If you like makeup and are the type of person who can spend hours on YouTube pondering the meaning of life and/or the best foundations for oily skin, chances are you're well aware of Jeffree Star. The MUA is just as famous for his grab bag of controversies as he is for his hugely popular cosmetics line, but who cares? Certainly not Jeffree—he's busy laughing all the way to the bank.
That's right. This infamous internet personality has moolah in the tens of millions sitting in his bank account. In other words, enough money to buy a pink Tesla, three homes, a Himalayan Birkin bag worth $125,000, and a fancy dog named Delicious! Here's how Jeffree got it done.
OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Jeffree's channel is hugely popular thanks to his super honest and sometimes brow-raising makeup reviews (the one where he hates on Kylie Jenner's brushes is truly memorable). Each video has the potential to bring in—wait for it—thousands of dollars.
One of Jeffree's most-watched pieces of content is the music video for his song "Beauty Killer," which made him $24,294 by the time it hit the 13-million-views mark. That's not a ton of money, but considering that plenty of Jeffree's videos bring in at least that many viewers, it's safe to assume he's making hundreds of thousands a year thanks to YouTube alone.
P.S. The aforementioned music video aside, a lot of people have wondered how much money Jeffree made from his short-lived stint as a singer. While he did earn a nice chunk of change as a MySpace musician, he says the career wasn't a long-term moneymaker. Thank you, Jeffree, now I no longer need to get an MBA.
HIS MAKEUP LINE EARNS BANK
Jeffree's massive makeup business looks to be his most lucrative endeavor by far. He even has his own entire warehouse with 100 employees, an operation that costs $175k a month just to run. But considering he makes up to $5.2 million per product launch, he can probably afford it. And speaking of Jeffree's warehouse, you can check out a truly fascinating tour here:
So, how much does Jeffree earn from his cosmetics empire each year? Back in August, YouTuber David Dobrik straight-up asked Jeffree, and the answer was a shocking "$150 million."
OH, AND HE ALSO HAS A BUNCH OF RANDOM SIDE HUSTLES
Jeffree says he owns about 10 small businesses, including a marijuana line. "I own investment properties around the world, I invest in the marijuana business," he recently mused. "I own an entire shipment and fulfillment center, I own a merchandise company, I print and manufacture everything myself. So I have about ten businesses that I'm currently running besides my brand which is my cosmetics company."
JEFFREE'S TOTAL NET WORTH = JAW-DROPPING
Reports on the precise figure differ, but Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Jeffree's net worth comes in at $50 million. Shocking, right? But it actually makes sense given all the information we just learned. Dude brings home $150 million per year! So after taxes, overhead, the cost of living a very fancy life, and taking care of Delicious the Doggo, yeah—$50 million sounds right.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.