She was named the youngest self-made billionaire ever, according to Forbes 2019 list on Tuesday.
But Piers Morgan has put a dampener on Kylie Jenner’s celebrations, slamming the star during a rant on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain.
Piers, 53, insisted Kylie, 21, is only successful because of her older sister Kim Kardashian’s sex tape, which landed the family a reality show and hugely successful careers
The youngest of the Kardashian Jenner brood is officially the youngest self-made billionaire of all time, snatching the title from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Jenner was finally given the title due to the massive success of Kylie Cosmetics after months of speculation on Tuesday by Forbes as it unveiled its annual billionaires list.
The young star owns a 100 percent stake in her brand and even has separate income from endorsements and her family’s reality TV show as well as an impressive portfolio of real estate
While Kylie credits her fortune in part to her enormous social media following which ensured her customer base before she made her first product, Piers laid into the star on GMB and her self-made title.
Ranting to his co-host Susanna Reid, he asked: ‘When you say self-made billionaire, I just thought she’d got it because her sister made a sex tape and that is why they all became hugely rich.
‘If Kim Kardashian hadn’t made that sex tape that then got leaked… She took ownership of it, made millions, and made a family franchise out of it… None of them would have ever been heard of.
When you say ‘self made’, her sister had sex with somebody, the tape got leaked, and the whole family cashed in.’
‘That I think is a more accurate account of this thrilling entrepreneurial story,’ he added, before sarcastically calling it ‘a triumph against all adversity.’
While Susanna and Kate Garraway tried to defend Kylie, Piers went on to insist the 21-year-old isn’t ‘even that good looking.’
I would have her at number four on the list of Kardashians, and the ones above her aren’t much better,’ Piers decided as Susanna gasped. ‘I’m not being rude, the only hot Kardashian is Kendall [Jenner], the others… None of them are hot!
‘If they weren’t Kardashians, famous for the sex tape, they would not get into the average, top Croydon night club – and the bar is set pretty low in Croydon.’
Kendall is the only one you can honestly say is model quality, Kylie is as dim as a lump of bread, before labelling the whole Kardashian/Jenner family ‘vacuous, talentless twerps’.
He added: ‘We don’t want young girls thinking the way to get on is to be a Kardashian, because that’s madness. Make a sex tape, make a billion – what kind of message is that? Especially with International Women’s Day coming up, is this what we’re celebrating?’
Piers even went on to label family matriarch Kris Jenner ‘a pimp’, seething: ‘Good old Kris, well every pimp needs to make money. If you make money out of your daughter’s sex tape, what are you?’
‘The only good thing of this is Kim will be seething. She made the sex tape, she owned the sex tape, she had to perform… Poor Kim, she put the yards in for the tape. Ray J, why have his siblings not become billionaires? It’s so unfair.’
The rant during the opening of GMB caused the show to lag nine minutes behind schedule, with producers then briefly taking the show off air.
Piers got into a shouting match with producers, telling viewers: ‘They’re screaming in my ear. “We are nine minutes over! We are nine minutes over! Come on, we are nine minutes over – what are you going to do about it?”‘
Ripping out his ear piece he continued: ‘Here’s what I am going to do about it. I can’t hear them, and there’s quiet in my ear. No-one barking away going “nine minutes over!”‘
The show was then taken off air with a ‘technical error’ image filling the screen, prompting Susanna to joke that GMB bosses were ‘getting their own back.’
Piers stood his ground though, explaining: ‘It is incredibly annoying, that’s what the public can’t hear – they can’t hear these people yapping in our ears all of the time.’
‘The admiration for what we do despite the barking and yapping would be extraordinary.’
Susanna pointed out though: ‘Can I just say, we couldn’t do it without everyone in the gallery.’
‘I could actually,’ replied Piers. ‘I could just go and work somewhere else and literally do it without them. I would go to the BBC and revive their dormant morning show that nobody watches any more, and I’d literally be doing it without them.’