Jeffree Star is a makeup artist, musician, and a YouTuber. He is known to have heated exchange with prominent celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. These usually involve conflicting opinions on makeup products. Find out more about Jeffree Star net worth, wild music career, and rebirth as a successful beauty vlogger.
Celebrity Name: Jeffree Star
Real Name: Jeffree Lynn Steininger Jr.
Birth Date: November 15, 1985
Current Age: 35
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birth Place: Los Angeles County, California
Parents: Jeffrey L. Steininger, Marra Shubyann Lindstorm Steininger
Height: 6’1″ (185cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73kg)
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Relationship Status: Single
Dated: Nathan Schwandt
Profession: makeup artist, entrepreneur, singer-songwriter, DJ, beauty vlogger/YouTuber, model
Jeffree Star Net Worth 2020: $75 million
Jeffree Lynn Steininger Jr. was raised by her single mother Marra Shubyann Lindstorm Steininger, who was working as a model. He lost his father when he was six years of age when his father Jeffrey Steininger committed suicide. Star is still dealing with the loss of his father even when he grew older. Aside from that, he experiments with his mother’s makeup and eventually starts wearing them in high school.
After his graduation, the young Star moved to Los Angeles and started to do jobs that made use of his skills in makeup and modeling. Jeffree Star also mentioned using fake IDs to get into Hollywood clubs during the weekends. Thanks to this, he was able to get some makeup work for celebrities in their respective homes. This was a smart way for someone like him to make use of his talents and interests to get close to people he admires.
The Next Lady Gaga
Back then, the social network MySpace was as huge as Facebook is now and Star used it to promote his music and fashion designs. Additionally, he posted blogs and social commentary on topics about beauty and self-image. Star had plenty of followers and is consistently in the top daily rankings of MySpace. The photo galleries he uploaded would get over 50,000 comments. This established his popularity as an independent artist.
Samantha Maloney, drummer of Canadian musician Peaches, encouraged Jeffree Star to try and make music. So, Star made a music career with electronic and pop as his chosen genre. He was part of the True Colors Tour 2007, held in 15 major cities in Canada and the United States. The tour was held during Pride month and was sponsored by the LGBT Logo channel.
His first album was Beauty Killer and it was launched in 2009. The album received positive reviews and it reached number 7 on the top US Billboard Electronic Albums chart. Nicki Minaj worked with Jeffree Star on one of the songs in the album titled “Lollipop Luxury.” To promote Beauty Killer, he went on several world tours.
A year later, Star signed with Akon’s recording label Konvict Muzik for his second album. Akon saw Star’s potential and even referred to the makeup musician as “the next Lady Gaga.” Unfortunately, Star and Akon never completed the album with Star leaving the music industry all of a sudden. Akon was facing legal issues from 2007 to 2010 and it affected Jeffree Star’s second album. Star considers signing with Akon one of the biggest mistakes in his life.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Not soon after, he founded his own makeup brand Jeffree Star Cosmetics using what was left of his money from his failed music career. Jeffree Star net worth and music career plummeted but he was somehow able to recover. Star promoted the brand on his own YouTube channel and the channel’s audience grew to 15 million subscribers. YouTuber Shane Dawson made a documentary series about the story of Jeffree Star’s rebirth.
Star has reinvented himself from a musician to a beauty YouTuber/vlogger. Some of the cosmetics he launched were velour liquid lipsticks, highlighters, eye shadows, lip scrubs, clothing, mirrors, makeup bags, and other makeup-related accessories. Not long after, thieves broke into his makeup warehouse and stole $2.5 million worth of makeup products. Someone may have tipped off the professional thieves about the contents and location of the warehouse. The person may have worked in the said warehouse temporarily.
According to Forbes, Jeffree Star earned $18 million from YouTube alone. This made him the top five highest-earning internet celebrity on the video sharing platform since 2018.
Jeffree Star Net Worth, Celebrity Feuds, and Controversies
Jeffree Star made a lot of enemies, especially prominent celebrities who he has previously worked with. These are the prominent figures that Star had heated encounters with.
When Kim Kardashian launched some contour powders, Star made comments that Kim needed to learn how to swatch. Sometime after, Star was allegedly making racist remarks. Kardashian defended the makeup artist at first and told the fans to move on with their lives. When she recieved backlash for it, she took it back and mentioned that she should never defend situations that involve racism. Star made other several racial remarks but he has apologized for them.
Jeffree Star accused Kylie Jenner of copying a “derivative packaging” design he previously used for a certain product. This prompted Jenner to remove Star from her public-relations list.
Kat Von D is a tattoo artist who owned an exotic cosmetics line. Kat accused Star of bullying, drug use, racism, and many more. Meanwhile, Star felt that Kat distanced herself from him ever since he launched his makeup products.
Jeffree Star called fellow beauty vlogger Laura Lee “pure evil” and this prompted Lee, Manny Gutierrez, and Gabriel Zamora to end acquantances with Star. All three were beauty vloggers on YouTube as well. Zamora accussed Star of racism but the three were found guilty of making offensive remarks. All of them apologized for their behavior but the YouTubers accuse one another for being fake.
Jeffree Star net worth in 2020 is estimated at $75 million. He also had a boyfriend name Nathan Schwandt but the relationship lasted only five years. They broke up on January 2020.
Sassy Quotes from Jeffree Star
“Remember that true beauty comes from within – from within bottles, jars, compacts, and lipstick tubes.”
“Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.”
“You wanna Know who your true friends are? Screw up and see who’s still there.”