People Aren’t Happy About Forbes Describing Kylie Jenner As A ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire
Even Dictionary.com has waded into the debate and the results aren't pretty.
Not everyone is too thrilled by Kylie Jenner’s recent Forbes cover after the magazine played fast and loose with the term “self-made” while praising the success of her Kylie Cosmetics make-up empire.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has obviously had a pretty unusual upbringing and hasn’t exactly sprung up out of nowhere to be sitting on a casual $900million in the bank.
The cover that has everyone on in the internet up in arms declared: “At 21, she's set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage."
While her business acumen has clearly had a huge impact on the success of her brand, some people have pointed out that to describe her as “self-made” is an insult to people who really *have* had to work their way up from nothing.
Even Dictionary.com has waded into the debate, throwing a bit of shade in the 20-year-old’s direction: “Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman.”
Another fan responded: “Calling Kylie Jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it,” while someone else said: “For f*** sake, if you start the 40-yard dash on the 39-yard line, you are NOT self-made.”
'“Self-made”? Really? It’s easy to become a billionaire when you’re parents are millionaires...It’s called generational wealth + nepotism. Try Oprah Winfrey, who was raised on a small Mississippi farm by her grandmother,” another person added.
Regardless of the discussion around the term, Kylie is set to usurp Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire when she eventually crosses the $1 billion point.