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Kim Kardashian Defends Kylie Jenner Being Called a 'Self-Made' Billionaire

Kim Kardashian Defends Kylie Jenner Being Called a 'Self-Made' Billionaire

Kim Kardashian is defending Kylie Jenner‘s Forbes magazine cover, calling her the youngest “self made” (soon-to-be) billionaire.

The story caused backlash online due to the fact that the Kardashian/Jenner families enjoyed success before Kylie‘s rise as a business mogul.

“I really didn’t get it, because she is ‘self-made’ — we are all ‘self-made.’ What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense… I know so many people like that [who] haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I’ve seen the complete opposite,” Kim told Refinery29.

She also praised Kylie for “[taking] an insecurity of hers and [figuring] out how to make a really successful business off of it,” referring to Kylie‘s lips. Kylie admitted to getting lip injections back in 2015.

Kim continued in her interview, “Me, Kylie, not one [of the siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice,” she says. “That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom.”

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  • lulubelle

    I can think of a lot of people who work harder than the trash family. A LOT.

  • SquidBillie

    She barely made it through high school, and it’s obvious that Kris engineered everything for her at every step of her “career.”. Otherwise, she’d still be sitting at home doing nothing but taking selfies all day, because she doesn’t have any talent to do anything else.

  • SquidBillie

    She barely made it through high school, and it’s obvious that Kris engineered everything for her at every step of her “career.”. Otherwise, she’d still be sitting at home doing nothing but taking selfies all day, because she doesn’t have any talent to do anything else.

  • la petite bonnieux

    Trailer trash

  • la petite bonnieux

    Trailer trash

  • briansbottom

    Puh-LEEZE! What do they work hard at? Getting plastic surgery and taking selfies and jumping on famous athletes. Gimme a break.

  • briansbottom

    Puh-LEEZE! What do they work hard at? Getting plastic surgery and taking selfies and jumping on famous athletes. Gimme a break.

  • Hyejeong

    Kylie didn’t have to start from scratch, did she? She had the family money, contacts, fans (because of KUWTK) and super ambitious PMK by her side – she’s not self-made!

  • Hyejeong

    Kylie didn’t have to start from scratch, did she? She had the family money, contacts, fans (because of KUWTK) and super ambitious PMK by her side – she’s not self-made!

  • Conte435

    What a ridiculous cow.. Self promotion of doing outrageous things like a sex tape, getting injections in your ass to make it look obscene or in your lips and constant plastic surgery and hooking with any person with fame to keep their names in media, doesn’t matter if the guys are crazy, ugly or cheat.

    They have no shame, promote a warped reality and we have a pathetic media that have elevated them because they hook with black dudes and aren’t typical standard of “beauty”…but sure I can believe you clowns work hard at it.

  • disqus_KI86hfj444

    OMG!! (facepalm)
    “Kardashians” is an industry/ a brand they do not produce anything Either Kylie or any of the others have ever done anything or work for anything other than give people permission to put their name on a product which was pitched and produced by someone else she is not a business woman or a “selfmade” she is just the face of the product just like any other celebrity she doesnt deserve any credit for it.

  • Magda

    The only reason why you are billionaires is because your ridiculousness is pitiful

  • Danae

    Good luck trying to sell that lousy cosmetic line NOT being a part of the Kardashian franchise. She basically made a business out of milking naive teenagers dry.

    Also, all these siblings would be nowhere that popular had it not been for this annoying “reality” show and Kylie would not even sell a single lipstick if she weren’t Kendall’s annoying little sister for most seasons.

  • Joher

    *yawns*

  • HG

    Exactly. If she made her own makeup line and didn’t have the show, E!, publicity agencies, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she had just from being on the show and modeling, would her line have sold that much? I think we all know the answer to that.

  • 🇺🇸 Kari ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Of course kimkow doesn’t understand.
    self-made (sĕlf′mād′)
    adj.
    1. Having achieved success or recognition by one’s own efforts

    We know kimkow can’t read, but I’m sure someone can read it too her

  • 🇺🇸 Kari ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]

    Your Plmp monster divorced your dad when you were 11. I’m sure you weren’t working then, or were you since you claim you lost it at 14.

  • Lewisbieber

    none of them can even boast of a high school education . they can barely read or write

  • Lexi

    Starting from scratch means earning the money yourself, meeting and doing deals with others, selling stuff with no help from anyone. She has had help every second of the way from family so no, she isn’t self made and Kim needs to go look at a dictionary as she obviously doesn’t understand why the words mean.

  • Lolo23

    Kim’s the one to talk, she should remember she got famous by cliging to Paris Hilton for notoriety and then leaked her own sex tape. The sex tape made you honey! if it wasn’t for that who would have given this family their own show right? As for Kylie, she became the it girl when she innected her lips and every teen wanted to copy her, yes it gave her money and success but that’s not self made by any means. There’s plenty of beauty gurus out there who are truly self made. Forbes put her on their cover cuz Kris is friends with them and they know this girl has a big following. What a joke!