15+ Facts About Controversial YouTuber Jeffree Star

Diply 24 Oct 2018

Jeffree Star is one of the biggest names in beauty right now. With his company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, pushing out new products and launches all the time, and his YouTube channel crossing 11,000,000 subscribers, Jeffree's career is in the spotlight more than ever.

Hot off a few ever-changing feuds with his fellow beauty gurus, here's a couple things you didn't know about the controversial makeup artist.

1. His makeup company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, is worth a TON of money.

YouTube | jeffreestar

While Jeffree has a few companies under his belt, his most notable company is Jeffree Star Cosmetics. YouTuber David Dobrik actually asked Jeffree how much the company is worth, and Jeffree told him. Ready?

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It's worth, like, 150 million dollars.

YouTube | David Dobrik

While Jeffree wasn't clear on whether he means that number is his overall worth or just Jeffree Star Cosmetics', it's still an absolute ton. (Peep the gold straw. And the hot pink Tesla behind him. And Trisha Paytas.)

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2. Shane Dawson did a documentary on him.

YouTube | shane

Called "The Secret Life of Jeffree Star," the five-part series has racked up over 100 million total views, of course, due to its deep dive into the world of Jeffree's unreal life.

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3. His famous friends include the biggest drag queens in the business.

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 winner and musician Trixie Mattel recently put Jeffree into her drag, complete with a wig that could reach the stars. He's also worked with drag queens like Laganja Estranja, Alyssa Edwards, and Aquaria.

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4. He's constantly in some sort of drama.

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It takes one quick Google search to pull up a laundry list of feuds Jeffree has had with his fellow beauty influencers. From racism allegations to manipulation to Snapchat rants, Jeffree is no stranger to controversy.

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His most recent feud is with YouTuber Thomas Halbert.

Twitter | @JeffreeStar

Halbert claims that Jeffree used a racial slur while in his presence, and alleged that Jeffree keeps video recordings of his former friends as blackmail material. Jeffree says he's lying.

Um...well...guys, I just don't get YouTubers.

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5. He has six (six!!!) dogs.

YouTube | jeffreestar

Jeffree and his boyfriend Nate recently added their 6th Pomeranian to their family. All of their dogs have "D" names (Kardashian-style): Diva, Diamond, Delicious, Daddy, Drama, and...

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...their newest puppy is named DaVinci.

Instagram | @jeffreestar

Jeffree says in his introduction video that DaVinci is the last dog they'll get, as six is their limit. If you want to see a bunch of cute dogs meet a baby puppy, check that video out.

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6. He doesn't care what pronoun you use. 

Instagram | @jeffreestar

Shane Dawson asked Jeffree to clarify what pronoun he prefers. Jeffree said, "I'm just Jeffree. [...] Everyone calls me he, she, whatever they want. Yeah, I'm an alien."

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7. His teeth aren't 100% real. 

YouTube | shane

In the same series, Jeffree revealed that one of the first things he had done after he got money was to have his teeth re-done. He also...lets his dogs clean them? So there's that.

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8. He used to have a music career. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

Before beauty, Jeffree Star was known around MySpace for his music. In fact, he was so well-known that he had merchandise in Hot Topic at one time. He also used to have a much different face. Wild.

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9. He originally signed a record deal with Akon.

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You know, the guy who signed Lady Gaga?That deal eventually fell apart as Akon found himself in legal trouble, so Jeffree turned his attention from music to makeup.

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10. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the world.

YouTube | jeffreestar

He attended the launch of Kim Kardashian West's beauty line KKW and snapped a few pics with her. The two seem to be pretty solid acquaintances at this point.

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11. He's done his makeup in some weird places. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

For instance, he and James Charles rented a hot air balloon and then did their makeup routines in a hot air balloon. Like, just so we're clear, these two are putting on eyeshadow IN A HOT AIR BALLOON.

A HOT. AIR. BALLOON.

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He's also done his makeup while water rafting. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

Um? I mean, water rafting is hard enough, so I can't imagine doing my makeup while doing it. I guess that's why he has $150 million and I fully do not.

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12. He sliced a Chanel bag in half with a hot knife. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

In a video with former friend Manny Mua, Jeffree did the hot knife challenge. Basically, that involves getting a sharp knife really, really hot and then cutting stuff with it. You know, normal YouTube things.

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It caught on fire. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

Because why not just destroy a luxury bag worth thousands for funzies? Jeffree, next time you want to get rid of a Chanel bag, just send it to me.

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13. He once did a song with Nicki Minaj.

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Before Nicki was truly queen Nicki, she did a guest track on Jeffree's song, "Lollipop Luxury." You can listen to the track here, but be warned: there's explicit language (naturally).

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14. He did a limited edition liquid lipstick collection for charity. 

Instagram | @jeffreestar

Jeffree Star Cosmetics released a mini liquid lipstick set called the Equality Mini Bundle during pride month. All of the proceeds from the box were donated to a charity benefiting the LGBT community.

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The donated amount was a crazy number.

Instagram | @jeffreestar

Say what you want about Jeffree (I certainly do), he does follow through on promises. The profits from the bundle wound up equalling $125,000, which Jeffree donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

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15. He owns over a hundred arcade machines.

YouTube | shane

He keeps a few in his house (a "few" being, like, 10) and the rest in a warehouse that he also owns. I've never seen a The X-Files pinball machine, and I want to play it immediately.

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16. A Sephora employee once leaked his account details. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

The employee tweeted that Jeffree had 73,000 Sephora points. At Sephora, one point=one dollar. That basically means Jeffree spent $73,000 at Sephora. Jeffree said he had the employee fired and the police were investigating.

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17. He and Kat Von D used to be close friends. 

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Kat was the one who hooked Jeffree up with his cosmetics lab, did a few of his tattoos, and got him in touch with his logo designer. Their friendship spanned 10 years.

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Their friendship ended very publicly. 

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After Kat released a video accusing Jeffree of stealing the Jeffree Star Cosmetics logo design, Jeffree posted his own video claiming the opposite. The two haven't been friends since then.

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Jeffree unearthed that fight again recently. 

YouTube | jeffreestar

After two years, Jeffree uploaded a video called "FULL FACE OF BRANDS THAT HATE ME" in which he alleged that the lipstick she once named after him was still for sale (at the time) because Kat didn't own her own company. Yikes.

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