Kris Jenner defends Kylie Jenner’s ‘self-made’ billionaire title, saying she is one despite what critics say. Kylie is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics.
Back in March, Forbes named Jenner the “youngest self-made billionaire ever”. The magazine said the founder was worth $900 million back then. Also, she was estimated to cross the billion-dollar mark within the year. Many people took to social media to highlight how Jenner was born into success and could not be called self-made.
While on CBS Sunday Morning, Jenner said, “I think she’s self-made. 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 all doing. The money she’s made is her own. It began with her own savings. She put her own blood, sweat and tears into it. It was her idea. It was amazing what she did, and what she showed the rest of us how to do it.”
Jenner also told Refinery 29 last month, “I feel like she’s 100% self made in the true sense of the word. She’s been independent her entire life—from the time she was a little girl all the way up to her teens. When she became old enough to make a great decision, she took the money she had earned working since she was 8 or 9 years old, and she put that into her business. Nobody gave her any financial help whatsoever. She saved up her own money and built this amazing business and I just feel like there’s nothing not self made about that.”
Kylie herself told New York Times, “I can’t say I’ve done it by myself. 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.”
Jenner started Kylie Cosmetics in 2015.
Watch the full interview below: