People are donating money to Kylie Jenner to help her become a billionaire
Thanks to crowdfunding websites, it's never been easier to raise money for various causes. You can help someone pay for their exorbitant medical bills, or fund creating a giant Baby Trump blimp. Sure, some crowdfunding campaigns are silly - remember the guy who raised $55,000 for a potato salad? But hey, people are free to do what they want with their money. We all spend cash on frivolous things, instead of giving that amount to charity.
But it's hard to think of a bigger waste of money than donating to Kylie Jenner. This week Forbes announced that the 20-year-old beauty mogul has a net worth of $900 million, meaning she's close to becoming the world's youngest "self-made" female billionaire. According to the magazine, her company, Kylie Cosmetics, is worth $800 million, with product endorsements and reality show cash bringing her up to $900 million.
That's a pretty impressive achievement, although a lot of people argued Kylie is not "self-made." As Dictionary.com tweeted, "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided." Considering her privileged upbringing and the enormous Kardashian-Jenner marketing machine, Kylie's had just a little bit of help, don't you think?
But despite the "self-made" controversy, fans are excited to see Kylie achieve the title of "world's youngest female billionaire." In fact, one man, Josh Ostrovsky, who goes by the colorful handle "The Fat Jew," started a GoFundMe campaign to speed up the process. The goal is to raise the final $100 million, and so far 44 people have donated $486. Only $999,514 to go!
In the campaign description, the creator of the fundraiser explais why this cause is so important:
"Kylie Jenner was on the cover of Forbes Magazine today for having a net worth of 900 million dollars, which is heartbreaking. I don't want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn't have a billion dollars. WE MUST RAISE 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP HER GET TO A BILLION, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT."
On Instgram, Ostrovsky's post got over 200,000 likes and some pretty amusing comments. One Instagram user wrote, "There are children starving, animals dying and humans getting diseases due to lacking hygiene and facilities. I really hope this is a joke." Meanwhile, on Twitter, one woman joked, "Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire! I believe my daughters would support this if I were allowed contact with them!!!!"
Obviously, this is a facetious campaign, created by a notorious social media troll. If you're upset about the fools that donated, you'll be happy to know that the money is not actually going to Kylie Jenner. Page Six reported that Ostrovsky intends to give the money to people in need. He told the outlet, "All money will be donated to something awesome, like a charity that feeds people who don’t have food."
Well, isn't helping Kylie become a billionaire also awesome? If you see her on the street, give her some change. It's for a good cause.