Not Everyone’s Thrilled Forbes Called Kylie Jenner a ‘Self-Made Billionaire’

Getty/Twitter Even got in on the Kylie shade, while NeNe Leakes said “this game ain’t fair.” Kylie Jenner landed the cover of Forbes magazine’s 2018 List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women,...

Even got in on the Kylie shade, while NeNe Leakes said “this game ain’t fair.”

Kylie Jenner landed the cover of Forbes magazine’s 2018 List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, and while her friends and family are celebrating the accomplishment, some haters online are rolling their eyes.

According to the mag, the issue ranks “the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country,” claiming Jenner is poised to be the “youngest-ever self-made billionaire” thanks to her extremely successful cosmetics company.


Forbes says Kylie Cosmetics is now worth nearly $800 million and she owns 100% of the company. As for the “self-made” aspect, Jenner reportedly used around a quarter million dollars of her own money from modeling to make the first 15,000 lip kits.

But fans have been divided when it comes to calling her completely “self-made,” since she already came from a wealthy, celebrity family. The official account for got in on the shade, while Nene Leakes gave her two cents in a comment on TV producer Carlos King’s Instagram post of the cover writing, “Well some people get opportunities that others will never get! Just saying! This game ain’t fair.”

See some of the most popular tweets criticizing the cover story below, before a few of her staunch defenders.




Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.

Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman. 





How Kylie Jenner leveraged her massive social media following to build a $900M cosmetics fortune:  #SelfMadeWomen

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gulab jamun




calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.



kylie jenner’s “self-made” empire is almost as funny as donald trump’s “small loan of 1 million dollars”



Does that say self made? On what planet is Kylie Jenner self made?

Tim Doyle




Kylie Jenner is worth $900,000,000 at the age of 21. Happy for her, sad for me

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Tom Hinds 🇦🇪@ThomasHinds86

Self made lol. Born into privilege and used that as a start up. Honour the women and men who started with nothing and made billions . The real entrepreneurs who literally had nothing and made it.


Collin Duddy




ah yes, kylie jenner, self made rich woman. how could you not love her backstory. being born to a lower class family, working menial jobs to make ends meet. finally getting her big break when her sister made a sex tape that turned into a reality show. you go, girl!


mary jane paul@__beniHANA

listen… what we’re not about to do this AM is carry on & act as if Kylie Jenner is self made or got it out the mud, I bet it’s real easy to be a 20yr old millionaire when you can run to mom & dad for that initial investment all while being a culture vulture 🌚


Shay Duriel 💁🏾@Shayduriel

Every time I see that Forbes cover headline about Kylie Jenner being a self made billionaire, I cringe. That’s an amazing accomplishment but by no means do I consider her self-made. If anyone of the Kardashian/Jenner squad started at the bottom and paved a way, it was Kim.


David Dennis Jr.




Forbes put Kylie Jenner on the cover of a magazine about billionaires and called her self-made. She is quite literally neither of those things.



Not saying Kylie Jenner is undeserving or not hard working, but she most definitely was not self made


Richard Jeter




Look, props to her entrepreneurship or whatever, but calling Kylie Jenner “self-made” is like being put in as a pinch runner on third base and telling everyone you hit a triple.






I see Forbes has Kylie Jenner on it’s cover as one of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women”. Must be some other definition of “Self-Made” I don’t know about.



Listen, I by no means hate Kylie Jenner but is it really fair to call any child of a celebrity a “self made millionaire” ?


yes, I understand her makeup line has made her the most money, but do we really believe her makeup would have done so well if she hadn’t been born famous?






think it’s time we examine what “self made” means 

Kylie Jenner Is About To Be The Youngest “Self-Made” Billionaire In History

The 20-year-old makeup mogul is on the cover of Forbes magazine this month, which claims that she has amassed $900 million in three years from Kylie Cosmetics.


559 🌀@shmaded

Calling Kylie Jenner self made is like saying cardi b spelled “kulture” right


Carrington Harrison




Kylie Jenner: A true American tale of rags to riches.





Kylie Jenner is set to become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire 

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She also had plenty of cheerleaders though, crediting her hustle.

Big Fish Gee@GbemmyG

This Kylie Jenner is not self made argument needs to die. A lot of Billionaires on Forbes had/have privileged parents. Facebook guy, Dangote, one woman who’s an heir, Bill Gates even. You can’t even deny that she’s self made, yes she had money but she multiplied it. Rest


Man of the year@menzi_xonx

Kylie Jenner is about to become the youngest self made billionaire in history. Amassing her $900 million fortune in just 3 years.

Welcome to the age of cultivating a personal brand, welcome to the age of Influence 🙏🏾


K E M J I❕@osaxxx_

Kylie Jenner is just 21yrs old n worth $900,000,000 , on course to becoming the youngest self made female billionaire in the world. At fucking 21yrs old !!!!

I’m never RTing, LOLing or even paying attention to all those cosmetic surgery jokes/ bants / insults on her ever again.



Confused on why yal discrediting Kylie Jenner. She’s definitely self made. Facts are facts.


alias is cupcake lips@NomieThwala

Kylie Jenner started her make-up business by using her own money she had made from other gigs. That’s what self-made is. This is not inheritance or being backed by a giant corporation. We clear? Okay good

**back to stanning** 😊



“Kylie Jenner isn’t a self made billionaire LOLOL”

Can y’all come up with something else? We know she was born into a really rich family but it’s still amazing thst she made all of that money from her lip kits. Stop being bitter.



Yea Kylie Jenner not self-made. But I’m giving her props on making the Forbes list🤷🏽‍♀️ Nobody else in that family is a billionaire and she created an empire that made her one all at the age of 21👏🏽👏🏽


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