There’s no shortage of famous YouTubers, these days, but not all of them are self-made. When the platform came to fruition in 2005, people didn’t give it much thought. However, by 2019, YouTube had over 2 billion users monthly. Even with such a gigantic audience, the world of beauty vloggers hadn’t yet peaked.
When big players in the beauty industry did start flocking to the video platform, they began to post tips, tricks, and tutorials to do with all things beauty. By 2009, the beauty community and its gurus were doing makeup reviews and earning money from their clips.
Now, a decade later, these beauty moguls are multi-millionaires. For instance, the #1 beauty blogger, Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty, was worth around $550 million.
Still, not everyone is self-made like Huda, who made her income from influencer moves, blogging, and product sold from her beauty line. Many of these beauty vloggers had pre-existing wealth before their influencer careers. In fact, it was their wealthy families who helped kickstart their careers in the first place.
1. Blair Fowler
Back in 2008, Blair Fowler, AKA Juicystar07, shared lots of fashion and makeup tips with her fans. Still, the expensive nature f the products she used in her videos left fans wondering if she even needed a job in the first place. It turns out that her father was a doctor who was footing the bill!
2. Ingrid Nilsen
This Norwegian YouTuber’s dad is an architect, which is part of how she was able to launch her beauty career so early. In 2009, she started her beauty blog so that she could get rid of her introvert tendencies and shyness.
3. Giselle Lazzarato
You might know her as Gigi Gorgeous, but there’s probably one fact about this famous beauty YouTuber. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. The Canadian YouTuber has been living lavishly since her channel started in 2008, and part of that is thanks to her businessman dad who works in finance.
4. Kylie Jenner
While this makeup mogul is much more than a YouTube influencer, she wouldn’t be famous in beauty if it wasn’t for the clout of her billionaire family. Her inherited fans got her millions of followers, and dollars. All it took was the decision to monetize that famous name of hers.
5. Nicolette Gray
The “brat of Beverly Hills” is known from her appearance on Dr. Phil, where her ridiculous spending habits were revealed. The influencer shockingly stated that she thinks her mother should be giving me “at least 2,500a month, just to cover my basic expenses.” While she might bring in her own income today, she’s spent her whole life spending her mom’s dentist salary — up until she got famous from reality TV and made a YouTube career out of it.
6. Alexandra Pierce
This YouTuber hosts her channel HRH Collection, and she has no shame about the fact that she’s fallen back on her family’s money. On her website, she wrote that she was able to travel abroad to China after getting her master’s degree. She also mentioned that she had a safety net after coming back from Shanghai, and inferred that her parents made enough to support her during her job hunt.
7. Charlie D’Amelio
From YouTube and TikTok views alone, Charlie has earned a net worth of $20 million. And while that seem impressive to some onlookers, it should be mentioned that D’Amelio’s family has always been wealthy. Her father has a history in politics and also founded a successful clothing company and apparel sales agency. Her mom was a dancer and personal trainer, ad both parents are also social media influencers!
8. Madi Monroe
Her mom and dad are both major presences in the entertainment industry and helped Madi become the major YouTube and TikTok star she is today. Erica Monroe Williams, her mother, was a news anchor and member of the CH! Reality show “Baseball Wives.” Monroe’s dad, Matt Williams is a former MLB vet who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
9. Olivia Jade
This influencer gained her loyal followers fast, and a big part of that is due to her inherited wealth and famous parents. She’s also famous for a not-so-great reason involving her parents and a college admissions scandal. Jade’s mother is actress Lori Loughlin while her dad is designer Mossimo Gianulli.