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

13 July, 2018, 06:54 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Two Indian-origin women on Forbes list of America's richest self-made women

The problem lies where the Magazine lists her as a "Self-Made billionaire"...

Forbes released an Instagram photo for the cover of the August 31 issue of the magazine yesterday, July 11.

The campaign description reads: "Kylie Jenner was on the cover of Forbes Magazine today for having a net worth of 900 million dollars, which is heartbreaking". Her ranking at such a young age is undeniably impressive. "So top executives at tech firms who are compensated for helping significantly grow companies make the ranks but not second-generation-women running family businesses".

"Calling Kylie Jenner self-made without acknowledging anywhere the incredible headstart she had is what allows people to turn around and look at poor people and ask them why they haven't become billionaires yet", one person tweeted.


Discussion around whether Jenner, whose upbringing in ritzy Calabasas was documented on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", is truly "self-made" quickly exploded.

Meanwhile, the official Twitter account for Dictionary.com also took a jab on Forbes' cover. Kylie is one of half a dozen women on the list because of make-up. "Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that". The 20-year-old reached the milestone by starting her Kylie Cosmetics line that boomed into mega success and will now most likely be passed down to her daughter, Stormi.

"What her half-sister Kim Kardashian West did for booty, Jenner has done for full lips", Natalie Robehmed wrote for Forbes.

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