Almost-billionaire Kylie Jenner, 20, has clearly made a name for herself, going past Keeping Up With the Kardashians and finding something that's her very own. In less than three years since launching Kylie Cosmetics, the makeup mogul has built a business worth $800 million, and it all started with an affordable lip kit.
Inspired by her own insecurities of growing up with small lips and having a serious passion for makeup, Kylie started her own line of lipsticks and lip liners, and only expanded from there.
Named, appropriately, on Forbes' America's Women Billionaires list, Kylie has earned her own cover story, in which she details building her fortune and how she's been able to become a style icon for fans everywhere. And of course, this has sparked some serious hate from those who still don't believe the Kardashian-Jenner family are famous for anything substantial.
After labeling Kylie as "set to be the the youngest-ever self-made billionaire," Forbes' choice of words have seriously set people off. Many have taken to social media to claim she isn't self-made, since she was born into fame.
calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.— gulab jamun (@PedestrianPoet) July 11, 2018
Some used humor to call out Forbes...
I roll my eyes when I hear Kylie Jenner (a generationally wealthy white woman) is called self made. How many of us could build a billion dollar empire if we had millionaire parents?— India (@IndiaAlmighty) July 11, 2018
...while others have just been very angry.
But the most surprising, and honestly uncalled for, opinion comes from Dictionary.Com, a site which apparently uses Twitter to shade others and remind them the real definition of words and phrases.
Quoting Forbes' tweet about Kylie, Dictionary.Com reminded their followers of the definition of "self-made," using it in a sentence in which they state Forbes says she's self-made, but not that she actually is.
Of course, on the other hand, fans have also taken to Twitter to defend Kylie, reinforcing the fact that many people are born into fame, but still aren't as successful as the makeup mogul. Yes, she's lucky she was born to the Kardashian-Jenner fam, but that doesn't guarantee the magnitude of success she's reached.
People stay bitter!