If you’ve been experiencing Kardash-lash from the sheer overload of stories related to the Kardashian family and their in-laws, then I’m sorry to tell you: it’s only going to get worse.
Kylie Jenner, in addition to making headlines, has been making bank thanks to her self-titled cosmetics company — so much so, that she’s on track to break a coveted world record.
Forbes recently published a cover story describing how Kylie is currently poised to become the youngest “self-made” billionaire.
“Kylie Cosmetics has already generated an estimated $230 million in net profit,” the Forbes article reports. “And sometime later this year, its owner will likely take a title that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg once held – youngest-ever self-made billionaire, redefining in the process the very nature of ‘self-made.’”
Redefining “self-made” indeed, Forbes.
While it’s certainly commendable that Kylie has made a cosmetics empire which essentially blossomed from her social media presence, many people have taken issue with the notion that Kylie is somehow “self-made.” After all, just because she’s been the most successful Kardashian in terms of her entrepreneurial endeavors certainly doesn’t mean that she started on a level playing field. When your family is already famous and wealthy, the term “self-made” rings a bit false.
Twitter wasted no time in giving the Forbes article some major side-eye.
Props to Kylie for living her best life — but when you’re born with access to extremely valuable publicity vehicles, you have to own that a fair portion of your success comes from sheer luck of circumstance rather than ingenuity.