Wealth is not everything, even as the rich get richer

Last week was a big one for billionaires. Kylie Jenner, kid sister of reality-television star Kim Kardashian, scored a Forbes magazine cover extolling her efforts at the helm of her make-up company, valued by the magazine at US$800 million (S$1.1 billion).

The feature article suggested that the 20-year-old was on pace to become the youngest "self-made" billionaire later this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'Wealth is not everything, even as the rich get richer'. Print Edition | Subscribe