Jeffree Star is recognized as one of the successful American models. Apart from being a model, he is also a fashion designer, DJ, singer, songwriter, and investor worth $200 million. Star is one of the highest-paid YouTube stars in the world. In addition, he also controls the operations of Jeffree Star cosmetics that is responsible for generating much of his wealth. He is frequently identified by his hot pink-dyed hair and body full of tattoos.
He is among the most trending people on the internet currently.
Celebrity name: Jeffree Star
Real name: Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr
Date of birth: November 15, 1985
Place of birth: orange county, California
Profession: model, singer, makeup artist, designer, actor, musician, model
Net worth: $200 million
Jeffree Star Early life
Jeffrey Lynn Steininger, also known as Jeffree Star, was born in Orange County, California, in 1985, on November 15. His father was known as Jeffrey Steininger Sr, and his mother was Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger, a professional model. Unfortunately, during his childhood, he committed suicide, leaving a six-year-old Jeffree under the care of his mother.
Growing up, Jeffree would experiment with his makeup skills using his mother’s equipment. And later on, in junior high, he made it a daily routine going to school with makeup. He would then move to Hollywood to try out a modeling and makeup career, as he held onto his music career. He worked in many makeup salons as he handled other money-making appointments on the side.
When Myspace was a central social platform, Jeffree star gained a considerable following on social media for his makeup exhibitions. He got so many likes and thousands of comments, and his account was recognized as the most commented profile in 2006. At the same time, he kept releasing songs on Myspace, regularly topping the independent artist’s charts.
The Career of Jeffree Star
Star’s career can be attributed to him being an active user of Myspace, writing blogs about his life, and showcasing himself as a beauty and fashion enthusiast. He further boosted his ambitions in music when his friend Samantha Maloney asked him to make music. And in 2007, he was part of a tour group that moved through 15 American cities.
Jeffree’s released her debut album ‘Beauty Killer’ in 2009, under Popsicle Records. The album performed well on various charts, peaking at number 2 on the top heatseekers chart and number 122 on the billboard 200. He went ahead to release four plays and five music videos.
Star managed to work with Kesha and Nicki Minaj throughout his career before signing to Akon’s Konvict Music in 2010. Akon even described him as the next Lady Gaga. Star has worked with several other musical performers such as Millionaires, Blood on the Dance Floor, Deuce, and Larry Tee. Her anticipated second album did not see the light of the day since she decided to quit the music scene in 2013, citing personal differences with Akon. And that was the last time we would ever see him in the music industry.
In 2014, Jeffree launched his cosmetics company from the finances he had raised through his music and makeup career and savings. He is among the first makeup artists to use a YouTube channel for promotion. He used his music channel to post products from Jeffree Cosmetics Company. Being friends with figures such as Kat Von D boosted her YouTube fan base with close to 15 million subscribers and 1.7 billion video views.
He releases a velour liquid lipstick collection, and each of the 30,000 units sold out in minutes. His next release was a collection of lip scrubs, highlighters, and eye shadow palettes. The last release was a clothing line, a supply of mirrors, makeup bags, and many more. Today majority of Jeffree’s revenue comes directly from the central warehouse in Los Angeles.
Jeffree revealed that his makeup empire grossed more than $100 million in revenue for the year 2018. These claims went unconfirmed because Jeffree’s cosmetics is a private company. Although estimates from his spending habits and cosmetics collection could prove that his company is making good money.
Star has also confessed that he is an active investor in the marijuana industry and has a few properties under real estate. He opened his shipping center to handle Jeffree star cosmetics shipments.
Jeffree and his former partner lived in a huge mansion located in Calabasas, California. He had purchased the house in 2016 at $3.6 million, and the house had ten bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. He then pumped in more millions for upgrades. In November 2020, Star sold the 7,000 square foot home for $3.4 million.
With a net worth of $200 million, Jeffree’s transition from a promising music career to an entirely new cosmetics business seems to have been a good move for him. His existing fame enabled him to utilize his fan base and resources to grow his wealth. Despite being among the highest-paid you tubers, Jeffree’s wealth can be attributed to his cosmetic business.