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Dictionary.com Had To Correct Forbes Yet Again About Mistakenly Labeling Kylie Jenner 'Self-Made'

Words have meanings.

Update (March 5, 2019): Forbes crowned Jenner-Kardashian scion Kylie Jenner the youngest ever self-made billionaire Tuesday and was quickly corrected by Dictionary.com, which was kind enough to remind the magazine just what the definition of "self-made" is.


This reminder marks the second time the folks at Dictionary.com have had to lend Forbes a helping hand with its adjectives. The first came when the magazine announced the daughter of Olympian Caitlyn Jenner and reality television star Kris Jenner was "set to be the youngest ever self-made billionaire."

The first time Forbes made its word choice faux pas, Twitter fell in love with Dictionary.com's friendly assistance, and things were no different this time:








Folks also followed Dictionary.com's shady lead, with one even volunteering to help Forbes' research department find a true self-made billionaire to profile:







Perhaps Forbes has come to understand the meaning of the word this time around. Or maybe it just wanted the publicity. In which case we'd say, Well played, Forbes editorial team, well played.

Original: Kylie Jenner is on the cover of Forbes, and the business magazine reported she's on tap to become the youngest self-made billionaire.


Well, the internet has a lot to say about that considering she grew up in the lap of luxury. 



The debate has become so heated that the dictionary got involved.


The rest of Twitter definitely caught the shade being thrown.



Franchesca Ramsey started a thread that summed it up:



Activist Brittany Packnett also weighed in.



Kylie Jenner is many things, but "self-made" is debatable.


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