Forbes names Kylie Jenner (21) youngest self-made billionaire

Kylie Jenner. (Photo: Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner. (Photo: Getty Images)

New York — Move over Mark Zuckerberg. At 21, Kylie Jenner has been named the youngest-ever, self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine.

Forbes estimated that Kylie's Kylie Cosmetics is worth at least $900m, and she owns it all. She hits the billion-dollar mark when you add in cash she has already pulled from the profitable business, the magazine said.

Facebook's Zuckerberg was 23 when he hit the big B mark.

Kylie was ranked at number 27 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women in 2018, with the magazine predicting she would become the youngest self-made billionaire.

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Speaking to Forbes about the milestone, the make-up mogul said: "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."

But while Kylie is celebrating, there are detractors who have questioned whether the reality TV star really is 'self-made' having been brought up in a family that is rich and famous. In response Forbes says as long as she didn't inherit a business or money, she is labelled self-made.

Following the big announcement on Tuesday, Twitter lit up with people sharing what they think about Kylie's new title and it's a big bag of mixed feelings.


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