Patrick Shyu is a YouTuber and software developer who previously worked for Google and Facebook. Although he originally covered programming on YouTube, the channel has evolved to cover more topics such as lifestyle, finance and cryptocurrencies. Patrick Shyu has an estimated net worth of $5 million in 2023.
Shyu is from Tokyo, Japan and finished high school at the Tokyo Institute Of Technology. In 2001, he moved to the US to study at the University of California, Berkeley. Patrick studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and graduated in 2005.
In 2006, the programmer finished his master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego. During this time, he began looking for internships.
His first programming roles were internships at Juniper Networks and Microsoft. After that, he worked as a software engineer for Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Groupon was his next company, where he was a member of technical staff at the group-buying website. While working there, he developed his own games and mobile apps. After a decade of releasing failed apps, Shyu was hired by Google in 2014 as a technical lead.
After a four year stint at the search engine, he jumped ship in 2018 to join Facebook as a tech lead. Allegedly, he was fired by Facebook in 2019 because of his YouTube channel. Since then, Shyu has been a full-time YouTuber.
Patrick set up his YouTube account in 2016 but didn’t start uploading until 2018 while he was still at Facebook. He started out sharing his experience and knowledge about programming.
Later on in his career, he began uploading videos about other topics as his audience grew. He occasionally talks about social and political issues. He has also criticized major cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Despite the criticism, Patrick Shyu released his own crypto, Million Token, and listed it on CoinGecko.
It got a lot of traction and soon launched other ventures. Shyu owns the website, TechSeries.dev, and sells a Tech Interview Pro Training program there. The techie has two other courses: Coder Pro and YouTube Backstage. With his influence, he has attracted 1.42 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
As a self-made millionaire, TechLead has several income sources. His channel’s ad revenue generates about $90,000 and makes around $100,000 per year from affiliate marketing.
However, Patrick claims that his biggest income stream is Tech Interview Pro, which makes around $800,000 to $1 million every year. Shyu’s other courses make around $10,000 per month. With all of this, his fortune is worth $5 million.
TechLead was once married to a Japanese woman named Reina Shyu and they have one son together. However, Patrick revealed in 2019 that his partner had unexpectedly taken his 4-year-old child to Tokyo. He stated that money contributed to the steady deterioration of his relationship with his ex-wife.