Ethan Klein is a podcaster and YouTuber known for co-hosting h3h3Productions with his wife. Their material satirizes internet culture through reaction videos and comic sketches. His podcast series is regarded as one of the biggest in the US. As of 2023, Ethan Klein has a net worth of $20 million.
On June 24, 1985, Ethan Edward Klein was born in Ventura, California. He was raised by Gary Klein and Donna Klein. He suffers from a mild case of Tourette syndrome.
His father and mother are both Ashkenazi Jews from Israel. Leonard Katzman, his paternal grandfather, was a director and producer of films and television shows. From 2004 to 2009, he went to Buena High School and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, to pursue a degree in English Literature.
Klein and his wife, Hila, teamed up to create the YouTube channel h3h3Productions in 2011. h3h3Productions has developed a reputation for making fun of online events, social media personalities, and YouTube policies throughout the years. This gained them fame, but it’s also the reason why people have mixed opinions about them.
The duo hasn’t uploaded a video to their h3h3Productions YouTube account since 2020. They’ve stated that they won’t be making their typical videos on a regular basis in the future. Still, they managed to amass 6.09 million subscribers.
One of the main factors behind Ethan and his partner abandoning their first channel is they wanted to focus on other ventures, mainly their H3 Podcast.
The pair also has a weekly ‘H3 After Dark’ miniseries, which is an unscripted show that covers current events. There’s also Content Court, a storytelling podcast that delves into the lives of contentious online figures.
More recently, Ethan and Twitch streamer Hasan Piker launched the podcast ‘Leftovers’ in September 2021. While criticizing renowned conservatives, they talk about their progressive beliefs.
Even though Ethan hasn’t posted on their original YouTube channel for some time now, it is still on the platform. He and his wife make money from fans watching old videos.
Their main source of income today is their H3 Podcast, which now has 2.89 million subscribers. Ethan is also a co-creator of the clothing brand Teddy Fresh, which adds to his $20 million fortune.
Because of the nature of his content, Ethan has been involved in a lot of controversies. Many called him out for his comments on various celebrities. In 2020, his image suffered a setback, owing in large part to his online dispute with Keemstar.
However, not all controversies were against him. Matt Hosseinzadeh initiated a lawsuit against the h3h3 couple in 2016 for copyright infringement. Ethan refused to take down the video, claiming it was fair use. Fortunately, they won the case.
In 2007, Ethan Klein and Hila met for the first time at a Holocaust Museum in Yad Vashem, Israel. They got married in 2012 when Hila was still employed in the Israeli Defense Forces. The couple currently have one child together.