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Kim Kardashian West Explains Why She Believes Her Family Actually Is ‘Self-Made’

A recent Forbes Magazine cover featured Kylie Jenner, labeling her as “self-made.” You’ve probably seen it.

If you haven’t, here it is. 


The backlash was instant. People were not here for Forbes calling Kylie Jenner, who grew up very wealthy and in the public eye just because of her family, “self-made.”

Like… even the dictionary was shady about it. 


The news got back around to big sister, Kim Kardashian West, because there was no way for her to avoid it. The subject came up during an interview with Refinery 29, and Kim had some interesting thoughts. She dismissed talk that she and Kylie were not self-made wealthy women.

According to Kim, the fact that they came from money makes them even MORE self-made. 

I really didn’t get it, because she is ‘self-made’ — we are all ‘self-made’. What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense… I know so many people like that [who] haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I’ve seen the complete opposite. Me, Kylie, not one [of the siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice. That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom.


Twitter, of course, had some thoughts on that as well. 


Not everyone was down with the Big Sis created Little Sis’ Empire idea, though. 


We can see Kim’s point. After all, being born into money can steer people toward laziness.  We’ve all heard stories of people who are perfectly content to just live off of Mommy’s and Daddy’s money. We can appreciate that it takes skill, connection, hard work, and determination to take what you start with and transform it into something more.

We can also see the point most people are making, in that there is nothing “self-made” about the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. They were born into a wealthy and influential family and were friends with other wealthy and influential people. They had a very distinct advantage starting out.

We want to know your thoughts. Would you call them self-made? Do you agree with Kim’s defense of the Kardashian-Jenner family success?

H/T: Refinery 29, Twitter




Written by Erica Diaz

Erica is the consummate cool-kid. She’s so cool that she’s been talked about in magazines, on blogs and on the radio after losing her left eye because of a piece of glitter. She is still actively mourning the passing of Prince and hopes to one day do an all-iguana remake of Graffiti Bridge since iguanas are plentiful near her home in South Florida. She has yet to find one that can really nail the “ahhhyayayeaheaheah” that Tevin Campbell does in Round and Round, and everyone knows the music is the important part of any Prince film. She’s a mother, singer, writer and (if the internet is to be believed - which we all know it is) a Nigerian socialite mid-ranking member of the Illuminati. She prides herself on being the most popular one-eyed rock star under 5 ft tall in pretty much any room she walks into.