Forbes shook up the Internet yesterday after they announced that Kylie Jenner is almost worth $1 billion. While the reality star was able to accumulate a fortune for herself with her cosmetic line, and many people respect the hustle, the issue was the publication calling Kylie “self-made.”
Kylie isn’t self-made. She was born into a famous, wealthy family way before her empire even o=took off. So rightfully, the Internet began to sound off. But it got real when the actual dictionary got involved to clarify the definition of the word “self-made” for Forbes.
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018
calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.
— gulab jamun (@PedestrianPoet) July 11, 2018
It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn’t self-made. She grew up in a wealthy, famous family. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that. https://t.co/2HzIJbLb8q
— roxane gay (@rgay) July 11, 2018
Self made? More like Kris made. https://t.co/qcp08gzuyC
— johanna bridget🍍 (@jbakken2015) July 12, 2018
I feel like Forbes doesn't know what "self-made" means. https://t.co/2DzbIqzpnV
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 11, 2018
Forbes: Kylie Jenner is a legitimate self-made billionaire
The all-knowing Fran Lebowitz: pic.twitter.com/lbVneBp2ne
— mx bianxche (@jonnoxrevanche) July 12, 2018
Kylie’s family gave her 250k and she flipped it and made 900M’s? You gotta respect that self made or not
— killua (@callyzoldycc_) July 12, 2018
Ironically, right before this announcement, she unveiled that she removed all her lip fillers. Therefore, the infamous cosmetically-enhanced pout that helped her build her entire image and brand is a thing of the past.