Marina Mogilko, known online as ‘Linguamarina’ and ‘Silicon Valley Girl’, is a businesswoman and content creator who teaches her audience how to learn languages. Mogilko runs multiple YouTube channels and businesses. She is the co-founder of LinguaTrip and Fluent Express. As of 2023, Marina Mogilko has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Mogilko was born in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg on March 13, 1990. Not much is known about her family background but she did grow up in a family who were entrepreneurial.
At 12 years old, Marina became an Avon representative and sold cosmetic products to her teachers. Later she attended Technische Universität Dresden for less than a year and went to Saint Petersburg State University to study econometrics and quantitative economics.
The young woman moved to California, to get a master’s degree in marketing at Johns Hopkins University. On a full scholarship, the Russian beauty went to the University of Florida to do her MBA.
While still a college student in Russia, Marina started her first business with her boyfriend. They founded LinguaTrip with the goal of helping others learn languages.
Their first customers were friends, and everything was done offline. They planned to take their company international, but they couldn’t do it in their home country. So, it became Marina’s primary reason for moving to the US.
While applying for scholarships, she was also looking for investors for her business. Mogilko received a $100,000 investment from venture capital firm 500 Startups and moved to Silicon Valley. Under LinguaTrip, she founded Fluent Express.
Marina’s first YouTube channel is a personal account where she uploads lifestyle and language videos in Russian. In 2014, she began uploading content to attract new customers to her business.
Her Russian channel worked out fine, but when she created 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 looked at 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. In addition, Mogilko has sponsorship deals and online course sales that bring in $60,000 every month. Mogilko also earns $10,000 per month from book sales, it’s impressive to see how many income sources she has built.
As for her LinguaTrip and Fluent Express profits, she hasn’t shared them publicly 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.