Jeffree Star is an American singer-songwriter, DJ, makeup artist, fashion designer, and model from Orange County, California. He is also the founder and owner of the well-known cosmetics company Jeffree Star Cosmetics. He promotes his company on his YouTube channel Jeffreestar where he has more than 15.9 million subscribers as of 2023.
What is Jeffree Star’s Net Worth?
At the time this article was written Jeffree Star has a net worth of $200 million. Known for his many tattoos and hot pink hair color, Jeffree Star is one of the highest-paid YouTube stars in the world. Today, he earns most of his money from his cosmetic empire, Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
- Jeffree Star earns $15 to $20 million per year
- His cosmetic empire grosses more than $100 million
- He once turned down a $500 million buyout offer from L’Oreal
- Most of Jeffree Star’s earnings come from Jeffree Star Cosmetics
- In December 2019 he bought a mansion in Hidden Hills for $14.6 million
Childhood and teenage years
Although his life seems straight out of a fairy tale, and Jeffree currently enjoys luxury and a successful career, his life has not always been perfect. Jeffree has been a tough character criticized by the press over the years, especially for his non-conformist attitude and flamboyant appearance.
Jeffree Star by his full name Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. was born on November 15, 1985, in Orange County, California, USA. He belongs to a white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Star is the son of Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger (mother) and Jeffrey Steininger Sr. (father). He lost his father when he was only 6 years old. After the untimely death of his father, Jeffree was raised by his single mother.
Jeffree Star grew up in a fairly poor family and faced many problems over the years, including criticism from those around him and depression. These did not stop him from following his dreams, and now he can proudly say that through work he got to live the life he wanted.
His passion since adolescence was make-up. The star has repeatedly told the public how financial difficulties did not allow him to purchase cosmetics, and he often used his mother’s.
In September 2009 Jeffree Star released his debut album “Beauty Ki*ler” on Popsicle records. It peaked at #122 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Heatseekers chart. On the US Independent Albums chart, it hit number #22. It was in the top 10 of the US Dance/Electronic Albums, as well.
Also, his 2008 EP “Cupcakes Taste Like Violence” was among the top ten hits in several charts. Jeffree collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Kesha.
In 2010 Jeffree Star signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik to release a second album, that never appeared. The reason Jeffree gave up on this deal and the music industry was the personality clashes he had with Akon.
According to an interview with the YouTuber Shane Dawson in 2018, Jeffree’s makeup empire had an annual gross revenue of $100 million. As this company is private, this fact couldn’t be confirmed but we can assume that it is true considering Star’s house and car collection.
Jeffree invested in merchandising, real estate, and weed. Also, he is the owner of the shipping and fulfillment center used by Jeffree Star Cosmetics and other drop shipment enterprises.
In 2019, Star made a team with Shane in order to launch a line of liquid lipstick and eye-shadow. He said in a YouTube video in October 2019 that they would earn $35 million from the eye-shadow sell-out and $10 million would go to Shane. This amount would be even higher with re-orders.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
After graduating from high school in 2002, Jeffree decided to do everything possible to make his dream come true. He worked over the years in various cosmetics stores, until he decided to make himself known to the world through the Internet.
He was among the most famous personalities on the MySpace social network until he decided to move his activity to YouTube. With the money he earned, he was able to open his own cosmetics, Jeffree Star Cosmetics line in 2014, which now is one of the most popular makeup brands.
Jeffree made $18 million from his different business ventures between January 1st and December 1st, 2018. This amount was enough to transform Jeffree into the 5th highest-paid YouTube Star in the world.
One year later, in 2019, Jeffree made $17 million and became the 4th highest-paid YouTuber on the platform. He was the 10th highest-paid YouTube star in the world in 2020, with earnings of $15 million.
In 2016 Jeffree Star bought a 15-bathroom, 10-bedroom house for $3.62 million and then spent millions on upgrades and renovations. In November 2020 he sold the house for $3.4 million.
In December 2019 Jeffree bought a house in Hidden Hills, California for $14.6 million. In June 2021 he listed this house for sale for $19.5 million, almost $5 million more than the amount he paid one year and a half before. In June 2022 he sold the house in Hidden Hills for $15.5 million.
Jeffree Star is also well-known for his several high-profile feuds with other personalities. Star constantly feuds with fellow makeup celebrity Kyle Jenner. He keeps criticizing her products saying these are copycat, derivative, and low-quality. Also, he feuded with Kim Kardashian, Kylie’s sister, his former close friend Kat Von D. and fellow YouTuber James Charles.
Jeffree Star owns several luxury cars and a mansion. Some of the best cars in his collection are the BMW i8, BMW z4, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and others.
In January 2020 Jeffree broke up with his longtime boyfriend after five years. He was dating a guy named Nathan Schwandt who was very involved in Star’s cosmetics business. They started dating in early 2015, after which they had their first date on Instagram.
Star was previously in a relationship with Chris Croker for 4 years from May 2005 to July 2009. He was even rumored to be dating Tyler Carter.
Jeffree is a clear example of the fact that if you want something bad enough and work for it, one day your dream will come true.