Not that she needs any introduction, but when it comes to beauty in the Middle East, there is only one woman who is dominating the region—Dubai-based beauty blogger Huda Kattan.
She started her business, Huda Beauty, as a personal blog in 2010, but eight years since and she has turned this passion project into a billion dollar empire, but more importantly a brand that resonates with millions of women all over the world—as evident from her 26.7 million Instagram followers.
Huda Beauty has conquered many a milestone
This is just one of the several feathers in her cap—Huda has only gone from strength to strength ever since she sold her first product five years back. The 34-year-old’s net worth is now estimated to be more than $500 million, has a fan base of 2.4 million YouTube subscribers and has a hit reality series called Huda Boss on Facebook Watch that has 9 million viewers.
She has been ranked No. 37 on Forbes’s America’s Richest Self-Made Women list.
Seriously, is there anything this wonder woman can’t do?
Her growth story is seriously inspiring
From selling only lashes in 2013 to now having a host of products (from lipsticks, liners, foundation, eyeshadow palletes, etc) under her brand’s belt, Huda’s growth story is crazy inspiring which is why it didn’t come as a surprise when Bloomberg did an exhaustive article on Huda Beauty titled—How Huda Kattan Built A Billion-Dollar Cosmetics Brand With 26 Million Followers.
Having the best-selling cosmetics brands in Sephora in the Middle East as well as being covered extensively in mainstream media—from Forbes, Business of Fashion, NYT and now Bloomberg, industry experts and the world of beauty business has heralded Huda a force to be reckoned with.
Kylie and Kim…watch out… Huda is not here to be messed with!