Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine named Kylie Jenner the youngest “self-made” billionaire, at only 21 years old. Following the release of the article though, the public was in an outrage over whether or not the youngest Jenner truly deserved this title.The Kylie Cosmetics owner was criticized for leveraging her family’s fame, wealth and connections to reach her level of success, and therefore lacking the credibility to be dubbed “self-made.”
The debates got heated to a point where Kylie had to finally admit that she’s “technically” not a self-made billionaire, explaining how she doesn’t have any inherited money, but admitting that she “had a lot of help and a huge platform.”
However, in a new sit-down interview with “CBS Sunday Morning”, ‘momager’ Kris Jenner defends her daughter’s title, insisting that “the money she’s made is her own.”
“I mean, listen, my girls, you can say that certain things have been handed to them, but it takes a lot of work to do what they’re doing,” she says, continuing by explaining how Kylie launched her cosmetics empire with “her own savings”, insisting that her “her own blood, sweat and tears” are what turned it into the multimillion-dollar company it has grown to today.
“She showed the rest of us how to do it.” she concludes proudly about her youngest daughter.