Is Kylie Jenner really a ‘self-made’ billionaire as Forbes deemed her?

13 Juillet, 2018, 02:25 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Two Indian-origin women on Forbes list of America's richest self-made women

Watch out: This story may make you feel woefully inadequate about your own financial status.

Thanks to her Kylie Cosmetics make-up empire, the 20-year-old is estimated to be worth $900 million, landing the new mum at the number 27 on the magazine's yearly rich list.

After Forbes magazine touted "America's Women Billionaires" with Kylie Jenner on its cover, the backlash was immediate over the reference to the reality TV star as "self-made".

Other netizens seem to think that Jenner deserved being labeled as a "self-made billionaire" because while she was born into a multi-millionaire family, she did work and is continuously working hard. "Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage".

Privileged or self-made? Kylie Jenner is set to beat Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as the "Youngest Self-Made Billionaire".

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Whatever Jenner's worth may be, many on social media took exception to her being called "self-made" since she is a member of the wealthy and famous Kardashian/Jenner clan. "Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone".

Kylie Jenner has been slammed for being called a "self-made billionaire" by Forbes. Self-made. Even Dictionary.com roasted the magazine for the title, Tweeting yesterday "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided".

"It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn't self-made", Gay tweeted.

The bulk of her income is derived from Kylie Cosmetics, best known for its lip kits.

On Wednesday, People published a story claiming that Dictionary.com was "shading" Forbes for its cover story, causing yet another disagreement on the correct use of a word.

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