Kylie Jenner's infamous Lip Kit gave the young entrepreneur a great head start. In just 4 years she grew her small company into an empire. All because of her love for makeup.
Today, Kylie's Cosmetics is worth millions of dollars and sells many more products. Recently, Forbes announced that Kylie has officially become the world's youngest billionaire. Even better: at only twenty-one, she's the youngest "self-made" billionaire in history.
But not everyone is happy about her new title. Once the news broke out, people took to Twitter to share their disapproval, claiming that Kylie's success isn't self-made at all.
Kylie has responded to the backlash, defending her title but that wasn't enough to change people's minds.
Even big names claimed she's far from being self-made.
Kylie Jenner recently shared what it was like building her makeup brand.
Originally, she launched the company as Kylie Lip Kits.Insider says that was in 2015, not long after Kylie admitted to getting “temporary lip fillers."
Her inspiration for the brand came from obsession.
“I took my insecurity with my lips and turned it into my business model," Jenner told Vogue Australia, according to Insider.
“To this day, I can't leave the house without lipstick."
Now, a few days ago, Forbes also confirmed its previous suspicions: Kylie is the youngest billionaire in the world.
But Forbes’ prediction, which they released last year, received a lot of backlash.
Many of their own readers criticized the magazine.
However, Kylie defended her “self-made" title.Paper, remembering how her parents “cut her off at the age of 15." “My parents told me I needed to make my own money, it's time to learn how to save and spend your own money, stuff like that," she added.
“What I'm trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited."
According to Daily Mail, Kylie stole the new title from its previous holder, Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg.
Me watching Kylie Jenner take the throne of becoming the youngest self-made billionaire, having a baby and having a… https://t.co/2k23GFpCfS— desireetacoemoji (@desireetacoemoji)1551836655.0
Ayush Gaur said on Twitter, “I don't care at all."
@badassdesiree19 Her mom runs her life. She didn't dream this, & she's been on a TV show since she was born. I'd be… https://t.co/RW3RWTc6dW— Ms. Fraser (@Ms. Fraser)1551837699.0
Aiyash agreed, “cmon Mark created a whole god damn revolution."“What did you do? [Was] born in a rich famous family? Got plastic surgery? Sigh."
LG came into Kylie’s defense: “At least she isn’t f*cking around, undermining America’s democracy and spying on private citizens."
Kylie Jenner is a Self Ma- Me: https://t.co/WaJnagp9vc— Opinionated 👑 (@Opinionated 👑)1551843344.0
Jayden, The Self Made Man replied to LG’s tweet, saying, “I won't argue that. My issue is that her being called a self-made billionaire is an absolute falsehood."
@CBSNews just made, there is no self— zincink (@zincink)1551846909.0
Others found it beyond ridiculous.
@CBSNews Self-made???? You jest sir. https://t.co/9nqzqmxhl8— BeatlesBabe (@BeatlesBabe)1551850988.0
Anne C ? Love is Love ?: “Enough with the shallow content."“We all deserve better than this b.s., especially considering the income inequality that keeps expanding exponentially," she added.
Chris Poole: “Good for her. The Kardashians and Jenners sure know how to take advantage of stupid people. I don't blame them."
@CBSNews https://t.co/7gv4DKBYfV— CarolinaChris 26 (@CarolinaChris 26)1551852571.0
The news made people even more confused about what "self-made" really means.
@CBSNews “Self made” It’s like calling the guys from @harrys razors “average guys” who bought a German razor blade… https://t.co/gUKznzK1sH— Dan the American (@Dan the American)1551847638.0
Dictionary.com had the perfect response.
Haven't we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided. https://t.co/g0ZHDSkVfu https://t.co/3O48zKsInN— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1551804120.0
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan offered a different explanation for why Kylie is far from self-made.Daily Mail says, he slammed his opinion during a heated rant on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain.
Morgan claimed Kylie is only successful because of the leaked Kim Kardashian sex tape.
It’s not self-made, it’s because her sister made a sex tape. https://t.co/1EIgPAvMRg— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1551807911.0