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  • Youngest Self-made Bilionaire Ever

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalie.../#5d9d54cd2794

    Kylie Jenner at 21. Mark Zuckerberg was the previous record holder at 23.


    Only in a world where people are famous for being famous.
    #keepthepromise

    Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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    Is self-made billionaire defined as being born with less than a billion and becoming a billionaire? I always associate “self-made” with someone who was not already born very rich or in a very advantageous situation. Use the Zuckerberg comparison, for example. His family was well off but certainly did not have the same type of wealth. Basically, his name earned him nothing but his family had enough money for him to attend the best schools. Jenner’s success definitely started with her family name. She was relatively famous before she did anything.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mustard Tiger View Post
      Is self-made billionaire defined as being born with less than a billion and becoming a billionaire? I always associate “self-made” with someone who was not already born very rich or in a very advantageous situation. Use the Zuckerberg comparison, for example. His family was well off but certainly did not have the same type of wealth. Basically, his name earned him nothing but his family had enough money for him to attend the best schools. Jenner’s success definitely started with her family name. She was relatively famous before she did anything.
      Agree with this for sure, self made my butt. Also didnt they set up a go fund me page or some stupid thing like to donate money to her so she could be the youngest female or something like that?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The_G View Post

        Agree with this for sure, self made my butt. Also didnt they set up a go fund me page or some stupid thing like to donate money to her so she could be the youngest female or something like that?
        I don’t think she took that money, but it did happen. It might have been a joke too but the line gets pretty thin between satire and sincerity on the internet.

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        • #5
          Those Kardashians/Jenners though man, they may not have any real discernible talent, but man, they hustle. All the BS with cameras following them everywhere, they don't need that, but the opt for it to become billionaires I guess. It's gotta become a pain in the butt at some point, going to all those events and crap. I know I couldn't/wouldn't do it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by squish View Post
            Those Kardashians/Jenners though man, they may not have any real discernible talent, but man, they hustle. All the BS with cameras following them everywhere, they don't need that, but the opt for it to become billionaires I guess. It's gotta become a pain in the butt at some point, going to all those events and crap. I know I couldn't/wouldn't do it.
            Famous for being famous.
            #keepthepromise

            Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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            • #7
              Originally posted by squish View Post
              Those Kardashians/Jenners though man, they may not have any real discernible talent, but man, they hustle. All the BS with cameras following them everywhere, they don't need that, but the opt for it to become billionaires I guess. It's gotta become a pain in the butt at some point, going to all those events and crap. I know I couldn't/wouldn't do it.
              They are addicted to it.

              However what she actually did to become a billionaire is interesting. Extremely low overhead, no stores just used social media and web stores selling $30 lipsticks. She used her fame to sell the product herself using nothing but instagram.

              Compare that to the billions companies spend on ads VS her using social media.

              Last edited by Cflgridiron; 03-05-2019, 09:17 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Beacon.x View Post

                Famous for being famous.
                Basically, but I'd argue that doesn't happen without a lot of work on staying famous. To me thats a miserable existence, but they seem to thrive on it.

                Being smoking hot doesn't hurt either.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by squish View Post

                  Basically, but I'd argue that doesn't happen without a lot of work on staying famous. To me thats a miserable existence, but they seem to thrive on it.

                  Being smoking hot doesn't hurt either.
                  No doubt it takes a lot of work, and kudos to them for taking advantage of it all, but if not for their parents they would not have ever had the chance really. Coming in, what had any of them done? Modeled and got plowed by Reggie Bush. I don't find them overtly attractive as many do, but not calling them unattractive by any means.

                  #keepthepromise

                  Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Beacon.x View Post

                    No doubt it takes a lot of work, and kudos to them for taking advantage of it all, but if not for their parents they would not have ever had the chance really. Coming in, what had any of them done? Modeled and got plowed by Reggie Bush. I don't find them overtly attractive as many do, but not calling them unattractive by any means.
                    I think it started with Kim's sex tape, then the show spun off from that and they were off to the races. It would have been pretty easy to stop there, but jeez, there's everything Kardashian/Jenner now from perfumes to clothing to apps.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by squish View Post

                      I think it started with Kim's sex tape, then the show spun off from that and they were off to the races. It would have been pretty easy to stop there, but jeez, there's everything Kardashian/Jenner now from perfumes to clothing to apps.
                      yeah, fortunes rolled in after that "leak." Not bad for someone who was the clothing shopper for her boyfriend's brother at the time. Oh, I think she did that for Hilton at one time as well. I mean stylist. yeah. Cuz there's a difference dependent on what you get paid.
                      #keepthepromise

                      Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by squish View Post

                        I think it started with Kim's sex tape, then the show spun off from that and they were off to the races. It would have been pretty easy to stop there, but jeez, there's everything Kardashian/Jenner now from perfumes to clothing to apps.
                        Well, technically it started with Bruce Jenner being a world famous Olympian and Robert Kardashian representing OJ. Those were the true roots of the fame. It's true there's the sordid chapter where a girl's mother acted as broker and hypester for her daughter's porno tape, but that came later.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cflgridiron View Post

                          They are addicted to it.

                          However what she actually did to become a billionaire is interesting. Extremely low overhead, no stores just used social media and web stores selling $30 lipsticks. She used her fame to sell the product herself using nothing but instagram.

                          Compare that to the billions companies spend on ads VS her using social media.
                          In fact her involvement in the product was minimal, but Kris hired the white labellers for the product and used the Canadian phenomenon Shopify to sell it. That was the clutch decision. The standard method is to just license one's likeness and be a spokesperson, But owning the entire business has made Kylie approximately 100 times as much as she would have made under a conventional deal. It kind of makes a mockery out of the normal "self-made" business process. But credit to them for turning the model sideways and hitting the jackpot.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Touchdown View Post

                            Well, technically it started with Bruce Jenner being a world famous Olympian and Robert Kardashian representing OJ. Those were the true roots of the fame. It's true there's the sordid chapter where a girl's mother acted as broker and hypester for her daughter's porno tape, but that came later.
                            Sure, you could go even further back and say the only reason Robert Kardashian was famous was because of OJ too, so it all comes back to the Juice. Without that Kim K would just be another little short Armenian girl with a big butt,

                            But now I just look at them now and think it must take a lot of energy to keep this train rolling, when it would be very easy for them to just disappear into a private billionaire lifestyle.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by squish View Post

                              Sure, you could go even further back and say the only reason Robert Kardashian was famous was because of OJ too, so it all comes back to the Juice. Without that Kim K would just be another little short Armenian girl with a big butt,

                              But now I just look at them now and think it must take a lot of energy to keep this train rolling, when it would be very easy for them to just disappear into a private billionaire lifestyle.
                              It's called stroking the ego.

                              No teacher, cake are square, pie are round.

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