Michelle Phan Net Worth, Background, Bio, Professional Career, Awards, Lawsuits, Boyfriend and Net Worth

Published Date   12th Jul. 2017, 01:06 am
Michelle Phan Net Worth, Background, Bio, Professional Career, Awards, Lawsuits, Boyfriend and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Michelle Phan
Date of Birth: 11/04/1987
Age: 34 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $50 million

An American make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur, Michelle Phan net worth rose as she gained popularity as a YouTube personality winning over 8 million subscribers.


Michelle Phan grew through social site YouTube where her videos record 1.1 billion lifetime views and 385 uploaded videos. She started to become popular making and uploading make-up tutorial videos in YouTube. For her work, she has received Streamy Award for Inspiration Icon Award. Similarly, she is also the winner of Shorty Award for Best YouTube Guru in 2014. These awards not only raised Michelle Phan net worth but also presented her as an aspiring entrepreneur.

Birth and Background

The digital pioneer, Michelle Phan was born on April 11, 1987. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but the family later moved to Tampa, Florida.  Phan possesses American passport but has Vietnamese ancestry/ethnicity.  She grew up with an older brother and a younger sister. Regarding her education, Phan attended Tampa Bay Technical High School. Afterwards, she attended Ringling College of Art and Design from where she got Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree.

Professional Career

Michelle Phan net worth started to rise by 2005 when she started her personal blog about makeup tutorials. The blog ran quite well as she received a number of requests for further instructions on makeup tutorial. With her popularity of her blog, she started publishing tutorials on YouTube since in May 2007.

The rising success from blog to YouTube led Phan and her tutorials to higher publicity. Buzzfeed featured two of her tutorials in 2009 and 2010. Those featured tutorials went viral earning Phan a million subscribers. Moreover, Michelle Phan net worth and success in career dawned as she became YouTube advertising partner and launched a multi-network channel, FAWN in 2012.

Michelle Phan became the first Vietnamese spokesperson as Lancome’s representative in the word after Lancome made her their official video make-up artist featuring Lancome products in 2010. Further, she partnered with Endemol Beyond USA in 2014 and built ICON network that launched online and on television in 2015.

In addition, Michelle Phan is the co-founder of Ipsy—the world’s largest online beauty community in 2011. Ipsy has over 1 million subscribers in the US and Canada and the list is still growing.  She also teamed up with L’Oreal in 2013 for launching their make-up line em Michelle Phan, co-created by beauty lovers and experts.

Similarly, Phan kept on elaborating her digital contacts and partnerships. Her partnership with Cutting Edge in September 2014 further increased Michelle Phan net worth. She launched Shift Music Group through this partnership.

In addition to blogging and running a highly successful YouTube channel, Michelle Phan has also wrote and released a novel. The novel is entitled Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success – Online and Off was released in 2014.

Awards and Honors

Phan became the official video make-up artist after she featured Lancome products on her make-up tutorials in 2010. Likewise, L’Oreal launched a new cosmetic line named em by Michelle Phan in august 2015. The cosmetic line was launched dedicated to Phan. Her YouTube Channel was listed under New Media Rockstars’ Top 100 Channels, where her channel stood in number 48. Michel Phan net worth rose along with her getting the title Inc. 30 Under 30 and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015.

Moreover, she raised 100 million USD for her $500 million company Ipsy. In addition, Michelle Phan net worth turning into 2015 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best How-To DIY Channel. She is also the winner of Streamy Award for Inspiration Icon Award and Shorty Award for Best YouTube Guru.

Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Ultra Records sued Phan in District Court for copyright infringement for music used in her YouTube video in the year 2014. Ultra Records sought total of $7.5 million; however, Phan’s representatives supported her saying she had received permission from Ultra Sounds. Therefore, Phan filed countersuit against Ultra Sounds. The following year, both suit and countersuit dropped as both parties agreed to settle out of the court.

Relationship and Net Worth

Michelle Phan is in relationship with Dominique Capraro since 2010. Dom is a Swiss model and a dancer. Her boyfriend, Dom, has appeared in a number of her videos including her video My Boyfriend Does My Make-up.

The multi-millionaire Michelle Phan net worth grew all the way along through blogs and YouTube Chanel. The make-up guru persevered coming up with a $500 million monthly beauty subscription— Ipsy, where she has 1.5 million paid annual subscribers. As a result, she has the net worth of $50 million.

The creative talent grained immense success in YouTube channel in the world of fashion and glamour.  Michelle Phan is the name that remains in YouTube industry in the top list due to her excellent video tutorials.

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