James Charles Dickinson is a  21 years old beauty guru and makeup artist. He is an American internet personality. He recently launched his own YouTube series Instant Influencer.

He was also the first-ever male ambassador for CoverGirl at an age of 17. His net worth as of 2020 is roughly $12 Million 

  • Basic Information
  • Personal Information
  • Career
  • YouTube History 
  • Social Media.

Basic Info 

james charles biography 2020
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 Birthday - 23 May 1999

Age - 21 years

Origin -  Bethlehem, New York

Lives in - Albany County, New York, US

Nationality - American 

Occupation - YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Internet Celebrity, Social Media Influencer, Singer.

Years Active - 2016- present

Channel- James Charles 

Personal Life

James. C is from Bethelem, New York, and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in June 2017.

In 2015, he said that he was not fully gay which eventually led to a controversy.

He came out as gay to his parents at the age o 12.
Charles is also a member of an a capella group called Flashback. The group is working on releasing cover videos on YouTube. 
James has also uploaded a couple of videos of the acapella group on his YouTube channel. The group has covered many songs like - Charlie Puth- Attention, Dua Lipa - New Rules, Demi Lovato - You Don't Do It For Me Anymore and more.


Charles is popularly known for his YouTube Channel which is based on Makeup.
His channel was created on December 1, 2015.

His breakthrough came when his high school yearbook picture went viral, and it was endorsed by celebrities like Zendaya.
In a couple of days, CoverGirl signed him as it's first-ever male spokesmodel working alongside  Katy Perry.

james charles biography 2020
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In 2018, he collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics to release his first eyeshadow palette.
In 2019 he was invited to Birmingham, England to open Morphe Cosmetics second UK store.

He has done makeup on various celebrities like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, and Iggy Azalea and made a cameo appearance in  Iggy Azalea's  'Sally Walker'.

In Aril 2020 he confirmed the release of his first YouTube series Instant Influencer. It first aired on 24 April. The series aimed at finding the next beauty influencer. The winner of the series was Ashley Strong.

YouTube History

James Charles' channel was created on December 1, 2015. He gained his popularity after his viral year-book picture

Image Source - www.dailymail.co.uk

In February 2017, he was widely criticized after tweet about Africa and Ebola. He later apologized for it: "I am extremely sorry for what I said. There are no excuses. No one owes me forgiveness, but I've learned a lot from the experience. I hope that the people who might look up to me will be able to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them."

 - Source - TeamVogue

 In April 2019, Charles said that he was not fully gay, and a 5.5 on the Kinsey scale, saying that "there have been girls in the past who I've thought were very, very beautiful. There have also been trans guys in the past, too, that I was really, really into for a moment in time."

 These comments created controversy, and some claimed they were transphobic. Charles apologized shortly after, releasing a statement saying that it was completely unintentional. 

On May 10, 2019, a long-time collaborator and his friend Tati Westbrook uploaded a 43-minute long video titled "BYE SISTER ..." to her YouTube channel heavily criticizing Charles. In her video, Westbrook accused Charles of disloyalty, "manipulating people's sexuality" and "using... fame, power and money to play with people's emotions".After this, Charles set a YouTube record for losing over 1 million subscribers in less than 24 hours.

 It continued to fall from 16.6 million subscribers around May 6, 2019, to a low point of 13.4 million on May 15, 2019, recovering somewhat in the days that followed. Westbrook's subscriber count increased by over four million over the same period.

Charles later uploaded an 8-minute response video titled "Tati", addressing the issues raised by Westbrook and apologizing to his fans and both her and her husband. This video received mostly negative feedback, with the video becoming one of the 10 most disliked videos in YouTube history. On May 18, 2019, Charles made a second, 41-minute, video addressing the comments made by Westbrook, entitled "No More Lies".

 It presented evidence appearing to refute many of Westbrook's accusations and led to renewed support for Charles and criticism towards Westbrook. Soon after its posting, Charles regained a million subscribers and Westbrook lost two hundred thousand. Westbrook later removed the "Bye Sister" video from her YouTube channel. The saga sparked analysis relating to cancel culture, the alleged toxicity of YouTube's beauty community, stereotypes of gay men being predatory, and profits made from online 'drama'.

The week following Charles' subscriber drop, on May 21, 2019. YouTube decided to abbreviate the subscriber count. According to many commentators, it was due to the community's obsession with subscribers count. 

Creator Awards

100,000 Subscribers - 2016

1,000,000 Subscribers - 2017

10,000,000 Subscribers - 2018

People's Choice Awards In 2018 for Beauty Influencer of the year

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