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Kylie Jenner dethrones Mark Zuckerberg as world’s youngest billionaire

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Kylie Jenner has become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

The 21-year-old reality star is in complete shock to be so successful following the launch of her beauty business Kylie Cosmetics – which Forbes magazine revealed is estimated at around $900 million –– four years ago.

“I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back,” she told the outlet.

Most of the brand’s marketing is done through social media, where Jenner heavily promotes product launches, previews new items and shares new updates daily – to her 175 million-plus fan base across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and Kylie believes it’s been essential to her success.

“It’s the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything, she added”

The make-up mogul signed an exclusive distribution deal in November last year with beauty store chain Ulta to stock her $29 lip kits – a matte liquid lipstick and matching lip liner – into the company’s 1,000-plus stores across 50 states in the US, having previously sold only online or occasionally at pop-up shops.

Following her deal with the beauty company, Kylie Cosmetics sold $54.5 million worth of products in just six weeks, according to estimates from Oppenheimer.

Kylie owns her entire company, which she started in 2015, and employs just seven full-time and five part-time employees, while manufacturing and packaging is outsourced to Seed Beauty and her mum and manager Kris Jenner helps run the brand’s finances and PR.

Kylie Cosmetics’ revenue climbed 9% to an estimated $360 million last year.

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UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union schedules protest following “false arrests” on campus

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Students of color at The University of California-Berkeley’s Black Student Union have announced plans to orchestrate protest today (March 20) following the charges filed against two of the institution’s students.

The university’s public-affairs department released a statement on Tuesday revealing news regarding the recent arrest made by University of California police in response to a March 8 report.

The two students were allegedly spotted on campus by authorities, with one carrying a stun-gun, which is prohibited on campus by property by law.

“Following standard practice, officers asked her not to touch the weapon and told her that, due to safety concerns, he would need to take it from her,” the statement said.

“When the officer then reached for the stun device, a struggle ensued between the officer and the owner, as well as the second individual who sought to intervene.”

In that statement, Marc Fisher, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration, said that “we recognize this arrest has become a racial issue for some of our community members. We are committed to supporting a fair and thorough investigation, and to taking the steps necessary to maintain a relationship of trust with our community and our guests while ensuring their safety.”

BSU plans to rally outside the campus near Golden Bear restaurant at noon Wednesday and asked that participants wear black to protest what it called police brutality.

“The constant targeting and harm directed at Black people is repugnant and unacceptable. We are calling on the black community and our allies to advocate for black lives on this campus through direct action,” demanding that all charges against the students be dropped, the statement said.

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Wendy Williams reveals she is living in ‘sober house’

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After months of speculation surrounding Wendy Williams’ ongoing struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, the cat is officially out of the bag and the talk show host revealed the news herself.

Williams, 54, courageously announced she’s been living in a “sober house” on Tuesday to in front of her in-studio audience at “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Aside from her husband and son, no other relatives or close friends knew of her big secret.

Williams says she works out after her show and then is driven by her “24-hour sober coach” to a home where she lives “with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”

Williams also admitted she’s been addicted to cocaine in the past and never sought treatment.

She returned to her talk show earlier this month for the first time since December, saying she was off because of continued thyroid issues associated with Graves’ disease.

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Facebook and Instagram outages affect thousands of users

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Two of the most popular social media networks are experiencing massive outages.

Wednesday morning, Facebook and Instagram users across the U.S. began reporting issues with the website and app — including login errors, inability to post comments or photos and problems uploading links, and the list goes on.

Just before 2 p.m., Facebook issued a statement via Twitter saying: “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” The company added in a follow-up message that the problems are not related to a hacking incident.

According to CBS News, there have been more than 11,000 reports of Facebook problems since at around noon on Wednesday. A live map shows it’s apparently a global issue, with outages reported outside the U.S., too, including in India.

Facebook has not yet released at statement regarding the source of the technical issue.

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