Parker Nirenstein is a car enthusiast who took his passion to YouTube in 2012, creating his automotive channel Vehicle Virgin which now has over 2 million subscribers. He created the channel to help his viewers make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – what car they should buy as their first.
It also features exclusive and informative review videos on different exotic high-performance cars. Though he may not be anywhere near the highest paid YouTubers in the world, his channel has become his major source of income.
Parker Nirenstein Bio
His date of birth was on the 24th of June and in the year 1994. The media personality was born in a place called Palo Alto in California, the United States. Parker Nirenstein attended Redwood High School in California and then spent one year in Tufts University, Massachusetts before proceeding to the University of Michigan in 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2016. He had internships with two major car companies – Ford and Toyota which further fuelled his interest in automotive.
Nirenstein started a blog while in college where he writes car reviews. Also, his interest in cars propelled him to start making videos. He launched his YouTube channel, Vehicle Virgins on January 12, 2012, where he also did reviews, but this time, in video forms. Through his channel, he helps his viewers decide what car they should buy as their first. Also, it features informative, exclusive, and exciting videos about different cars, especially high-end cars.
Parker’s dedication, passion, and commitment to this endeavor have paid off. He has not only built a successful career on the video-sharing platform but has also been able to maintain a good professional life as well as an enviable relationship with his viewers. The channel has amassed more than 2 million subscribers with over 500 million views. This has made Vehicle Virgins one of the leading channels on YouTube and in his genre – car reviews.
Besides his booming YouTube career, Parker Nirenstein is also leading a grand following on Instagram. His account on the photo-sharing site is a huge testimony of his passion and love for cars. It is full of his car collection rather than his personal life, with over 280k followers.
Family – Dad and Sister
Parker was born to John Nirenstein, a tech entrepreneur and his wife, Michelle who is a homemaker. His father is also a car enthusiast who must have transferred his love for automobiles to his son. John is an alumnus of the University of California Berkley where he graduated from in 1980 with a BA in Psychology and Music. He has a sister, Madison who is an equestrian and a fitness expert.
John established a motor technology company known as Ebates with his friends a year after his son, Parker was born. In October 2014, he sold the company for $1 billion to Rakuten Japan. Disregarding that, he is the owner of an automobile restoration facility, Phoenix Restorations LLC which was founded in 2001. It is located in Sonoma, California.
Parker Nirenstein has featured his family members on his channel. His father and sister appeared in a video titled Sister/Dad’s Hilarious Reaction To My Lamborghini Huracan! on September 13, 2016, while his mother debuted on his channel a year later, on September 24 in a video titled Mom Reacts To 800HP Supercharged Lamborghini.
His Net Worth
Parker Nirenstein may have started Vehicle Virgins as a way to express his love for cars on the internet but today, it has become his major source of income. Though he may not be anywhere near the highest paid YouTubers like Daniel Middleton, Evan Fong, Dude Perfect, and Logan Paul both in net worth and in subscribers, his channel is a cash cow that earns him a huge amount of money.
With over 2 million subscribers and more than 500 million views, Parker earns an average of $600,000 per year. While it is no doubt a sizeable income, his net worth is unknown.
Apart from the ad revenue from his videos, his fame and influence have also made him an attraction for sponsorship deals with auto companies. From time to time, the YouTuber is invited to test ride some cars or attend auto shows across the country.
Other Facts about the YouTuber
1. Peter Nirenstein is obviously a car enthusiast. The first car he bought was a 2006 BMW 3-series but he now owns an incredible car collection including the BMW M5, Mercedes S Class, and Lamborghini Holden Hurricane.
2. He also acquired a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo in 2015, within three years of starting his channel. All of these rides are estimated to be worth over $2 million.
3. The YouTuber owns his own house, a mansion which is located in California.
4. Parker allowed his sister to drive his Lamborghini Huracan. She is not a novice when it comes to cars. Madison has a thing for raging bulls and is also a car enthusiast like the rest of her family members.