Forbes revealed on Tuesday that it was official that Kylie Jenner is now the youngest self-made billionaire of all time, having reached the $1 billion mark due to the huge success of her makeup company Kylie Cosmetics.
The makeup mogul is only 21, which makes her 2 years younger than the previous title holder, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who was 23 when he made his first billion.
Though this is no doubt a time of rejoicing for the 21-year-old, Piers Morgan had some pretty harsh choice words for her on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain.
Kylie Cosmetics, which was launched in 2015, is worth an estimated 900 million, according to Forbes, and the starlet owns 100 percent of it. She also has separate income from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, endorsments, and real estate.
However, the 53-year-old presenter claimed in Good Morning Britain that the only reason she is famous and managed to earn this is because of her older sister, Kim Kardashian, who made a sex tape, which landed them a reality TV show and gave them all a platform.
Speaking to his co-host Susanna Reid, Morgan said: “When you say self-made billionaire, I just thought she’d got it because her sister made a sex tape and that is why they all became hugely rich. If Kim Kardashian hadn’t made that sex tape that then got leaked… She took ownership of it, made millions, and made a family franchise out of it… None of them would have ever been heard of.”
He also sarcastically called her achievement “a triumph against all adversity.”
Kylie has, however, acknowledged the fact that her previous fame has made her success possible, telling Forbes magazine, “It’s the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything.”
Morgan also added on GMB that we shouldn’t want the Kardashians to be a role model for young girls, calling it a “madness” to give the message that if you make a sex tape you’ll make a billion.
It’s worth pointing out though, that Kylie Jenner has no sex tape and is a billionaire, while the one who did have one, Kim, has a net worth of $350 million.
His co-anchors, Susanna and Kate Garraway tried to come to Kylie’s defense, but Piers had some more to say, which wasn’t even related to the makeup mogul’s wealth. He just went and called her not “even that good looking.” He also added that he ” would have her at number four on the list of Kardashians, and the ones above her aren’t much better.”
“I’m not being rude,” he insisted. “The only hot Kardashian is Kendall [Jenner], the others… None of them are hot!” He then called Kylie “dim as a lump of bread,” and the whole Kardashian clan as “vacuous, talentless twerps.”
Piers also had a few choice words for the Kardashian matriarch, Kris Jenner, calling her a “pimp” and saying, “Good old Kris, well every pimp needs to make money. If you make money out of your daughter’s sex tape, what are you?”
Piers’ rant caused the morning show to be left nine minutes behind schedule, and the producers even took it off the air for a while. He also took offense to the producers reminding him they were nine minutes over and ripped off his earpiece yelling at them “What are you going to do about it?”
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