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We're all self-made: Kim Kardashian West defends Kylie Jenner on Forbes cover

Kim believes that her sister might have been born with a silver spoon but she is still self-made and she worked hard to reach where she is today

Sreyashi Mazumdar @Sreyashi27 18 July 2018, 11:43 AM
Kim comes to Kylie's rescue

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has come to sister Kylie Jenner's rescue after she came under fire for her Forbes cover in which she was called "the youngest-ever self-made billionaire" at the age of 21.

Kim, 37, said all her siblings are "self-made" and it is unfair to target Kylie as they have never gone to their parents for anything other than a piece of advice.

"I really didn't get it, because she is 'self-made' - we are all 'self-made'. What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn't really make sense... I know so many people like that who haven't turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I've seen the complete opposite," Kim told Refinery29.

"I, Kylie, not one (of the siblings) have ever been dependent on our parents for anything besides advice. That's how I lived my life with my dad. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I've seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom," the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star added.

Kylie's company, Kylie Cosmetics, is estimated to be worth USD 900 million, according to Forbes. The estimate puts Kylie on track to being "the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female", surpassing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at 23.

Several social media users trolled the publication for calling Kylie "self-made".

But the close-knit family was quick to defend her.

"CONGRATS. Wait I'm posting this again just because!!!! BILLION DOLLAR BABY," Kim also tweeted.

Their mother, Kris Jenner, 62, celebrated the feat on Instagram.

"My beauty on the cover of Forbes Magazine!! I am SO proud of you @kyliejenner and everything you have accomplished. You work so tirelessly on your business, and with so much passion and precision. As a mother, it brings me immense joy to watch you continue to make your @kyliecosmetics dreams a reality!! (sic)" she wrote.

The publication had described Kylie as 900-million-dollar Cosmetics Queen.

"At 21, she's set to be the youngest self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage," the Forbes cover read.

(With inputs from PTI)

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