Are you impressed?
Kylie Jenner is the youngest person on Forbes list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. However, many have criticized Forbes choice to call Jenner "self made" since she comes from a wealthy background. Since 2007, Kylie Jenner has starred in Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The 20-year-old business mogul has had multiple lines with brands, including Steve Madden Ltd. (SHOO) and OPI Products - a subsidiary of Coty Inc. (COTY) . In 2016, Jenner founded and renamed the company Kylie Cosmetics from "Lip Kits by Kylie."
Seed Beauty has been the parent company of Kylie Cosmetics since 2014.
Jenner is worth a whopping $900 million.
Many took to Twitter to voice their grievances about calling Jenner "self made."
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.July 11, 2018
It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn't self-made. She grew up in a wealthy, famous family. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that. https://t.co/2HzIJbLb8q— roxane gay (@rgay) July 11, 2018
erm. being born into extreme wealth & instant fame is the exact opposite of "self made" https://t.co/c9rZyx03Al— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) July 11, 2018
Although Kylie Jenner is a billionaire and a savvy businesswoman, I'm not sure we can call her self-made. When you're born on the top rung of the ladder, it's not difficult to reach the ceiling.— International House of Brooke �� (@bkerogers) July 11, 2018
In awe of the makeup empire that Kylie Jenner has built. But we gotta re-examine "self-made." It's right up there w/ "pull yourself up by your bootstraps." Individuals don't exist in a vacuum. People benefit differently from different systems. Context matters.— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) July 11, 2018
Jenner is a savvy businesswoman, but when looking at the dictionary definition, she doesn't count as "self made."