Nate O’Brien is a finance and lifestyle content creator who runs a popular finance YouTube channel. He is an entrepreneur and investor and teaches viewers how to become financially stable and start building wealth. As of 2023, Nate O’Brien has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Nate was born on March 3, 1999 and his father and grandfather had a significant impact on his life. His dad worked for a company for over 40 years, whereas his grandfather owned a landscaping company for nearly 50 years.
He wanted to emulate his grandfather’s life and go down the entrepreneurial path. Nate’s first business venture was a chicken farm when he was 11 years old. When he turned 14, he set up a lawn mowing service with his brother. He went on to sell seed packets and bumper stickers. O’Brien graduated with a degree in finance from Penn State University.
As a freshman in 2017, O’Brien began creating YouTube videos as a way to make extra money. He spotted a gap in the personal finance market that he wanted to fill. Nate’s early videos on the best side hustles grabbed a lot of attention but he didn’t want to become one of those self-proclaimed “gurus” online.
Thus, he turned his attention to more lifestyle content. Still, he was making finance-related videos talking about topics such as minimalism, productivity and budgeting. The YouTuber now has 1.3 million YouTube subscribers but hasn’t been actively uploading in recent times.
Because he got famous for his side hustle videos, many people are curious about his income sources. It’s clear that Nate makes the majority of his money from YouTube. But apart from ad revenue, he also gets sponsorships from time to time.
Nate is also open to affiliate marketing and is happy to advertise products he likes in return for a commission. As a finance content creator, he also likes to invest for the long-term in safe assets. He claims that he spends 10 hours every week working on his portfolio. Most of it money is invested in blue-chip stocks and boring index funds.
Nate O’Brien makes an estimated $50,000 per month from YouTube ad revenue, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. This figure would be much higher if he was more active on the platform. If you’re not uploading content on a consistent basis, YouTube’s algorithm will drive less visitors to your videos.
Outside of his safer investments like bonds, O’Brien is a fan of precious metals, cryptocurrencies and investing in startups. In 2020, he revealed that his portfolio rose 40%. His portfolio has taken a hit with the recent stock market turmoil. Today, he’s worth an estimated $2 million.
O’Brien discloses many of his decisions to his viewers. For example, when he decided to focus more on lifestyle rather than money-making, he stated that he was making less money. However, he also said that he was fine with it. Unfortunately, he doesn’t share details about his private life so it’s not known if he’s single or dating anyone.