Jeffree Star is an American model. Besides, he is also a designer, DJ, singer-songwriter and also a makeup artist. Because he has a number of professions, you may wonder about the net worth which is owned by Jeffree Star. Here, we will reveal it for you together with some other information about him like early life and career.
Net Worth of Jeffree Star
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jeffree Star’s net worth is $200 million. No wonder why he has the net worth as big as this because he is one of the highest-paid Youtube stars and also he oversees a cosmetic empire namely Jeffree Star Cosmetics. This cosmetic business becomes his source of the majority of his fortune today. The other sources of his income are from the other jobs of him as we have mentioned in the introduction of this article above.
Here are some key facts about Jeffree Star related to his earnings.
- Cosmetics empire that he has grosses $100m+ annually.
- He earns $15 to 20 million every year.
- As explained earlier that the majority of his earnings is from Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
- In December 2019, he was paid $14.6 million for Hidden Hills mansion.
- He owns a 70-acre Wyoming ranch.
- Once he turned down a $500m buyout offer from L’Oreal.
Early Life of Jeffree Star
The real name of Jeffree Star is Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. He was born on November 15th, 1985 in Orange County, California. When he was 6 years old, he went through a tragic incident where his father named Jeffrey Steininger Sr. committted suicide. So, he was raised by his mother named Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger. His mother was a model.
When Jeffrey Star was young, he liked doing experiments with the makeup which is owned by his mother. Then, when he was a student of junior high school, he started to wear makeup to school every day. After Jeffree Star graduated from high school, he decided to move to Hollywood. He did it because he wanted to pursue his career in modeling and makeup. Even though he wanted to pursue these dreams, however he also maintained an interest in music. When he firstly arrived in Hollywood, at some makeup counters he worked while booking side-gigs at weddings and fashion shoots.
He began to make celebrity connections for his makeup skills. In addition, he also developed his followers on social media and MySpace in particular. On these platforms, he posted makeup tips and songs. Finally, he developed one of the biggest early MySpace followings with photos posts getting tens of thousands of comments. By 2006, he was MySpace’ most connected profile personality. His fame did not stop here. He gained notoriety as one of the most popular unsigned artists on MySpace. Even, his songs could top MySpace Music’s Independent Artists charts.
Jeffree Star’s Career of Music
In September 2009, Jeffree released his debut album entitled Beauty Killer on Popsicle records. It could peak at number 2 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Also, it peaked at number 122 on the Billboard 200. It could hit number 22 on the US Independent Album charts. Not only that, it also made the top 10 of the US Dance/ Electronic Albums.
Besides having this album, Jeffree also released four extended plays, and five music videos. Even his 2008 EP entitled Cupcakes Taste Like Violence could crack the top 10 on several charts.
Jeffree Star worked with Kesha and Nicki Minaj. In 2010, he signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik for his second album. However, his second album was never produced until now.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
In 2014, Jeffree Star established his cosmetics company. He did it by using his whole life savings which were earned from his music and makeup career up to that point. At that time, Jeffree said that he was almost bankrupt. Also, he felt that his career of music was dead in the water when he launched the company.
Jeffree Star was one of the early makeup personalities who use Youtube to promote his brand and himself. Early Youtube uploads of Jeffree were still mostly related to his music. However, he changed soon to promote Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Because of his friendships with celebrities like Kat Von D, his followers grew immediately. Finally, his Youtube following tops 15 million with more than 1.7 billion video views.
The first makeup item which was released by his cosmetics company was a collection of velour liquid lipsticks. After several minutes of launch, all 30,000 units sold out. After that, he followed up with a line of lip scrubs, highlighter palettes and eye-shadow pallets. Then, he also released accessories and clothing. Those included makeup bags and mirrors.
In 2018, the first mall-based store in the US started to sell Jeffree’s products. However, the majority of his sales today came from direct fulfillment from his own warehouse in Los Angeles.
Jeffree Star’s Success
There was a 2018 interview with Youtuber named Shane Dawson. In that interview, Jeffree Star said that his makeup empire’s annual gross revenue is north of $100 million. Since the company is private, this information could not be confirmed. However, based on the house and car collection that Jeffree has which were shot in a different Shane interview, the company is obviously doing well.
In 2019, Jeffree and Shane cooperated to launch a line of eye-shadow and liquid lipsticks. Then, in a Youtube video in October 2019, he said that if the sell-out of the eye-shadow, they would earn $35 million, where $10 million would go to Shane. There were also re-orders so that the numbers would finally grow even higher.
From his various business ventures, Jeffree earned $18 million. It was between January 1st and December 1st 2018. This number made him the 5th highest-paid Youtube Star on the planet. In 2019, he earned $17 million. It made him the 4th highest Youtuber on the platform. Then, in 2020, he could earn $15 million and it made him the 10th highest-paid Youtube star on the planet.