Casey Neistat who rose to fame as a YouTube personality, filmmaker, Vlogger and co-founder of multimedia company Beme is worth $12 million. Neistat who has produced numerous movies, TV shows and several commercials is also a renowned philanthropist.
Casey Owen Neistat was born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, U.S. Neistat dropped out of his school when he was 17, and did not return to graduate.
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Neistat had his first son when he was 17, with his girlfriend, Robin Harris. In 2005, Neistat married Candice Pool, but the marriage ended in annulment within a month. The couple, however, got back together later and married in 2013. Candice and Neistat have a daughter.
Before gaining celebrity status, Neistat has had a series of other jobs like a dishwasher at a restaurant and a short-order cook in Connecticut.
Filmmaking and YouTube
In 2001, Neistat began a career as a filmmaker. The breakthrough in his career came in 2003 when he released a three-minute film titled “iPod’s Dirty Secret,” criticizing Apple for not having a battery replacement program for their iPod line of portable media players. Neistat gained international exposure for this film and also attracted media attention.
He and his brother also produced a film series “Science Experiments” in 2004, which became popular and was eventually featured in Creative Time’s 59th Minute Program. His eight-episode television series “The Neistat Brothers” was purchased by HBO in 200 for under $2 million.
In 2008, Neistat was an executive producer of the movie “The Pleasure of Being Robbed.” The next year, he produced, wrote and starred in the movie “Daddy Longlegs.” He has also starred in the movie “Nerve,” which was released in 2016.
Neistat soon became a YouTube personality. He uploaded his first video on YouTube in 2010, about when and when not, to use the emergency brake cord on train cars in the New York City Subway.
His other famous videos include a six-minute film on Vimeo about the internet site Chatroulette and a video criticizing New York City Police Department’s ticketing of cyclists in New York City for riding outside the marked bike lanes.
Gaining more and more followers by day, Neistat began to post vlogs on YouTube since March 2015. Some of the interesting vlogs include a post on “The Vice President, Outer Space and the Baby,” post on “United States Blizzard,” “The $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat”. Neistat has released over 800 vlogs and has reached over 9 million subscribers and over 2.11 billion views.
Casey Neistat, the 36-year-old YouTuber has gained millions of followers for being the best at what he does. Be it films, Tv Shows and commercials productions or his YouTube videos and vlogs, he incorporates a uniqueness which has gained the attention of an international audience. His growth has been consistent, and we can say, his ventures will gain much more attention and followers.
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In 2015, Neistat along with Matt Hackett launched a video sharing app called Beme. Within eight days from the release, Beme users had shared over 1.1 million videos and logged 2.4 million reactions. Beme was acquired by CNN in 2016 but was eventually shut down in January 2017.
Neistat has also directed several commercials. Some of the major clients include Samsung, Nike, Google, Finn Jewelry, J.Crew and Mercedez Benz.
Neistat has won several awards like Independent Spirit Awards, Shorty Awards, GQ Men of the Year and three Streamy Awards. Neistat was ranked at #82 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels in2014. His video “Bike Lanes” peaked at #8 on Time’s Top 10 creative Videos of2011 list.
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Casey Neistat Net Worth
Neistat has a net worth of $12 million, which is higher when compared to that of fellow YouTubers.
House and Cars
In 2017, he purchased a Condo for $3.5 million in Battery Park. The condo has a 2,095 sq. ft. area, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a lovely river views.
His collection of luxury cars includes Mercedez Benz, Bentley, and Ford.
Neistat has appeared on the video “Make it Count” for Nike which was directed by himself. The video soon went viral when it was posted on YouTube and was named “The Best Branding Story Ever Told” by Mashable’s Zoe Fox.
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Casey Neistat is also famous for his philanthropic activities. On March 2017, Neistat along with other celebrities raised a whopping $1 million within 19 hours to help those facing starvation in Somalia.
He partnered with GoFundMe to raise money to support the injured victims and the families of those killed at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas.
He also launched a charity water campaign in 2016 in partnership with Charity: Water, a nonprofit that provides clean and safe water to people in developing countries. The charity was launched with an aim to raise $5,000 but managed to raise $14,064 within just 24 hours.