Jeffree Star is a jack of many trades. He is a model, fashion designer, makeup artist, and he was even once a highly acclaimed singer. But after nearly hitting rock bottom and being flat out broke trying to launch his music career, it’s hard not to wonder how he became the millionaire he is today! Jeffree Star’s net worth in 2018 is estimated at $20.0 million, according to sources. Find out how Star went from broke to ballin’!
American makeup artist Jeffree Star, age 32, was famous for being a controversial wild child in the past. He was once known for racist comments he’d made, but later openly apologized for his behavior in his videos.
He was born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger on November 15, 1985, in Orange County, California to Glen and Laurie Steininger.
Glen Steininger passed away when Star was just six years old. He was raised by his mother, who was a model back then.
When he was 17 years old, Star signed up for MySpace and quickly gained attention, thanks to his provocative personality and controversial attire. He went on to become a famous YouTuber, musician, and entrepreneur.
Today, he is wildly successful and lives a life of luxury, finally 100% comfortable in his own, beautified skin. But how exactly did he work his way to the top?
If you want to know more about Jeffree Star’s net worth in 2018, then we have all the details for you right here.
How Did Jeffree Star Get Rich?
Jeffree Star’s net worth is estimated at $20.0 million in 2018, according to sources.
While growing up, Star’s dream career besides makeup and fashion was to be a musician. So, he moved to Los Angeles after he graduated from high school in hopes of making it big.
He started off his music career on MySpace, where his self-released music received more than 25 million plays. Star used the social networking site to promote his music and fashion career so that he could gain stardom and popularity.
He became an instant celebrity in the world of MySpace, pushing the envelope with his wild videos, profanity, and his “IDGAF” attitude. You either loved or hated him. But either way, his name was quickly spreading to the masses.
Then on September 22, 2009, Star released his first and only studio album under Popsicle Records called Beauty Killer. The album’s music is mainly dance-pop music, but it features elements of rock and punk.
Star went on to work with Nicki Minaj and released the song, “Lollipop Luxury.” He then signed with record producer Akon when it looked like his music career was about to peak, and he released a song called “Prom Night.”
His Struggle as a Music Artist
On “Becoming Jeffree Star for a Day,” Star revealed that there was a point in his life when he had spent all his money and wasn’t earning much because of his music career. So, he decided to go to Akon and asked him for help.
He was so broke that he wanted Akon to help him stay afloat and so that he was not starving. In fact, Akon even paid for Star’s back teeth procedure.
Star was going through a lot of money struggles and all the MySpace money he had spent. There was a point when he had tax liens, and his account was frozen. He thought signing up with Akon would fix his career and money issues.
But things didn’t work out for him and he was really low because he quit working as a makeup artist to get into music. And he had invested a lot of time and money in the industry to make it big as a musician.
Additionally, Star has released three EP’s titled Plastic Surgery Slumber Party, Cupcakes Taste Like Violence, and Mr. Diva. Even though he never became internationally acclaimed for his music, he had certainly cemented his name among online stars.
And that’s when other social media networks like YouTube and Instagram began to take over. Star obviously jumped on board.
In 2014, Star was only left with $3,000 in his account after all the investments, and he was living in a small apartment. He took that money and started his makeup business. And four years later, Star’s life has completely changed.
Today, Star has around 6.7 million followers on Instagram. He reportedly earns around $10,169 to $16,948 per post on the photo-sharing app.
After launching his own makeup line, Star took to YouTube and started making videos to promote his own brand. He quickly became famous on YouTube for posting makeup videos and collaborating with different makeup artists.
MySpace was a thing of the past, and Star was reaping all the benefits of launching himself as his own entity.
Today, Star has over 8.6 million followers on YouTube, and he reportedly earns around $20,000 to $319,000 monthly from the video-sharing website. His estimated yearly earnings are reported to be anywhere from $239,000 to $3.8 million.
According to reports, Star makes around $4,500 per day from YouTube alone! Additionally, he earns revenue from touring and working with brands like Morphe Cosmetics.
Star has a closet filled with jewelry and designer handbags, including limited edition items, which he thinks is an investment. He has a Dior bag, which only he, Beyoncé, and Rihanna have.
Moreover, Star is obsessed with Birkin bags and also considers them as an investment. He has a Himalayan Birkin, which is a collector’s item that costs $125,000.
He also loves Gucci products and rocks them any chance he can get.
When asked how much he’s paid for certain items, he laughs and claims that he really doesn’t know because he doesn’t look at price tags! (Wouldn’t that be nice?!)
Star invests a lot in bags and jewelry and feels that the price of these pieces will go up in value. He reportedly has $6.0 to $7.0 million worth of items in one of his closets alone.
The 32-year-old also earns a lot from property investments and has properties around the world. Star paid around $20.0 million in taxes. His yearly income is more than $100.0 million.
Jeffree Star’s Makeup Line
In 2014, Star launched his e-commerce makeup brand known as Jeffree Star Cosmetics using his savings. His first eyeshadow palette is called Beauty Killer, like his debut album (which he feels never got the credit it deserved).
His makeup line started with liquid lipsticks. Now, he sells other makeup products like highlighter palettes, eye shadows, lip products, clothes, and accessories.
Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick is priced at $18.00 and the eye-shadow palette costs between $45.00 and $52.00. Skin Frost starts at $29.00 and a palette is priced at $40.00.
His Velour Lip Scrub is priced at $12.00 and comes in different flavors like Orange Gummy Bear, Orange Soda, and Candy Necklace.
Besides makeup, Star has also launched his own clothing line. It includes T-shirts, hoodies, windbreakers, and jackets. The products are priced between $25.00 and $54.00.
Accessories include makeup travel bags, mirrors, phone cases, and more.
Star is also a part of Killer Merch along with other partners like Danny Duncan, Kevin Hart, Drew Cole, and others.
Additionally, since Star is a huge makeup mogul, he owns a warehouse, where his makeup products are packed and shipped from.
On August 25, 2018 and September 22, 2018, Star will be a part of “Behind the Brush with Lipsticknick” in Chicago and New York. He will be talking about everything related to makeup.
The tickets are priced at $250.00, $350.00, and $450.00.
Jeffree Star’s House Is Worth $4.1 Million
The cosmetics mogul likes to live a king size life and owns a mansion in Calabasas, California. His neighbors reportedly include the Kardashians, Marvel Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Sean Astin, Jim Wilson, and other celebrities.
Star’s 7,100-square-foot home is surrounded by scenic views of the mountains and the valley. It has six bedrooms, seven baths, and a four-car garage. Also, it has high-end custom closets, four fireplaces, a library, a BBQ center, a huge swimming pool, and even maid’s quarters.
The house was built in 2013 and was sold in 2016 for $3.6 million. The current value is reportedly estimated at $4.1 million.
When Star moved into the house, he had it painted and decorated completely in pink! He has names for all the rooms, too, like the Red Room, the Gold Room, and the Barbie Room.
Since Star has a bit of a pinball obsession, he has several pinball machines in his house, including another 100 machines in his warehouse.
The top floor has handmade Swarovski upholstered walls and a huge closet to store all his clothes, makeup, and jewelry.
Star also reportedly has a house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He lives there part-time with his boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt, and his family.
Also, Star and his boyfriend have apartments in different states.
Jeffree Star’s Car Collection
Star’s first car was a 1991 Nissan. He now has a pink Lamborghini that cost him around $375,000, a Barbie BMW i8, and a Tesla.
He also has a Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge Edition 2018, which is pink and customized by his boyfriend. The car’s price is more than $350,000.
SELF MADE. 💖 Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever buy a Lamborghini… Sometimes my life feels like a crazy dream but then I pinch myself and remind myself of all the struggles, hard times, sleeping on friends couches to get to work when I couldn’t afford my own place.. I remember my first car was a 1991 Nissan and it would break down all the time when I was a freelance makeup artist and worked at MAC. What am I getting at? That ANYTHING is possible. It’s not about the car or how much money I’ve made, it’s about the personal goals I’ve accomplished and the dreams I never gave up on, when people would spit in my face and tell me no one would ever take a man wearing makeup seriously 😌 It’s to remind all of YOU to never give up on what you set out to accomplish. Never let anyone take away your sparkle. I’ve been to hell and back but I made it. 💖 #jeffreestarcosmetics #lamborghini #huracan #mrdiva
Star flies in style, too, with his private jet. Because to top it all off, why wouldn’t he?
He went from zero to millionaire in a matter of a decade, and we are still in awe of Jeffree Star’s incredible worth.