Laura Lee is a popular American YouTuber and beauty blogger. From posting videos of her makeup routines on Instagram, Lee has transformed into a beauty influencer and a YouTube powerhouse. She has millions of followers across the social media and her own makeup brand. However, her successful brand recently took a hit due to some controversial tweets she made in the past. Get to know more about Lee here, including her ethnicity, net worth, husband, and family.
Laura Lee’s Age and Ethnicity
Laura Ann Lee was born on the 1st of September 1988 in Montgomery, Alabama. She is American by nationality and Caucasian by ethnicity. Before becoming a beauty aficionado and an influential beauty blogger, Laura Lee worked various jobs including being a preschool teacher and medical assistant to a dermatologist.
Lee’s journey into the beauty industry was actually inspired by her medical assistant work. She had always been a makeup enthusiast but the environment she worked in demanded that she tone down her makeup. Since she couldn’t wear much makeup to the office, she resorted to putting on her makeup at home and sharing the video on Instagram. She got so much love and positive reaction and soon, her passion turned into a full-time job.
She started her first YouTube channel in June 2009. The channel features makeup tutorials, product reviews, life hacks, etc. It has garnered at least five million subscribers and over 450 million views.
Her Net Worth
Lee has grown from being a beauty influencer to an entrepreneur. She now has her own makeup brand known as Laura Lee Los Angeles. The brand offers products such as eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, highlighters, and eyeliners. The Alabama native has also collaborated with other beauty brands such as MAC Cosmetics and Benefit Cosmetics.
Lee’s net worth is currently estimated at a cool million dollars. She makes the bulk of her money from her popular YouTube channel and reportedly earns between $5,000 and $60,000 monthly from the platform. Lee has also embarked on a number of profitable ventures with MAC Cosmetics as well as Benefit Cosmetics.
The beauty guru’s career was recently threatened by a racism scandal that engulfed the YouTube beauty industry. It all started when popular YouTuber, Jeffree Star, was embroiled in allegations of racism and sexism. He lost fans and friends as a result of this. Following his public apology, another member of the YouTube click, Gabriel Zamora, posted a picture of himself and other YouTubers (including Laura Lee), mocking Star and saying that they would never be fans of a racist. This angered many of Star’s fans who retaliated by digging up old offensive tweets by Zamora, Lee, and co. One of them was a 2012 tweet by Lee in which she said: Tip for all black people if you pull ur pants up you can run from the police faster. #yourwelcome.
In the wake of the scandal, she lost partnerships with several beauty companies. She has however gone on to issue two apology videos in a bid to make amends.
Family and Husband, Is Laura Lee Married?
Not much is known about her early life, education background, and family but we do know that she comes from a family of five, consisting of her parents, an elder sister named Ashley Lee, and a younger brother. Lee has described her mom as a hardworking, independent woman who is an inspiration to all her children.
Laura Lee is married to her long-time boyfriend, Tyler Williams. They met in high school and started dating in 2008. The lovebirds got engaged in 2012 and tied the knot in 2015. Tyler is also a native of Alabama and a graduate of industrial engineering. He works for Amazon and when his company offered him a transfer to another region, the couple picked California so that Lee would have a chance to grow her budding social media empire.
Seeing that she has become a YouTube celebrity, it is one decision that certainly paid off. The camera-shy Tyler is very supportive of his wife’s enterprise and often appears in her videos. One of her most popular videos is titled DIY blackhead mask on my husband. The 2017 video has accumulated over 8 million views.