Who is James Charles?

James Charles Dickinson is a famous American Internet personality, makeup artist, beauty YouTuber, and model.  He vlogs, makeup, and beauty in his YouTube channel. Moreover, the star is the first male ambassador for CoverGirl. Likewise, he is a beauty YouTuber with the highest subscriber. He has his own pallete named ‘Morphe X James Charles’ and also has launched the miniature edition from the same pallete in collaboration with Morphe cosmetics.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameJames Charles
ProfessionInternet personality, makeup artist, beauty YouTuber, and model
Birth DateMay 23, 1999
Birth PlaceBethlehem, New York
Full NameJames Charles Dickinson
Star SignGemini
MotherChristie Dickinson
BrotherIan Jeffrey
Sexual OrientationGay
Net Worth$12 million
Height5 feet 9 inches (1.78 meters)
Weight63 kg (136 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown

James Charles


James Charles was born on May 23, 1999, in Bethlehem, New York. He was born to mother Christie Dickinson. He has a younger brother named Ian Jeffrey. At the age of 12, he first came out as gay while in middle school. His parents are very supportive of his sexual orientation, as well as his interest in makeup. James Charles’s father worked as a contractor. He converted his basement into a glam room for Charles’s use. About education, he studied at Bethlehem Central High School and graduated in June 2017. As of 2020, he is 21 years old. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Early Life of James Charles

James Charles was a hair-stylist before he developed his interest in makeup. He left hairstyling as he found it annoying and less creative. So, he left it and developed a new passion in the makeup world. His parents supported him in his makeup interest. His father made his basement to the glam room for him. Since then, his journey started as a makeup guru.


Working as a hair-stylish was boring and creatively constricted for him, so he created his YouTube Channel on December 1, 2015, to share his makeup videos and artistic, creative makeup looks. He soon gained popularity as a male makeup artist and became the most subscribed makeup guru. On October 11, 2016, Charles became the first male spokesmodel for cosmetics brand CoverGirl at the age of 17 with the slogan ‘Easy, Breezy, Beautiful.’

He worked along with brand ambassador Katy Perry.  In 2018, he launched his first pallet in collaboration with Morphe as ‘Morphe X James Charles.’ This palette has 39 colors with 34-pieces of eye and face brushes. He also launched his miniature pallet on October 17, 2019, with the same colors. He was invited to Birmingham, England, in January 2019 to open the second UK store of Morphe Cosmetics. In the same year, he did the makeup for Iggy Azalea’s music video shoot for Sally Walker and also appeared as a cameo in the video. In April 2020, he confirmed his YouTube series Instant Influencer premiere that aimed to find the next “Beauty Influencer” with James Charles as host.

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James Charles won the ‘Shortly Award’ for Breakout Youtuber in 2017. He also won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for Favourite Beauty Influencer. In the same year, he also won the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for Fashion and Beauty.

Social Life

James Charles has an active Instagram account as @jamescharles with 18.6 million followers and a Twitter account as @jamescharles with 5.8 million. He has a YouTube channel with 19.4 million. He also has 649k followers on Facebook with 509,725 likes.

Controversies and Scandals

James Charles is a social blade has already courted several controversies. While preparing for a trip with his school friends to South Africa in February 2017, he tweeted a highly insensitive racist joke about Ebola Disease. He was criticized vulnerably, though he had already deleted the post. The damage he made the fan urge to drop him from the CoverGirl. But the brand denied and had made him apologize for his action.

In the very second month, he entangled to another controversy, unfortunately. It was revealed that he had lied about the very incident that made him famous in the first place. His friend fellow beauty guru Thomas Halbert known as ‘ThomasBeautyy,’ exposed him by showing proof that he did not bring a ring light to photo session and that the pictures were photoshopped later to make his look amazing. Though he apologized, then saying that it was out of context and James retouch his photos later. Later, James retook them too.

Again in April 2018, he shared one of his unfortunate experiences after the fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson asked him about the rudest celebrity he ever met. He named pop star Ariana Grande. James stated that she had followed on twitter after he posted pictures and videos from one of her show he had attended. Additionally, he urged that she was sweet initially but unfollowed him three years later, after crumbling to the pressure from fans who were angry that she followed him right after the Ebola controversy happened. Also, the YouTuber teamed up with controversial YouTuber Tana Mongeau and shared personal experiences with TV personality Tyra Banks, claiming that Ariana Grandy had done ‘shady’ things for fame.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

James Charles Dickinson holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. His height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.78 meters), and his weight is 63 kg (136 lbs).

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Relationship Statistics of James Charles

James Charles has not married yet but has claimed to have in a relationship. He is gay, and he is open about it since he was 12.

Net worth

James Charles is living a luxurious life. He is a successful person and earns a lot of money, being a YouTuber, makeup artist, and  Internet celebrity. Also, the YouTuber earns profit from his eyeshadow pallete.  He has been active since 2016. 21 years James Charles, as of 2020, has the net worth of US $12 million.