Business

Kylie Jenner uproar shows it’s fine to be successful – unless you’re a young woman

BY Finn McRedmond   /  8 March 2019

Kylie Jenner, the daughter of Kris and Caitlyn (formely Bruce) Jenner, sister of supermodel Kendall Jenner, and half-sister of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian (stay focussed), was named this week by Forbes as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. 

Fair enough if you don’t know, or don’t care, who these people are. They are a reality TV dynasty from California. Not interesting so far. But bear with me – when a 21-year-old is proclaimed the world’s youngest self-made billionaire it demands some attention. Billionaires are a pretty interesting social phenomenon – Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Bill Gates of Windows, Oprah of … Oprah? And now Kylie Jenner, all populate the very upper echelon of capitalist society. How on earth did Kylie Jenner get there? 


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