Following the announcement that beauty mogul and reality star Kylie Jenner had taken out the title of youngest self-made billionaire in history, loads of punters were critical of her success and were vocal about their outrage on social media.
Now, the mother-of-one has addressed the accolade for the first time ever, defending herself against the haters.
“There’s really no other word to use other than ‘self-made’ because that is the truth,” the Kylie Cosmetics CEO said in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Interview Germany. “That is the category that I fall under.”
Jenner agrees that she is “a special case” because she “had a huge platform and lots of fans” before founding her cosmetics company in November 2015.
“I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15,” she insisted. “I used 100 percent of my own money to start the company, not a dime in my bank account is inherited … and I am very proud of that.”
Back in August 2018, Forbes put the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star on the cover of its magazine when she was close to reaching billionaire status.
Then earlier this month, she officially achieved the feat as her earnings climbed past ten figures, this dethroned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who previously held the youngest-ever title at age 23.
“I never thought that this could happen,” Jenner told Interview Germany. “I believed in Kylie Cosmetics but I didn’t even know what I was getting myself into. It feels amazing, it’s wild, and being the youngest ever to do it is a blessing. I now want to focus on giving back to people and doing things that I’m passionate about.”
The Lip Kit queen teased that she has “so many amazing projects coming out this year.”
“I can’t share too much now but you guys are just going to have to wait and see!” she told the magazine. “As for Kylie Cosmetics though, I just want to keep expanding and touch other parts of the world.”
Eh, it is what it is.