Like we didn’t already know, Kylie Jenner is now officially the youngest “self-made” billionaire of all time, according to the Forbes annual billionaires list.
What this means is that the youngest of the Kardashian clan has robbed Mark Zuckerberg – the inventor of Facebook – of the title since he was 23 when he became a billionaire.
The 21-year-old mom of one, has now become both now the youngest self-made billionaire and the youngest billionaire on Forbes’ ‘young billionaires’ list. Double the bragging rights, apparently.
Jenner told Forbes, “I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.”
Back when it was first announced that she was on her way to earning the title, many felt more than a little hesitant about the “self-made” part of the accolade.
In fact, even Dictionary.com ended tweeting, “Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman.”
Dictionary wasn’t the only one with things to say about Kylie’s title in Forbes.
One commentator said, “She is the very opposite of self-made???”
While another added, “I’m not discrediting her success but hardly self made…sure she works hard and earned her success. but she was given the platform and had one hell of a capital to start up.”
Regardless of which side you fall on under the “self-made” debate, all her success is down to her company, Kylie Cosmetics, which Forbes has estimated is worth at least $900 million. And if the cash is added from the money she had already made prior to starting Kylie Cosmetics – her fortune is already at a billion.
According to the Mail Online, Kylie puts her success down to her huge social media fan-base, which was what helped to secure her a massive customer base before her first item of merchandise was even created.
“It’s the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything. I see [Kylie Cosmetics] going very far. I work really hard,” Kylie said.
So there it is, straight from Kylie herself: the power of social media. Excuse me while I go cry about my pitiful Twitter following.