Kylie Jenner lands Forbes cover amid backlash

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on DEC 02, 2018

Jenner has made $900 million in the last three years thanks to her thriving Kylie Cosmetics brand, reality TV show, and endorsements, according to Forbes' estimates.

Kylie Jenner will be featured on the cover of the next issue ofForbes magazine, which will include the stories of the 60 richest self-made women in America, including Jenner, CNN reported.

Jenner has made $900 million in the last three years thanks to her thriving Kylie Cosmetics brand, reality TV show, and endorsements, according to Forbes' estimates.
Jenner is the sole owner of her private company, and she is therefore not required to disclose her finances.

"At 21, she's set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire," the cover reads. "Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage."

However, many readers took to social media to debate whether Jenner can truly be considered a self-made billionaire. As a member of the hugely successful Kardashian/Jenner family, many have argued that Jenner's success is due in large part to the fame and resources she and the rest of her family enjoy.

"Calling Kylie Jenner self-made without acknowledging anywhere the incredible headstart she had is what allows people to turn around and look at poor people and ask them whey they haven't become billionaires yet," one person tweeted.

Dictionary.com weighed in on the title, tweeting that "self-made means having succeeded in life unaided."

A spokeswoman forForbes responded to the controversy. "Within the term 'self-made' there are many who are more self-made than others," she said. "Yes, Kylie comes from a welathy family and she got a visibility boost from her family, but she owns her company and is valued based on earnings she as personally received and on the value of the company she founded."

 

 

 

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