Beauty billionaire Kylie Jenner pledges $1m to health care workers battling Covid-19

The donation made by the founder of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin will help to buy face masks, face shields and protective gear

Beauty billionaire Kylie Jenner has donated US$1m to health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding will be put towards buying face masks, shields and other protective gear to doctors treating patients across the US.

The 22-year-old’s physician, Thais Aliabadi, took to Instagram to make the announcement to her 109,000 followers.

The post read: “I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude.

“One of my patients, a beautiful living angel just donated $1,000,000 to help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields and other protective gear, which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes.

“This generous donation will help save many previous lives.”

Jenner joins a number of beauty houses and celebrity brands, which have donated to support those in need during the health crisis.

Lady GaGa’s Haus Laboratories donated 20% of its profits from sales online made from 9-15 March to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York, US.

Gwyneth Paltrow, the founder of lifestyle and wellness brand Goop, provided the Frontline Responders Fund with a $100,000 cash injection.

To date, there have been more than 480,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally and 21,500 deaths.

Worst hit by the outbreak have been Italy, Spain and China, where the virus is said to have been first contracted.

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