Kylie Jenner trolled for being named a self-made billionaire by Forbes

2018-07-12 14:49

Cape Town - Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been included in Forbes magazine’s list of the 60 richest self-made women in America – and people on social media are not having it!

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star is also the youngest on the list and made the cover of the August edition.

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Kylie started her make-up company, Kylie Cosmetics, in February 2016, and it’s now worth $800 million (R10 billion), E! Online reports.

She’s on track to become a billionaire faster than Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (34), who hit the milestone when he was 23.

“The most successful women entrepreneurs in the country are increasingly taking advantage of technology, including social media, to help them launch and grow businesses,” says Luisa Kroll, editor of Forbes Magazine.

“That’s one reason why we’ve seen a notable influx of Instagram-savvy moguls like 20-year-old Kylie Jenner in the ranks of America’s richest self-made women.”

“Social media is an amazing platform,” says Kylie, who has 25,6 million Twitter followers. “I have such easy access to my fans and my customers.”

But after the cover was released, Twitter went into a frenzy because Forbes called Kylie’s empire self-made.

Even threw shade at the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister on social media, saying that “self-made means succeeded in life unaided”, Mirror reports.


Although social media users has no doubt the “cosmetic queen” is hard-working, they do think she’s had a little help from her famous family.

But Kylie’s fans were quick to jump to her defence.

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