Kylie Jenner is well on her way to becoming America’s youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire. But not everyone agrees with her new title.
The 20-year-old reality TV star featured on the cover of Forbes magazine earlier this week, listed as the 27th-richest self-made woman in America.
Through her time on reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, social media endorsements and of course her lucrative beauty empire Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie has already racked up a net worth of $900 million.
And although Kylie has undoubtedly worked hard to build her fortune in less than three years, not everyone was convinced that the beauty mogul was ‘self-made’ – including the Dictionary.
Online, the general consensus was that Kylie shouldn’t be included on Forbes’ self-made list as she was born into wealth and fame by being born into one of the most famous families in the world – and Dictionary.com agreed, posting the definition of the word on Twitter.
“Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided,” they wrote.
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018
The tweet, proved popular with Twitter users, receiving over 120,000 likes and more than 50,000 retweets,
— Nola Marianna Ojomu (@NolaMarianna) July 11, 2018
Dictionary, show me the definition of “savage” https://t.co/J4PMytUtah
— Karisa Maxwell (@KarisaMaxwell) July 11, 2018
Kylie did it herself guys! With a small loan of a million dollar reality tv show platform.
— AIM (@missaimluv) July 11, 2018
The majority of Kylie’s huge net worth stems from Kylie Cosmetics, which she launched just two years ago.
According to Forbes, the company is valued at roughly $800 million, with Kylie owning 100 per cent of the cosmetics giant.
The young mum to five-month-old daughter Stormi even ranks higher than her 37-year-old sister Kim Kardashian West, who is reportedly worth a cool $350 million at 54th on the rich list.
Forbes estimates that by next year, Kylie will surpass the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever.
What do you think? Would you consider Kylie Jenner’s success “self-made?”
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