Today, Forbes published a cover story announcing the youngest projected self-made billionaire, which showed Kylie Jenner at the age of only 20, has a net worth of 900 million dollars. Yes, you read that correctly, and in just one more year, the magazine estimates that she’ll become the youngest billionaire in history, at age 21.
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 11, 2018
With Kylie Cosmetics having an estimated net worth of $800,000,000, and a number of endorsement deals, she is on track to become the youngest in history to make one billion dollars, breaking the record held by Mark Zuckerburg who hit the billionaire status at the age of 23.
However, Twitter users alike have mixed feeling on her status of “self-made,” where Forbes defines it as “anyone who didn’t inherit any part of their money.” People argue, because her reality star fame, that it was the help of her family that made her become this rich, even if Kim Kardashian only has a net worth of $350 million dollars.
Dear @Forbes — Kylie Jenner is as "self-made" as Kraft Mac n cheese is "homemade". That much money, access, and media attention — could she ever have failed? Has she ever worked a day behind a desk for that company of hers? Money isn't everything. Show us better rolemodels.
— Lena Lane (@lanelenah) July 11, 2018
kylie jenner’s “self-made” empire is almost as funny as donald trump’s “small loan of 1 million dollars”
— james (@phan1om_) July 11, 2018
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. Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone https://t.co/YMnTSzHlKP
— Lola (@lola_adewuya) July 11, 2018
I think Kylie Jenner being a billionaire at 21 is really great and all but is she really self made when she’s come from a super rich/famous family?
— 𝔅 𝔢 𝔩 𝔩 𝔢 ☁️ 𝔍 𝔬 𝔯 𝔡 𝔢 𝔫 (@bellejorden) July 12, 2018
Kylie Jenner is an unverified billionaire reality TV star, or as we now call it “presidential material"
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) July 11, 2018
ok so ya kylie jenner is one of forbes’ billionaire women,,, but like she really didn’t have to work for her success, it was gifted to her because of her families name & publicity
— kay🕊 (@_zflexing) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner is not a SELF MADE BILLIONAIRE.
She is a product of the reality empire created, by her sister in which she USED to further her MAINSTREAM APPEAL.
Advocating Kylie Jenner as Self Made is a slap in the face, to the REAL Entrepreneurs in world business.
— WWE (@WWE_NEWS_NBC) July 11, 2018
Can we please stop calling Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire? I’d hardly call being born into wealth and handed the resources and funds to create an empire “self-made.” A billionaire yes, but she had a whole lot of help.
— Lo (@littIe_lo) July 11, 2018
Although Kylie Jenner is a billionaire and a savvy businesswoman, I'm not sure we can call her self-made. When you're born on the top rung of the ladder, it's not difficult to reach the ceiling.
— International House of Brooke 🌻 (@bkerogers) July 11, 2018
Forbes calling Kylie Jenner a self-made billionaire when she was born into extreme wealth that most people will never even be adjacent to pic.twitter.com/1SF9f8BGRy
— Judy Robbins (@_judyrobbins) July 11, 2018
While everyone is praising Kylie Jenner for being a billionaire at 21 🙄 @Malala (also 21) is investing her time and money in young girls education in Brazil, now that's a real achievement! 👏🏻👏🏻 #SelfMadeWomen #Priorities #Malala #KylieJenner
— Ms.V (@vnnyvngs) July 11, 2018
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