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Kylie Jenner, 21, Has Become The Youngest 'Self-Made' Billionaire

Kylie Jenner, 21, Has Become The Youngest 'Self-Made' Billionaire

Kylie Jenner is now officially the youngest 'self-made' billionaire of all time according to the Forbes' annual billionaires list.

This means that the youngest of the Kardashian sisters has overtaken Mr. Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg - because he was 23 when he became a billionaire.

The 21-year-old mum is now dubbed both the youngest self-made billionaire and the youngest billionaire on Forbes' 'young billionaires' list. Alright for some, ain't it?

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Jenner told Forbes: "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."

Kylie credits her success to a huge social media fan base. Credit: PA
Kylie credits her success to a huge social media fan base. Credit: PA

Back when it emerged that she was on her way to bagging the title, some people were a little touchy about the 'self-made' part of the accolade.

So much so that Dictionary.com tweeted: "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman."

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Nice work, dictionary.com - throwing shade around like you've been created from a Kylie Cosmetics contour palette. Oh yeah, I went there.

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One said: "She is the very opposite of self-made???"

Another added: "I'm not discrediting her success but hardly self made ..sure she works hard and earned her success. but she was given the platform and had one hell of a capital to start up."

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Safe to say that she's going to have a fair few asking for a cheeky loan - maybe not Jordyn Woods though. Too soon?

But how has she done it, I hear you scream? Well, she has a hugely successful range of make-up called Kylie Cosmetics. Wonder where she got the idea for the brand name...?

Forbes has estimated that her company is worth at least $900 million (£685m). If the cash is added from the money she had already made - her fortune is at a cool bil.

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Kylie herself puts the success down to her huge social media fan-base which, according to the MailOnline, secured her customer base before her first product was even created.

She said: "It's the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything. I see [Kylie Cosmetics] going very far. I work really hard."

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Topics: Billionaire, Forbes, Entertainment, Celebrity, Kylie Jenner

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]