Kylie Jenner To Become The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Of All Time (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images) If there is one thing that many dream is to become a billionaire. Living without fear of financial constraints and having the ability to do what you want when you want is the pinnacle of success.
To fly first class, to own the most prestigious cars, to visit countries and to live in the most beautiful hotels in the world, while everyone else continues with their daily lives, is often the fairy tale that we want to end our life story.
Despite the freedom and opportunities that success brings, the true sense of satisfaction, happiness, and quality of life does not necessarily arise from the happiness and opportunities we collect.
For me, at least, it is the determination and the courage to succeed in a society that always tries to abandon you; It's when your hard work pays off, especially when you feel like you're failing.
On Wednesday, Forbes stated that Kylie Jenner, at the age of 20, was the youngest "self-made" billionaire of all time. The question is: is she really self-made?
With an estimated net worth of 900 million dollars (678 million euros), Kylie is to become a billionaire with her cosmetics line Kylie Cosmetics, although she has hardly any partner or capital.
The main reason for this is the fact that she is from the Kardashians reality TV family, who are worth several hundred million dollars because of her A-celebrity status. She would always be financially supported.
I do not doubt that she still took risks and was brave enough to take the step into the entrepreneurial world, but she did not have to experience the financial difficulties that many other "self-made" individuals had.
In 2017, the number of successful self-made women with 56 million billionaire status reached an all-time high. These women smash the glass ceiling with innovative and groundbreaking ideas and products – far from 2001, when not even five women qualified for the title.
It is important to understand that self-made billionaires are billionaires because they have built their empire. They remained focused and motivated towards a specific goal. All their efforts and energy were geared towards pursuing this clearly defined purpose, and it took years to reach them, despite all the difficulties.
Since I'm from Italy, I was against it from the start. The patriarchal society in which I lived and the sexism that I faced during my university days and at the beginning of my career made it extremely difficult to be successful.
I did not get jobs just because I was a woman (I was considered unreliable because one day I wanted to have children). I sensed that the men I worked with saw me more as an object than as an equals, and that meant I would never make a career for myself, no matter how hard I tried.
These attitudes seemed to worsen as soon as I became a single mom. I had to break through hundreds of doors to achieve what I wanted to achieve.
Before I started my business, Nanny and Butler, I had to accept a job I did not want to do. I was not paid much and I kept coming back with my boss.
Still, I've done everything I can to keep my job because I knew that was the best way to achieve my goals. As a result of full-time work, I had to find a nanny for my children and everything started there.
I did my research and spent hours researching ways to make it a success. I set up a website and continued my job.
After some time, I decided to believe in myself and quit my job to start my own business. I knew that I had made the right decision, and that proved true, as it continued to grow and grow despite all the obstacles. I had to do what I wanted and spend time with my children.
That's the definition of selfmade.
As a successful young woman, Kylie's achievements should not be ignored. In a male-dominated society where most women become billionaires only by one death in the family, Kylie is certainly a role model for many women around the world.
But while I'm sitting here with my children, in my beautiful house in town, I'm dealing with all the other self-made business people and women who have conquered everything that has helped them succeed.
This is a feeling that money can not buy the money.
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