The 20-year-old fashion mogul and reality star -- who is valued at over $900 million -- has been taking a lot of heat from critics slamming the idea that she deserves to be referred to as "self-made," considering that she comes from a famous family.
However, Kim feels the arguments against her sister are totally unfounded.
"I really didn’t get it, because she is 'self-made' -- we are all 'self-made,'" the 37-year-old reality star recently told Refinery29. "What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense."
"I know so many people like that [who] haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie," Kim continued. "If anything, I've seen the complete opposite."
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"Me, Kylie, not one [of the siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice," Kim said. "That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom."
Kylie, for her part, built the majority of her vast fortune in less than three years, mainly on the back of her Kylie Cosmetics beauty line. The young entrepreneur owns 100 percent of the booming business, which Forbes values at over $800 million.