James Charles is an American makeup artist, internet personality and also a model. He is most known for his Youtube channel which focused on beauty and makeup. In 2016, he was the first male ambassador of CoverGirl. What is his net worth? Let’s find the information here.
James Charles’s Net Worth
James Charles’s net worth is $22 million. As mentioned above, he is mainly known as a Youtuber. He has yet to crack the annual list of the 10 highest paid Youtube stars. However, at his peak, he might be able to earn at least $5 million each year from only his channel views. This number is before taxes. Also, he has the other income sources such as paid Instagram posts, merchandise, personal appearances and endorsement deals with a lot of companies such as Morphe Cosmetics and CoverGirl. Every month, it brings in significant sums for him.
James is also a founder of a clothing line named Sisters Apparel. When this business was launched for the first time, Jeffree Star’s Killer Merch fulfillment services supported it. In May 2019, Sisters Apparel was taken offline. Then, a month later, it was relaunched with a new distributor.
James Charles’s Early Life
His real name is James Charles Dickinson. This Youtuber was born on May 23, 1999 in Bethlehem, New York. His parents are Christine and Skip Dickinson, who is a contractor. He has a younger brother namely Ian Jeffrey who is also a model. James Charles was a student of Bethlehem Central High School and he graduated in 2017.
He stated that he got bullied a lot in high school and personally, but he just ignored it. Firstly, he ventured into beauty as an amateur hairstylist. Then, he began doing makeup after he was asked by a friend to do her make up for a school dance. He taught himself how to do makeup, and then soon he started doing it professionally for girls in his area.
James Charles’s Career
On December 1st, 2015, he launched his Youtube channel. Largely, the contents focus on makeup and beauty. Until January 2020, his channel has more than 1.8 billion views with more than 250 videos and more than 16.7 million subscribers. His work gave him an award where his channel won the Best Channel Award in the Beauty category at the 8th Streamy Awards in 2018.
He is popular not only on Youtube, but also on the social media platform, Instagram. His Instagram account has more than 16.3 million followers as of January 2020. Usually, in his posts and videos, he calls his fans as “sisters”
In 2016, when he was 17 years old, he became the first male brand ambassador of CoverGirl. There, he worked with pop star Katy Perry. Besides, he is also the face of the brand named So Lashy! By BlastPro Mascara. He is a skillful makeup artist so that in March 2019, he did the makeup for rapper Iggy Azalea’s music video for the song entitled “Sally Walker”.
In 2018, he collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics by releasing an eyeshadow palette. There are 39 shades in the Morphe x James Charles palette and it is sold for $39. When the products were dropped on November 14th, 2018, it was sold out in Europe in less than 6 minutes. Then, in January 2019, he was invited by Morphe Cosmetics to their second UK store in Birmingham, England. There were more than 7000 fans who came to the opening to see him. It even disrupted the traffic and brought the city center to a standstill.
Besides having career in the beauty industry, he is also a model. He walked on the runway for fashion brand MarcoMarco’s “Six 1/2” collection during Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2017. In 2019, he became the first Instagram influencer to be invited to The Met Gala.
From April to May 2020, he became a host, director and co-producer of the first season of the Youtube Originals reality competition series “Instant Influencer”. It premiered on his Youtube channel. This series aims to be able to find the next great beauty influencer. The winner got a $50,000 cash prize. Then, in October 2020, he became a cameo in the music video for a single of an American social media personality namely Larray. The title of the single is “Cancelled”.
Since he launched his channel, he has made a number of collaborative videos, doing makeup on and with a lot of public figures. Some public figures he worked with included Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, Madison Beer, Kesha, Doja Cat, JoJo Siwa, Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, Trixie Mattel, Bretman Rock, Avani Gregg and Plastique Tiara.
A cover of “Drivers License” was sung by him in January 2021.
James Charles’s Real Estate
In February 2020, he closed a home in Encino, California for $7 million. Previously, he had been paying $15,000 per month to be able to rent a mansion not far away. The home is new and it is located on the same block as his friend Youtuber, Logan Paul home. His new home is 10,000 square feet and it has six bedrooms.
James Charles’s Awards and Filmography
He won a number of awards as you are able to see in the list below.
- In 2021, he won Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male Social Star.
- In 2020, he won People’ Choice Awards for Beauty Influencer.
- In 2020, he won Streamy Awards for Show of the Year.
- In 2018, he won People’s Choice Awards for Beauty Influencer.
- In 2018, he won Streamy Awards for Beauty.
- In 2018, he won Teen Choice Awards for Choice Fashion/ Beauty Web Star.
- In 2017, he won Shorty Awards for Breakout Youtuber.
He got a role in a comedy series entitled Alone Together in 2018. His role as Jasper which appeared in Episode: Pop Up. Besides, he also appeared in some web series such as The Secret World of Jeffree Star in the episode “Becoming Jeffree Star for a Day” in 2018, Nikita Unfiltered in episode “James Charles Confronts Nikita” in 2020, and Instant Influencer as a host of season 1 in 2020.