Kylie Jenner may be the youngest billionaire in the world, but is she “self-made”?
Forbes magazine received backlash on Tuesday after it once again dubbed Jenner as a “self-made” billionaire. The magazine crowned the makeup mogul the “youngest-ever self-made billionaire” at the age of 21, beating out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at 23. Forbes first predicted Jenner was set to claim the title in July.
“Kylie Jenner is the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, reaching a 10-figure fortune at a younger age than even Mark Zuckerberg #ForbesBillionaires,” Forbes tweeted Tuesday.
Shortly after, Dictionary.com posted this sassy response: “Haven't we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided.”
Many social media users seemed to agree and said they took issue with calling Jenner “self-made” due to her family’s fortune. The Kardashian-Jenner sisters have several projects and companies that have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars over the years.