was hotly critiqued for calling Kylie Jenner a soon-to-be self-made billionaire backin July, when she was poised to hit the $1 billion mark. Now shes hit it, so they did it again.
As part of its annual ranking of the worlds richest people, the magazinenamed 21-year-old Jenner, who founded beauty company Kylie Cosmetics in 2015, the worlds youngest self-made billionaire. (She took the throne from Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23.)
Of course, this distinction seems dubious to many people including the folks at because the term self-made doesnt square with Jenners status as a member of one of a famously wealthy and visible family.
And so we got another round of Kylie kommentary.
fair play kylie jenner for self making herself into a dynastic multi-millionaire family
Stan The Golden Boy (@tristandross)March 5, 2019
Kylie Jenner is the youngest self made billionaire
Me trying to figure out how Kylie is self-madepic.twitter.com/gqLuOZftfG
Kylie Jenner is self-made?pic.twitter.com/ErmvCslOjo
𝔰𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔬𝔯 𝔞𝔫𝔤 ☾ (@_sailorang)March 5, 2019
Im sure Kylie Jenner works hard but she is not self-made and we should all stop comparing our successes in our fields to the successes of people who come from wealthy, connected families cos the playing field is at 90 degrees
Ah Kylie Jenner, those days getting up at 5 a.m. to deliver the paper in the snow, saving up every nickel!
Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom)March 5, 2019
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This is not to say that Jenner doesnt work hard or that she has no business acumen. Not every rich kid couldve done what she did. Its worth pointing out, though, that Jenner had an enormous leg up when it came to building, promoting, and scaling her company. Thats something we should be able to admit.
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