July 13, 2018, 5:00 a.m.
People age 55 and older were the age group that is least likely to say her wealth is self-made, with only 11% choosing this response
Forbes recently published an article saying that Kylie Jenner is set to become the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire, sparking some online debate about whether Jenner’s wealth can really be considered self-made. The 20-year-old owns her own cosmetics line, but was initially catapulted to fame through her family’s reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
A slight majority (53%) of Americans don’t think that Jenner’s wealth can be considered “self-made,” while 13% say it is.
Younger millennials 18-24 years old were slightly more likely than other age groups to say Jenner’s wealth was self-made, with 16% of people in this group choosing this response. People age 55 and older were the age group that is least likely to say her wealth was self-made, with only 11% choosing this response.
Whether or not her wealth is considered self-made, most people don’t have positive opinions of Jenner in the first place. Data from YouGov Ratings, only 19% of people said they have a positive opinion of her, compared to 50% who say they have a negative opinion of her. And the rest of her family hasn’t fared much better. Her older sisters Kendall, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney also have high negative ratings.
Kim Kardashian is the best known of the family, with only 2% saying they haven’t heard of her.