Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire in the history by Forbes

Lewis Collier
July 13, 2018

On Wednesday, Kylie Jenner graced the cover of Forbes' August issue, which ranked her as one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in America. According to Forbes one more year and she will be the youngest billionaire in the history. "Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage".

"The publication also tweeted the news using the hashtag "#SelfMadeWomen".

Forbes reports that Kylie Cosmetics, founded in 2016 and famous for its Lip Kits, is now worth almost $800 million and the beauty mogul, who until recently opted for fillers to make her ow lips look plump, owns 100 per cent of the company.

CNN has not confirmed that total, and since her company is privately, 100% owned by Jenner, she's not required to report her finances publicly. The problem lies where the Magazine lists her as a "Self-Made billionaire"... Netizens are pointing out the fact that Jenner shouldn't be called "self-made" as she was born into an already rich family.

A former producer of Real Housewives of Atlanta shared Kylie's cover on Instagram with the caption, "Being on a reality show isn't so bad, eh? Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone".

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However, many have taken to social media to point out that the term is usually used to describe those who have worked their way up from nothing, unlike Kylie who came from a privileged background.

The online dictionary's Twitter account even went as far as to give the link for the online definition of the word "self-made".

CNN has reached out to Forbes for comment.

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