Quick Facts of

  • First NameJames Charles
  • Net Worth$ 12 million
  • CareerModel, Make up artist

How Much Is The Of Fortune James Charles?  

James Charles is an American internet sensation who chose YouTube to make his career. He is mostly known for his controversial comments and posts on his social media.   

As of January 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $12 million as per the Celebrity Net Worth. On the other hand, some online sites also claim that he is worth $10 million.

Besides a YouTuber, Charles is also a makeup artist and model. Additionally, he was the first-ever male celebrity to become the ambassador for CoverGirl cosmetics brand in 2016.  

Career Fame As Beauty YouTuber: Started As Hairstylist

The media sensation James started his career as a hairstylist. After that, he started uploading beauty vlogs on his self-titled YouTube channel created on December 1, 2015.    

Later, Charles grabbed the limelight as a male beauty guru and soon after that, he went viral after becoming the first male celebrity ambassador for the cosmetic brand, CoverGirl on October 11, 2016.     

As the spokesmodel of the brand, he worked along with, Katy Perry who is mostly famous for her contribution to the musical field as a singer and songwriter.

CoverGirl spokesmodel James Charles
CoverGirl spokesmodel James Charles   Image Source: ABC News

Additionally, in 2017, during Los Angeles Fashion Week, the makeup artist walked the runway for MarcoMarco’s Six 1/2 Collection. A year later, in order to release an eyeshadow palette, James collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics

Moreover, the versatile personality also got an invitation to open the above-collaborated company’s second UK store in January 2019. The same year in March, Charles showed his talent by doing a graceful makeup for Iggy Azalea’s music video shoot for the song, Sally Walker where he also made a cameo appearance.

Besides that, the 20-year-old star is also a part of the shows such as Apologies in Advance with Andrea Russett, Zall GoodShane and Friends, The Secret World of Jeffree Star, and Strahan, Sara and Keke

Beautiful House Of James Charles
Beautiful House Of James Charles   Image Source: Variety

The internet sensation James Charles bought a lavish villa in the Encino area of Los Angeles. The house  styled in The Cape Cod covers the area of 5,137 square feet. It has 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.         

Social Media Earnings

James Charles is an internet sensation and there is no doubt that he has really massive fan following on his social media profiles. As of 2020, he has 4.6 million followers on Twitter.   

Similarly, his Instagram has 16.2 million followers with an 8.97% engagement rate. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he earns between $32,220 to $53,700 per sponsor post.  

Also, the versatile star also has a self-titled YouTube channel which has 16.6 million subscribers and 1.8 billion total views. According to the Social Blade, Charles earns $11K to $1176.8K per month and $132.6K to $2.1 million per year. 


James Charles was born James Charles Dickinson on May 23, 1999, in Albany County, New York, United States. His mother is Christie Dickinson while his father’s identity is not available. The model has a brother named Ian Jeffrey.  

The beauty guru attended Bethlehem Central High School.

Talking about James’ personal life, Charles one said that he is not fully gay. As per him, he was attracted to both girls and transgender in his past.             

Similarly, there was once the rumor that he was dating Grayson Dolan in 2018.       

Controversial Comments  

The CoverGirl spokesmodel James often falls in various troubles beacuse of his no filter attitude. He is engaged in different controversies in his life. Here are a few of them:       

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Joke On Ebola     

Charles first got him in trouble after he tweeted an offensive joke regarding Africa and Ebola in February 2017.      

James Charles' tweet joke on Ebola
James Charles’ tweet joke on Ebola   Image Source: Revelist

After the criticism, he apologized saying: 

“I am extremely sorry for what I said. There are no excuses. No one owes me forgiveness, but I’ve learned a lot from the experience. I hope that the people who might look up to me will be able to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them.”

Clash With Tati Westbrook

Tati Westbrook was once Charles’s collaborator as well as the mentor. On May 10, 2019, James was engaged in a huge controversy when he uploaded an Instagram commercial for the product which was a rival company of Tati.

James Charles and Tati Westbrook
James Charles and Tati Westbrook   Image Source: Seventeen Magazine

Responding to the advertisements, Westbrook posted a video saying she felt betrayed and had ended her relationship with James. Likewise, the beauty guru was accused of spreading lies about Tati, insulting other members of the beauty community and also attempted to sleep with a guy who was not gay. 

The reaction of the people for whatever reason was really painful and within a day of the scandal, Charles lost 2 million subscribers on YouTube.             

Racism Controversy

The make-up artist uploaded a video where he was singing, My Type by American rapper Saweetie that contains the slur nigga on January 1, 2020. 

There sparked the creation of a trending hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, #JamesCharlesOverParty after James denied singing the word, claiming he skipped over it.