With the current economy being in an uncertain state, it’s no wonder that many are seeking advice from experts. Finance influencers like Humphrey Yang are rising in popularity because of this. People pay attention to his content as he previously worked on Wall Street. As of 2022, Humphrey Yang has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Humphrey Yang is from the Bay Area of San Francisco, California and was born on October 6, 1987. Though he is an American by nationality, his family is from China.
For his schooling, Yang first went to Portola Valley’s Woodside Priory School. After graduating, Yang enrolled at the University of Washington.
There, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He continued to study finance at Loyola Marymount University and became a member of the institution’s Finance Society.
Yang started his work career in 2011 by working at Kabam as a player experience assistant lead for Facebook games. After a year, he left to be a financial advisor and sold China A-shares at Merrill Lynch. He obtained a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) certification there.
In 2013, he interned at Woodside Capital Partners for a year, learning the trade of investment banking. Investment banking wasn’t for him and he summed up the experience on LinkedIn saying “I think I made 1 pitchbook and got yelled at a few times”.
In 2014, he went back to the gaming industry by working on Machine Zone, Inc.’s live operations. He helped with mobile games like Mobile Strike and Game of War.
After nearly three years, the seasoned finance professional decided to start his own business. He co-founded Craft & Oak, making custom print on demand posters. The business stopped in April 2020 but he learned a lot about ecommerce and starting a business.
Becoming an Influencer
In 2019, Humphrey Yang started RNG Media Inc. as a holding company for his online ventures. He launched a YouTube channel in 2019 and a TikTok account. Along with it, he also made Hump Days, a free newsletter for business and general market news.
As for his videos, he became known for making use of pop culture references to teach finance. This is why he gained a lot of traction with a younger audience. Despite his success on YouTube, his content didn’t take off immediately as it took a while to build an audience.
He was also consistent with his uploads, so his rise to fame was steady. At the time of writing, he has 728,000 YouTube subscribers and 3.3 million TikTok followers. In addition, he has over 5,000 readers of his newsletter.
Net Worth and Earnings
Humphrey himself has stated that he makes $20,000 per month only from nine passive income sources. This includes his YouTube channel, affiliate marketing, real estate, Patreon page, digital products, crypto staking, content writing, Turo car rental, and stocks.
The majority of his portfolio is in a Vanguard ETF, which makes up over 28% of his investments. He has more than 6% on cryptocurrency, split between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Humphrey also invests his money in a couple of tech stocks. With this, his net worth is $2 million.
The finance guru is very transparent about his personal income sources. However, it isn’t the same regarding his personal affairs. He hasn’t shared anything about his dating life, so it’s not known if he is single or married.