Self-made Billionaire?

Gianna Barberio, Reporter

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Is Kylie Jenner really a “self-made” billionaire? Or is it because of the fact that she is part of the Jenner-Kardashian family.

In mid July Forbes Magazine published the story “America’s Women Billionaires” and made Kylie Jenner the cover. “At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire,” Forbes wrote. But many do not agree with the “self made” part. Kylie Jenner’s current net worth is $900 million. She has launched her own line of cosmetics and is very popular on social media.

Users on social media have been contemplating whether or not she is really self made. Kylie Jenner comes from a rich, famous family and was given the same “self made” caption as people who have become billionaires starting from nothing.
The definition for self-made on Dicionary.com is “having succeeded in life unaided”. Is Kylie Jenner really “unaided” by being a member in the Kardashian/Jenner family?

Kylie is the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner family. She grew up on the reality television show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” When the show started Kylie was 10 years old. So would you call being a on a popular reality TV show “unaided”?
If Kylie weren’t a Jenner and didn’t have Kim Kardashian as a half sister, her success would have been much harder to come by.

Pointing out that Kylie Jenner isn’t self-made isn’t shade .She grew up in a famous, wealthy family. Kylie has become very successful but her success comes by virtue of her privilege.

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