Everything You Want to Know About James Charles

Everything You Want to Know About James Charles

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James Charles Dickinson (born May 23, 1999) is an American internet personality, beauty YouTuber and make-up artist. In 2016, he became the first male ambassador for CoverGirl. He rose to fame for his Instagram account jamescharles, which has earned more than 25 million followers. In 2018, he became a member of the Sister Squad alongside the Dolan Twins and Emma Chamberlain. In addition to his YouTube channel, Charles has also gained traction on the video-sharing platform TikTok.

Personal Info

  • Full Name: James Charles Dickinson
  • Born Date: May 23, 1999 (age 21)
  • Born Place: Albany County, New York, U.S.
  • Horoscope: Gemini
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Makeup artist, Model, Instagram star, YouTuber
  • Years active: 2015–present
  • Net worth: US$12 million (2019)
  • Parent(s): Christie Dickinson (mother)
  • Relatives: Ian Jeffery (brother)
  • YouTube Channel: James Charles
  • YouTube Genre: Vlog, makeup, beauty
  • YouTube Subscribers: 24.1 million
  • YouTube Total views: 2.9 billion

Early Life

Charles is from Bethlehem, New York, and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in June 2017. He grew up with younger brother, Ian Jeffrey.


His father helped him convert their basement into a makeup studio. His younger brother is fellow social star Ian Jeffrey. His mom is Christie Dickinson.

Before Fame

James Charles often did hair styling before developing an interest in makeup. Once he began to focus on makeup, he would practice on friends.


Charles is best known for his YouTube channel focusing on makeup, which he launched on December 1, 2015. It currently has 23.6 million subscribers, making him the #1 most subscribed male beauty guru and #2 most subscribed beauty guru.
On October 11, 2016, at the age of seventeen, Charles became the first male spokesmodel for cosmetics brand CoverGirl, working alongside brand ambassador Katy Perry. CoverGirl named high school senior James Charles as its first male ambassador. A self-taught makeup artist, he’s creating social media content and modeling in a national television ad campaign for the brand’s new mascara. He started an Instagram account in 2015 “to inspire others to be confident in themselves.
In January 2019, he was invited to Birmingham, England, to open Morphe Cosmetics’ second UK store.
In March 2019, Charles did the makeup for Iggy Azalea’s music video shoot for “Sally Walker”. He also made a cameo appearance in the video.
In April 2020, Charles confirmed that his YouTube series Instant Influencer would premiere on April 24, 2020. The series aims to find the next “beauty influencer”, with Charles as the host. His videos have more than two billion views.
As of August 2020, James has more than 20.7 million YouTube subscribers, 21.1 million TikTok followers, 20 million Instagram followers, 6.4 million Twitter followers and 704,000 Facebook followers.

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Personal Life

As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be $12 million. In 2020, he purchased a $7 million mansion in Los Angeles. It is 9,800 square feet with six bedrooms and ten bathrooms.