NEW YORK — Move over Mark Zuckerberg. At 21, Kylie Jenner has been named the youngest-ever, self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine.
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 5, 2019
Forbes estimated that Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics is worth at least $900 million, and she owns it all. She hits the billion-dollar mark when you add in cash she has already pulled from the profitable business, the magazine said.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg was 23 when he hit the big B mark.
Jenner told Forbes the milestone is a “nice pat on the back.”
Detractors have wondered as the Jenner-Kardashian sibling climbed her way to a billionaire exactly what Forbes means by “self-made.” Her family, after all, is rich and famous. Her mom, Kris Jenner, helped build her business.
Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster threw some shade at Kylie and Forbes over the use of the term “self-made.”
Haven't we gone over this?
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) March 5, 2019
📈 Welp, 'self-made' is spiking. https://t.co/TmdGHoTtPz
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 5, 2019
Forbes says as long as she didn’t inherit a business or money, she’s labeled self-made.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 5, 2019