Kendra Scott, Jewelry Mogul, on How She Turned $500 Into a Billion-Dollar Empire

Known for fusing eye-catching gemstones with elevated design, Kendra Scott jewelry is a rare brand that manages to look ultra high-end while being affordable. In this episode of Glamour’s Millionaire Moves video series, we sit down with Founder, Executive Chairwoman, and Chief Creative Officer Kendra Scott as she breaks down some of the big investments that helped her build her company. Within the span of two decades, Scott has built a billion-dollar jewelry empire with a $500 investment and some serious hustle. 

Scott has an interesting origin story: Initially, she set out to design and sell hats as an homage to her late stepfather but quickly realized it wasn’t a sustainable business for her. She pivoted to making her own jewelry, a passion, and Kendra Scott the brand was born. 

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