Kylie Jenner's Forbes Cover Calling Her A 'Self-Made' Billionaire Receives Backlash

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On Wednesday, Forbes released its August 2018 "America's Women Billionaires" issue with Jenner on the cover.

"Calling Kylie Jenner a "self-made billionaire' is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it", while another posted on Twitter: "For f*** sake, if you start the 40-yard dash on the 39-yard line, you are NOT self-made".

Once she crosses the $1 billion mark, she will unseat Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Forbes also says Jenner is the 27th-richest self-made woman in the United States, beating out the rest of her family. In a cover story about the 20-year-old multi-millionaire, Forbes conservatively values the company at $800 million, with an estimated $330 million in sales last year. Kylie, at nearly 21, has an estimated $900 million to her name, thanks largely to the success of her make-up line and lip-kit specifically.

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"We consider any person who built her own fortune, and didn't inherit the money, to be self-made", Forbes' methodology reads. The daughter of Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, Kylie got a taste of celebrity at a young age from starring on the hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside her sister, Kendall; her half-sisters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian; and her half-brother, Rob.

"Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided", the online dictionary tweeted.

The bulk of her income is derived from Kylie Cosmetics, best known for its lip kits.

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