Dropping out of high school is a risk not many are willing to take to become successful. However, that’s what Iman Gadzhi did, and thankfully it paid off! Iman is an entrepreneur and social media mogul who heads up IAG Media and GrowYourAgency.com. As of 2023, Iman Gadzhi has a net worth of $15 million.
Iman was born in Dagestanskie Ogni, Russia, on January 3, 2000. He was raised by a single mother because his biological father was an alcoholic and left before he was born.
They struggled financially until his mom remarried, and they relocated to London, England. There, everything changed for the young man. He lived in a warm home and was enrolled in a private school.
However, his joyful days didn’t last too long. When Gadzhi was 14 years old, his stepfather also left and it was up to him to take care of his mother. He took various odd jobs to help pay the bills and eventually decided to drop out of high school.
Iman’s first venture was buying and selling Instagram accounts but it failed to make worthwhile profits. He turned to fitness training and later joined a semi-pro football league. Here he was hired to manage the football club’s social media.
This accidentally became his profitable business. Several months later he pitched his services to the popular fitness app Aflete and they agreed to hire him. This was a huge coup for Gadzhi and dropped out of school to dedicate more time to the business.
Shortly after, he launched a social media marketing agency, IAG Media. Initially, it struggled in the early days but once they signed up big-name clients like FuroSystems and ZebraFuel the business began to prosper.
Rise to Fame
Iman’s agency continued to expand and he documented the progress on his YouTube channel and Instagram account. One of his followers met him and asked about the strategies he implemented to grow his firm. The guy was willing to pay money in exchange for help, and Gadzhi soon realized this was another new avenue for him to make money.
In 2019, he started selling his courses on GrowYourAgency.com and claims to over 40 students making six figures. The young entrepreneur continued posting his ventures along with other finance-related content. As a result, he quickly picked up 1.06 million YouTube subscribers and 337,000 Instagram followers.
Net Worth and Earnings
Even when he was still a teenager, Gadzhi had a number of side jobs. However, once he discovered how scalable social media marketing was, there was no turning back. He made the majority of his wealth through GrowYourAgency.com, IAG Media and Gadzhi.com, an e-commerce website.
Plus, he runs a successful YouTube channel that spits off passive steady income. His channel has recently exploded and did over 9 million views in the last 30 days. If he can maintain this level of views, Iman should be able to make $20,000 per month from ad revenue on YouTube.
Other than that, he has a cryptocurrency portfolio that was worth $7 million in May 2021. Unless he sold, the portfolio would have taken a massive hit. His top three biggest holdings are Ethereum, Cardano, and Nexo. He also owns StormX, OriginToken, Avalanche, and Tether. All of these ventures give Iman Gadzhi an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Iman previously dated a woman named Natasha but is believed to be single now. He currently splits his time between properties he owns in Dubai, Bali, and Cape Town.