Dictionary.com Fact-Checks Forbes’ Claim That Kylie Jenner Is ‘Self-Made’

The combined net worth of the 60 women on the list is a record USD 71 billion 15 per cent more than in 2017

The combined net worth of the 60 women on the list is a record USD 71 billion 15 per cent more than in 2017

You know that it's a big deal when a dictionary feels the need to weigh in.

Kylie Jenner graces the cover of Forbes magazine.

Following the release of the cover, comedian Josh Ostrovsky, aka The Fat Jewish, created a GoFundMe page to help Jenner, 20, earn the $100 million she needs to tip her net worth into the billions.

One day after Forbes declared that cover star Kylie Jenner is set to become one of the world's youngest self-made billionaires, fans of the reality star and makeup mogul did their part to give her the extra bump she needs to reach the milestone. "Her story is not inspiring or motivating for anyone". And today, she is worth nearly a billion.

Even Dictionary.com threw shade onto the cosmetics entrepreneur, and tweeted: "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided".

Writer Roxane Gay defended Dictionary.com's tweet after People magazine published a headline claiming that the online resource was shading Jenner.

After all, she grew up in one of America's richest and most-followed celebrity families. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. It isn't a value judgement by the publication, but instead a way to distinguish between extremely rich people who inherited wealth and those whose fortune was made primarily in other ways.

"In fact, we began scoring members of the Forbes 400 on a scale of 1 to 10 to capture the variations", the spokeswoman said.

"During Kylie's pregnancy, she wasn't getting her usual fillers or putting on much makeup", the source says.

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