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Yep, Kylie Jenner Actually Is A ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire, On A Questionable Technicality

What a world we live in.

So Kylie Jenner is Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire. Not to be confused with when she was announced to be Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire soon. She made that extra 100k and now it’s official.

Naturally there is an overwhelming wave of shade flowing in directed at Kylie and Forbes for attributing the title ‘self-made’ to someone who is part of the Kardashian Klan. Indisputably, Kylie Jenner’s current success is off the back of her family’s fame and fortune, and this doesn’t match what most of us consider ‘self-made’.

Even the dictionary is throwing shade.

But for Forbes, Kylie Jenner does qualify for the self-made category.

Forbes clarifies that for their calculations, they define the term as,

“Someone who built a company or established a fortune on her own, rather than inheriting some or all of it. As long as the list member didn’t inherit a business or money, she is labeled self-made.”

So technically speaking, Kylie Jenner is self-made in the sense that the money being considered is from her own company, and not from her inheritance (which she also has as a fun bonus!).

Obviously the technicality does not reflect the real essence of what self-made means, and Forbes claims to address this by using a score system on a scale of 1 to 10 to clarify how self-made any individual on their rich list actually is.

“Based on that scale, someone who inherited everything scores a 1,” Forbes says, “while someone who not only grew up poor but also experienced substantial hardships – like Oprah Winfrey – scores a 10. Kylie Jenner, who comes from a wealthy family and who has leveraged her fame to her advantage, ranks a  7.”

But when you go to Kylie Jenner’s Forbes profile, she scores a self-made score of 7. So however the calculation system works, it definitely doesn’t reflect the reality of hardship we associate with being self-made.

Kylie might be ‘self-made’ in strict business terms, but in reality, she’s a pile of money sitting on a pile of money that allows her to grow another pile of money.

Captain Marvel’s Promo Clip With Kris Jenner Is Cringe, But It's Undeniably Good PR

Its weird but it works.

Captain Marvel comes out in cinemas this Thursday March 7, and the hype can barely be contained. In spite of the petulant trolls who have tried to stifle the excitement for female-led Marvel film, the reception for Brie Larson’s superhero debut is overwhelmingly positive and its set to smash at the box office.

The trailers are electrifying, the reviews are excellent, the world is ready for Captain Marvel.

But not everyone is loving the latest promo, which features Kardashian mom-ager Kris Jenner alongside actress and Real Housewives star Lisa Rinna. It’s definitely an unexpected crossover of characters.

Yes this promo is very cringe. Captain Marvel is an icon of female empowerment and Kris Jenner is decidedly not.

As Jenner and Linna pull up to the Blockbuster the following exchange goes down.

“Hey did you rewind those?” Jenner asks.

“I’ve got better things to do.” Rinna replies.

“Like what?”

“Do you think this hair does itself?”

It’s not exactly progressive stuff, which feels like an awkward friction against the empowerment that Captain Marvel stands for.

The closing joke is that upon seeing Captain Marvel, Jenner declares that, “what she needs is her own movie.”

There’s plenty of Marvel fans lamenting the misalignment of morals between these two worlds of pop culture that have been brought together. But as far as marketing goes, this promotion intentionally casts the film’s net over a broader audience than it might have already reached.

If you drew a Venn diagram representing fans of Marvel against fans of the Kardashians and The Real Housewives, there would be some overlap, sure. But there is a huge audience that would likely enjoy Captain Marvel, but don’t consider themselves the target of the Marvel universe superhero films.

Kris Jenner can get that audience. She’s a connoisseur of content for that audience, and her stamp of approval on Captain Marvel is a smart way to attract new eyes to the superhero screen.

It’s a cringe promo, and an awkward combo, but the Kris Jenner/Captain Marvel crossover is undeniably good strategy.

It Looks Like Khloe Kardashian Has Officially Ended This Whole Jordyn Woods Drama (Until Next Season)

Always spicy.

Unless you have been living under a rock with no wifi, it’s safe to assume we are all at least somewhat across the most recent Kardashian scandal. It’s been literally impossible to avoid if you were even internet adjacent over the last two weeks, but it seems like it could maybe, potentially, hopefully, possibly be…over?

Between Jordyn Woods’ interview, and Khloe Kardashian’s ‘you’re lying’ tweets, the narrative swung hard against Khloe for blaming 21-year-old Woods instead of laying the responsibility on her cheating husband Tristan Thompson.

But now it looks like weapons have been laid down, Khloe has yielded to the fact that yes, this was Tristan’s fault, and this case is now ‘closed’.

Case ‘closed’, of course, until we see it all unfold in real time in the next season of Keeping up with the Kardashians. The Jordyn Woods cheating scandal is such a horrible blow to Khloe K that it’s hard to believe that it’s not genuine. But let’s not forget that the Kardashians have made themselves famous on the back of these kinds of self-sacrificial scandals since the beginning of (their) time.

Whether it’s all real, partially real, or all fake, it fits suspiciously well into the show’s cyclical need for ~drama~. Previous seasons have been boosted by the well-timed news of Kylie’s pregnancy, Khloe and Tristan’s first cheating scandal, the list goes on. We do not kid ourselves to think that the Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is above juicing the family woes for all the ratings and fame they can get.

So while Khloe K’s s**t situation may be real, and the drama might seem to have come to a neat end, the whole thing is yet another well-timed scandal in a long line of scandals, acting like a trailer for the next season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. A very good trailer though, we’ll give them that.

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