Ali Abdaal is a former doctor who left the medical industry and found his new passion in content creation. As an online personality, he is known for making videos on how to maximize productivity and happiness. He also occasionally shares tips on how to improve your finances. As of 2023, Ali Abdaal has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Abdaal was born on May 11, 1994, to a Muslim family in Karachi, Pakistan. The family relocated to South Africa and eventually settled in the UK, where Ali got his education. Here he attended Westcliff High School for Boys in Southend-on-Sea, England.
At the age of 12, he learned the basics of coding. During his teenage years, he had enough knowledge to work as a freelance developer and web designer. In 2012, he went to Cambridge University to study medicine. After four years, he graduated with an MBBS in clinical medicine and a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
While he was still a student at Cambridge, Abdaal developed the 6med website. Its purpose was to help aspiring medical students apply to their desired schools. His service provided online question banks and classroom instructions for BMAT, UCAT, and interviews. Before graduating, Ali had already helped thousands of people in the medical field.
After getting his degree in 2018, he practiced as a junior doctor for the National Health Service in the UK. Two years later, he publicly announced that he would be leaving his job as a doctor. At the time Ali said he was taking a 1-year sabbatical but it now appears he won’t work as a doctor again.
Ali Abdaal started his YouTube channel back in 2016. He is a music lover who plays the guitar and piano, so his first videos were covers of his favorite songs. He later promoted 6med services and made vlogs about his medical journey.
However, it wasn’t until he shared productivity tips and passive income ideas that he racked up millions of views. He also made many videos about book recommendations and created the Sunday Snippets newsletter to talk about his interests.
In 2019, he started a podcast with his brother Taimur called Not Overthinking and has over 36,000 subscribers on YouTube. On the other hand, Ali’s personal channel has over 3.8 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
According to his blog on AliAbdaal.com, he makes an average of $130,000 per video from YouTube ads. He earns $250,000 annually from affiliate partnerships and makes up to $400,000 yearly from brand deals.
Aside from YouTube content, he uploads courses on Skillshare and his YouTuber academy. 6med is still running, and reportedly makes $200,000 per year. Ali is still looking to diversify his portfolio. He is currently writing a book that will add to his $4 million net worth.
Ali Abdaal was once in a relationship with his medical classmate, Sheen Gurrib. She was mentioned and featured in a number of Ali’s videos. Sadly they broke up in 2021 and Ali has been single since then.