Forbes just released its annual Richest Celebrities list and a lot of people are upset about it.
The list features the usual names: Oprah Winfrey at number 3 with $2.8 billion, Diddy at number 8 with $825 billion, and Michael Jordan at 4 with $1.7 billion.
Number 5, though, came in at a tie, with cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner having the same net worth as rapper JAY-Z: $900 million.
This has people upset.
Social media users have blamed racism, saying why a world-renowned rapper will be worth the same as a 21-year-old reality star.
kylie jenner at 21 networth is the same as jay z at 49, Chris Rock said it better
— ㅤ 𝟒𝐃 𝐓𝐡𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐝 (@NoChill4D) December 19, 2018
No disrespect to Kylie but this is the epitome of the saying that black people have to work twice as hard to get half of what they have. Jay Z at the age of 49 years old came from nothing to have the same networth as 21 year old Kylie Jenner. https://t.co/DSYlHIBwcY
— festive yeji ✨🎄 (@edgyyeji) December 18, 2018
Kylie Jenner matches Jay Z networth with $900 million within 5 years, that’s not an inspiration to me, but that’s just a cold reality that we as blacks, really have to work TWICE as hard in America.
— zuri (@LexSincere) December 19, 2018
Others, though, have quickly presented more practical reasons Kylie has reason to the position she is.
She was born into a wealthy family, they explained, and built on that, going into the cosmetics industry – a very lucrative industry – and using her massive online presence to sell her products.
Jay Z is my guy but you people shouldn’t try to talk smack about Kylie’s success. That babe is smart and made the most of her online presence. Don’t try to downplay it because she’s on track to pass Hov abeg.
— Big Chief Tami (@TheTamilore) December 20, 2018
If you’re angry Kylie matched Jay Z’s net worth in 3 years, then you don’t understand business.
Jay Z should have gone into makeup too and been selling lip kits. After all, he has big lips.
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) December 19, 2018
Check out the top 10 richest celebrities list:
1. George Lucas, $5.4 billion
2. Steven Spielberg, $3.7 billion
3. Oprah Winfrey, $2.8 billion
4. Michael Jordan, $1.7 billion
5. Kylie Jenner, $900 million
5. JAY-Z, $900 million
7. David Copperfield, $875 million
8. Diddy, $825 million
9. Tiger Woods, $800 million
9. James Patterson. $800 million