Not Kylie Jenner the millionaire…nope, Kylie Jenner the BILLIONAIRE.
Kylie Jenner is a 20-year-old mother, sans a college degree, made the bulk of her money off of leveraging social media, and created a billion-dollar business. Good for her.
Forbes just released their latest cover story and it features a member of one of America’s most controversial dynasties, the Kardashian/Jenner clan. The interwebs are going bananas! Never in a million years did I ever entertain the idea of even mentioning someone from the Kardashian/Jenner family on my blog, but this is my safe space, and I am a blogger and social media influencer, and obsessed with pop culture, I find this quite interesting.
Say what you want, but the Kardashians are BADASS HUSTLERS. Like most, I was not a fan of Reality TV’s “First Family” in the beginning, but as time went on I had a change of heart. (Even my 94-year-old grandmother is a fan.) The more I caught the show, or read something on TMZ, the more they felt like my crazy cousins in great need of unsolicited advice. Then I realized, with the exception of their recluse brother Rob, this impressive empire was built by females! OK, now we’re talking. Women who leveraged their social media influence to make BILLIONS. I don’t know about you, but I’m a blogger – check. I’m a social media influencer – check. I’m a mom – check. This is incredibly inspiring. They have collectively made over a BILLION dollars, and have single-handedly redefined the word mogul.
Why Is Kylie Jenner Famous?
For starters, she is worth three times as much as her uber-famous sister, Kim Kardashian West. Those who have managed to avoid Kardashian overload and wonder who Kylie Jenner is and what she is famous for, I’ll brief you. Kylie is the youngest sister of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Her parents are Kris Jenner and Caitlin Jenner, and some of her notable siblings are her Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Rob. In addition to being a permanent fixture on the hit television show, “Meet The Kardashians,” Kylie propelled into the business world with her Kylie Lip Kits.
But is she “Self-Made?”
As far as I’m concerned, Kris Jenner is a powerhouse machine. She calls herself a momager, and that’s rad. Who else wants to see their children succeed more than a mom? Look, if you want to find a problem, you will. Everyone is squawking putting their two cents in because of her name, and that she came from money, but that doesn’t change she worked for it. And from a very young age. I’m not sure about you, but the thought of having cameras in my face 24/7 from the time I was 7 or 8, sounds like a job to me.
So whether or not you think the term “self-made” doesn’t apply then you are sadly mistaken. Perhaps she didn’t work hard for it, but she worked. Yes, of course, she had an advantage of being a Kardashian / Jenner offspring, but don’t say she wasn’t self-made. I don’t know about you, but at 20 years old I certainly wasn’t working as hard as ANY of the Kardashians or Jenners.
But she was sued for using someone else’s artwork
At her age, I was still 2.5 years away from even stepping foot in the corporate world and learning the ropes. Let alone even knowing what a copyright infringement was, or how to hustle. You are talking to someone who at 30 years old learned the hard way that “borrowing” images from Google is a BIG no-no. Whoops! I innocently thought it was a public domain like Creative Commons and got my first blog shut down. If anything, she’s guilty of hiring people who should have known better or caught it before the merchandise was produced. I’m sure that will never happen again.
All I know is she made a billion dollar business off of leveraging her social media which is what each of us is trying to do.
Love them or loathe them
There is so much to learn both really good and really bad from watching this family dynasty succeed on a daily basis. Not one is has a college degree, and they each have been working and paying rent since they were 18 years old. Not to mention, like it or not, one is slowly paving her way to The White House. Mark my words, Madam President Kardashian will successfully run one day to be the leader of the free world.
One thing is for sure, I’m certainly not going to bash another female for succeeding. As long as she didn’t kill someone, I want to lift others up. Times have changed a lot, and there are plenty of ways to make money, just because they are making it for being themselves, then all the power to them.
She is a 20-year-old woman, with a child, sans a college degree, made the bulk of her money off of the same thing we’re doing (social media / online influencer,) and created a billion-dollar business. Good for her.
All photos are from Jamel Toppin for Forbes
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