As everybody who has any type of social media platform will know, Kylie Jenner has recently earned her billionaire status. According to Forbes, she is now considered to be the "youngest self-made billionaire ever." I'm sorry, self-made? That gave me a good laugh.
Kylie Jenner is the furthest thing from a self-made anything. She was born into a family of celebrities. She grew up around opulent wealth. She was handed the money to start her own company. She had people teach her the makeup skills and knowledge she has. She didn't go to YouTube and struggle trying to learn from tutorials, that's for damn sure. Yes, she did turn her investment into her billions, but she is the opposite of self-made.
As a tweet from Dictionary.com so wisely pointed out, the definition of self-made is literally "Having succeeded in life unaided." Pretty sure you had some help along the way there, Ms. Spoiled Jenner.
I'm sure everyone reading this right now is thinking, "Oh, she's just jealous that she isn't a billionaire" but that is 100% not the point. And I'm not jealous. I'm angry. I respect the people who come from absolutely nothing and build themselves into the most successful people they can be, not the ones who are celebrated for basically being born into wealth that aided them in their journey. Cough cough, Donald Trump and his "small investment of $1 million."
You want a self-made billionaire? Look at Jeffery Starr. He was handed nothing. He slept on friend's couches and was basically homeless at some points. He struggled with mental illness and not being taken seriously for his craft. Now he owns a multi-million dollar cosmetics line.
I'm tired of celebrities and those with ridiculous amounts of money trying to claim the prestigious labels of people who actually worked for said label. Exhibit A, the fact that the Kardashians got their kickoff into fame because Kim made a sex tape. And they continue to be famous because people are so amused by their stupidity on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
Seriously? Stop making people like this famous. It's honestly embarrassing and it overshadows the people in this world who are striving for and reaching their goals. So no, I don't think Kylie Jenner deserves her "self-made" billionaire status. Period.