Kylie Jenner believes she is an inspiration to young women.

The 18-year-old reality TV star - who is dating rapper and father-of-one Tyga, 26 - insisted that young girls look up to her because she is a businesswoman.

She told Glamour: ''I'm a young woman, for one thing, and I don't depend on a man or anybody else. I make my own money and start my own businesses, and I feel like I'm an inspiration for a lot of young girls who want to stand on their own.''

And Kylie insisted she hasn't taken any money from her parents in five years and is extremely careful with what she splashes her cash on.

She said: ''I like to know exactly what's going on and I'm actually quite careful with what I spend. We all are as a family.

''I haven't had a dollar of my mum's money for five years. Ever since I started earning my own money, I've paid for everything: all my cars, houses, clothes, everything.''

Along with designing a clothing collection and creating a video game with sister Kendall, Kylie has her own successful beauty product, the Kylie Lip Kit.