Kris Jenner: Kylie is ABSOLUTELY a Self-Made Billionaire!

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While Kylie Jenner is focused on getting knocked up again, her mom is bragging about her youngest daughter's accomplishments.

Specifically, the glowing Momager is standing up for Kylie's controversial title.

Does Kylie really qualify as a "self-made" billionaire? For Kris, that's a no-brainer.

Kris Jenner, Satisfied Smile

Speaking to CBS Sunday Morning, Kris Jenner was thrilled to talk about Kylie's tremendous fortune.

Specifically, the Momager was eager to defend how Kylie's wealth has been described: is Kylie really a "self-made" billionaire?

"I think she's self-made," Kris assesses.

"Listen," she explains. "My girls, you can say that certain things have been handed to them."

Fame, for sure, plus beauty thanks in part to the genetic lottery and the benefits of growing up rich.

"But," Kris notes. "It takes a lot of work to do what they're all doing."

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"The money she's made is her own," Kris explains.

She elaborates, adding that "it began with her own savings."

And Kris says that the makeup business that made Kylie into a titan of industry was her own creation and no one else's.

"She put her own blood, sweat, and tears into it," Kris emphasizes. "It was her idea."

"It was amazing what she did," the proud momager gushes. "And that she showed the rest of us how to do it."

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Just a couple of weeks ago, Kris gave even further detail in an interview with Refinery29.

"I feel like she's 100% self made," Kris said. "In the true sense of the word."

"She's been independent her entire life," she praised.

Kris added that Kylie had an independent mindset "from the time she was a little girl all the way up to her teens."

"She took the money she had earned working since she was 8 or 9 years old," she explained. "And she put that into her business,"

Kris Talks

So Kylie put her reality TV money into the business, turning a small fortune into a massive one.

"Nobody gave her any financial help whatsoever," Kris raved.

"She saved up her own money," she continued. "And built this amazing business."

Kris noted: "and I just feel like there's nothing not self made about that."

We can definitely understand her point of view.

Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster, Pretty in Pink

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Kylie herself defended her "self-made" title.

"I can't say I've done it by myself," she acknowledged.

"If they're just talking finances," Kylie added. "Technically, yes."

"I don't have any inherited money," she noted.

Like others, such as Paris Hilton, she has been making her own money for a long time.

"But," Kylie hastily clarified. "I have had a lot of help and a huge platform."

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"There's really no other word to use other than self-made because that is the truth," Kylie expressed.

"That is the category that I fall under," she explained.

"Although, I am a special case because before I started Kylie Cosmetics, I had a huge platform and lots of fans," Kylie admitted.

"I did not get money from my parents past the age of 15." she revealed. "I used 100% of my own money to start the company."

"Not a dime in my bank account is inherited," Kylie shared. "And I am very proud of that."

Kris Jenner Gets Choked Up

I actually love that this conversation is happening, because it's a great opportunity to talk about language, communication, and privilege.

See, when Kylie and her family hear arguments that she's not "self-made," they assume that people think that someone handed Kylie cash or help.

But the issue is that Kylie had such a dramatic head start, including a reality career that began in her childhood.

Her life is an exaggerated version of what happens for so many children of rich families who go on to start massive businesses.

Kris Jenner at Her Computer

Jeff Bezos launched Amazon himself ... with a loan of $300,000 from his parents.

And even if someone's parents had no money or connections or reality shows to offer their kids, some argue that no one is truly self-made.

Public roads, public schools, public infrastructure, and society itself -- all of these things contribute to accomplishments of rich and poor alike.

That said, I'm personally fine with Kylie and Jeff Bezos and others being labeled as "self-made."

We either retire that phrase or we use it to describe them. They're billionaires who didn't inherit their wealth. It's that simple.

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