Popularly known online as iJustine, Apple fanatic Justine Ezarik is one of the earliest internet sensations on YouTube. She is a vlogger who’s been on the video-sharing platform for over a decade now and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Apart from making videos, she has appeared on several television shows. As of 2022, iJustine has a net worth of $3 million.
Justine Ezarik was born on March 20, 1984, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Steve, a coal miner, and Michelle Ezarik, a PE teacher. The 39-year-old has two younger sisters named Jenna and Breanne. Her family is of Slovak descent.
The Pennsylvania native discovered her passion for technology and Apple products was when she got her first iPod. At 12 years old, she built her first website, called “I Hate Steve” and no it wasn’t about Steve Jobs, it was about a classmate who was giving her a difficult time.
She resided in Washington County while going to Bentworth High School. For third-level education, Justine went to the Pittsburgh Technical Institute and graduated from the institution in 2004.
Ezarik started out as a freelancer taking video editing and graphic design jobs. Being self-employed isn’t an easy gig but she thrived as her own boss. In 2006, she set up her YouTube channel and called it iJustine.
In 2007, she volunteered to work with internet entrepreneur Justin Kan on Justin.tv. She was among the first people to share their daily lives with people on the web. Nowadays this seems like a mundane thing but back then it was unique!
Ezarik revealed in a video that she had a brief “encounter” with Steve Jobs in the Apple cafeteria. Her obsession with the Apple founder became a source of humor for fans and false rumors were spread about Steve Jobs having a restraining order against her.
Her channel is filled with lively tech-related content, as well gaming and beauty content sprinkled in to add some diversity. This helped her attract 7 million subscribers!
iJustine is more than just an online personality. Before hitting the big time on YouTube, Ezarik was a finalist in an online video competition sponsored by Yahoo!
While rising to fame, she was also getting more acting gigs. Ezarik made her television debut in 2007 with a minor role in a Spike TV drama series called The Kill Point. Later that year, she became a panel member of MacBreak on Twit.tv.
As her career developed, she made cameo appearances on The Vampire Diaries, Law and Order: SVU, Escape Routes, and more. In 2015, she published a book appropriately named “I, Justine: An Analog Memoir.”
Net Worth and Earnings
iJustine’s channel currently receives over 130,000 views per day according to SocialBlade.com. Assuming a $10 CPM, she should be making around $1,000 per day in YouTube revenue. The CPM for tech videos tends to be high, so potentially she could earn a higher amount.
In addition to ads, she earns revenue with brand sponsorships with major tech companies. Unfortunately, Apple has never sponsored her! With her undisclosed earnings from acting and extra income through book sales, this gives her an estimated fortune worth $3 million.
In 2008, Ezarik was romantically linked to two guys, Justin Fishner-Wolfson and Brian Pokorny. However, the YouTuber has never confirmed having a relationship with either of the two.
Still, it is known that she dated YouTube employee Ryan Wyatt from 2012 to 2015. She’s been single ever since, but other things happened in her life. In 2022, iJustine was hospitalized due to a blood clot and is currently recovering from the ordeal.