth:||$550 million|
|Occupation:||Makeup artist; beauty blogger; entrepreneur|
|Born:||October 2 – 1983|
|Height:||5’ 4½ ” (1.64 m)|
|Education:||Graduate (Major in Finance)|