Watch: What Self Made, Forbes? Kylie Jenner Does Not Deserve To Be Called The Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire

Kylie Jenner has been proclaimed the youngest 'self-made' billionaire but people are having issues with the 'self-made' part.

On Wednesday, Forbes published images of a new cover showing Kylie Jenner with a subhead predicting the 20-year-old “set to be the youngest self-made billionaire.”

President Obama famously came under the radar when he said “If you have a business- you didn’t build that” quip during his 2012 presidential campaign.

Everyone thought this was an attack on hardworking, self-made entrepreneurs who had a bit of luck on their side and were the engines of the American economy.

While Twitter was busy trolling this news, Kylie drew comparisons with Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg who are called as the perfect examples of being ‘self-made’.

As soon as news came out, Jenner’s fans on Twitter started a GoFundMe page to raise the $100 million dollar she needs to cross the threshold into the billionaires club.

Comparisons were even drawn between Donald Trump and Kylie Jenner by Forbes. Forbes a few years ago, published a cover of Donald Trump calling him a ‘self-made’ billionaire, which drew similar criticism.

Kylie Jenner and Donald Trump have faced similar criticism when called ‘self-made’

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Whether right or wrong, the belief is a common one: that those who are successful haven’t done it on their own. Is anyone truly self-made?

The debate rages down again, this time with Kylie Jenner.

Let’s take a look if Kylie Jenner is really ‘self-made’, as Forbes said:

Let us know what you think in the comments below! 


Image Credits: Google Images

Sources: BBC News, Forbes, Big Think


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