Kylie Jenner has now opened up about being labeled a “self-made” billionaire at just 21-years-old.
In July 2018, Forbes declared that Kylie was on her way to being the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, an accolade she has since achieved.
In an interview with The New York Times, Kylie discusses the criticism she received regarding the “self-made” label.
When Forbes featured Kylie Jenner on the cover of its magazine, critics around the world lambasted the idea that the makeup mogul was in any way “self-made.” Even Dictionary.com shaded the idea that Jenner had made her money entirely on her own, with one brutal tweet.
In a new profile in The New York Times—which asks “Are Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie America’s savviest C.E.O.s?”—the Kylie Cosmetics founder discusses how she made her first billion, and reveals that she may have had a little help from her family, after all.
“I can’t say I’ve done it by myself,” Kylie tells The New York Times in the new interview.
She continues, “If they’re just talking finances, technically, yes, I don’t have any inherited money. But I have had a lot of help and a huge platform.” Basically, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is well aware that the status afforded her by her extremely famous family might have aided her immense net worth just a bit.
While Kylie’s comments aren’t likely to satisfy her dissenters, at least the lip kit queen can acknowledge the privilege she’s benefited from.