Entertainment Dictionary.com entered the debate over whether Kylie Jenner is a 'self-made' multi-millionaire with a brutal subtweet

08:08  12 july  2018
08:08  12 july  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Forbes ripped for calling Kylie Jenner "self-made" billionaire on magazine cover

  Forbes ripped for calling Kylie Jenner Forbes was handed a grammar lesson on Twitter for its choice of words to describe Kylie Jenner, who graced the magazine’s cover on Wednesday. “At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage,” the magazine cover read alongside a photo of Kylie wearing a black blazer.The term “self-made” didn’t sit well with Twitter users. Jenner is the youngest daughter of the reality TV family in “Keeping up with the Kardashians."Dictionary.

Dictionary . com entered the debate over whether Kylie Jenner is a ' self - made ' multi - millionaire with a brutal subtweet . Kylie Jenner is now the 27th-richest self - made woman in the United States, according to a new Forbes cover story.

The latest victim: Kylie Jenner . Dictionary . com has joined the Twitter savagery ranks of Netflix, Wendy’s and Taco Bell. “Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self - made woman.”

 

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As people debate Forbes' decision to put Kylie Jenner on a list of "self-made" billionaires, Dictionary.com is wading into the discourse.

On Wednesday, Forbes released its August 2018 "America's Women Billionaires" issue with Jenner on the cover. The magazine estimates Jenner's net worth to be roughly $900 million, making her the 27th-richest self-made woman in the United States.

"Another year of growth will make her the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female, trumping Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23," Forbes reported.

This striking chart shows how much bigger Kylie Jenner's net worth is than sister and fellow mogul Kim Kardashian West's

  This striking chart shows how much bigger Kylie Jenner's net worth is than sister and fellow mogul Kim Kardashian West's Forbes estimated that Kylie Jenner is worth $US900 million, while her half-sister Kim Kardashian West is worth $US350 million. Jenner's makeup company alone is estimated to be worth $US800 million.Forbes estimated Jenner is worth $US900 million, while Kardashian West is worth $US350 million. It's mostly thanks to Jenner's makeup company, Kylie Cosmetics, which launched in 2016. Forbes estimated it is worth $US800 million - and Jenner owns 100% of it.

Cody wrote Listen, I by no means hate Kylie Jenner but is it really fair to call any child of a celebrity a " self made millionaire " ? Like really poor. I was so proud that I’m able to afford sheets with a thread count of OVER 300. And now… I just feel broke. It’s like money fomo.

calling kylie jenner a ‘ self - made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it. Really? It’s easy to become a billionaire when you’re parents are millionaires It’s called generational wealth + nepotism.

Discussion around whether Jenner, whose upbringing in ritzy Calabasas was documented on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," is truly "self-made" quickly exploded. And, Dictionary.com decided to drop the definition of "self-made" at an expertly shady moment.

"Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided," the online dictionary tweeted. "Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman."

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Jenner's net worth has skyrocketed thanks to the success of Kylie Cosmetics. 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. Jenner is both the face of the company and the sole owner.

Kylie Jenner Reveals She 'Got Rid of All' Her Lip Fillers With New Natural Photos on Instagram

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“ Self - made means having succeeded in life unaided,” Dictionary . com tweeted in response to the story, before shadily quipping: “Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self - made woman.”

Dictionary . com entered the debate over whether Kylie Jenner is a ' self - made ' multi - millionaire with a brutal subtweet . Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese.

It is also worth noting that Forbes' "self-made" designation is a bit different than the typical definition. It isn't a value judgement by the publication, but instead a way to distinguish between extremely rich people who inherited wealth and those whose fortune was made primarily in other ways.

"We consider any person who built her own fortune, and didn't inherit the money, to be self-made," Forbes' methodology reads. "So top executives at tech firms who are compensated for helping significantly grow companies make the ranks but not second-generation-women running family businesses."

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Kris Jenner et al. posing for the camera: The Kardashian-Jenner clan has been making money moves for years, but their massive net worths just might surprise you. Wonderwall.com looked into how much each member of reality TV's first family is worth, and while we discovered that it's difficult to pinpoint exact numbers, boy does it pay to bare all on television! If you're a glutton for punishment like us, keep reading to see the impressively high estimated net worth of each member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan... The estimated net worth of every member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan

North West Makes Her Modeling Debut for Fendi .
Looks like the Kardashian-Jenner gang has a new model in the fam: North West.The legacy fashion house is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Peekaboo bag, marking the occasion with an inter-generational ad starring Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and North West, in a campaign called #MeandMyPeekaboo. But not only does the trio appear in dreamy campaign images together, but they will also be staring in a short film set in Los Angeles, featuring Kanye’s hit song “Love Lockdown” as a soundtrack.

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