Sorry, Forbes, but Kylie is as self-made as Kraft’s Mac n Cheese is homemade.
Forbes put Kylie Jenner on the cover of its America’s Women Billionaire and said the lip-kit mogul was on her way to being “the youngest-ever self-made billionaire.” According to the publication, the youngest member of the Kardashian Jenner clan is said to be worth an estimated $900 million—more than twice as much as Kim—and that most of that fortune comes from her company, Kylie Cosmetics.
And while we’re glad Kylie has reached financial stability (so to speak) before even turning 21, being born into extreme wealth and instant fame isn’t exactly what we would call “self-made”—or what it actually means, for that matter, as it was kindly noted on Twitter.
“Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman,” Dictionary.com (as in *the* dictionary itself) subtlety shaded the article with a tweet that further fueled an already heated debate about over whether the cosmetics entrepreneur is truly “self-made,” as the magazine says.
Click through our photo gallery to see people accurately pointing out how the extreme wealth and fame that Kylie’s has leveraged could be argued to be anything but self-made.