Kylie Jenner Defends Her Self-Made Billionaire Title “not a dime in my bank account is inherited”

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Kylie Jenner recently made the Forbes billionaires list as the youngest self-made billionaire EVER. While the title is one to be proud of for the 21-year-old, it came with much criticism from social media users claiming that the makeup mogul was not truly self-made.

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The youngest Kar/Jenner comes from a very successful family and was raised in the spotlight with a very comfy upbringing. Many say due to her lavish lifestyle and the many resources she has had access to growing played a big part in her success.

In a new interview with Interview Germany, Kylie makes it clear that she has earned all her money on her own. “There’s really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth,” says the owner of Kylie Cosmetics. “That is the category that I fall under.”

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She does admit that her family being famous did help her with exposure but insists she has been financially independent since the age of 15-years-old.

“I am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans,” she says. “I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15. 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.”

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The cosmetics brand has gained so much success, something even Kylie didn’t see coming. “I never thought that this could happen. I believed in Kylie Cosmetics but I didn’t even know what I was getting myself into,” she says. “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.”

Kylie wants to be remembered in history as someone who “pushed boundaries, inspired them, worked incredibly hard, set trends, and made history with my business — all at a young age.”

“I hope to inspire other young women to know that there are no limits and to work hard for what you believe in.”

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