James Charles

James Charles

Instagram Star

James Charles Dickinson is an American beauty YouTuber and makeup artist. While working as a local makeup artist in his hometown of Bethlehem, New York, Charles started a YouTube channel, where he posts makeup tutorials.

Full Name
James Charles Dickinson
May 23, 1999
5′ 9″
Net Worth


James Charles was born on May 23, 1999 in Bethlehem, New York. His zodiac sign is Gemini, and his ethnicity is Caucasian-American. He is the son of Chris and Christie Charles, and he has two older sisters.

    Charles started gaining attention on social media when he created an Instagram account to showcase his makeup looks. After being discovered by popular cosmetics brand CoverGirl in 2016, Charles became the first male ambassador for the company. This opened a lot of doors for him in the fashion and beauty industries.

    His YouTube channel has over 19 million subscribers, and he also has over 18 million followers on Instagram. He also has a very successful makeup line which includes eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. Aside from that, he also created a collaboration with Morphe Cosmetics called “The James Charles Palette” which sold out within days after it launched. 

    In 2019, he released several collections with Morphe including "Sisters Apparel" and “Artistry Palettes” which were both extremely successful as well. In 2020, he released another collaboration with Morphe called “Unleash Your Inner Artist” which included eyeshadows and lipsticks. 

    Aside from makeup related projects, Charles also designs clothing for his online boutique titled Sisters Apparel which offers hoodies, t-shirts and accessories with various designs inspired by him and his fans. He continually strives to be an inspiration to all of his followers around the world by staying true to himself and never compromising who he is or what he stands for.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">James Charles is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 23, 1999, James Charles was born in Bethlehem, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Creates YouTube Channel</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Charles creates his YouTube channel and begins uploading makeup tutorials and vlogs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signed to CoverGirl</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes the first male face of CoverGirl, a cosmetics brand.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Sister Apparel</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches a clothing line dedicated to celebrating individuality and self-expression.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 20 Million Followers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Reaches 20 million followers on Instagram, becoming one of the most followed celebrities on the platform.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Palette with Morphe</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Charles releases his first eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Morphe Cosmetics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Influencer of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named Influencer of the Year at the 2021 People's Choice Awards.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Charles is a great role model for young people. He encourages them to be their true selves and not let anyone stop them from pursuing their dreams. He also uses his platform to spread positivity, acceptance and self-love.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Charles is an extremely talented makeup artist. He has used his skills to create stunning looks and tutorials that have inspired many aspiring makeup artists. His work ethic is truly inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Charles is incredibly charismatic and charming. His ability to engage with his audience through his weekly YouTube videos, Instagram posts, and other social media platforms makes him one of the most popular influencers around today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Male CoverGirl</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Charles was the first male to appear on the CoverGirl ad campaign, making him the youngest CoverGirl at only 17 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Male Ambassador for Makeup Brand Morphe</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Charles was the first male ambassador for makeup brand Morphe. He signed a two year contract with them in 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> YouTube Subscribers Record</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, James Charles broke the record for the fastest person to reach 1 million YouTube subscribers in just 3 days and 11 hours.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Worked as a Cashier at Sephora</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an Instagram star, James Charles worked as a cashier at Sephora in his hometown of Bethlehem, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Highest Paid Beauty YouTuber</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Charles is the highest paid beauty YouTuber, earning an estimated $17 million in 2020 alone.</p></div>


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