Nowadays, online scams are running loose around the internet, and many people are falling for them. Thankfully, there are those who expose these frauds. YouTuber Coffeezilla is one of them. He is described as an internet detective who mostly calls out fake gurus and crypto investments. As of 2023, Coffeezilla has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Coffeezilla’s real name is Stephen Findeisen. Apart from his name, there is not much that’s publicly known about the YouTuber. This includes his age, it’s estimated he’s around 30 years old.
Stephen is a private man and hasn’t revealed much about his early life and education. The same goes for his career before becoming a content creator.
However, it is rumored that he was once employed as a website developer. Still, this was never confirmed by Stephen Findeisen himself. The only thing his followers can be sure of is he has a knack for sniffing out lies.
The Coffeezilla YouTube channel was created in 2018. In the beginning, Findeisen had no specific category for the content he produced. It took some time before he started to do what he is known for today, exposing scams.
He made videos about the truth behind multi-level marketing. But it wasn’t until he started calling out fake gurus that his views and subscriber count popped off. He has called out people like Tai Lopez, TechLead, Ricky Gutierrez, Ben Philips, and Dan Lok.
As his channel grew, he also tackled more contemporary types of frauds. This includes investment scams, which are mainly related to crypto, blockchains, and NFTs. Stephen has spoken out against Tether and SafeMoon. With this, he got over 1.04 million subscribers.
His work with gaming YouTuber group SomeOrdinaryGamers to investigate the Faze Clan members is one of the internet detective’s most famous endeavors.
They targeted Teeqo, Jarvis, Kay, Ricegum, and Nikan for being involved in a crypto pump and dump scheme. The investigation led to Kay’s removal from Faze Clan, as well as the suspension of the rest of the said members.
Doing these kinds of videos result in a lot of personal grudge toward Findeisen. The fake gurus and online figures he exposed have tried multiple times to take down his videos.
They’ve even doxxed him, spreading personal details and false rumors to harm his reputation. Fans are also concerned about future lawsuits against the YouTuber. More than likely Stephen does have professional liability insurance to protect against lawsuits.
Net Worth and Earnings
From YouTube ad revenue, according to Social Blade Stephen makes between $1,100 to $17,700 per month. Most likely he makes around $10,000 per month, resulting in a six-figure annual earnings from the ads alone.
However, it is worth noting that Coffeezilla’s goal for his channel is not to make huge profits. Instead, it is more on public service. Nevertheless, it’s a substantial source of income. Bizarrely, some of the ads appearing on his videos are from the exact people he’s calling out.
He also has a podcast, the Drip, which he runs with Amish Patel. Outside of his own content creation, he does appear on other podcasts such as The Jordan Harbinger Show, KONCRETE and SomeOrdinaryPodcast. This is why his fortune is at $1 million.
As mentioned, he is a mysterious online figure but he has revealed he is married. Stephen met his wife while he was a sophomore in high school. They dated for a long time before tying the knot in 2017.