Next month the youngest member of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, will grace the cover of Forbes magazine. The publication’s August issue ranks “America’s Richest Self-Made Women,” which begs the question: Is Kylie Jenner “self-made?”
While the 20-year-old owns 100% of Kylie Cosmetics, a company Forbes values at $900 million, she jump-started the beauty line by investing $250,000 of money she’d made from modeling gigs (gigs spawned from her exposure on Keeping Up With the Kardashians).
Jenner’s half-sister Kim Kardashian also made the issue’s cut – for reference, Kardashian was featured on the cover two years ago – though Forbes reports Kim is only worth a mere $350 million.
According to the magazine, “Another year of growth will make [Jenner] the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female, trumping Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23.”
It’s the qualifier “self-made” which has the internet heated. Dictionary.com’s Twitter account chimed in with a definition of the term, writing “self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.”
Others joked how the title “self-made” is void of meaning when applied to Jenner.
You know who is really the underrated “self-made” star of this story? Kris Frikin’ Jenner. Forbes reports the momager rakes in 10% of all of her kids’ earnings. Now that’s a hustle we can respect.