|Full Name||Ruby Franke|
|Birthday||January 18, 1982|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Ruby Franke was born on January 18, 1982 in a small town in Ohio. From a young age, she was energetic and loved performing, whether it was putting on plays for her family or dressing up in her mother‘s makeup.
Franke was active in school plays and speech competitions growing up. She had a natural charisma that drew people to her. Though quiet at times, she would come alive on stage.
After high school, Franke attended Ohio State University. She balanced a busy social life while studying communications and media. College is where Franke first began experimenting with makeup techniques.
"I bought my first eyeshadow palette at the drugstore and would spend hours watching YouTube tutorials and practicing different looks in my dorm room," she shared.
After graduating in 2004, Franke worked as a radio intern before being hired as an on-air host. "I loved connecting with listeners and playing fun music," she said.
Later, Franke worked in TV production and casting work, but found the work unfulfilling. In 2015, she decided to launch her own YouTube channel focused on beauty, style, and lifestyle.
The first video Franke filmed was a review of $1 makeup products. She was incredibly nervous to put herself out there on the internet, but was determined to take a risk.
Rise to YouTube Stardom
It wasn‘t easy at first – Franke‘s earliest videos only got a handful of views. But she kept posting weekly, finding her groove with beauty tutorials, day-in-the-life vlogs, and Q&As.
"I‘ll never forget when I hit 1,000 subscribers. I literally cried," Franke shared.
Within a year, she reached 100k subscribers. Fans loved her bubbly personality and expert beauty advice. When she surpassed 1 million subscribers in 2018, Franke knew she had made it big.
Now with over 4 million subscribers, Franke has established herself as one of YouTube‘s top lifestyle creators. She has collaborated with brands like Tarte, Sephora, and TooFaced.
When she‘s not creating content, Franke loves traveling, baking, and spending time with her two cats.
"Oliver and Luna are my everything. I love curling up on the couch and watching movies with them," she said.
Franke is also passionate about giving back – she has volunteered and raised money for various charities over the years.
The Franke Family
One reason fans feel so connected to Franke is that she often features her close-knit family in videos. Her parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews make frequent appearances on her channel.
"I come from a big, loud, crazy family. Holidays at our house are always chaotic, but so much fun," Franke said. "My family keeps me grounded and I love sharing pieces of my life with them."
Over the past seven years, Franke has inspired millions with her humor, courage, and kindness. She encourages fans to embrace who they are.
"Ruby taught me to not be afraid to put myself out there and chase my dreams," shared one fan. "Her videos got me through some tough times."
Franke‘s meteoric rise to YouTube stardom just goes to show that passion and persistence pays off. At 41, her future is brighter than ever.