Born in November 1985 as Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr., Jeffree Star is an American YouTuber, entrepreneur, makeup artist, and former singer-songwriter. Jeffree is the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In the past few years, Jeffree Star dogs have become stars just as much as their owner.
In 2009 Jeffree released a studio album called Beauty Killer. The album included songs with Nicki Minaj and then embarked on several world tours to promote his music.
In November 2014, Star founded his Jeffree Star Cosmetics company. The rest, as they say, is history. He has earned quite a lot of money from his YouTube videos and cosmetics company. In 2018, for example, he earned $18 million from YouTube alone, making him the fifth-highest-paid YouTuber that year.
Early Life and Career
Born in Los Angeles County, California, YouTuber Jeffree Star grew up in Orange County, California. He began experimenting with his mother’s makeup as a child. Star even convinced her to let him wear it to school when he was in junior high.
Jeffree attended Pacifica High School and graduated in 2002. Following his high school graduation, he legally changed his name and relocated to Los Angeles. There, he supported himself with makeup, modeling, and music jobs.
In his early years, he says he used a fake ID to attend Hollywood clubs during the weekends. That is where celebrities would hire him as a personal makeup artist. Determined to succeed from the early days, Star used MySpace to grow his music career and fashion design career. He used the social media network as a blog.
On MySpace, Star shared his personal life, but also provided social commentary on fame and beauty. He built up a decent fan base, giving his profile a large number of friends. In the beginning, his MySpace photoshoots would gain more than 50,000 comments.
From there, he continued his career as a pop vocalist after befriending Samantha Maloney, drummer of Peaches. During the summer of 2007, Star joined the True Colors Tour, traveling through 15 cities in the US and Canada. Sponsored by the LGBT Logo Channel, the tour helped Jeffree gain a nationwide audience and public.
Jeffree released his debut studio album in 2009. It remains his only studio album, and it peaked at Number 7 on the US Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. The song Lollipop Luxury, featuring Nicki Minaj, remains his best song.
Thanks to his popularity, Star founded his e-commerce makeup brand in 2014, Jeffree Star Cosmetics. He admitted that his music career had left him essentially bankrupt, and used his remaining savings to start his makeup brand.
In the beginning, he marketed and promoted the brand through YouTube videos. That led to the success of his channel, growing up to more than 17 million subscribers and 2.5 billion views as of 2022.
How Many Dogs that Jeffree Star Have?
In the past few years, basically, after the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Star has started publishing photos with his many dogs. He posted a photo on April 25th, 2020, showing a puppy gift basket Morphe sent Dominatrix and Dessert. The video has four older Pomeranians fighting for the fast-food squeaky toys.
Jeffree has six Pomeranian pups, all of them with a unique dog name. Let’s meet them.
Donatella is the latest addition to the Jeffree Star dogs club. He picked up his seventh puppy on January 17. He is now a dog mother of seven.
Star got Dominatrix in 2020 and revealed the puppy through a YouTube video in April 2020. One of the two newest additions, Jeffree brought Dominatrix and Dessert home. Dominatrix is a lighter brown dog with a dark and almost black snout.
Dominatrix is a wolf-sable Pomeranian. The fur baby will have white back feet. Star says that Dominatrix looks exactly as Daddy did as a baby. He nicknamed this pup Dommy, which is basically Mommy with a D.
As we said before, Dessert came to the home of Jeffree alongside Dominatrix. The YouTube personality revealed this new addition in April 2020.
This girl is Jeffree’s oldest dog. He had her even before meeting Nathan. She is a tan Pomeranian who turned 12 in April 2021. Definitely a dog you want to meet.
Delicious is Jeffree and Nathan Schwandt only pure black Pomeranian and the third dog that they adopted. Delicious is the hyper dog of the pack. As with most black Pomeranians, Delicious also has white on his chest, nose, and feet.
As any Pomeranian owner will tell you, Delicious looks like wearing a suit. He is very close to pure black. But white will come out on his snout as he ages.
Star says that Delicious can be very emotional and that he will often get in fights with Da Vinci.
The beauty guru and his ex-boyfriend Nathan Schwandt adopted the tan Pomeranian in 2017. Her birthday is on October 31, making her a Halloween dog. This Halloween baby has the most fluffy and full coat of all Jeffree Star Pomeranian dogs.
The youngest Pom of Jeffree, Da Vinci turned one in September 2019. He announced his arrival on YouTube with a video called “We Got a Puppy”.
Da Vinci got famous because he can do a handstand. When he goes out to pee in the grass, he does a handstand. And this is something any Pomeranian owner knows. Poms hate to get the hair on their stomach wet, so they hate peeing and pooping after rain. So, they do a handstand to pee after raining.
Da Vinci has the strongest personality of the Star dog family.
In June 2019, Jeffree announced that his nine-year-old Pomeranian Diamond passed away. He made a special video for the occasion. Star and his boyfriend Nathan made the video dedicated to Diamond. This Pomeranian pup also had her own lipstick shade in the Star Family Collection.
Diamond was the only all-white Pomeranian in the family.
In October 2019, just a few months after Diamond passed away, Jeffree lost another Pomeranian puppy. Daddy passed away following complications from surgery. The wolf sable Pomeranian looked very similar to Dominatrix.
He had surgery for an abscess on his liver but didn’t survive the operation.
Why does Jeffree use “Lynn” as the last name of his pets?
You will often hear Jeffree say Drama, Lynn, Dominatrix Lynn, Da Vinci Lynn, or any other dog name. He uses Lynn as the last name of his Pomeranians. And it has everything to do with his birth name. He was born Jeffree Lynn Steininger Jr. His dogs get his middle name Lynn as their last name.
Jeffree Star Pets
Jeffree is so dedicated to his Pomeranians, that he also added a section for pets on his website. You can go and visit jeffreestarcosmetics.com There, you can find products like collars, lipstick plushie, star bowl set, pink leash, star rope toy, and many more.
Jeffree Star Net Worth
Jeffree is one of the best rags to riches stories. He is now a makeup mogul but had almost nothing more than 10 years ago. He is now enjoying the wealth that comes with a successive business. As one of the most successful young entrepreneurs, Jeffree Star’s net worth is more than $200 million.
And he loves spending money on pampering his Pomeranian dogs. Star also has a stellar car collection that includes Lamborghini, Mercedes G Wagon, Audi, BMW, Tesla, McLaren, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and more luxury vehicles.
Last, but not least, he pays a lot of money for his expensive jewelry. You can see him wearing pieces from Cartier, Versace, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.