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People are Upset Kylie Jenner & JAY-Z are Tied on Forbes’ America’s Richest Celebrities List

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People are Upset Kylie Jenner & JAY-Z are Tied on the Forbes List | BellaNaija

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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 million, 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.

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.

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

7 Comments

  1. Nkereuwem

    December 21, 2018 at 8:01 am

    sugabelly’s tweets kill me

  2. AmericanWonder

    December 21, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    It’s black america, they’re always angry over some race issue. Even if it isn’t race related like this Kylie/JayZ issue, they will sha link it and they start complaining about oppressors. They are their own oppressors. I tire for them.

    • CASSIE

      December 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I’m sorry but this post about African Americans is so ignorant on so many levels

    • Lilo

      December 21, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      No it’s not. Akatas on the count of being woke stay making the most ignorant assertions and drawing up rather repugnant conjectures . Some of them need to stay “slept”

    • 9ja

      December 22, 2018 at 4:39 am

      @Cassie, well said Sis!

      Sadly, my personal experience has been that many Africans are generally so ignorant (and to be brutally frank, quite ironically “racist”) about African-Americans, and yet millions of native-born Africans are now enjoying the benefits of residency (and even citizenship) for themselves and their families in the US precisely because African-Americans “were angry” about the Immigration system and “started complaining” and campaigning vigorously for a more racially diverse system that ultimately gave birth to the Diversity Visa (or Lottery)! Wise counsel is always to defer to someone else’s experience if you have not walked in their shoes.

    • shaku daddy

      December 21, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      You don’t understand the dynamics of race in America which is why your tired of them. Your comment is beyond ignorant. And yes racism is a factor in many things in non black countries.

      no be the same African degree holders wey go enter yankee to drive cab, clean nyansh, security officer, while their European counter parts are receiving jobs without racial bias, even Indian sef is even in a better position to receive job before African. You better not think that black Americans are imagining things. The amount of degree holding Africans who hold menial jobs says other wise. “Nigerians most educated in US”- yet they hold no wealth or power to influence anything.

      Try and Apply to job in yankee with degree from OAU or Uniben on resume. Oyibo go use am to clean nyansh after laughing in your face. Wise up

  3. xqsyou

    December 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    @AmericanWonder It’s best not to critique something you obviously do not understand. You don’t appreciate the level of institutionalised racial inequality in the States. It may sound superficial or ridiculous to you but unfortunately, this is the reality of what black people have to live with at all levels. It’s definitely not as simple as the sugabelly’s analysis seems to portray.

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