People are donating money to Kylie Jenner to help her become the world's youngest billionaire

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  • 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 this 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.

“Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire!” one woman wrote.

https://twitter.com/palebirdy/status/1017184108563312640?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

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, $US268 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.

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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