Does Kylie Jenner Deserve Her $900M Fortune?

Emily Gadsby
Kylie Jenner deserves her fortune
(Photo: @kyliejenner / Instagram)

Kylie Jenner is a grown-ass woman who is both the face and the head honcho of her beauty line Kylie Cosmetics, and people still don’t believe that the young mogul is deserving of her fortune. Recently landing the cover spot for Forbes’ “America’s Women Billionaires” issue, haters quickly swarmed Jenner’s social media to throw shade at her significant accomplishments. 

Worth $900 million at just 20 years old, critics claim that Jenner’s incredible success is mostly due to generational wealth, citing her millionaire parents and reality TV start as the catalysts for her ever-increasing fortune.

While I definitely agree that the lip kit queen had a running start to near-billionaire status, she has undoubtedly earned her spot among the top self-made HBICs in the nation. 

Kylie Jenner deserves her fortune

Obviously, being born into the KarJenner family isn’t a one-way ticket to fame and fortune … because if it were, Rob Kardashian’s biggest claim to fame wouldn’t be his ongoing custody battle with his baby mama Blac Chyna. Attempting (and failing) to break into the fashion world as a sock designer, Kardashian is often forced to rely on the generosity of his successful sisters and momager for everything from a place to live to pocket money. 

Just because Caitlyn and Kris Jenner are rich doesn’t mean that their youngest child didn’t make the very best out of the opportunities presented to her. By taking her biggest physical insecurity and transforming it into a booming cosmetics empire, Jenner proved that she has both natural business acumen and an eye for spotting market holes begging for product. 

Haters can spit venom on social media all they want, but it won’t stop Jenner from securing the bag.