Is Kylie Jenner the gold standard of success?

New York Daily News on Twitter said, “19-year-old Kylie Jenner is worth $900 million and on pace to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever”. The tabloid was lavish in its praise for the socialite.

Part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie was born into privilege. It is also by virtue of her family’s money and worth that she has recently been described by Forbes as someone who will ‘become the youngest self-made billionaire by next year’. But these goals set by Kylie need not be the ones young people aspire for. While being rich is important to some, to many, living a rich life is far more meaningful. The problem with glorifying Kylie’s success is that it was, in a way, handed to her on a platter.