Who is Jeffree Star and how did he become famous? Biography facts about beauty YouTuber, Jeffree Star that every fan should know about.
Jeffree Star called by his real name, Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. is a 36-year-old American beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and former musician born on November 15, 1985. He is currently the 2nd most subscribed to beauty guru on YouTube.
- Cosmetics empire grosses $100m+ per year
- Earns $15 – 20 million per year
- Majority of earnings come from Jeffree Star Cosmetics
- Paid $14.6 million for a Hidden Hills mansion in December 2019
- Owns 70-acre Wyoming ranch
- Once turned down a $500m buyout offer from L’Oreal
He was born and raised in Los Angeles County, then moved to the city after high school to pursue his career in fashion and music.
He was born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. His father died when he was just six. He was raised mostly by his mother who worked as a model. He was in a relationship with popular Instagrammer Nathan Schwandt. In 2020, he dated Andre Marhold. He has worked with Davey Havok of the band AFI.
Gender-bending singer, fashion designer, DJ, and performer, Jeffreestar released his album Beauty Killer in 2009. Also a skilled makeup artist, his Jeffreestar account features beauty looks and tutorials, which boast over 23.2 million subscribers. He also has his own makeup line, Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
He has appeared in music videos by Good Charlotte as well as multiple episodes of the TV series LA Ink.
Jeffree Star has a net worth of $200 million and earns an estimated revenue of $40 – $648 in a day from YouTube ads, Social Blade. Jeffreestar makes an income of $283 – $4.5K, $1.2K – $19.4K in a month, and a salary of $14.6K – $233.1K from YouTube ads on his uploaded videos.
Jeffree has an impressive car that has featured Bentleys, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris. He reportedly owns over a dozen luxury vehicles. In December 2019 Jeffree bought a house in Hidden Hills, California for $14.6 million. The property, which sits on just under 3-acres, has 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in 25,000 square feet of living space.
What made Jeffree Star famous? Why is Jeffree Star still popular? Who was Jeffree Star’s boyfriend? Does Jeffree Star have a disease? How much money does Jeffree Star cosmetics make? Who is the CEO of Jeffree Star cosmetics? Read till the end of this article for the answers to these search queries and more.
Jeffree Star’s Profile Summary
|Celebrated Name:||Jeffree Star|
|Net Worth:||$200 million|
|Real Full Name:||Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr|
|Birthday:||November 15, 1985|
|Age:||36 Years Old|
|Height:||6 feet (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Model, Makeup Artist, Fashion designer, Actor, Musician.|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Orange County, California|
|Residence:||Hidden Hills, California, United States|
|Style:||Beauty and Vlogs|
|Parents:||Jeffrey Steininger Sr. (father); Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger (mother)|
|Gay Partner:||Nathan Schwandt; Andre Marhold (in 2020)|
|YouTube Subscribers:||23.2 million Subs|
|Instagram:||@jeffreestar with 13.4 million followers|
|Annual Income:||$14.6K – $233.1K from YouTube ads.|
Check out these facts about Jeffreestar that every obsessed fan of the beauty and vlog YouTuber should read about…
Jeffree Star Biography (Bio, Wiki, Early Life, Personal Life, Parents, etc.)
#1. Jeffree Star was born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. in Orange County, California on November 15, 1985.
#2. Tragically, his father, Jeffrey Steininger Sr., committed suicide when he was six years old.
#3. He was raised by his mother Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger, who was a model.
#4. When he was young, Jeffree would experiment with his mom’s makeup.
#5. He actually began wearing makeup to school every day in junior high.
#6. After graduating from high school he moved to Hollywood to pursue a modeling and makeup career.
#7. He also maintained an interest in music.
#8. When he first arrived in Hollywood he worked at several makeup counters while booking side-gigs at weddings and fashion shoots.
#9. Over time he started making celebrity connections for his makeup skills.
#10. He also developed a following on social media, MySpace in particular, where he posted makeup tips and songs.
#11. He eventually developed one of the largest early MySpace followings with photos posts getting tens of thousands of comments.
#12. He was MySpace’s most connected profile personality by 2006.
#13. He also gained notoriety as one of the most popular unsigned artists on MySpace.
#14. His songs also regularly topped MySpace Music’s Independent Artists charts.
#15. He is known for his striking hair color that is frequently hot pink, and many tattoos.
#16. He is currently the 2nd most subscribed to beauty guru on YouTube.
#17. He was in a relationship with popular Instagrammer Nathan Schwandt. In 2020, he dated Andre Marhold.
#18. Jeffree used Myspace in the beginning in order to promote himself and his music.
#19. Star blogged a lot about his life on Myspace, he used a lot of other platforms, but most of his fans found him on Myspace.
#20. Most of his posts on Myspace would have gotten over 50,000 comments.
#21. In 2007, Star started getting into electronic music, as a vocalist.
#22. Jeffery ended up becoming advertised by the True Colors Tour, traveling into 15 cities in the USA and Canada.
#23. In 2009, Jeffery released his only album by the name Beauty Killer, which became very famous.
#24. In one of his songs, he collaborated with Nicki Minaj.
#25. In 2013 Star left the music carrier.
#26. Later on, in 2014, Jeffery created his own brand by the name Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
#27. Because Jeffree left his music carrier, he got afraid of his existence, because he used all of his power into a new brand, not knowing if the brand would succeed or not.
#28. In 2018, Jeffree earned $18 million from his YouTube endeavors alone, according to Forbes.
#29. Jeffree’s debut album “Beauty Killer” was released on Popsicle records in September 2009.
#30. The album debuted and peaked at #2 on the Top Heatseekers chart and peaked at #122 on the Billboard 200.
#31. It hit #22 on the US Independent Albums chart. It also made the top 10 of the US Dance/Electronic Albums.
#32. As of this writing, it’s Jeffree’s only studio album, though he also released four extended plays and five music videos.
#33. His 2008 EP “Cupcakes Taste Like Violence” also cracked the top 10 on several charts.
#34. He worked with Kesha and Nicki Minaj and in 2010 signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik for a second album that was never produced.
#35. He would later claim that personality clashes with Akon are the reason he walked away from the record deal and the music industry in general.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
#36. Jeffree founded his eponymous cosmetics company in 2014 using his entire life savings earned from his music and makeup career up to that point.
#37. He would later say he was nearly bankrupt at the time and felt his music career was dead in the water when he launched the company.
#38. He was one of the early makeup personalities to use YouTube to promote his brand and himself.
#39. Jeffree’s early YouTube uploads were still mostly related to his music, but he soon shifted to promoting Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Thanks to friendships with celebrities like Kat Von D, his following grew quickly.
#40. His YouTube following would eventually top 15 million, with more than 1.7 billion video views.
#41. His first release was a collection of velour liquid lipsticks. All 30,000 units sold out within minutes of launch.
#42. He followed up with a line of lip scrubs, highlighter palettes, and eye-shadow pallets.
#43. He then released a line of accessories and clothing including makeup bags and mirrors.
#44. in 2018 the first mall-based store in the US began carrying Jeffree’s line, but the majority of his sales today came from direct fulfillment from his own warehouse in Los Angeles.
#45. In a 2018 interview with YouTuber Shane Dawson, Jeffree claimed that his makeup empire’s annual gross revenue is north of $100 million. This couldn’t be confirmed since the company is private but based on Jeffree’s house and car collection which we see in a different Shane interview, the company is clearly doing very very very well!
#46. Today Jeffree Star has investments in marijuana, real estate, and merchandising.
#47. He owns the shipping and fulfillment center used by Jeffree Star Cosmetics and other drop shipment companies.
#48. In 2019, Jeffree and Shane teamed up to launch a line of eye-shadow and liquid lipsticks.
#49. In an October 2019 YouTube video, Jeffree claimed that if the sell-out of the eye-shadow, they would earn $35 million, with $10 million going to Shane. With re-orders, the numbers would eventually grow even higher.
#50. Between January 1st and December 1st, 2018, Jeffree earned $18 million from his various business ventures.
#51. That was enough to make him the 5th highest-paid YouTube Star on the planet.
#52. In 2019, Jeffree earned $17 million, which was enough to make him the 4th-highest YouTuber on the platform.
#53. In 2020 Jeffree earned $15 million, which made him the 10th highest-paid YouTube star on the planet.
#54. Jeffree Star owns Star Yak Ranch, a private ranch in the outskirts of Casper, Wyoming.
#55. Jeffree was in a relationship with social media personality/model Nathan Schwandt from 2015 to January 2020. For several years they lived in an enormous mansion in Calabasas, California with five dogs.
#56. Jeffree purchased the 10-bedroom, 15-bathroom house in 2016 for $3.62 million then poured millions into renovations and upgrades.
#57. The 7,000 square-foot home sits on a nearly 30,000 square-foot lot with panoramic views of mountains and valleys.
#58. He sold this house in November 2020 for $3.4 million.
#59. In December 2019 Jeffree spent $14.6 million on an incredible new home in Hidden Hills, California.
#60. The property, which sits on just under 3-acres, has 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in 25,000 square feet of living space.
#61. Jeffree has an impressive car that has featured Bentleys, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris. He reportedly owns over a dozen luxury vehicles.
#62. Jeffree is known for owning many dogs in the breed Pomeranian.
#63. He currently has seven dogs: Diva (b. 2009), Delicious, Drama (b. 2017), Da Vinci (b. 2018), Dominatrix (b. 2020), and Dessert (b. 2020).
#64. He lost two dogs in 2019: Diamond (2010-2019) and Daddy (2016-2019).
Controversy (Feuds in the media)
#65. Kat Von D: Jeffree’s most famous quarrel is with a tattoo artist and owner of Kat Von D Beauty, Kat Von D. Von D ended their relationship claiming “drug use, racism, and bullying”. Jeffree had accused Kat Von D of separating herself from him after he launched his own cosmetics line
#66. Kylie Jenner: Kylie Jenner released a product in a packaging design that Jeffree had been using since 2014. Jeffree was not happy with what he called “derivative packaging”. He had also negatively reviewed her $360 makeup brush set. After the clash, Jenner removed Jeffree from her PR list.
#67. Kim Kardashian: Kim Kardashian released contour powders in her palette. When Jeffree Jeffree saw the swatches of the colors, he made the remark that something did not look right. Jeffree responded that Kardashian needed to learn how to swatch properly. Later, Kim Kardashian tried to defend Jeffree over an allegedly racist remark he had made. She told followers “to get over it”. Responding to the backlash, she made a statement, “I really didn’t have the right to say ‘get over it’ to a situation that involves racism”
#68. Manny MUA, Laura Lee, and Gabriel Zamora have all had falling outs with Jeffree, publicly surfacing after Jeffree called Laura Lee “pure evil”. Gabriel Zamora made a tweet accusing Jeffree of racism, but old offensive tweets and Snapchats from all three surfaced, leading some to feel that the accusations were hypocritical. All three individuals have since posted apologies: Gutierrez and Lee as general apology videos and Zamora as a video attacking Gutierrez and Lee as being “fake friends,” attesting that the two were trying to blame the incident on him, rather than taking responsibility.
#69. Racism: Jeffree was accused of racism due to derogatory remarks about minorities, although he later apologized for the remarks. A satirical skit between Jeffree and a drag queen was posted on MySpace, in which Jeffree states that he wants to throw battery acid on a black woman to lighten her skin so it will match her foundation.
Tati & Jeffree Star vs James Charles
#70. Another famous Beauty YouTuber Tati made a video against James Charles for backstabbing her.
#71. Jeffree noticed the video, entering the drama, going against James Charles as well, even attacking James’ younger brother.
#72. Everyone was against James Charles, until James finally responded to all of the beef, debunking their claims, to which Jeffree tried to explain that he didn’t want to destroy James’ career and that it was wrong of him that he was so brutal against James.
#74. Jeffree Star within the period of April 23, 2016, to November 11, 2016, moved from 1 million subscribers to 3 million subscribers, data provided here was retrieved from Social Blade.
#75. From March 28, 2017, to July 28, 2017, Jeffree Star subscribers jumped from 4 million to 5 million.
#76. From January 21, 2018, to October 15, 2018, Jeffree’s subscribers jumped from 6 million to 11 million.
#77. From January 3, 2019, to September 19, 2019, Jeffree’s subs moved from 12 million to 16 million.
#78. From January 3, 2020, to April 19, 2020, Jeffree gained from 17 million subscribers to 18 million subs.
#79. As of 2021, Jeffree Star has 16.2 million subs.
Jeffree Star’s YouTube channel
#80. Jeffree Star joined YouTube on February 14, 2006.
#81. As of 2021, he has amassed 16.2 million subscribers with over 2 billion views. His channel has 411 videos in total.
#82. His first uploaded YouTube video is titled “Jeffree Star Speaking Just The Facts” which was uploaded 12 years ago and has 2.3 million views in 2021.
#83. His most popular YouTube video is titled “Full Face Of Brands That Hate Me” which was uploaded 3 years ago and has 42 million views as of 2021.
#84. His YouTube channel is ranked 400th in the world and 150th in the United States.
How much money does Jeffreestar make?
#85. Jeffreestar earns an estimated revenue of $40 – $648 in a day from YouTube ads, Social Blade.
#86. Jeffreestar makes an income of $283 – $4.5K in a week on YouTube.
#87. Jeffrestar earns $1.2K – $19.4K in a month on YouTube.
#88. In a year, Jeffreestar makes a salary of $14.6K – $233.1K from YouTube ads on his uploaded videos.
What is Jeffree Star’s Net Worth?
#89. Jeffree Star has a net worth of $200 million in 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His sources of income are from YouTube ads, sponsorships, partnerships, and brand deals.
#90. In addition to being one of the highest-paid YouTube stars on the planet, he oversees a cosmetic empire called Jeffree Star Cosmetics that is the source of the majority of his fortune today.
Social Media Accounts
#91. Facebook: @JeffreeStar
#92. Instagram: @jeffreestar
#95. Beauty & Vlogs
Jeffrey Star is an American cosmetic entrepreneur and YouTube star who has a net worth of $200 million. While he is one of the highest-paid YouTube stars on the planet, earning at $15-20 million per year. The vast majority of his net worth is attributable to the value of Jeffree Star Cosmetics, as well as ownership interests in various real estate properties and startup businesses.
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