Kylie Jenner Is Officially Now the Youngest 'Self-Made Billionaire'BY ALYSSA BAILEYMAR 5, 2019
The inevitable happened: Kylie Jenner, who at 20 years old made the cover of Forbes last year because she was poised to become the youngest billionaire, is back on Forbes again because she is now the youngest "self-made" billionaire at 21. Forbes notes that Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics company is now worth $900 million and that she owns all of it. With "the cash Jenner has already pulled from the profitable business," Forbes wrote, Jenner is officially $1,000,000,000 rich. She beats out the previous titleholder, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at the age of 23.
Jenner is humble-ish when asked about reaching this milestone. “I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future,” she told the outlet. “But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.”
How self-made Jenner is could be a subject for debate since Jenner has been on her famous family's show Keeping Up With the Kardashians since she was a kid. But Jenner isn't pretending she didn't have an advantage on social media because of that, where much of her company's promotion is. “It’s the power of social media,” Jenner told Forbes. “I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything.”
And she did defend her "self-made" title to Paper magazine last month. "The self-made thing is true," she said, noting her parents "cut her off at the age of 15."
"My parents told me I needed to make my own money, it's time to learn how to save and spend your own money, stuff like that," she said. "What I'm trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited."
Hawks’ Kevin Huerter ‘wasn’t expecting’ jersey swap with Dwyane Wade. That much was clear.Miami’s Dwyane Wade, right, and Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter show off the memorabilia they just acquired. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)By Des Bieler andEmily GiambalvoMarch 5 at 1:23 PM
While Dwyane Wade’s intention to commemorate games in his final season with a jersey swap was originally meant for close friends such as LeBron James and Chris Paul, he recently acknowledged that the soccer-style ritual had “taken on a life of its own” and quickly extended the gesture to all sorts of NBA opponents. Still, after Monday’s Heat-Hawks contest, the 13-time all-star got a surprised reaction when he indicated that he wanted to trade game-worn apparel with Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter.
The Hawks’ rookie shooting guard, drafted 19th overall last year out of the University of Maryland, was only too happy to participate in the ritual.
“I wasn’t expecting it,” Huerter said Tuesday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. “I turned back to the court, realizing it was our fourth time playing those guys and knew I should probably tell a bunch of them, ‘Good game.’ Obviously I won’t see them again until the following year. Then when I turned back, he was just on the court, motioned me over and then we had the jersey swap.”
After the game, Wade told reporters that he was well aware that he was Huerter’s childhood idol.
“Earlier in the year, a good friend of mine told me about [Huerter] when he was younger, that he used to wear my shoes, he wore No. 3 because of me, he looked up to me,” he said. “So I knew I was going to surprise him after the last time we played [the Hawks].
“I really like his game. He’s someone that, ever since preseason when we played them, all the way up till now, he’s gotten so much better.”
“So from one No. 3 to another,” Wade added with a smile, “I thought I’d switch jerseys with him.”
Huerter, 20, didn’t hesitate to offer words of praise in the other direction, saying of Wade (via the AP), “He’s always done it the right way. You never hear him with off-court type of stuff. He brought championships to this city. He’s been with the Heat for the majority of his career. He’s been loyal to them.
“And as a guy coming up, a young guy, starting out with the Hawks, I hope I can continue a long career with them. The league’s going to miss him, for sure.”
While Wade, 37, has billed this season as “one last dance,” he’s not exactly shuffling stiffly around the ballroom. His player efficiency rating is a solid 15.3 and his per-36 statistics aren’t far off his numbers from an overall career that will soon see him enshrined in basketball’s Hall of Fame.
The three-time NBA champion authored one of the season’s more memorable moments last week when he banked in an off-balance three-pointer to beat the Warriors, and on Monday he made the difference in a 114-113win over the Hawks. Wade scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a vintage drive to the hoop for his team’s final points with less than a minute to play.
“That’s textbook, Hall of Fame poise,” Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s playing his best basketball of the season right now.”
#4thQuarterFlash held off the Hawks with his highest scoring quarter of the season![14 points in the 4th]
Along the way, Wade made history by passing Michael Jordan with his 1,052nd blocked shot, more than any other guard in NBA history when playoff games are included. His performance and subsequent gesture had a guard now on the first leg of his NBA journey recalling the impact Wade made.
“It was just somebody that both me and my brother always looked up to growing up,” Huerter told The Post of Wade. “We used to have his shoes. Obviously I wear Number 3.”
“I always want to be someone that a player like that can count on, can reach out to,” Wade told reporters Thursday, adding that the jersey swap was “a cool moment” for him, as well.
After a Heat-Hawks game in November, Wade traded jerseys with a decidedly more likely suspect in fellow living legend Vince Carter, and made a widely noted swap last month with the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, who is also thought to be in his final season. Wade has performed the postgame honor with the Warriors’ Steph Curry and the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, as well as with lesser-known players such as the Magic’s Nikola Vicevic, the Jazz’s Jae Crowder, the Raptors’ Delon Wright and the Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton.
Oh, and even Chicago mascot Benny the Bull, representing Wade’s hometown, got into the act.
“Couldn’t say enough about D-Wade and what he has been to this league and, honestly, what he has been for my development,” Thunder all-star Paul George said after swapping jerseys with Wade following an OKC-Miami game in February. “He played a huge role in my development and who I am now as a player.”
On Monday, Wade singled out another, much younger player who has also regarded him as a role model. He said of Huerter, “The look on his face, I understood it meant a lot to him.”
“I can’t wait to get it framed,” Huerter told reporters Thursday.
Kodak Black: 5 Things To Know About The Rapper Feuding With Lil Wayne’s Daughter
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Kodak Black is under fire for saying rapper Lil Wayne ‘should’ve died’ as a baby and is getting heat from Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter. But this isn’t Kodak’s first run-in with trouble.
Kodak Black, 21, is currently feuding with Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, 20, over comments he made at a club in Miami. “You should’ve died when you was a baby,” Kodak said about Lil Wayne, 36. This prompted Reginae to clap back at Kodak, “You new lil rappers need to start giving props and respect to the Goat [greatest of all time].” So, who is Kodak Black?
1. Kodak Black is not his real name. Kodak was born Dieuson Octave on June 11, 1997. His childhood nickname was actually “Lil Black,” but when he created his Instagram account, his handle was “Kodak Black.” The name caught on with fans and became his stage name.
2. Kodak has been arrested a number of times. The rapper was first arrested in Oct. 2015 on charges of robbery, battery, false imprisonment of a child, and possession of cannabis. He’s continued to run into trouble with the law. In 2017, Kodak was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual assault after allegedly assaulting a woman in a hotel room. The trial is set to take place in spring 2019. In Aug. 2018, Kodak was released from prison 7 months after authorities raided his home and he was charged with marijuana possession, child neglect, grand theft of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Those charges were eventually dropped, but he was kept in prison due to probation violations stemming from previous arrests.
3. He stormed out of an interview over a sexual assault question. Kodak appeared on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning in Dec. 2018. When host Ebro Darden brought up Kodak’s impending sexual assault trial, Kodak didn’t want to talk about it. “I feel like sometimes, when n****s like me are going through s**t, y’all be entertained,” Kodak said during the interview. “Like, change the subject… talk about something else.” The rapper eventually got up and walked out of the interview.
4. He released his first mixtape, Project Baby, in 2013. His fourth mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, was his first mixtape to chart on the Billboard charts. Kodak has released a total of 7 mixtapes and 2 studio albums.
5. Kodak got his GED [General Education Diploma] while in jail. “I Passed My GED Ready Test Today & It Feels Like The Day I Bought My First Chain,” he tweeted in June 2018.
MLB rumors: Twins' Miguel Sano out until May; Gio Gonzalez more likely for Yankees than Dallas Keuchel
Here's the latest news and rumors from spring training
MLB spring training continues with most teams in action Tuesday. Several name free agents, most notably Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel remain on the market. Let's try and find some rumors along with some injury news.
Severino injured; Keuchel connection?
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Yankees ace Luis Severino was scheduled to take his first spring start on Tuesday, but instead was scratched due to shoulder discomfort. It turns out he'll be shut down for two weeks due to inflammation in the rotator cuff.
Immediately what springs to mind here is lefty Dallas Keuchel and his possible fit in Yankee Stadium.
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Someone actually asked Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch on Twitter about the possibility of the Yankees looking at Keuchel. Here was the reply:
For now, let's stick with the doubtful part. If Severino ends up suffering a big setback here in spring training while Keuchel is still available, we can circle back.
Gio more likely for Yankees?
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In light of the Severino injury, Jon Heyman reiterated a previous report that the Yankees had discussed lefty free agent Gio Gonzalez. Given the season Gonzalez just had and his career pedigree compared to that of Keuchel, he's definitely an inferior option. That would obviously be built into the cost and that means the Yankees could be pursuing Gonzalez as depth even if Severino is fine.
Twins lose Sano for a while
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Third baseman Miguel Sano has flashed star power for the Twins the past several years, but he's never been able to put it together for a full season, at least not one in which he could stay healthy. It appears that will remain the case heading into the 2019 season.
We've seen timetables like these for years and it's always more safe to bet later rather than sooner. I'll take mid-May at the earliest by the time Sano is healed and gets through a minor-league rehab assignment.
Sano has 162-game averages of 36 homers and 100 RBI, but his career high in games played is 116. He came up midway through his rookie year, but since then injuries and inconsistent play have prevented him from reaching what many believe is his full potential.
Cozart out several weeks
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The tenure of Zack Cozart with the Angels has taken yet another negative turn. An injury-plagued season in 2018 saw him play just 58 games with an 82 OPS+ and 0.1 WAR. This came after signing a three-year, $38 million deal the previous offseason. He started the spring 3 for 7 with two doubles, but now there's another injury:
"A few weeks" and then Cozart needs to get back up to game speed. Being ready for Opening Day is certainly in jeopardy. Tommy La Stella probably gets most starts until Cozart is ready.
Blue Jays make Buchholz deal official
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It had been previously reported that the Blue Jays signed right-handed starter Clay Buchholz to a one-year deal. He was excellent for the Diamondbacks last year before an injury ended his season. He looks to be part of the Blue Jays rotation this season along with Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Matt Shoemaker and Clayton Richard.
NEYMARHits CarnivalWITH SMOKIN' HOT BRAZILIAN SINGER
Neymar Hits Carnival With Smokin' Hot Brazilian Singer Anitta
Neymar's having himself one helluva week -- raging at Carnival in Rio with a very famous, very attractive Brazilian singer.
The 27-year-old Paris Saint-Germain superstar had his arm around Anitta at the big parade at the Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai on Monday in Rio de Janeiro.
Unclear if the two are dating -- but they sure looked couple-ish at the Brazilian bash ... even planting kisses on each other's cheeks.
Neymar had been dating Bruna Marquezine for a while -- but they reportedly broke up in late 2018.
So, is this a rebound? Or just a flirty friendship?
We found footage of Anitta doing her thing -- and damn. She's fire. Also, she's a MASSIVE star with more than 35 MILLION followers on Instagram.
Neymar is one of the most famous athletes in the world -- and according to Forbes, he was the 5th highest paid athlete in the world in 2018 ... pulling in $90 MILLION!!
Get this ... Neymar's current contract with PSG is a 5-year deal reportedly worth more than $600 MILLION!!
He also has lucrative endorsement deals with massive brands like Nike, Red Bull, Gillette, McDonald's and Beats by Dre.
Bottom line ... it's good to be Neymar.