Piers Morgan Slams Kylie Jenner's Billionaire Status

Celebs March 7, 2019 By Hugo

Kylie Jenner has officially become the world's youngest ever 'self-made billionaire' having only turned 21 in August.  However, not everyone is happy with the self-made tag, including the loud-mouthed British news anchor Piers Morgan.

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"It's not self-made, it's because her sister made a sex tape," he exclaimed.

For those not in the loop with the Kardashians, the biggest star of them all, the voluptuous Kim Kardashian, shot to fame after filming and then selling an intimate tape with the has-been rapper Ray J in 2007. However. it was Kim's late father, Robert Kardashian, who put the family name on the map for his role in the OJ Simpson defense team during the "Trial of the century."

With all that said, it is the youngest of them all that has amassed a $1bn fortune thanks to the rapid success of her cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics.

"I didn't expect anything. I did not foresee the future, But [the recognition] feels really good. That's a nice pat on the back," she told Forbes during last year's cover story regarding 'America's Women Billionaires'.

Her self-made billionaire status means she leapfrogs Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as the 'youngest-ever self-made billionaire,' a title the tech genius claimed at 23-years-old.

Jenner is believed to have rejected the advances of family money and instead used the $250,000 that she had earned from modelling and reality TV to start the business. But it appears Piers Morgan isn't buying that for one second.

Still, we doubt Jenner cares what Morgan thinks. In 2018 alone, the company turned over $360m, with Jenner owning 100% of the business.

Jenner credited the success of her business to Instagram and social media. "Social media is an amazing platform. I have such easy access to my fans and my customers.

"Ever since I was probably 15 I've been obsessed with lipstick. I could never find a lip liner and a lipstick that were the perfect match. So that's where I thought of the idea that I wanted to create my own product,

"I kept calling my mom, saying: 'Mom, I'm so scared. Do you think it's going to sell?' Because I put all my money upfront. You know, it's all my money. I put everything into this."

Good on you, Kylie!


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