Forbes magazine has struck reality TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner from its list of billionaires, and accused her family of inflating the value of her cosmetics business.
Forbes said the family went to "unusual lengths" to present its youngest member as richer than she was.
In tweets, Jenner dismissed the article as "inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol".
"I've never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there," she wrote.
"I can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have," she added.
what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. ive never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 29, 2020
End of Twitter post by @KylieJenner
The move reverses the status Forbes conferred on Jenner in 2019, when it declared her a self-made billionaire.
The description sparked controversy, with critics scoffing at the "self-made" title and pointing to her upbringing as a Kardashian family reality TV star.
Forbes, which is known for its widely cited billionaire rankings, credited Jenner's status to the success of her cosmetics company, which she founded in 2015 and which includes Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin.
Jenner last year announced she was selling a 51% stake in the company to beauty giant Coty for $600m.
Forbes said the family's accountant had provided it with tax returns that suggested the firm had done more than $300m in sales in 2016 and that publicists claimed sales of $330m the following year.
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