3 reasons why Kylie Jenner Will Never Be The Youngest Self-made Billionaire

3 reasons why Kylie Jenner Will Never Be The Youngest Self-made Billionaire

Stop being racist.


It isn't so much the "youngest" or the "billionaire" part, but it is completely the self-made part.

Listen here, I'm just going to go ahead and say it. You can't cheat your way to the top of anything and then claim you were "self-made." Oh, no, girl!

1. She got a head start...duh.

We know that Kylie Jenner came from money, and I am confused as to why we are pretending she didn't. Not only was her own father a professional athlete and Olympic medalist, but the late father of her older sisters, Robert Kardashian, was an attorney for the infamous O.J Simpson in his murder trial.

Kylie's sister Kim attempted to defend the "self-made" title, by saying that a lot of people who come from well-to-do families "go the opposite way," because they don't have to work hard. She followed that up by saying their parents gave them nothing except advice and opportunities. Which translates to, "even though we were "well-to-do," fed every day, were able to go to good schools, had connections and my mom was able to walk up to a famous television producer she knew and ask for a show, #startedfromthebottomnowwerehere.

And you know there's an issue when even Dictionary.com claps back at the use of the term "self-made."

Make no mistake Kylie Jenner's success and the successes of her sisters were aided and are through the virtue of extreme privilege.

2. She got famous on accident.

Over the years Kylie Jenner's largest source of income came from her role in the family's reality show series. This show is also what opened the doors for her and her sister's careers in fashion and cosmetics. But make no mistake. She nor her sisters worked to get on their show in the first place. Talent and hard work were non-factors at the start of their careers.

After Kylie's older sister Kim's sex tape with singer Ray J was leaked, their mom, Kris, went to Ryan Seacrest to pitch a reality show series about their family.

Jenner was only 10 years old when "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" first aired. She was probably being paid thousands of dollars an episode to do things that 10-year-olds do. While Forbes attempts to paint a picture of a young Kylie developing secret lipstick formulas on her mom's kitchen counter with clay and cocoa powder, the truth is, by the time she was ready to launch Kylie Cosmetics, she was already sitting on millions of dollars of capital for simply appearing on the family's reality show.

3. Ripping off black culture.

Kim Kardashian West

Kylie Jenner

It's no secret that the Kardashian/Jenners are culture vultures. I don't think anyone could come up with an accurate number of times someone in their family has been accused of cultural appropriation.

Over the years, members of the Kardashian/Jenner family have used plastic surgery and makeup to enhance their faces and bodies to resemble features commonly naturally seen in Black women. They have done everything from butt enhancements to breast jobs and lip fillers.After using temporary lip fillers to "plump" her lips into looking more "ethnic," Kylie capitalized on her new face by introducing her "Lip Kits" into the cosmetics industry. I personally could never bring myself to purchase lipstick from a person who had only had lips for about 6 months, but that's just me

Kylie has also been accused of lipstick plagiarism as her Lip Kits have an obvious similar formula and look to the ColourPop brand. And if that wasn't enough, Kylie's hairline came just shortly after posting this WCW photo on her Instagram of friend Heather Sanders—an entrepreneur of color. It was only a couple months later that Kylie debut her own version of blue hair, and thus, Kylie's Hair Couture was born.

She has also completely ripped off styles from PluggedNYC and black designer Tizita Balemlay.

After reaching out to the brands designer for clothes, Kylie hijacked part of her line and sold eerie similar clothes in her own line The Kylie Shop only months later.

The definition of "self-made" is having become successful or "rich" by one's OWN efforts. Coming from money, riding the coattails of others, stealing ideas and designs, and finding a way to monetize on a culture that is not your own does not qualify you as "self-made," it qualifies you as an ass-hole.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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GSMST’s International Night Has Shown Me The Diverse Cultural Aspect Of Gwinnett County That Forsyth County Lacks

One for the books!


For the past few years, I have always wanted to go to the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology's International Night! I have seen people's snapchat stories and Instagram posts on how excited and different it actually is compared from our regular high school international night.

However this year, I had the opportunity to come and support my friend's group that was performing at GSMST's international night. I finally had the option to go and see the international night they everyone goes to. My friend Maham and I decided to go and cheer for our friend's team.

A week before international night, we figured out our outfits and bought our tickets. We originally thought international night was late like around 6:30 p.m.-ish. However we found out on that day that it was from 3 to 7 p.m. I thought to myself, "Wow it's going to be lame since it is starting that early, like who starts that early!"

Anyways, Maham and I were somewhat late and decided to get in line for the performances. The line was triple times longer and the amount of security was crazy. There was even a teacher on top of a table to make sure kids weren't cutting in line! We waited a whole hour in the hot, sweaty line. I was very surprised to see how seriously the security was taken at GSMST.

I know at my school there aren't 20 officers roaming around and looking at your wristband during international night. And there were teachers every two feet away to make sure you would not cut the line. I saw these two girls right behind us who cut through the line, and five minutes late they were sent to the back of the line.

It felt so weird how seriously they took the security over there. While we were in line we met the performers and told them good luck before we went inside to find a seat. Now, I was expecting the performances to be in a auditorium however as we were walked past the security, we realized it was in the cafeteria.

We were lucky and found front and center seats close to the place where the performers were seen best. We sat down patiently waiting for our friend to perform. When we looked at the list, we found out that Jazba, their team name, was performing last.

I whispered to Maham, "They saved the best for last" And she agreed.

Looking all the performances, there was something from each culture. It felt really weird seeing this much diversity because at my high school the only performances are Bollywood and like some type of American dance form. One by one each performance taught me something about their specific culture and then comes our best friend, Rhea's performance.

We quickly pull out our phones and start to scream as the performers come on stage. As soon as the music dropped, they killed all the moves and added a bunch of extra spins and jumps that made the audience scream their lungs out!

I recorded their dance performance video, but now when I go back at it, all I can hear is my screams. The vibe we all were getting from the performance was on another level. It caused the audience to jump out of their seats and dance to the beat of the music.

After their performance, we eagerly went up and hugged the whole team and told them how they killed it on stage! When I was walking about with Maham and Rhea back to the performer's room, Rhea asked me how was GSMST's international night? That's when I realized how different their international night is from my international night.

International night is meant for a diversity of people from all different backgrounds of the world and what each culture has to offer to the world. I was definitely excited going to my first GSMST international night, and I suggest you to come as well to learn something from their unique school!

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