Once part of the influencer group Vlog Squad, Jeff Wittek is a content creator, comedian, and host of the Jeff FM podcast. He is also a hairstylist who created Jeff’s Barbershop, where he hosts a talk show segment on his YouTube channel. As of 2023, Jeff Wittek has a net worth of $2 million.
Hailing from Staten Island, New York, Jeffrey Wittek was born on December 15, 1989. As a teen, he earned money working at local barbershops and was raised in a difficult neighborhood.
He graduated from Susan E. Wagner High School. Apart from cutting hair, the young man also sold drugs and continued doing this activity when he moved to Miami, Florida.
There, he was arrested for possession in 2011 and when he was released, Jeff relocated to Los Angeles, California, to buy marijuana and ship it back to New York.
Rise to Fame
Fortunately, Jeff had other, more legitimate hustles. In 2010, he was featured in the fifth season of the Oxygen reality series Bad Girls Club. However, he didn’t make a very likable first impression on the show.
In 2012, he started getting famous on the microblogging site Tumblr. He launched an online series titled Behind the Cuts, where he worked on the hairstyles of stars like Pauly D and Mac Miller.
Two years later, he moved to 1600 Vine, a Hollywood apartment complex that was home to online sensations like Jake Paul and Lele Pons. With this, Jeff Wittek’s celebrity status grew.
Jeff’s YouTube channel has been around since 2011. However, it wasn’t until he met David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad in 1600 Vine that it began getting some attention. In 2019, he gained more subscribers by creating a talk show titled Jeff’s Barbershop.
Around this time, he was featured in many of David Dobrik’s challenges, including one that got him into an accident in 2020. Dobrik drove an excavator and swung Jeff at dangerous speeds, which led to him falling into a lake.
This resulted in injuries to his hip, foot, leg, and skull. He documented his recovery and uploaded it to his channel. After leaving Vlog Squad, he created the Jeff FM podcast. It currently has 307,000 subscribers, while Wittek’s main account has 3.09 million.
Net Worth and Earnings
Based on 1.4 million views per month, Jeff Wittek’s YouTube channel earns around $100,000 annually in ad revenue. This figure doesn’t include the income from his podcast. For dedicated fans, Wittek has a Patreon account with three levels of membership.
He also sells merch and hair products on his website, JeffWittek.com. Jeff earns extra income through brand partnerships with businesses like Old Spice and Colgate. This is why his net worth is $2 million.
Jeff dated fellow influencer Cierra Ramirez in 2015, but they broke up after three years. Wittek is currently single and focusing more on his career and health.
Though he has already made considerable progress from the excavator incident, it still left him with lifelong brain injuries. In 2022, he took legal action by suing David Dobrik for $10 million in damages.