Though he is most famous for his YouTube presence, Casey Neistat first caught the public eye for his unique filmmaking ideas. This transitioned well as he pursued a career in content creation. Moreover, he founded Beme, a multimedia firm, and a collaborative space for creators called 368. As of 2022, Casey Neistat has a net worth of $16 million.
Casey Owen Neistat was born on March 25, 1981, in Gales Ferry, Connecticut and has a brother named Van. During his sophomore year in high school, he and his then-girlfriend had a child.
Because of this, he dropped out of school and left his parent’s house. He was only 17 years old at the time. For three years, he resided in a trailer park with his young family.
He worked as a dishwasher and short-order cook to make ends meet. In 2001, his woman reportedly left him, and this pushed him to relocate to New York City.
Rise to Stardom
In his new home, Casey worked with his brother to make films about the contemporary artist Tom Sachs. It was in 2003 that he first tasted fame by creating a short flick, iPod’s Dirty Secret, calling out Apple for its lack of battery replacement.
Because of this, Apple made a battery replacement policy. In 2004, Casey and his brother made two film series: Science Experiments and The Neistat Brothers. The latter was acquired by HBO for $2 million. In 2010, Neistat made a YouTube account, creating clips on various topics.
He was noted for always wearing sunglasses in his videos. In 2015, he started filming daily vlogs. In 2016, he stopped making daily videos to focus on filmmaking. He still uploads occasionally for his 12.4 million subscribers.
The innovative filmmaker went on to direct numerous television commercials. His most popular project is Nike’s Make It Count. It aired in 2012 and went viral worldwide in less than three days.
In 2015, Casey Neistat co-founded the video-sharing platform Beme. Three years later, he launched 368, which is a space for creators to work together. The same year, he started co-hosting a podcast titled Couples Therapy.
He also developed a 30-day online class on Studio.com to teach filmmaking and storytelling. In 2022, he made a documentary about David Dobrik titled Under the Influence and it was showcased at SXSW.
Net Worth and Earnings
The CaseyNeistat YouTube channel currently averages around 2.6 million views per month. Based on his views, he makes an estimated $5,000 – $8,000 per month in YouTube ad revenue. While this is a substantial figure, the influencer makes more with his other ventures.
In 2016, the Beme app was acquired by the media giant CNN for $25 million. Casey makes a regular income from his 368 company and advertisement deals with brands like Nike and Google. This gives him a net worth of $16 million.
The woman that raised Casey Neistat’s first child, Owen, is Robin Harris. In 2005, Casey eloped with Candice Pool to Houston, Texas. They got annulled but remarried in 2013. Today, they are raising two girls, Georgia and Francine, in their $3.7 million home in Venice, California.