Before getting started I would like to say that this article is just an estimation from the available data and the sole purpose of me writing this post is just to motivate you guys who are planning to leave your day jobs to focus on your creative goals. And I believe if you work hard like Casey did you can also become a next millionaire. So I hope this article will not affect Casey in any negative way.
With an estimated net worth of $$ million dollars, it's no wonder Casey Neistat stays in $18,000 a night hotel rooms, takes $21,000 first-class flights from Dubai to New York and can easily fundraise $300.000 in just a couple of days.
But First Who is Casey Neistat?
Casey Neistat is one of the most popular YouTube personality, Filmmaker, and Vlogger. At the time of writing, he has 8.1 million subscribers with 1,90 billion views on his YouTube Channel. But what's more interesting he was actually vlogging way before Youtube even existed, that is why he is well known for his unique style of filming and video editing.
Casey was born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut on March 25, 1981. At the age of 15, he decided to drop out of high school and left his family. Between age 17 and 20 he was actually living in a trailer park with his girlfriend and during this time he washed dishes in a restaurant to get some money. However soon he decided that it was time for a change and moved to New York City to pursue his dream of Filmmaking.
He first gained international exposure in 2003 for a three-minute film titled "iPods dirty secret", criticizing Apple's lack of a battery replacement program for the iPod. The film received national media attention and brought major attention to Apple's policy towards iPod battery replacements. Moreover, Casey was featured on CBS News, BBC News, The Washington Post and Fox News.
In July 2008 HBO purchased an eight-episode television series called "The Neistat Brothers". On March 24, 2015, Casey started his daily vlog series on YouTube and In July 2015 he released the first version of Beme on the App Store which was purchased by CNN in 2016.
Now as we know a little bit about Casey, let's take a look at how he become so successful.
How Casey Neistat Made His First Million
It all started In 2008 when Casey sold his show "The Neistat Brothers" to HBO, these 8 episode television series was sold for $2 million dollars and since then Casey has produced many major television commercials for companies like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Google, and even Samsung which actually sent him to the Oscars to advertise his new VR and Galaxy S7 product launch. The work he has done for television has generated him hundreds of dollars. Moreover, In 2013 he shoot one of the most successful car commercials for Mercedes-Benz CLA and the special campaign for Nike called "Make it Count" in 2012. However, we all know Casey from his daily vlogs.
Casey's youtube channel and his daily vlogs
Casey Neistat created one of the strongest YouTube community which approximately generates $156.7K - $2.5M per year according to socialblade, making him one of the most influence Youtubers in the world. Casey is also famous for its viral videos. His biggest video success was actually the "Snowboarding With The NYPD" video with 16.8 million views and the 'Crazy German Water Park" with 20 million views. Neistat also spent $25,000 of 20th Century Fox's ad budget to fly to the Philippines and help the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which is kind of things that you can't see often on YouTube and I really appreciate that.
Casey is always honest about the campaigns and the commercial he does so while watching his YouTube videos people don't get disturbed by advertiser-sponsored content. Plus as I know there are some strict rules on advertising on Youtube, so it becomes more and more difficult to monetize your content. Recently Casey has chosen not to run any ads on his channel so the big moneymaker for Casey is definitely the sale of his technology company Beme.
CNN Acquired Casey Neistat's Beme app For $25 Million
The app took over two years and 2.6 million dollars to create, but all that hard work paid off when CNN purchased the app for an estimated 25 million dollars. This, of course, didn't all go to Casey as he had a team and partner who was also included in the deal, but I assume it was one of the biggest moments in his entire life. With this new system, CNN decided to create a new social platform for video creators that can talk about their opinions on relevant topics and Casey Neistat and the entire team of 11 people has been acquired by CNN. So now Beme team will operate as a new standalone media sub-brand under CNN's umbrella. CNN will probably invest in the team hiring new producers, developers, and content creators in order to create a new brand for much bigger audience.
casey neistat's apartment and cars
First of all, Casey sold his Connecticut summer home in 2016. The home was featured in many of his popular vlogs and was a popular tourist destination for people to stop by and take selfies. Despite having such a big house Casey was spending most of his time in his New York studio which is estimated to cost over $6.000 per month, because it is located on one of the most famous streets in the world, Broadway.
He also has a beautiful New York apartment where he pays an estimated $4,500 per month that features a stunning view of New York from the bedroom and living room. As well as Beme Headquarters located on the Broadway street.
Snowboarding New York City
If we're talking about how Casey usually gets around there's nothing he uses more than his boosted board, but if you're talking about somewhere he can't get on a full charge that means Casey is probably tearing up the earth in his 2007 Jeep Wrangler which has survived exceptional odds on several occasions, like being submerged in an icy lake.
I tried to gather all the data which was available on the internet about the Casey Neistat net worth in 2017 and as you can see the main source of income for him is his new company Beme and the YouTube channel. Overall Casey is a famous person who has made a name for himself with honesty and hard work as he left his home when he was a teenager. Despite facing different obstacles in his life and hearing the words "You Can't" Casey decided to follow his dreams and now he has earned a great wealth and is probably the most famous person on the internet. So let wish Casey luck and success in his life.
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