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When Forbes crowned Kylie Jenner the youngest self-made billionaire back in March, the world had a lot to say. While many people celebrated Jenner on social media, others criticized her, saying she isn’t self-made given that she grew up in a wealthy, famous family.

But what about the Kardashians? How do they feel about their baby sister reaching billionaire status?

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Jenner just shared their feelings

Jenner recently sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a chat on the host’s eponymous television show, where she revealed how her family feels about her status.

She said that while they’re “really proud of me,” they sometimes tease her.

“When we’re in a group chat talking about where we should go for a trip, they’re like, ‘Kylie? You going to pay for it?’” she said in a clip of the upcoming episode (via Us Weekly). “Just stuff like that.”

Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob Kardashian and Kendall Jenner have not commented on the remarks. But it sounds like they were obviously made in a joking manner.

Jenner was joined by her mother, Kris Jenner, whom she credits for the success of her makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics. With her business acumen and extraordinary PR skills, Kris was instrumental in building the brand to what it is today.

“I credit my mom a lot for where Kylie Cosmetics is now. With my creativity and her business mind, together we’re just the dream team,” Jenner told Harper’s Bazaar in its July/August issue.

How Jenner became a billionaire

Well, it wasn’t exactly an overnight process for the reality star. Jenner first started dabbling in the cosmetics industry in 2015 when she launched Kylie Lip Kits.

The following year, she renamed the company, Kylie Cosmetics, marketing the products to millions of followers on social media. It took about three years before Jenner crossed the billionaire mark.

She later credited “the power of social media” for its part in her company’s fortune while speaking to Forbes.

“I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything,” she explained. “I see [Kylie Cosmetics] going very far [because] I work really hard.”

But, she said, she definitely didn’t see the company becoming the cash cow that it is.

“I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future,” Jenner added. “But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.”

Jenner is expanding her business

The beauty mogul recently expanded the brand to include skincare products. Dubbed Kylie Skin, the line consists of face wash, moisturizer, a (controversial) walnut scrub, and more.

And she might expand it even further. She’s reportedly gearing up to release a baby brand, a wine line, hair products, nail care products, and fragrances.

Reports also say that she might be ready to expand her family, too. (She shares a 1-year-old daughter, Stormi, with boyfriend Travis Scott.)

“Everyone thinks Kylie will be pregnant with her second baby soon. They are trying,” a source told People on July 15. “Kylie loves being a mom and can’t wait to give Stormi a sibling.”

It’s unclear when it’ll happen, but we’ll keep you posted with any updates on this billionaire.