Kylie Jenner defends being labeled ‘self-made’ billionaire: ‘There’s really no other word to use’
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Jenner, 21, discussed her cosmetic empire, being a young mother and whether she will have more kids during a Q&A with Interview Germany published Thursday.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star was asked how it felt to be named the youngest self-made billionaire, beating out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“I never thought that this could happen,” she told Interview Germany. “I believed in Kylie Cosmetics but I didn’t even know what I was getting myself into. It feels amazing, it’s wild, and being the youngest ever to do it is a blessing. I now want to focus on giving back to people and doing things that I’m passionate about.”
The magazine asked about those who felt Jenner was not “self-made.” Jenner defended herself saying there wasn’t any other way to put it.
“There’s really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth,” Jenner said.
“That is the category that I fall under. Although, I am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans. I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15. I used 100 percent of my own money to start the company, not a dime in my bank account is inherited… and I am very proud of that.”
Jenner also discussed being a young mother, which she said she “always knew” that she wanted to be, and if she was ready for more children anytime soon.
“I do want more kids but I do not have any plans in the near future to have children right now,” the entrepreneur said.
Jenner and rapper Travis Scott welcomed their first daughter, Stormi Webster, in February 2018.
When asked if she considered herself a role model, Jenner said she hoped to be one for her daughter.
“I feel like I felt a lot more pressure to become a role model when I had my daughter because I know she’s going to look up to me and I want to be the best example I can be,” she said.
Fox News’ Katherine Lam contributed to this report.