Caitlyn's reveal on British reality series I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! didn't 100% confirm that the makeup mogul drops close to half a million a month on keeping herself and daughter Stormi safe, but a quick look at what Kylie has to protect means it all makes sense. The news has also proven high-profile enough for Hollywood Life to get a security expert to weigh in.
The Highest Celeb Security Bill Around?
Hollywood Life spoke with Finest Execution Protection's president, Aaron Jackson, who revealed that Kylie's alleged bill falls way higher than the average celeb security expenditure.
“Most celebrities don’t spend that much," he stated.
"I would say [an average amount] is $75-100,000 [per month]. $400,000 is extremely high. I mean, there are some wealthy families who don’t spend that much money," Aaron added.
Aaron then revealed what the alleged figure can buy someone, security-wise.
“$400,000 a month….that covers your drivers, your security escorts, your personnel at home,” he began, but there was way more.
A Full Breakdown
Aaron continued to break it all down.
“And then, one or two gofers — the odd person that might work closed-circuit TVs, or fill in or people that aren’t there, and things of that nature," he said- if you can figure out what "things of that nature" are.
"$400,000 should get you six to eight guards each tour or shift. Most celebrities use two, 12-hour tours or shifts [per day]. For each shift, that kind of monthly spending would get you: One driver and one security escort, two to four guards manning the property, one guard monitoring the CCTV and at least one relief/backup guard," he concluded.
Armored Vehicles? Is She Out-Doing Trump?
The whole armored vehicle getup is one that's typically pictured for a head of state. We got used to that kind of security with former President Barack Obama, and it's likely that the current President has a similar deal going on.
Aaron continued to outline that Kylie's level of security could include “secure transportation." For Aaron, that means “armored vehicles, pre-planned routes, and visiting and surveying sites before the client arrives."
“Prior to the client arriving, depending on the type of venue, the security leader could have security members blend into the crowd to get a feel and sense of the environment," he added.
After Kim K's Paris Robbery, Security Is No Joke
Security across the Kardashian-Jenner clan tightened in 2016 after Kim Kardashian was the victim of a harrowing, violent, and very high-profile robbery in Paris, France. The KKW Beauty founder was robbed at gunpoint, per her 2017 reveal on The Ellen Show, although the family had likely put strict security measures in long before the 39-year-old sat down on the world's most famous couch.
Kylie? There's been the odd intruder, but fortunately, nothing as brutal as Kim's ordeal. Regardless, it looks like the Kylie Cosmetics CEO isn't taking any chances- especially given that she's a mother.
Then Again, With A $1 Billion Net Worth, Totally Affordable, Right?
Kylie's net worth may well have increased since she was crowned the world's youngest billionaire in March of this year. Selling 51% of her Kylie Cosmetics brand to Coty Inc. in November netted Jenner $600 million, suggesting that her best-selling line is worth approximately $1.2 billion.
Of course, that's minus the endorsement earnings, Keeping Up With The Kardashians fees, Kylie Skin income, plus what Kylie charges for a public appearance.
Kylie has made it clear that the safety and well-being of her little girl Stormi is her number 1 priority. It even appeared to be the reason that Kylie chose to conceal her pregnancy from the world. Still, for $400,000 a month, fans are likely wondering just how much Louis Vuitton could buy.