- Kylie Jenner, 20, has an estimated net worth of $US900 million, according to Forbes.
- A GoFundMe campaign is raising money to help Jenner become the world’s youngest billionaire.
When Forbes reported last week that Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old cosmetic mogul from the Kardashian/Jenner family, was just $US100 million shy of becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, fans of the reality-TV star banded together.
On Twitter, multiple people joked that they intended to help raise the additional $US100 million that would make Jenner the world’s youngest billionaire.
we need to raise $100 million to give to Kylie Jenner so she’s a full billionaire! let’s fucking go! let’s send a message! no negativity ????????????
— DarkSydePhelix (@ByYourLogic) July 11, 2018
“Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire!” one woman wrote.
Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire! I believe my daughters would support this if I were allowed contact with them!!!!
— Birdy (@palebirdy) July 11, 2018
Now, the joke has been realised. A GoFundMe campaign has been created in Jenner’s honour by Josh Ostrovsky, an Instagram celebrity who goes by the nickname “The Fat Jew.” So far, $US1,843 has been raised on her behalf.
The campaign description reads: “I don’t want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn’t have a billion dollars. We must raise 100 million dollars to help her get to a billion, please spread the word, this is extremely important.”
While most people are donating about $US5, one person gave $US100. However, if the campaign goal isn’t realised, people won’t actually be spending any money on it – for now, it’s only an act of internet satire.
This isn’t the first time the internet has crowdfunded on the behalf of an extremely wealthy person. A GoFundMe campaign that kicked off in April raised more than $US7,000 to purchase a couch for Elon Musk after CBS reported that Musk had been sleeping on the floor of Tesla’s factory.
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