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Kylie Jenner ‘Self-Made Billionaire’ Story Is Too Rich for the Doubters to Swallow

”Calling Kylie Jenner self-made is like calling a Blue Apron meal homemade,“ one skeptic writes

According to Forbes, Kylie Jenner, at 21 years of age, has become the youngest self-made billionaire ever.

What’s beyond doubt is that Forbes’ report about the depth of Jenner’s coffers has provided a wealth of skepticism among naysayers on social media.

Forbes published its report on Tuesday saying that Jenner bested the previous record-holder, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, for the title, thanks at least in part to her Kylie Cosmetics line.

However, Twitter was abuzz with doubters who called the report into question.

Many took issue with the claim that Jenner, who is a member of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV/business juggernaut, is a “self-made” billionaire.

“Kylie Jenner is proof that even if you only start out in life with a few hundred million dollars and international fame, it’s still possible to make something of yourself. An inspiration to us all,” wrote one wag.

“Stop it!!! There is NOTHING ‘self-made’ about Kylie Jenner. Shame on u 4 making such a ridiculous claim,” wrote another skeptic. “Not knocking Kylie Jenner, good 4 her; she’s not “self-made”. Most of us could start pretty great ventures if we had multi-million $ families getting us started.”

“Reports are saying Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire,” Read another assessment. “Congrats to her hitting that Billie mark, but when u have a rich father who is a former athlete, a rich mother, millionaire siblings, and an established profit making family brand, are you really ‘self made’?”

“I’m sure Kylie Jenner works hard but she is not ‘self-made’ and we should all stop comparing our successes in our fields to the successes of people who come from wealthy, connected families cos the playing field is at 90 degrees,” another doubter chimed in.

“Calling Kylie Jenner self-made is like calling a Blue Apron meal homemade,” quipped another critic of the report.

Jenner did have some supporters, however, such as a Twitter user who offered, “@KylieJenner was worth $5M in 2015. Fewer than 4 years later, she’s become the world’s first self-made billionaire. Don’t believe she’s self-made? How about you try achieving a 19,900.00% return on investment in 4 years. Congrats, girl. You earned it.”

Then there was British media personality/Twitter dung-flinger and frequent Kardashian critic Piers Morgan, who wrote, “It’s not self-made, it’s because her sister made a sex tape.”

Read on for more reactions. And feel free to throw in your own two cents — if you can spare them — in the comments section.