Well this is…weird.
Overnight, Forbes released a lengthy article stripping away Kylie Jenner’s billionaire status.
In the piece titled “Inside Kylie Jenner’s Web Of Lies— And Why She’s No Longer A Billionaire,” the publication paints the Kar-Jenners as desperate to appear wealthier than they are, writing, “[The family] has spent years fighting Forbes for higher spots on our annual wealth and celebrity earnings lists.”
In their pursuit of said image, Forbes makes some wild accusations about Kylie and her momager, Kris Jenner— namely that the cosmetics queen has inflated her net worth, falsified income statements and tax returns, and publicly lied about the size of her business, Kylie Cosmetics, all to trick Forbes into naming Kylie the world’s youngest billionaire.
They also drag WWD for apparently being the first outlet to publish Kylie Cosmetic’s alleged falsified revenue figures in 2017— something Forbes claims they refused to publish.
The scathing article reads like an angry lover scorned and somehow takes no responsibility for Forbes apparent lack of due diligence in naming Kylie a billionaire first in 2019 (if everything they claim is true).
Many of these allegations are reportedly backed by “analysts and industry experts” whom the publication consulted after questions emerged around Kylie’s net worth, making us wonder where these experts were in the first place.
Now, Kylie herself has responded.
Though she notoriously stays quiet on the rumour-mill, the 22-year-old beauty mogul took to Twitter to express her shock over Forbes‘ article, which toes the line between speculation and slander.
“What am I even waking up to?,” Kylie starts. “I thought this was a reputable site..all I see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol.”
She sets the record straight, writing that she never asked to be on any Forbes list and has never lied about her success.
She then addresses the allegation that she “likely” (although unproven) forged her tax returns, saying “That’s your proof? So you just THOUGHT they were forged? Like actually what am I reading.”
She finishes by saying she is blessed with a beautiful daughter and a successful business and that she can name “100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have.”
While there’s currently no proof to support either side, we can’t help but take both arguments with a pinch of salt.
And until then, we need Forbes to show👏us👏the👏re👏ceipts!👏