Reality TV star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner is on track to become the world’s youngest billionaire in history.
The 20-year-old, who featured on the cover of Forbes magazine this week, was just named as the 27th-richest self-made woman in America.
With the combination of her appearances on her family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, social media endorsements and her wildly successful makeup company Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie is reportedly worth $900 million, putting her well on track to become a billionaire by age 21.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) July 11, 2018
The majority of Kylie’s fortune stems from the cosmetics company 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 company was initially launched with a range of $29 matte lip kits straight off the back of Kylie’s famous ‘full-lip‘ look. It now also sells eye shadow palettes, concealers and regularly launches pop-up stores.
“What her half-sister Kim Kardashian West did for booty, Jenner has done for full lips,” Forbes wrote.
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According to the Forbes, the young mum even ranks higher than her 37-year-old sister Kim Kardashian West, who is reportedly worth $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.
But online, Twitter users were angered by the magazine’s decision to describe Kylie as “self-made”, with many arguing that Kylie shouldn’t be included on the list as she was born into her wealth and fame.
Every time I see that Forbes cover headline about Kylie Jenner being a self made billionaire, I cringe. That’s an amazing accomplishment but by no means do I consider her self-made. If anyone of the Kardashian/Jenner squad started at the bottom and paved a way, it was Kim.
— Shay Duriel ???????? (@Shayduriel) July 11, 2018
erm. being born into extreme wealth & instant fame is the exact opposite of “self made” https://t.co/c9rZyx03Al
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) July 11, 2018
brooo how in the world is Kylie Jenner classified as “self made” ?? Born rich, never had to grind for anything, never struggled with money or rising to the top? I feel like that’s just disrespect to all the fearless women who sacrificed everything to make it on Forbes list smh
— Lucas Bentes (@LBentess) July 11, 2018
Forbes said Kylie Jenner was one of the youngest “self made” billionaires. I truly don’t believe you can be “self made” when you grew up in a rich family that provided you the money to start the company that made you a multi billionaire. Make sense?
— Mak (@bigmak2500) July 11, 2018
SHE IS NOT SELF MADE.
Labeling someone like this as “self made” is a smack to the face to everyone who actually is. pic.twitter.com/qiCnKbS6Co
— Miköl (@ItsWhateverMike) July 12, 2018
Should Kylie Jenner be celebrated & congratulated? Sure, why not.
However, @Forbes calling her “self made” is inaccurate.
Millions of dollars before she started her business due to the Kardashian’s show, stores, clothing line & the many teams they have isn’t self made.
— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) July 11, 2018
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018
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