The rich keep getting richer.
Forbes has Kylie Jenner in mind as the gal who is, "on track to soon be the youngest self-made billionaire ever." At just 20-years-old, the youngest sibling of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan is cruising into billionaire status, sitting on a $900 million mountain that was amassed in under 3 years. But "self-made?" Well sorta.
While her drive, determination, and dollars are impressive, some call Forbes' "self-made" description a bit deceptive. One Twitter user complained, "Calling Kylie Jenner self-made without acknowledging anywhere the incredible head start she had is what allows people to turn around and look at poor people and ask them why they haven't become billionaires yet. Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone." Another chimed in, "Kylie Jenner is not 'self-made' at all. This is the problem with talking about successful people in America. We act like they did it by themselves when that's never the case. And, with people like the Kardashians/Jenners, they were always rich."
“Self-made"? Really? It's easy to become a billionaire when you're parents are millionaires...It's called generational wealth + nepotism.
Try Oprah Winfrey, who was raised on a small Mississippi farm by her grandmother, for self-made *whispers Kylie also isn't a billionaire yet* pic.twitter.com/UQGrJxno8z
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) July 11, 2018
Well, haters gonna hate, as they say, but Jenner is taking the backlash to the bank. Her fortune is phenomenal, "thanks in large part to her wildly popular makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics," notes
CBS News. She owns all of the cosmetics brand, not to mention the money that pours in from additional endorsement deals, reality show dough, and then some.
Forbes explains, "Another year of growth will make her the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female, trumping Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23."
Lucrative Lip Kit
Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit is the real money maker. After she came out with the news that she plumped her lips professionally, Jenner came out with a fabulous makeup kit for fans seeking to achieve the same look. A liner and lipstick go a long way in creating the perfect pout. And for Jenner, the more sales, the more success. Her mom is her manager, so "momager" Kris gets 10%, but the rest of the money goes right into Jenner's pocket. Hundreds of millions and growing. SWAK!
She reigns supreme
Looking fit and foxy, Kylie shows us what "supreme" really looks like. Those lips are bold, her body is at its best, and her pose shows she knows she's supreme. We could only imagine what's written on her pants.
Hey "Mrs. Bieber"
The future Mrs. Justin Bieber is close with the Kar-Jens too. Here she's posing with her friend Kylie Jenner for a pic that couldn't get any prettier. Will Kylie be in the bridal party? And more importantly, will Hailey Baldwin use a Lip Kit for her bridal makeup?
Mommy's Got Money
Jenner and baby Stormi
Hey cutie. Do you know your mama's loaded? This little girl will grow up in luxury with a young mom who is filthy rich. With a family full of millionaires and a mom who is about to become a billionaire (according to Forbes), sweet little Stormi will never go without. Hopefully her mom's business sense gets passed down and this girl goes on to do amazing things too. If not, there's always reality TV. Surely Ryan Seacrest's phone number's on speed-dial.
Lingerie All Day
She "woke up like this."
For the first time, we're not paying attention to Kylie's lips. After all, this revealing undergarment set is quite alluring. Confident with her figure and satisfied with showing it off, Kylie proves that a little goes a long way.
Look out Pamela Anderson
Kylie may be all about the lips but here she puts the "bum" in beach bum. Evidently, Kim's not the only sister in the family with killer curves. The temperature outside was surely hot that day but when Kylie hit the sand, there was a heat wave!
Yes, Kylie was a cutie back in the day, but here we see her before lip injections and whatever else she had "done." It's almost hard to believe this is the same person! Kylie surely changed her appearance over the years, so can we say she is "paying it forward" by letting the world in on her makeup must-haves?
She's a "Barbie Girl"
Pretty in pink
Pink is powerful, proven by the Barbie-like Kylie in this hot pink swimsuit and matching makeup. The blonde look works for the beauty who seems to change up her style at the drop of a hat. And in this case, the drop of nearly all the rest of her clothes too.
The happy couple
Looking like a million bucks at the last MET Gala, Kylie and her beau Travis Scott are decked out in black hitting the red carpet in true celeb style. As if they're not cool enough, Kylie added a pair of sexy shades to complete the look.
If you didn't take a selfie, did it really happen? Showing off her toned abs and enviable legs, Kylie is snapping yet another pic for Instagram. We take it that nobody will be zoning in on the socks or long sleeves.
Beauty and Big Bucks
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Both of these sisters are beautiful in their own right, but Kendall's the model who also makes millions. Money says she's worth $18 million which is nothing to sneeze at, but compared to her little sis, it's not much. Still, walking Paris runways and shooting provocative pics on tropical islands isn't too shabby. And when her looks fade, she can always hit up Kylie for cash. Or at least use her Lip Kit to freshen up.
Kylie and Kim Kardashian West
Kim used to be the big shot of the bunch but it looks like Kylie is stealing her thunder. Looks like big sis taught the youngest well - to use social media to propel popularity to the max. Of course, no one could ever replace Kim, but Kylie is stepping out as the star of the money-obsessed family. Kim's no billionaire but she's got her own "assets," so to speak. We're sure she'll be just fine, even if Kylie becomes the hottest thing since Kim's sex tape.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Kylie got her business savvy from her mom. Kris Jenner is the "momager" with the most, making her kids rich and famous, and getting a cut of the action. From reality TV to endorsements to businesses and then some, Kris has helped catapult her kids into the limelight, making a buck whenever possible. Some moms help their kids launch lemonade stands. Kris makes Lip Kits a raging success.
Kickin' it with Khloe
Khloe is always fun to be with, so Kylie must love it when she has time to chill with her cool older sister. With matching thigh-high slits, these sassy sisters prove that a great fashion sense runs in the family. Showing lots of skin is a common thread too...
Could Caitlyn Jenner be more proud? Kylie is surely an inspiration, even for a former Olympian. At such a young age, Caitlyn's daughter is doing amazing things. And not to mention the family discount on Lip Kits!
While there are arguably more important causes to donate to, if you want to see Kylie hit the billion dollar mark, go to Josh Ostrovsky, aka the "Fat Jew's" GoFundMe page set up to help her raise the funds.
He writes, "Kylie Jenner was on the cover of Forbes Magazine today for having a net worth of 900 million dollars, which is heartbreaking. I don't want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn't have a billion dollars. WE MUST RAISE 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP HER GET TO A BILLION, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT."
Congrats Kylie! May your Lip Kits continue to make fans' lips as fat as your bank account.
Melissa A. Kay is a New York-based writer, editor, and content strategist. Follow her work on Popdust as well as sites including TopDust, Chase Bank, P&G, Understood.org, The Richest, GearBrain, The Journiest, Bella, TrueSelf, Better Homes & Gardens, AMC Daycare, and more.
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