LONDON: Let’s get one thing straight: age is not the problem with Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy.
Since the dawn of time women have been having children at different ages and outsiders have passing judgment on it. It’s nothing new, not even when it’s Kylie Jenner, who at just 20 years old is reportedly pregnant with her first baby.
The universal pacifier used to appease people, though, has always been the same one: how much money does the woman have. Based on that, we should be able to estimate her (and her child’s) likeliness of sinking or swimming.
In the days that have passed since the news of the youngest member of the Kardashian Jenner dynasty’s pregnancy broke, a countless number of words have already been written about what this new life as a young mum could mean for her.
Does the reality TV star plan to use her pregnancy as a plot point in the next season of her family’s hit show? Will she continue to run her makeup company? Are she and boyfriend Travis Scott planning to marry? Does she really know what having a baby entails? Why did a 20-year-old woman with every opportunity ahead of her decide to have a baby at that age?
Sadly, the answer to just about every one of those questions seems to be that come what may, Jenner will be fine because she has money. A lot of money.
As it stands, Jenner’s eponymous Kylie Cosmetics empire is estimated to be worth around $536 million. Her real estate portfolio – which boasts multiple properties throughout Los Angeles — is estimated to be worth tens of millions. Then there’s also her income from Keeping up with the Kardashians and Life of Kylie, innumerable endorsement and sponsorship deals and the six-figure appearance fees she’s able to demand. In 2016 alone, Jenner’s take home pay check was $52.3 million. And over the weekend, Jenner reportedly spent $90,000 of that hard earned money on baby clothes.
But what seems to have been forgotten is that you can have all the money in the world and still raise an utterly awful human being.
In fact, it might even make it more likely.
In 2013, a 16-year-old Texan student named Ethan Couch killed four people while driving drunk. Rather than take responsibility for his actions, Couch later told the court that due to his wealthy upbringing, the deaths were not his fault. His “affluenza” had left him unprepared for the ramifications of the real world, apparently.