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Forbes Describes Kylie Jenner As A 'Self-Made Billionaire'. Dictionary.com Disagrees

Date July 13, 2018 17:10

Since the 21-year-old reality star was featured in Forbes, where she was referred to as a 'self-made billionaire', the internet has been engaged in a heated argument.

 

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The Forbes Feature

In a recently published Forbes article, Kylie Jenner was hailed as a very successful entrepreneur. A quote that was slapped alongside a picture of Kylie on the cover of the magazine reads:

At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage.

 

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While many accepted that Kylie is a smart and successful young woman, few people accepted Forbes' description of her.

 

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Some people noted that being a part of the Kardashian clan and benefiting from their worldwide fame automatically excludes Kylie from the category of people, who make their wealth from scratch.

Dictionary.com breaks it down

As a response to the Forbes feature, Dictionary.com decided to share some English lessons via Twitter:

Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman.

While this was, apparently, a joke, the message in it was pretty clear and it reignited the argument over the 'self-made' term even more.

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What are the people saying?

So, is Dictionary.com right? Would it be semantically wrong to describe Kylie a 'self-made'? Below, you can see some examples of different opinions currently flowing on Twitter.

At the end of the day, we all can agree that she has put a lot of effort into her business and deserves to be recognized.

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