Born March 25, 1981, is the American YouTube personality, Casey Neistat who is also a filmmaker, Vlogger, and co-founder of multimedia company Beme.
Neistat who is also a writer and a director has over the time registered his name among the famous and well-paid YouTubers around the world. His YouTube channel ‘Casey Neistat’ has earned him millions of dollars through billions of viewers all over the world. Today, he is also known for his roles in the HBO series The Neistat Brothers.
Wiki/Biography, Family And Brother
Casey Neistat was born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, USA, to parents Amy Neistat and Barry Neistat with Van Neistat, Dean Neistat, and Jordan Neistat as his siblings. Casey discovered his passion for filmmaking in his very early years but the road towards achieving his dream turned rough when he dropped out of school during his sophomore year at the age of 15. He never had the opportunity to return to school, instead, he picked up a job as a dishwasher in a seafood restaurant and as a short-order cook in Mystic. When he was 20, the YouTuber left Connecticut for New York city in the search of greener pastures. He had an apartment a few blocks away from the World Trade Center in the Tribeca neighborhood and got his first job in the city as a bike messenger.
In 2001, Neistat with his brother, Van Neistat, was hired by artist Tom Sachs to assist in films about the artist’s sculptures. This seemed like his first break into the filmmaking- a dream he had long wished to fulfil. Two years later, Neistat made his biggest breakthrough as his 3-minute short video movie namely, iPod’s Dirty Secret attracted many viewers. This made his first announcement to the YouTube world after his TV series The Neistat Brother with his brother, Van, which was later bought by the HBO in 2008. This short video on iPod also became controversial as it drew people’s attention to Apple’s policy on replacement of iPod batteries. In 2004, Casey worked with his brother Van to film the 15-minute science videos, which featured in Creative Mind’s 59th Minute video.
From 2010, Neistat began to put out more YouTube videos some of which include the one that criticized the MTA for its instruction on when to use New York City Subway emergency break cords. The video made it as one of Time magazines top ten most creative videos of 2011; it also included the video about the internet chat site Chatroulette; and his offering of two-dollar bills to his fans. From 2010 to 2017, he had gained over 7 million followers. By the end of 2017, Neistat turned to YouTube blogging full time and he is making his way as one of the top Vlogers of his time.
Casey Neistat’s Net Worth
Casey Neistat’s net worth is $15 Million, an amount he gathered from his monetized videos on YouTube and from his career as a film director and producer. He made his first millions in 2008 when he sold his The Neistat Brothers show to the HBO. It was sold for $2 million dollars. He then began producing TV commercials for companies like Google, Nike and Mercedes-Benz, among many others. This eventually availed him the opportunity to advertise his new VR and Galaxy S7 product launch on Oscar.
In addition to his sale of his show in 2008, the YouTube personality reportedly sold off his company Beme to CNN Beme in a deal worth $25 million in 2016. He, however, created his YouTube channel which is today referred to as one of the strongest, generating close to $2.5M every year. Hence, he is mentioned as one of the most influential YouTubers in the world. His creative and constantly unique content and films made him one of the best of his kind and because he is honest in his commercials, his viewers worry less about advertiser-sponsored content.
Two of Casey Neistat’s most successful videos are the Snowboarding With The NYPD video which has over 17 million views and the Crazy German Water Park with over 20 million views. He has won two great awards so far- The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award of 2011 and the YouTube Star of the Year Award in 2016. He was also honoured with ‘New Media Star Award’ at the GQ Men of the Year award event. His YouTube viewers are fast increasing, reaching over 8 million.
Casey Neistat’s Wife, Son
Just as he discovered his passion for filmmaking at his early age, Casey’s love life also began from his early years. He had his first child, a son, Owen, at the young age of 17, with his then girlfriend Robin Harris. He, however, got married officially to his longtime girlfriend Candice Pool on December 29, 2013.
After having his first child, Casey eloped with Pool to New York City and got married to her for the first time in Houston, Texas in 2005. The marriage was shortlived and they went their separate ways. He proposed to her again in 2013 on a bridge in Amsterdam and they got married in Cape Town, South Africa, Pool’s home country. They now have two children, including Francine, Casey’s first daughter with Pool.
Height And Body Measurements
Added to his wealth and fame, Casey Neistat is equally good looking standing at 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) tall with a body weight measurement of about 170 lbs. He has brown eyes and brown hair but his body measurement and shoe size are not known.
Quick Facts About Casey Neistat
|Full Name:||Casey Owen Neistat|
|Birth Date:||March 25, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Gales Ferry, Connecticut, United States|
|Children:||2 – Owen And Francine Neisat|
|Salary:||$11.6K – $186K monthly|
|Net Worth:||$ 12 million|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inches (1.7m)|