Beauty guru Huda Kattan awarded Dubai Star

Dubai Star is the emirate’s answer to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. (AFP)
Updated 09 October 2019

Beauty guru Huda Kattan awarded Dubai Star

DUBAI: US-Iraqi beauty guru Huda Kattan will receive a Dubai Star, the emirate’s answer to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, it was revealed on Monday.

The Dubai Stars announced the news on Instagram: “Congratulations to the influencer-turned-entrepreneur who built a beauty empire, @huda. You are a #DubaiStar.”

 

Kattan is based in Dubai, where she runs the Huda Beauty brand and films episodes of her Facebook Watch reality show, “Huda Boss.” 

 

The beauty mogul this week unveiled “Nude Obsessions” - three mini shadow palettes inspired by different skin tones.

Kattan commands an impressive online fanbase, with more than 39 million followers on Instagram and more than 3 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. 

 

She ranked in the top 40 of Forbes’ 2019 list of the wealthiest self-made female entrepreneurs in the US with a net worth of $610 million. 

 

She is awarded a star alongside Lebanese singer Fayrouz, Bollywood veteran Shah Rukh Khan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jackie Chan and other international celebrities.

The Dubai Stars award the world’s highest achievers in a walkable tribute in the city’s downtown area. 


US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. (AFP)
Updated 17 min 5 sec ago

US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

DUBAI: US rapper Kanye West on Thursday pledged to set up a college fund for the daughter of George Floyd, the African American who died at the hands of police.

Floyd’s longtime friend and former NBA (National Basketball Association) star Stephen Jackson shared a touching video this week on Instagram of Floyd’s daughter Gianna being carried on her uncle’s shoulders, smiling, and saying, “Daddy changed the world.”

According to CNN, father-of-four, West, has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and supporting black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#kanyewest

A post shared by Kanye West (@kanyew.est) on

Over recent days, the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Paris, and more have witnessed celebrities and influencers standing together in solidarity with black communities.  

Meanwhile, other stars, such as 42-year-old West, have taken to their social media platforms to demand justice and draw attention to various organizations which help low-income protesters pay bail, or donation pages that directly benefit the family members of victims.

Earlier this week, Iraqi-American beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan and actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated a hefty sum amid the #BlackLivesMatter protests.