Nate O’Brien is a finance and lifestyle content creator who runs a popular YouTube channel. He is an entrepreneur and investor, teaching others how to start building wealth. As of 2024, 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. Growing up, Nate watched his father work for the same company for over 40 years. On the other hand, his grandfather ran a successful landscaping business.
He wanted to go down the entrepreneurial path and to emulate his grandfather’s life. At 11 years old, Nate’s first business venture was a chicken farm. As he turned 14, he set up a lawn mowing service with his brother. 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 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 kept 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 ad revenue and sponsorship deals. Brands are keen to advertise due to his audience.
Nate does affiliate marketing to earn commissions recommending products he likes. As a finance content creator, he prefers to invest for the long-term in safe assets and claims to spend 10 hours every week working on his portfolio. The majority of his capital 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 don’t upload 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 his portfolio rose 40% but it took a hit during the stock market turmoil. Today, he’s worth an estimated $2 million.
O’Brien shares many of his personal decisions with viewers. For example, when he began focusing more on lifestyle over making money, Nate shared he was happy to sacrifice earnings. Unfortunately, he doesn’t share details about his private life so it’s not known if he’s single or dating.