James Charles is a popular American internet personality who had his rise to fame by being a makeup vlogger on Youtube.
He’s also famous for his makeup skill and modeling career where he became the first male spokesperson for CoverGirl back in 2016 and even appeared in one of their product commercials with popular mainstream media artists like Katy Perry and DJ Amy Pham.
The makeup vlogger has also appeared in “The Ellen Degeneres Show” as one of their guests and where he discussed all his experience as a male ambassador for a cosmetics brand.
He’s also been featured in a few films and even collaborated with other makeup vloggers and celebrities like Zendaya to make a video with them.
Charles has also been known for several controversies where he’d get into arguments and fights with other people in the makeup world and for his outrageous on sensitive topics. This helped him gain more fame and attention but also attracted a lot of haters along the way.
If you want to know more about this popular figure, then keep reading as we’ll explain to you his net worth, personal life, career, and more.
Early Life and Education
James Charles, whose full name is James Charles Dickinson, was born on the 23rd of May, 1999. His birthplace is in Bethlehem, New York. His mother’s name is Christie Dickinson and he also has a brother who is younger than him named Jeffrey.
There’s not much known about his father as there’s still no information about him yet. When he was 12, Charles also openly admitted to his family that he was actually gay.
He then attended Bethlehem Central High School and graduated by 2017 and during his time over there, James began to have an interest in makeup and slowly began practicing this skill.
His parents had full support with his new hobby and his father even offered to rebuild their basement so Charles can practice his makeup with his friends over there.
As his expertise in makeup slowly improved, James then created a Youtube channel back in 2015 where he gave makeup tutorial videos. He was then able to get an ample amount of followers which gave him the popularity needed to turn it into a career.
Becoming an Internet Celebrity
As James’s content was a hit among makeup enthusiasts, he was able to get a huge amount of followers over time and his influence on Instagram also helped him increase the number of viewers and subscribers to his channel.
His followers slowly reached up to 5.1 million which is also the same amount for his followers on Instagram and Twitter.
One of the stunts that the vlogger made to put him on the trending tabs was when in 2016, he brought his own light ring for his high school prom which gave his pictures some highlighted effects.
This caught attention to one of the most popular cosmetic brands, CoverGirl, and eventually made Charles as their first male spokesperson.
Charles was also able to appear in a few television shows like “Apologies in Advance”, “The Secret World of Jeffree Star”, and “Strahan and Sarah”.
As James’s popularity was continually rising, he was also able to make videos with other famous Youtube celebrities and stars which helped him increase the view counts and subscribers to his channel and made him into one of the most famous makeup vloggers in the internet.
Career in Modelling
With Jame Charles becoming the first spokesperson in CoverGirl, this gave him an opportunity to have a big modeling career and helped him spread his fame into mainstream media.
He’s been able to work alongside other CoverGirl spokespersons like the singer Katy Perry and he’s even walked fashion show runways like in the 2017 Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Charles was also able to make his own line of eyeshadow palettes when he collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics during 2018.
During the short amount of time that James Charles became one of the biggest youtube personalities, he’s been able to create a lot of controversies throughout his career and also gained a bit of notoriety within the Youtube community.
In 2017, before he and his classmates arrived in South Africa for a quick trip, he made a crude and racist statement about the Ebola virus.
He eventually deleted his tweets but social media has already done its job of criticizing him and even tried to get CoverGirl to remove him from his position as an Ambassador. He managed to calm the masses down by making a public apology to all of his fans.
Although things we’re able to calm down for a bit, James stumbled upon another controversy the following month when Thomas Halbert, another makeup vlogger, gave evidence that Charles actually lied to everyone regarding his rise to fame.
He showed everyone screenshots of their conversation where the beauty vlogger told him that all of the pics that were taken during their prom night was photoshopped and retaken. James later apologized for this.
Total Net Worth
With James Charles being able to have followers on Youtube reaching over 5 million with 825 million views and also become an ambassador to CoverGirl, the YouTube celebrity was able to create a total net worth of over $12 million.
This amount is no surprise as he makes almost $4.5 million a year from his youtube channel alone. He also has several sponsorships from other brands and a cosmetic line that’s been supported by his loyal fans.
Who is James Charles Currently Dating?
With the rise to fame of this popular makeup vlogger, James Charles has been having a hard time finding any relationship at the moment due to his busy schedule.
Though there are some rumors going on that he’s going out with Grayson Dolan, who’s been close with Charles for quite a while.
It’s been shown in several of their videos that they’ve been flirting with each other but it’s not confirmed yet whether they are together or not.