Does Forbes Know What Self-Made Means? The Internet Says No
Is Kylie Jenner a self-made billionaire?

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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.

Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman. https://t.co/sr8Ncd7s5A https://t.co/ehEL7Cf6KV

— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) 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."

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