Garrett Gee is a tech entrepreneur and travel journalist who achieved worldwide fame after he began traveling the world with his family and documenting their experiences on YouTube and Instagram using the brand name The Bucket List Family. From what started out as a six-month adventure, Garrett has grown the brand into a successful business that has funded the family’s travels for four years and counting. While most people would never consider abandoning the comfort of the life that they know to face an uncertain future, that is exactly what Garrett did. Together with his wife, he sold all their belongings, quit his job, and decided to take on the world as a nomadic sojourner.
In the space of almost four years, Garrett has traveled to 65 different countries with his wife and children, immersing themselves into new cultures, meeting new people, taking on crazy challenges, and learning so much about life and happiness. He and his family are living proof that it pays to take risks, step out of your comfort zone, and go beyond the confines of societal norms.
Garrett Gee Biography
The adventure seeker and avid traveler was born in 1988, in Provo, Utah. He was born into a very large family where he has one brother, four sisters, and about half a dozen step-siblings. Garrett was only 9 years old when his parents divorced so he had to split his time between his parents. He lived with his father in Utah, where he attended school and then went to stay with his mother in California over the holidays.
Garrett Gee relocated to Vladivostok, Russia for two years to serve as a missionary. It was here that he met the woman who would later become his wife. After he returned from the mission, Garrett enrolled at Brigham Young University where instead of pursuing a particular degree, he opted to just take whatever courses he liked and disregard the prospectus. While at the university, he joined the soccer team and eventually became the captain there. Playing football is one of the activities that bring him great joy in life, so he really came to cherish that part of his life. Garrett eventually dropped out of school after he finished his college soccer career because he felt he had learned all he planned to learn within the walls of the academic institution.
The multi-talented football player went on to build his own app and start a company called Scan with some of his friends from college: Ben Turley and Kirk Ouimet. He served as its CEO and helped it become increasingly successful until he finally sold it. By this time, Garrett Gee was already married to the love of his life, Jessica, and they had two wonderful children, a girl and a boy named Dorothy and Manila. After selling his company, he was curious about what he was going to do next, so he and Jessica decided they were going to sell their property and travel.
She quit her job as an online marketer and web developer, took the $45,000 they made from selling their belongings, and packed their traveling bags to accompany Garrett on his journeys. They decided to share their travels with the world so they created a channel called The Bucket Family and an Instagram page where they document their adventures. Their social media following has grown to over 1 million, while their channel has more than 770,000 subscribers. Garrett has spent the last four years working as a travel journalist along with the rest of the family and collaborating with several brands to create all kinds of engaging content.
His Net Worth
Garrett Gee is a very wealthy man, who has accumulated enough wealth to enable him to retire tomorrow if he so pleases. While his exact net value is not known, the travel journalist, entrepreneur, and content creator has an estimated net worth that runs into several millions of dollars.
How Did Garrett Gee Make His Money?
Garrett made his money the old fashioned way: working his ass off. He had the idea to build an app and enlisted the help of some of his friends to pull it off. He then went on to secure funding from several investors to scale his mobile app development company, Scan. In 2014, Garrett sold the company to Snapchat for $54 million dollars, which was then split between the founders, himself, and their investors.
A huge chunk of his income since then has come from his traveling escapades. The popularity of the YouTube channel and The Bucket List Family Instagram page has brought in a lot of money for him and his family. They have also been able to land lucrative deals with many brands and companies which have also helped to grow his financial standing.