Huda Kattan is an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and entrepreneur who was born on October 2, 1983. She is the founder of the Huda Beauty cosmetics line.
Who Is Huda Kattan ?
Huda was one of four children born on October 2, 1983, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Both of her parents are Iraqis. After that, the family relocated to Cookeville, Tennessee, and then Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Huda earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Michigan–Dearborn.
Huda Kattan Career
Huda’s father accepted a teaching job in Dubai in 2006, thus the family moved there. Huda came to Los Angeles a few years later to pursue a career in makeup. Eva Longoria and Nicole Richie were among her clients. After that, Huda went to Dubai and found work as a cosmetics artist for Revlon. Huda created a beauty-related WordPress blog called “Huda Beauty” in April 2010 following the advise of one of her sisters. She would post makeup tutorials and tips on the site.
Huda Beauty was founded in 2013 by Huda, the same name as her blog. Sephora carried her first line of makeup, a set of fake eyelashes. Huda Beauty’s success was attributed to the sales of Kim Kardashian’s fake eyelashes.
Huda’s company, which is based in Dubai, has now expanded its product line to include eye shadow palettes, liquid lipsticks, lip liners, highlighter palettes, foundations, concealers, baking powders, and liquid eyeshadows.
Huda has gained over 47 million Instagram followers as of the year 2020, making her one of the most famous users on the platform. As the top Instagram influencer, Huda makes $18,000 for every sponsored post she makes.
In Forbes magazine, Huda was named as one of the “ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty” and has been called “a Kim Kardashian West of the beauty influencer economy.
“The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time magazine named her one of the top 25 in 2017. For the first time, Huda was on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list in 2020. Huda was the richest beauty influencer in 2021, according to the cosmetify Beauty Influencer Rich List.
Huda Boss, an original Facebook Watch reality series that premiered in 2018, features Huda and her family.
One million meals will be donated by Huda Beauty in 2021 as part of an campaign to help those in need.
Kattan’s Involvment In Activism and philanthropy
Huda Beauty, Kattan’s cosmetics company, has been involved in a number of charitable activities. As of June 2020, Huda Beauty CEO Kattan declared a donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund of $500,000.00.
In 2021, Huda Kattan and Huda Beauty issued a petition urging beauty brands to reveal when they’ve edited or modified their photographs or videos, in order to remove “toxic” social media beauty standards.
Her cosmetics brand has also sponsored the Asian American community, Médecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), and food drive efforts like 100 Million Meals. Also, Kattan has used her social media platforms to speak out against the forced evictions in Palestine
In May 2021, Kattan and Huda Beauty gave $100,000 to Help India Breathe, a COVID-19 relief fund-raiser founded by former monk Jay Shetty and his wife Radhika Devlukia-Shetty.
Huda Kattan Husband and Family
|Mother||Susu Al Qazzaz|
|Sister||Mona Kattan, Alya Kattan|
|Children||Nour Giselle (Daughter)|
Huda met her husband, Christopher Goncalo, in high school. Christopher is of Colombian heritage. In 2006, the couple relocated to Dubai, married in June 2009, and welcomed their first child, Nour Gisele, in 2011. Huda is a devout Muslim. Mona, one of Huda’s sisters, is her business partner; Alya, another sister, is in charge of Huda’s social media.
Huda Kattan has a net-worth of $490 million in 2022