The dictionary just threw shade at Kylie Jenner and people are saying it's peak 2018
As we now know, Kylie Jenner has officially won 2018. The 20-year-old is on course to become the youngest self-made billionaire in history - male or female - as Forbes predicts that her net worth will top $1 billion within the next year.
Because the reality television star will turn 21 on the 10th August, she will likely hit this milestone aged 21. And she's in good company - the co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, previously held this record after becoming a billionaire at 23.
Forbes adds that Kylie Cosmetics, which was launched just three years ago, has already amassed $630 million in sales, and because the reality television star is the sole proprietor of the company, this has worked out very favourably for her indeed.
And naturally, the people of the internet were all over the news. "$900 million under HER name. Can we let go of the Kylie Jenner AINT got no talent narrative? Clearly, making money moves is it," one Twitter user stated, while another corroborated "Kylie Jenner literally cracked the code and illustrated the blue print. She’s 20 years old and worth $900M!!!!!! She owns 100% of Kylie Cosmetics!"
A third added, "Kylie jenner’s network is fckin GOALS sis is under 21 & on her way to being a billionaire #BigGoals."
But apparently some people weren't all too pleased for Kylie, and took issue with the fact that she was described as a "self-made" billionaire, despite coming from one of the most famous, and richest families in the world.
"Calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire’ is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it," one Twitter user argued, while another simply asserted "self-made? HAAAAA."
One organisation, however, kindly stepped in to settle the debate and it was Dictionary.com, because of course. They noticed the ruckus on social media and decided the best way to put an end to it all was to reveal the actual definition of "self-made".
Taking to Twitter, Dictionary.com wrote "Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman."
As you could expect, social media just loved it. One Twitter user replied to the organisation, writing "When the dictionary gets involved. I am weakkkkkkkk," and another added "Dictionary, show me the definition of "savage"
Others, however, thought that Dictionary.com was right to throw shade at the 20-year-old. "It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn’t self-made. She grew up in a wealthy, famous family. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that," American writer, Roxanne Gay stated.
And the organisation just had to have the last word. They took to Twitter again later in the day to reveal that "Searches for the meaning of "self-made" are 18,628% on http://dictionary.com today."
Now, that's how you settle an argument.