Kylie Jenner officially became the youngest “self-made” billionaire in history at the age of 21, beating previous record-holder Mark Zuckerberg by two years and reigniting the debate over how “self-made” Jenner really is.
Forbesrevealed last year that Jenner was on track to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, but her title was made official yesterday after her income revenue reached new heights as a result of an exclusive distribution deal with the beauty retailer Ulta, which finally brought Kylie Cosmetics products to (over 1000) retail stores across the country.
Jenner credits her achievement to “the power of social media,” admitting how “I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything.”
Jenner told Forbes that she did not start out hoping to become a billionaire: “I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.”
And while some reactions on social media were positive—praising and congratulation Jenner on her historic accomplishment—others provedto be more cynical, attributing a large portion of her “self-made” success to her family’s fame and wealth.
Dictionary.com belonged to the latter group, tweeting: “Haven’t we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided,” before providing a link to the definition of ‘self-made.’
Haven't we gone over this?
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) March 5, 2019
People were shooketh, and called for Dictionary.com’s social media team to get raises.
Who runs this account? Lawd!???? pic.twitter.com/XOyohgPFP6
— #ScandalAfterGlow❤ (@awesomeonica) March 5, 2019
Because they deserve a raise & an extra PTO days pic.twitter.com/weP45PND10
— TiatheeAries ♈ (@TiaDDiva) March 5, 2019
— GiGi Knowles (@SheriseShantel) March 5, 2019
Born on 3rd base, scores on a wild pitch, celebrated as if she hit a walk-off home run… America in 2019…
— Sandon Jacobs (@SandonLeeJacobs) March 5, 2019
Internet access: = $90
Twitter Account: = Free.
Watching https://t.co/WdmktHKCmt own a spoiled rich kid: = Priceless
— Jeff Waldorf (@jeffspolitics) March 5, 2019
Bless dictionary[dot]com for always telling the truth.
— mx. caseyrenée lopez (@caseyreneelopez) March 5, 2019
— JMal???? (@drallamnadroj) March 5, 2019
— MJ (@AllThingsOnTV) March 5, 2019
I don’t know when https://t.co/LajW2eAAZs became roast masters going at the throats of annoying celebrities, but I’m all for it
— Colin Hallock (@NerotheHuman) March 5, 2019
You heard the people. Give Dictionary.com’s social team a raise.