Dallasblack.com: NeNe Leakes Has Strong Opinions About Kylie Jenner & Her “Self-Made” Designation From Forbes Magazine

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NeNe Leakes Has Strong Opinions About Kylie Jenner & Her “Self-Made” Designation From Forbes Magazine

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

NeNe Leakes Has Strong Opinions About Kylie Jenner & Her “Self-Made” Designation From Forbes Magazine
Uh, throwing the phrase “self-made” around pretty freely, aren’t we?

JOKES. (But Kris Jenner should be earning compliments too, because you know it’s practically all her doing that her children have been so successful.)

Kylie Jenner is gracing the cover of FORBES and the magazine is showering her in praise for being the youngest “self-made” billionaire in the business. Uh...

Hm. Semantics aside, her beauty industry rise has been rather impressive. According to the publication, Kylie Cosmetics is worth $800 million and she is well on her way to hitting billion-dollar mark, thanks to her $29 lip kits that launched in 2016.

The 20-year-old owns 100% of her company, making her the sole beneficiary of its success. Forbes accounted for the money she earned from TV deals and endorsements for brands like Puma and PacSun clothing...and $60 million in estimated after-tax dividends from her company, which puts her net worth at something like $900 million. This makes her the youngest person on the annual ranking of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.



Kylie shared the cover snap on Instagram, writing, "i can’t believe I’m posting my very own @forbes cover. thank you for this article and the recognition. I’m so blessed to do what i love everyday. i couldn’t have dreamt this up! #KylieCosmetics".
wow. i can’t believe I’m posting my very own @forbes cover. thank you for this article and the recognition. I’m so blessed to do what i love everyday. i couldn’t have dreamt this up! #KylieCosmetics

Many have pointed out that she started the endeavor after she was already in the spotlight, so she wasn’t some nobody scrounging and scrimping to make it big. Other have mentioned that she also lied about getting lip injections for years and years, reportedly initially falsely attributing her plumper pout to her products.

She has actually recently decided to forego her old under-the-needle procedures; she is supposedly starting to look more like her original face.  We guess we can see it, if we squint?

Unsurprisingly, people have plenty to say about this honor being bestowed on Kylie.

In response to reality TV producer Carlos King's caption in support of the cover, which read, "Being on a reality show isn't so bad, eh? Use your platform correctly, folks!" Leakes made her thoughts abundantly clear.

“Well some people get opportunities that others will never get! Just saying! This game ain’t fair!,” reality star NeNe Leakes quipped on Instagram.

Take a look, below:

#Nene speaking facts or naw 👀


Accurate. Oh and apparently Kylie is worth more than all of her siblings, including Kim Kardashian West, who arguably helped her climb to fame in the first place. Wow. That is kind of surprising. Wonder if there is any jealousy going on in the Krew?


In addition to Leakes' criticism, several reality TV viewers also took offense to King's words as Jenner was already set to succeed long before her reality TV days due to her family's wealth and influence.


What's your take on this?


Anyway, what do you think? Is Kylie deserving of such recognition or is this all eye-rolling ridiculous? 

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