Well, folks, hell has officially frozen over. This week, Forbes revealed that Kylie Jenner officially became the youngest “self-made” billionaire in history at the age of 21-years-old. According to the outlet, Jenner beat previous record-holder Mark Zuckerberg by two years. While Jenner clearly does well for herself, many online had an issue with the idea that she was “self-made.” Obviously, without her famous family name, Jenner would not be as big of a celebrity as she is today.
Jenner, however, does not credit her big achievement to her family (specifically, her big sister Kim Kardashian), but instead to “the power of social media.” She claims that her social media reach contributed to her ability to grow her company.
Jenner told Forbes that she did not start out hoping to become a billionaire:
“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.”
While Jenner and her entire family celebrated her accomplishment, there were some online who were opposed to the new title. Specifically, Dictionary.com belonged to the latter group, tweeting:
“Haven’t we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided,” before providing a link to the definition of ‘self-made.’
People were laughing endlessly at whoever runs their social media account.
Who runs this account? Lawd!😂 pic.twitter.com/XOyohgPFP6
— #ScandalAfterGlow❤ (@awesomeonica) March 5, 2019
Because they deserve a raise & an extra PTO days pic.twitter.com/weP45PND10
— TiatheeAries ♈ (@TiaDDiva) March 5, 2019
— GiGi Knowles (@SheriseShantel) March 5, 2019
Born on 3rd base, scores on a wild pitch, celebrated as if she hit a walk-off home run… America in 2019…
— Sandon Jacobs (@SandonLeeJacobs) March 5, 2019
Internet access: = $90
Twitter Account: = Free.
Watching https://t.co/WdmktHKCmt own a spoiled rich kid: = Priceless
— Jeff Waldorf (@jeffspolitics) March 5, 2019
Bless dictionary[dot]com for always telling the truth.
— mx. caseyrenée lopez (@caseyreneelopez) March 5, 2019
— JMal🌸 (@drallamnadroj) March 5, 2019
— MJ (@AllThingsOnTV) March 5, 2019
I don’t know when https://t.co/LajW2eAAZs became roast masters going at the throats of annoying celebrities, but I’m all for it
— Colin Hallock (@NerotheHuman) March 5, 2019
You heard the people. Give Dictionary.com’s social team a raise.