Forbes is the place to go for numbers — but maybe not for words.
Many people are taking issue with the magazine’s definition of ‘self-made’, after it placed Kylie Jenner on its latest cover.
The publication branded her the ‘cosmetics queen’, declaring on the cover: ‘At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage.’
According to the publication, Kylie – who is set to turn 21 on August 10 – is currently worth an estimated $900million thanks to her cosmetics line.
The Internet immediately lit up with reaction, with even Dictionary.com appearing to throw shade.
On Wednesday it tweeted the definition: ‘Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
‘Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman,’ it added, posting a link to the Forbes article.
Self-made or not, once she crosses the $1billion mark, she will unseat Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest-ever self-made billionaire.