Thursday 19 July 2018

Dictionary.com takes issue with Forbes describing Kylie Jenner as would-be 'self-made' billionaire

Kim Kardashain West has congratulated her half sister Kylie Jenner after she appeared on the cover Forbes magazine. (Aurore Marechal/PA)
Kim Kardashain West has congratulated her half sister Kylie Jenner after she appeared on the cover Forbes magazine. (Aurore Marechal/PA)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Kylie Jenner made the cover of Forbes magazine thanks to her placing at number 27 on their list of 60 self-made businesswomen.

The 20-year-old reality TV star has her own cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics, which Forbes say has amassed her a fortune of 900 million dollars in less than three years.

They predicted that Kylie, the youngest woman on their list, would become the youngest ever self-made billionaire.

However, digital dictionary Dictionary.com has taken issue with Forbes' description of Kylie as 'self-made'.

Taking to Twitter, they stated: "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman."

They accompanied their definition in a retweet of Forbes article which featured the headline, "How Kylie Jenner leveraged her massive social media following to build a $900M cosmetics fortune".

Of course Kylie's fans leapt to her defence, arguing that she has harnessed her privilege and capitalised on it.  Other people have argued that this still does not make her 'self-made'.

Either way, it appears that throwing shade at Kylie is good for business:

They've been busy keeping people on their grammar and spelling toes this week.  Donald Trump has also come under fire again:

And:

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