Jeannie Mai Net Worth (2024): 6 Ways Mai Makes Money

Jeannie Mai is an American professional television artist best known for her role in “How Do I Look?” and the talk show “The Real”. Due to her impressive knowledge of fashion and make-up, she often appears in various TV shows Insider, Today, Extra TV,  and Entertainment Tonight. 

Jeannie Mai Net Worth:

Mai is one of the most popular make-up artists and hosts around the world. It is estimated that Jeannie Mai’s net worth is $4 million

Source of Income:

Jeannie Mai is a very intelligent businesswoman and she has multiple sources of income.

TV Shows and Hosting:

One of the major sources of Jeannie Mai’s net worth is her TV shows and hosting at various events. Her shows such as The Real and How do I look? Apart from that, due to her popularity and knowledge of fashion, she often appears on TV shows such as Insiders, Extra TV, Today, etc as a guest.  

Other Appearances:

Apart from TV shows, she often takes part in various events, conventions, and autograph signings. She was a correspondent for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Miss Universe pageants and also co-hosted the 2022 and 2023 editions as well.


Jeannie Mai owns various business ventures in fashion and clothing lines. The most important brand that she owns is “The Jeannie Mai Collection” or “The JM Collection* INC” in collaboration with the online retailer JustFab.

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Brand Promotion:

Jeannie Mai tied up with many brands in the past and became their brand ambassador. In 2016, she became the ambassador of to encourage people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) to reimagine life with the chronic disease.

Social Media:

Jeannie Mai has over 3 million followers on Instagram and she often promotes brands and products and collaborates with other influencers there. She earns a handsome amount from those promotions and collaborations. She also has a YouTube channel “Hello Hunnay with Jeannie Mai” which has over 800k subscribers and she generates a good earning from there too.

Real Estate:

With her first husband Freddy, she used to reside in a 2400-square-foot cabin-like house in Los Angeles. Later, Jeannie purchased a property in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Other Investments:

Mai is also a contributor to the fashion website, run by Perez Hilton.

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Early Life and Career:

Jeannie Mai was born on January 4, 1979 (age 45) in San Jose, California, USA. She started her studies at the Milpitas High School. Jeannie started her working career as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics in San Jose at the age of 18. She experienced rapid success when she worked with personalities such as Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. The connection with such celebrities gave her chances to work for MTV’s Total Request Live, KCAL Los Angeles, and Good Day Sacramento.

In 2003, she was hired as a co-host in the Asian-American magazine-style show Stir on the International Channel. Later, Mai became popular as an entertainment reporter and producer of the WB’s The Daily Mixx.

In 2005, Mai landed her first primetime show on the USA Network, where she inspired guests to live their fantasy lives. Following her success, she moved to Los Angeles to appear on MTV’s Granted alongside Frankie Muniz and hosted news and shows on networks such as E!, Lifetime, TLC, and NBC. 

In 2008 Mai started to host shows such as Miss America Reality Check, Makeover Special Dude, Where’s Your Style, and Style Network’s fashion makeover show How Do I Look? (in 2009). 

In 2011, Jeannie started to host the Miss Universe pageant and also was a consultant at the NBC weight-loss competition The Biggest Loser. The following year, she appeared on Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1 as a guest judge. 

In 2013, Mai started working as a co-host of the syndicated daytime talk show The Real, alongside personalities like Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, and Tamera Mowry. Two years later, she hosted a reality competition Steampunk’d on GSN. In the following year (2016), Mai hosted How Do I Look? on Asia’s Diva network.

Apart from hosting she appeared as a Lady Luck in the American game show The Joker’s Wild and became brand ambassador of in 2016. She also participated in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars (2020) but was forced to quit the show after being diagnosed with epiglottitis. 

On October 18, 2022, Jeannie Mai was appointed as the host of America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation, and later on January 4, 2023, she and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo were announced as hosts for the 71st Miss Universe pageant which was held at New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14.

Awards and Achievement:

In 2018 and 2019, Jeannie Mai was awarded with NAACP Image Awards for The Real in the Outstanding Talk Series. She also won the Daytime Emmy Award (2018) in the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category for her show The Real.


Jeannie Mai’s father is a Chinese Vietnamese father, James Mai, and a Vietnamese mother, Olivia TuTram Mai. She also has two brothers, Daniel and Dennis Mai. 


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Freddy Harteis is Jeannie Mai’s first husband and was married on August 11, 2007. The couple finally announced their divorce in December 2018. Freddy is a professional hunter, passionate conservationist, and television personality/producer and is currently married to Linsey Harteis (2022).

In 2019, Jeannie Mai announced her relationship with famous rapper Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins and finally married in 2021 at their home in Atlanta, Georgia. In January 2022, Jeannie and Jeezy welcomed their daughter Monaco. But their short-lived marriage came to an end on September 14, 2023, when Jeezy filed for divorce from Mai in Georgia’s Superior Court of Fulton County. 


What is the Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion of Jeannie Mai?

Jeannie is Christian and she is an American citizen. Her father is Chinese Vietnamese and her mother is Vietnamese. Mai has Vietnamese roots.

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