My university housemates and I used to smash Keeping Up With The Kardashians instead of working on our degrees, with the four of us regularly sitting down with our chicken Kiev and Pot Noodle butties (that’s a thing) to see what the gang were up to next.
In recent years I’ve struggled to keep up with their shenanigans, but from what I can tell the sh*t has hit the fan of late because a #BFF has had it off with one of their hubbies.
Nevertheless, as the world continues to turn, the Kardashians seem to stay relevant, making an absolute shedload of cash in the process.
And now, at the tender age of 21, Kylie is back on the front cover of Forbes as the youngest “self-made” billionaire ever.
They note that Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics company is now worth $900 million and that she owns all of it. With “the cash Jenner has already pulled from the profitable business,” Forbes wrote, Jenner is officially $1,000,000,000 rich.
Jesus. Imagine being that rich at 20.
You know what I was doing at that age? Eating chicken Kiev and and Pot Noodle butties with my uni housemates while watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
As you may have already picked up on, though, there’s a head-scratching term being bandied around with Kylie’s new crown – “self made”.
I’m no expert on these matters, but having a platform like hers – as well as a super wealthy and rich family to begin with – doesn’t exactly scream “self-made.”
The whole thing’s become a bit of a running joke on Twitter in light of the announcement and everyone’s saying the same thing.
Self made 😂 pic.twitter.com/B0lX98IbyM
— Craig (@craigovic) 5 March 2019
Only in America is it possible for a person to parlay a video of their sister banging a B list rapper into a billion dollar empire.
— Sinister Purpose (@TheSonOfSamael) 5 March 2019
you know.. self made is complicated word pic.twitter.com/ZmyrpEA1nL
— sixers3 (@bucketsss76) 5 March 2019
Oh look, I’m a self-made billionaire
— Chris Kraft (@Krift_Dig) 5 March 2019
Really cool how she did it with no help from anyone or anything.
— Doug (@doug_jf1) 5 March 2019
Usually with this sort of thing you can put the comments down to plain and simple jealousy, but they’ve sort of got a point.
I don’t begrudge Kylie her fortune – although this just proves the immense wealth inequality there is – but to act like she’s self-made is both delusional and wrong.
What I’d do for a slice of that action, though.
The money wouldn’t go amiss either…
(Can you even joke about that stuff these days???)
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