Here we go again
ICYMI, Forbes previously projected that Kylie Jenner would eventually become the youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire ever.
The U.S. mag received a ton of backlash for using the term ‘self-made’, since capitalizing on being born into a wealthy and influential family doesn’t exactly scream ‘rags to riches’.
Kylie Jenner is proof that all you really need to succeed in life is inherit a few hundred million dollars and already have preexisting international fame from your parents and siblings, and then it’s possible to make something of yourself. Clearly an inspiration to us all.
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) March 5, 2019
Skip ahead a year later, and Kylie has finally hit the $1 billion mark, with Forbes making an announcement AGAIN to make it official this time.
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 5, 2019
As predicted, the pvblic was far from happy.
Hell, even the Dictionary is throwing shade
Haven't we gone over this?
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) March 5, 2019
Others were a bit more…uhh… ‘straightforward’ with their disapproval
Hi Forbes. This is a self-made billionaire. She was born in Kosciusko, MS and never attended a single private school because, whelp, she was poor. And now she’s a billionaire. Self-made. pic.twitter.com/szdA08DwSV
— To Hair and Back Author (@Rhonda_Eason) March 5, 2019
Kylie Jenner is a "self made" billionaire, c'mon she's been privileged before she was out of the womb pic.twitter.com/yyBs2Jdu4p
— Dami 🇳🇬 (@oglildarkskin) March 5, 2019
Kris Jenner holding the Forbes editor hostage until they call Kylie “self made” to distract from the Khloé / Jordyn / Tristan drama pic.twitter.com/JJLT1RarXt
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) March 5, 2019
Kylie Jenner is not a self-made billionaire, she would be serving you frappuccinos at Starbucks if it wasn't for that Kim Kardashian and Ray J sex tape.
— Sam Kalidi (@samkalidi) March 5, 2019
If Kylie Jenner is self-made, I am a blonde, Caucasian woman. pic.twitter.com/0CRoomiw2b
— Aasha Collins (@aashacollinsxo) March 5, 2019
Kylie Jenner started with a "small loan" of tens of millions of dollars and is now a billionaire, wow she really is self made.
— LJ (@leojmujica) March 5, 2019
Kylie Jenner is not self-made. She was a child on a reality show, her father is an Olympic gold medalist, her mother came from a family already famous off the controversy. She was raised in the limelight and in wealth. Quit overhyping mediocrity. pic.twitter.com/MJL9Q5KXX9
— Granddaddy Sandwich (@TySandwich) March 5, 2019
I'm 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
— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) March 5, 2019
For the record, no one is dissing on Kylie’s success here. Being a billionaire at 21 ain’t an easy feat, regardless of background. It still requires grit, determination, and exceptional business acumen.
But it would be totally delusional to say that she didn’t have a headstart in promoting her image or ventures. We should at least be real when it comes to that.
Now excuse me while I cry over my bank account.