The famous YouTube superstar Jackie Aina influences beauty as much as she is committed to global change. The Nigerian-American beauty began as a professional make-up artist and has developed into an established beauty and lifestyle blogger. Jackie Aina has gained a huge online fan base since joining YouTube in 2008 and has become an authority on beauty, especially for people of color.
A true pioneer, Jackie Aina reached the 1 million subscriber mark in December 2016, becoming one of the first women of color to achieve this coveted achievement. In 2018, she was honored with the first-ever NAACP YouTuber Of The Year Award. Aina’s commitment to diversity in the beauty industry also bore great fruit when she landed an important collaboration with Too Faced Cosmetics to develop more comprehensive make-up products.
Jackie Aina Biography (Age)
Jackie Aina was born on August 4, 1987, the daughter of an American mother and a Nigerian father as Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, together with 6 younger siblings.
From a very young age, Jackie Aina developed a keen interest in all things fashion and beauty. Her father, however, preferred that she pursued a more “conventional” college degree. The young Jackie eventually enrolled as a medical student, but could not complete this.
In 2008, Jackie was encouraged by her college friend, who was also in the army, to join the United States Army Reserve (USAR). In 2009, she launched her first YouTube channel to provide much-needed beauty and makeup tutorials for colored people. Aina later received training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. As a professional cosmetologist, she was offered a position with an international cosmetics brand M.A.C. Jackie later worked for Bobbi Brown cosmetics while continuing her own career as a freelance makeup artist.
Since 2008, her fan base has steadily grown to well over 2 million and more. In the highly competitive world of social media influencers, Aina stands out for her astute honesty. She is also known for dealing with issues that other influencers fear, even at the risk of damaging her own growth in the industry. This make-up guru has established herself as an authority on beauty and lifestyle, and her following currently extends to people of all races and genders.
In addition to her strong advocacy for greater involvement in the beauty industry, Jackie Aina also uses her global influence to speak out on social issues such as racism and gender equality. In 2016, she and 6 other top female YouTube stars were signed up as United Nations Ambassadors for Global Change to spread the message of gender equality in all parts of the world.
Her Net Worth
As a social media influencer, Jackie Aina currently enjoys a large following on various digital platforms. Her YouTube channel of the same name has well over 2.4 million subscribers and a total of 188 million hits. To a layperson, these numbers are mere numbers, but for a professional YouTuber, these numbers mean serious financial benefits.
As a make-up guru, Jackie also has financial advantages, as she has several interesting partnership agreements with major brands. Aina’s net worth is currently set at a conservative estimate of $150,000.
Boyfriend, Husband, or Ex-Husband
Marriage could play a role in Jackie Aina’s plans for the near future, but this has not yet been realized. Right now, the YouTube beauty influencer is in a blissful relationship with UK-born entrepreneur Denis Asamoah aka Mr. Work Smarter.
Asamoah is not only a management consultant but also a writer, motivational speaker, and life coach. He has also learned how to design websites to create a website for his famous girlfriend Jackie. Their relationship is set to begin as early as 2014, and their presence in social media as a couple is unrivaled. Like his lovely leading lady, Denis Asamoah has African roots, as he is of Ghanaian descent.
Before she became famous on the Internet, Jackie Aina was married and lived in Hawaii. According to her, she was unhappy in her marriage and it eventually ended in divorce. Although she is very open about her lifestyle to her followers, this aspect of Jackie Aina’s private life has remained very well protected over the years.
However, the famous YouTuber revealed that she sold her wedding ring from this marriage and used the money as a down payment for a car. This superstar wants to definitely get rid of this part of her life story, as every other detail about this marriage has remained hidden.