Earlier this week, Forbes announced 20-year-old Kylie Jenner was the youngest person to snag a spot on their list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. The magazine also estimated that Kylie is worth $900 million, and if she earns another $100 million within the next year, she’ll become the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
Upon hearing this news, most of us were like, “I don’t know about ‘self-made’ but good for Kylie, I guess.” Others of us — and I hesitate to call them ‘lunatics,’ though just barely — didn’t think $900 million was enough cash for one young beauty mogul. So some poor lost soul (who calls himself ‘Fat Jew,’ though I doubt its Instagram meme-thief of the same name) started a GoFundMe page with the intention of raising $100 million to make Kylie a billionaire STAT.
I’d say the tweets below are in jest, but the fact that people are ACTUALLY DONATING MONEY gives me pause.
The description on the GoFundMe page 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.”
Though most of the 44 donators appear to be giving around $5 each, one philanthropic Jenner fan donated $100 to the cosmetics queen. Needless to say, Twitter wondered who out there was donating their hard-earned money to Kylie Jenner when Flint still has no clean water and over 40 million Americans live in poverty.
Except for this guy. He was stoked!
Before you get too riled up, remember that people will crowdfund for literally anything. Sure, Kylie has an additional $486, an amount which would cover my student loans for a month, but remember when someone raised $7,600 to buy a couch for Elon Musk after CBS revealed he’d been sleeping on his office floor?