Marina Mogilko, known online as ‘Linguamarina’ and ‘Silicon Valley Girl’, is a businesswoman and content creator who teaches her audience how to learn languages. She runs multiple YouTube channels and businesses. She is the co-founder of LinguaTrip and Fluent Express. As of 2022, Marina Mogilko has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
On March 13, 1990, Mogilko was born in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Not much is known about her family background, but she has shared that she grew up in a family who were entrepreneurial.
She began as an Avon representative at the young age of 12, selling cosmetic items to her teachers. For less than one year, she attended Technische Universität Dresden and went to Saint Petersburg State University to study econometrics and quantitative economics.
The young woman moved to California, USA, to get her master’s degree in marketing at Johns Hopkins University. With a full scholarship, she went to the University of Florida to do her MBA.
While still a college student in Russia, Marina decided to start her first business with her boyfriend. They founded LinguaTrip with the goal of helping others learn languages.
Their first customers were friends, and they did everything offline. They planned to take their company international, but they couldn’t do it in their home country. So, it became Marina’s second reason to move to the US.
While applying for scholarships, she was also looking for investors in her business. Mogilko received a $100,000 investment from venture capital firm 500 Startups and moved to Silicon Valley. Under LinguaTrip, she created Fluent Express.
Marina’s first YouTube channel is a self-titled account in which she uploads lifestyle and language videos in Russian. She started uploading content in 2014 and shares videos regularly to attract new customers to her business.
Her Russian channel worked out fine, but when she decided to make an English channel named Linguamarina, the views skyrocketed. Ad revenue also surged, and she believed that it would be a stable income source. After her rise in popularity, the entrepreneur started other pursuits.
She created language workbooks and online courses about content creation. She also launched her third channel, Silicon Valley Girl, which chronicles her daily life in Silicon Valley. Her three YouTube channels now have a combined subscriber count of 7.8 million.
Net Worth and Earnings
The language content creator has disclosed that her ad revenue from all her YouTube accounts is around $17,000 per month. She has sponsorships that give her $30,000 per month and online course sales that bring in $30,000 every month. Mogilko also earns $10,000 per month from book sales, impressive to see how many income sources she has built up.
As for her LinguaTrip and Fluent Express profits, she hasn’t shared them yet. However, it is estimated that Marina Mogilko makes at least $100,000 monthly, giving her a net worth of approximately $2 million.
Mogilko is married to her long-time lover and business partner, Dmitry Pistolyako. They established LinguaTrip in college and are still happily together with their child.