Gigi Hadid’s billionaire dad, Mohamed Hadid, has insisted his model daughter is entirely ‘self-made’ and ‘never took a single dollar from her parents’.
The 72-year-old real estate developer recently took to Instagram to celebrate his child’s accomplishments.
His post read: “What the 20 things that you did not know about Gigi Hadid? 1. Self Made.. never took a single dollar from her parents.
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“2. Started modelling for Baby Guess when she was Khai’s age.
“3. She was an Olympic volleyball contender.”
However, his followers were quick to point out the 26-year-old had an extremely privileged upbringing thanks to her wealthy father and famous model mother, Yolanda Hadid.
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One person wrote: “Self-made? Her mom’s a model which is the only reason she got signed, as well as Bella. You’re a rich developer who built mansions all over BH and Bel Air… She was born into money sis.”
Another added: “I don’t understand how Gigi Hadid’s dad is saying she’s self-made. a huge reason why she is so successful is because of her family and their wealth.
“I’m starting to think rich people don’t understand what being self-made means.”
A third chimed in, writing: “Gigi Hadid isn’t self-made because she was born into a specific privilege that enabled her to easily model at the highest level immediately, and at a young age.”
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Kylie Jenner, the youngest Keeping Up with the Kardashians sister, was criticised in 2019 when she also claimed she was a ‘self-made billionaire’, due to the fact she was raised by extremely wealthy parents.
But she insisted in an interview with Paper magazine that ‘the self-made thing is true,’ as her parents ‘cut her off at the age of 15’.
She said: “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.
“What I’m trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited.”
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