Jeffree Star has never kept quiet about his opinions on Kylie Jenner and her beauty empire. Per his statements about everything from her lip gloss to the infamous makeup brush fiasco, Star has made it clear that he doesn't exactly view Kylie Cosmetics as a top-notch beauty brand.
The beef seemed a little one-sided until Jenner made her own statement by officially removing him from the Kylie Cosmetics PR list. Star revealed during an interview series with YouTube star Shane Dawson that he and Jenner made up after that (and even went shopping together afterward), but it appears the pair are back to having bad blood.
Now that Jenner has officially been named the "youngest self-made billionaire ever" thanks to her Kylie Cosmetics empire, Star — per usual — shared a non-celebratory opinion that strangely suggests he was originally in the running for that same status from Forbes magazine.
In July 2018, Forbes magazine estimated that Kylie Cosmetics — 100% owned by Kylie Jenner, by the way — would earn $1 billion by the end of 2018.
"Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago with a $29 'lip kit' consisting of a matching set of lipstick and lip liner, and has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup since, including an estimated $330 million in 2017," the magazine reported.
"Even using a conservative multiple, and applying our standard 20% discount, Forbes values her company, which has since added other cosmetics like eye shadow and concealer, at nearly $800 million. Jenner owns 100% of it."
Combined with her other business ventures like her KENDALL + KYLIE brand and a Puma deal, Kylie Jenner was then worth $900 million — a short skip and a jump from the estimated $1 billion.
Unsurprisingly, people collectively scratched their heads at the "self-made" part of Forbes' declaration about Kylie Jenner.
Many people disagree with the idea that Jenner built the Kylie Cosmetics empire all on her own. Although she is the sole owner, it's hard to forget that Jenner is part of one of the wealthiest and most famous families in America. Jenner is the daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner — the latter of whom is a retired Olympic gold medalist.
She has also been afforded a national television platform via Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which she has appeared on since she was 10 years old.
Forbes did confirm how it came to the conclusion that Jenner is indeed worthy of the label.
"To be clear, since 2014 Forbes has defined “self-made” as someone who built a company or established a fortune on their own, rather than inheriting some or all of it," the magazine shared on its Instagram. "As long as the list member didn’t inherit a business or money, they are labeled self-made."
Translation: Forbes said what it said. Jenner is the self-made billionaire girl and they aren't walking it back. Still, that doesn't mean the public cannot drag such a conclusion.
Ultimately, one billion dollars is one billion dollars.
It really doesn't matter how Kylie Jenner got to this point; she's there now. As for Jeffree Star throwing salt on the moment, maybe that's not so necessary? A Forbes feature or lack thereof cannot take away the success, influence, or fanbases that either of them has acquired.
One million? One billion? Us regular folks don't even really feel the difference anyway. Seriously, just enjoy being rich.