Who is Jeffree Star?
Jeffrey Lynn Steininger was born on 15 November 1985, in Orange County, California, USA, and is a singer, fashion designer, songwriter, model, and make-up artist, but best known under his professional name Jeffree Star with his gender-bending appearance and persona. He started his music career by earning popularity on the website MySpace, before going on to release various extended plays.
The Wealth of Jeffree Star
How rich is Jeffree Star? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry. He has released various music projects and has also made appearances in film and on television. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and WorkJeffree’s father passed away when the boy was still young, and he was raised solely by his mother who, however, was very busy as she worked as a model and was frequently away on assignments. He became fascinated with his mother’s make-up, and he would convince her that he should start to wear makeup while attending high school. After matriculating, he then moved to Los Angeles to try to look for career opportunities, becoming involved in various music, modeling and make-up jobs.
During the weekends, he had to use a fake ID to be able to enter Hollywood clubs, and he would often go there dressed in nine inch high heels as well as mini dresses. Eventually, he would find some connections which would lead him to do make-up work for celebrities at their homes, and other connections who would help him to start a modeling career.
Making Strides in Music
With his modeling, make-up, and fashion design careers on the rise, Star started his own profile on the social networking website MySpace. Eventually, he used his profile as an avenue to start releasing music, while also blogging about his life. He started making commentaries on confidence, self-image, life, beauty… and fame.
He started building his own fan base, and so his network continued to grow. He began posting photo shoots too, but his music would find a lot of popularity, making him one of the most prominent unsigned artists of the time.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 30, 2018
He would start venturing into pop and electronica music when he became friends with drummer Samantha Maloney of Peaches, who would encourage him to start making music. In 2007, he became a part of the True Colors Tour which allowed him to travel to various parts of the US and Canada. He started working with the LGBT Logo channel, and was also a part of events during Pride month. Concurrently he released two EPs named “Plastic Surgery Slumber Party” and “Cupcakes Taste Like Violence”, before going on to release his own debut album entitled “Beauty Killer”. In 2010, he appeared in the music video “Take It Off” by Kesha”, and started working with other musicians as well, including with Blood on the Dance Floor, Larry Tee and Millionaires.
Other Endeavors and Personal Life
Over the next few years, Jeffree would continue to release music and including an EP entitled “Mr. Diva”. He also started finding work on television, becoming a part of the series “Video on Trial”, which is a Canadian comedy program. He also appeared in two episodes of the reality television show entitled “LA Ink”, which is a spin-off of TLC’s “Miami Ink”. In 2015, he appeared in the film “What Now”, which is a romantic comedy film starting Ash Avildsen.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 26, 2018
He also appeared in the commercial for his own company called Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and devotes a lot of time to his business which sells various signature cosmetic products. He says in his website that he focuses a lot on lipsticks as he loves lips, but has also started venturing into making other products as well as other colors. According to reports, he resides in Calabasas, California and is living with his boyfriend Nathan Schwandt.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 30, 2018
Jeffree Star on Social Media
Jeffree is very active on social media, particularly on websites Twitter and Instagram. He promotes a lot of his products on his Twitter page, and also showcases pictures of some of his recent endeavors, and in which he is often seen with his boyfriend and his friends, while also promoting some of his recent releases. He also posts similar pictures on his Instagram page, and also portrays modelling work using his cosmetic products. He is also posting pictures of his various travels as well as some of the work he’s done with celebrities. One of his recent travels is to Hawaii, and he mentions that it is one of his most favorite places to visit.