She was born with the opportunities and privileges that 99% of Americans don’t have” says a Twitter user.
Everyone knows it, the news spread like wildfire, that Kylie Jenner has made it to the cover of Forbes magazine as it announced its annual ranking of the 60 richest self-made women in America. Kylie, 20, featured on the list at number 27, along with being the youngest woman on the list.
“At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage” reads the cover of the magazine.
Forbes magazine estimated the Cosmetic Moguls-Kylie Jenner’s net worth to be around $900 Million. As soon as it was declared, be that as it may, eyebrows were raised, in light of the fact that calling a member of the Kardashian clan “self-made” now is nothing but irony.
The 20-year-old Cosmetic Queen has always enjoyed the limelight and rose to this extreme level of popularity because she was (by default) born into this already famous and wealthy family, with mother Kris Jenner filling in as the brains behind much of Jenner and her sisters’ success. Although her beauty empire- Kylie Cosmetics (esteemed around $900 million) is impressive and doing undeniably great, it doesn’t seem like she developed her value from scratch.
Kylie made her first appearance on TV at the age of just 10 years starring in her family’s reality show- ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians'(of which she was a part of by default), which gave her later career a major boost. Keeping this in mind, granting her the status of being a ‘SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE‘ has completely destroyed the meaning it holds for people who actually work hard to earn this title. We agree with the fact that she has struggled and worked hard for her company to reach this level, and that she is actually a billionaire. But calling her self-made is not something anyone would seem to digest easily.
However, despite the backlash over Forbes dubbing Kylie Jenner as a self-made billionaire, there are her loyal fans who came running to defend the star and the title she has received.
“Kylie Jenner can’t control what she was born into I give her props for taking advantage, that girl 20 and almost worth a billion she has more money than Jay-Z and Diddy you gotta respect that,” tweeted a fan.