Jeffree Star is a popular American YouTube personality, musician, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and social media star. He initially gained fame as a make-up artist for his electrifying videos on makeup and beauty he uploaded to his self-titled YouTube channel, on which he has a whopping 15 million subscribers. Furthermore, his love for music has earned him a huge fanbase on the website MySpace and went on to release his debut album “Beauty Killer’ in 2009. Nowadays, Jeffree is recognized as the founder of the multi-million dollar cosmetics brand known as Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
Jeffree Star Biography
Jeffree Star was born on the 15th of November 1985, in Orange County, California, United States of America. He is currently 37 years old.
|Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.
|Date of Birth
|November 15, 1985
|Place of Birth
|Orange County, California, U.S.
|37 years old
|YouTuber, Musician, Fashion Designer, Makeup Artist
|Calabasas, California, U.S.
Family and Education
Jeffree Star is the son of Jeffrey L. Steininger and his wife Marra Shubyann Lindstrom Steininger. His father died by committing suicide when he was six years old and was eventually raised by his mother. As a model, she used to travel a lot for modeling consignments leaving him behind at home alone.
Jeffree fell in love with makeup while he was still young and would try different makeup with his mother’s makeup kit whenever she is out of the home. He also convinced her mother to let him go to school boasting makeup. He studied at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove California and upon graduating from school, he moved to Los Angeles hoping to become a makeup artist.
Jeffree Star Love Life
As far as his love life is concerned, Jeffree Star came out as gay when questions arose about his sexual orientation. He loves to dress up like a woman which often put him in controversies and people were curious to know whether he had gender-change surgeries.
He was quite involved in a few relationships with men over the course of his career. The social media sensation is no longer in a relationship with his boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt. Nathan is also a famous Instagrammer and they became friends on Instagram.
After a couple of meetups, Jeffree and Nathan were attracted to each other and started dating in 2015. They led a happy life together in Calabasas, California. You can see them featured together in tons of videos and pictures. There were plenty of accusations that Nathan had turned his sexuality to Gay but he refuted those claims stating that he is straight and gender has nothing to do with their relationship.
He broke up with his boyfriend Nathan and announced their split in a YouTube video titled “We Broke Up,” posted on January 11, 2020. He deleted all the photos and videos of them being together from his social media accounts.
Jeffree dated musician Tyler Carter in 2015 and Chris Crocker from 2005 until 2009.
|Feet – 6 feet 1 inch
Centimeters – 185 cm
Meters – 1.85 m
|Kilograms – 73 kg
Pounds – 161 lbs
|Dyed Platinum Blonde
Dyed Platinum Blonde
Jeffree made his feature film debut with the musical comedy movie, ‘Hella Crazy’ in 2008.
Star’s first television appearance came in July 2017 when he appeared as a guest on the talk show, Spread TV.
He became fascinated with music when he befriended Peaches’ drummer Samantha Maloney and went on True Colors Tour 2007, which was sponsored by the LGBT Logo channel.
He dropped his first and only studio album “Beauty Killer” on September 22, 2009, which spawned hit singles like “Prisoner” and “Lollipop Luxury” featuring Nicki Minaj. The album reached number 7 on the US Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart as well as peaked at #2 on the US Heatseekers chart.
In addition, he has about five extended plays to his name, including “Plastic Surgery Slumber Party”, “Cupcakes Taste Like Violence”, “Virginity”, “Concealer” and “Mr. Diva”.
Jeffree Star Favorite Things
- Band – Backstreet Boys
- Song – 2 Become 1 by Spice Girls
- Emoji Alter Ego – Red lipstick one or the handcuff one
- Snapchat Filter – Flower Crown
Jeffree Star Net Worth
As of 2019, Jeffree Star has accumulated a whopping $75 million as his net worth. His cosmetic company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which he launched in 2014, has now grown to be a multi-million dollar company. He leveraged social media, especially YouTube and Instagram, to promote his makeup line and that eventually paid off him.
Catering the beauty needs of young people, JSC’s cosmetic range includes lipsticks, highlighter palettes, lip scrubs, eyeshadow palettes, and accessories. He also has a fashion line called Beauty Forever and is planning to launch a skincare line.
Jeffree’s cumulative net worth comes from various sources, including his cosmetic line, clothing line, and most importantly YouTube earnings, on which he has over 15 million subscribers.
Social Media Presence
The social media mogul has accrued a huge fan base on social media, particularly on YouTube and Instagram. He has earned over 16 million subscribers on Youtube and 14 million followers on Instagram. Jeffree uses his social media popularity to cash in and also to promote his new makeup and fashion products.
Jeffree Star Facts
He started out as a musical artist on MySpace ad used the platform to capitalize on his music and fashion designing endeavors. In no time, he became one of the most popular independent artists on My Space.
Meantime, he also furthered his makeup ambitions and sneaked into swanky LA clubs in disguise as a young woman and established contacts with celebrities. That helped him to gain makeup gigs for fashion and music video shoots.
With years of experience in makeup and fashion, Jeffree is now helping people out there taking makeup classes around the world.
In 2010, Jeffree appeared in the second video version of Keisha’s music single, ‘Take It Off’.
In 2014, he launched his own makeup line called Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which is one of the most popular makeup brands around the world.
He has appeared in music videos by Good Charlotte as well as multiple episodes of the TV series LA Ink.
Famous tattoo artist Kat Von D disassociated herself from Jeffree after years of working together claiming “drug use, racism, and bullying”. She is responsible for almost all of his beautiful body art.
Star was often accused of racism due to derogatory remarks about minorities, although he later apologized for those remarks.
In 2018, Forbes named Jeffree as the 5th highest-paid YouTube star with earnings of $18 million.
In April 2019, Star revealed that a part of the consignment including palettes and lip liners worth $2.5 million was stolen from his warehouse.
Jeffree is known for his gender-bending transgressive appearance and personality.