Naser Saleh (b. April 27, 1997), popularly known on social media as Nasty Naz, is an American YouTuber, content creator, and a social media personality who has earned his major breakthrough and subsequent success on TikTok.
(Source: Instagram - @itsnastynaz)
Saleh was born in New York City, America on 27 April 1997 to Yemeni parents. Saleh and his family are Muslim by faith. His brother features in a lot of his TikTok and prank videos on YouTube. However, a lot of personal information regarding his family, school, and childhood is not readily available. Multiple reports suggest that he has not had the easiest of childhoods, having worked alongside his family members at their family-owned gas station. He worked as long as 12 hours ever since he turned 12 and had to experience getting bullied while at school.
Eventually, Naz came across YouTube and immediately became a fan of the content available there. He started to binge-watch different YouTubers and decided to start his own career in social media. Regardless of finding his breakthrough via TikTok, Naz officially made his debut on Vine, TikTok’s predecessor, where his personality, wit, and comedic writing and acting helped him earn over 500,000 fans. Following the closure of Vine, Naz decided to shift his content and focused on working hard to recreate the same presence he had on Vine, which made him extremely popular.
He decided to expand his empire of social media influence and eventually launched his YouTube account in 2018. Although he was initially inactive, he eventually uploaded his first video on YouTube in May of the following year, which was a prank video. One of his most popular videos on YouTube to this date is titled “I burned his shoes” which has since amassed over 91,809,309 views.
Nasty Naz’s childhood work ethic has helped him find not just commercial success on social media but also social success. Yahoo Finance reported Naz used to work seven days a week, for twelve hours every day while creating content. A popular sub-theme of his content is philanthropy where he helps other people in need. Across the 60 videos that he has uploaded to date, his content has been viewed over 1 billion times and was even noticed by the government who were prompted into action and helped bring homeless people into rehab.
|Real Name||Naser Saleh|
|Stage Name||Nasty Naz|
|DOB (Age)||April 27, 1997 (25 years old)|
|Height||6’ (183 cm)|
|Weight||81 Kg (178 Lbs)|
|Net worth||$1.5-2.5 Million|
|Address/Residence||New York City, New York|
|Total Views||TikTok: over 465.5M views|
|YouTube: 1,836,153,659 views|
Naz joined TikTok early on, following being active on its predecessor Vine. When the popular video-sharing app of that generation went defunct, Naz shifted to TikTok and uploaded the same content he had become popular for.
It took him a couple of years but he gained attention after his philanthropic video of giving food to a homeless man went viral early in 2020, and achieved over 26 million likes.
He truly experienced social media virality after his hashtag #challengetime exploded on TikTok. The popular challenge featured rapper Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” as the background track. Within hours people started making and uploading their own slow-mo renditions of the challenge. Subsequently, in a short span of time, Nasty Naz’s TikTok account experienced a massive influx of followers which eventually led to @itsnastynaz occurring over 600,000 followers on TikTok.
Currently, the moniker of Nasty Naz is regarded as one of the premier content creators when it comes to the field of comedy. He boasts an impressive total of 375 million likes across all his videos and even held the achievement at one point of being the creator of the 4th most liked video on TikTok which was viewed over 236 million times and had over 25 million likes.
Following his success on Instagram, Vine, and TikTok, Naser decided to expand his social media empire by creating his YouTube channel in 2018.
Naz’s rise to fame on various social media platforms has allowed him to endorse brands like FashionNova and help build other brands like WhatDoYouMene, just one of the many up-and-coming apps that Naz has supported.
In Yahoo Finance’s profile piece for Naser Saleh, Naz self-attributed his success to his humanitarian mindset. Apart from making his audience laugh through pranks, he actively wants to help the local homeless community in his neighborhood by providing aid.
Naz getting ready to prank his brother in one of his videos (Source: TikTok - @itsnastynaz)
Nast Naz has managed to earn an estimated net worth that could be anywhere between $1.5-2.5 million as reported by multiple sources like Net Worth Spot. He earns a massive portion of his income from his sponsorships on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube Adsense, and brand endorsements.
Multiple sources argue that Naser’s family owns a supermarket and a gas station. The gas station claim is believable as it has been featured in a lot of Naz’s content where he often pranks unsuspecting customers and records their reactions hence leading to some people even associating the gas station as a central part of his TikTok content. This is changing with the supermarket rising to prominence in his honesty-testing reaction videos.
Currently as of June 2022, Nasty Naz has over 24.8 million followers on TikTok, 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube, and over 386,000 followers on his Instagram.
Nasty Naz’s most popular and most viewed video in recent times has been viewed over 96.2 million and has over 10 million likes. It features him intentionally leaving an iPhone in the shopping bag of one of his customers.
This is another popular and highly viewed video from Naz’s TikTok account with over 75.5 million views and 8.2 million likes. It also features him leaving an iPhone in the shopping bag to watch the customer’s reaction.
Another one of Naz’s popular leaving the phone in his customer's shopping bag has accrued over 36.5 million views and 2.9 million likes.
Naz’s fourth-most popular video in recent times has been viewed over 36.3 million views and has over 2.9 million likes and features the same honesty reaction test.
Another one of Naz’s popular videos has also been viewed over 36 million times with 5 million likes and features him leaving money in a coffee cup to see if his customer is honest enough to return it.
Naser Saleh, popularly known as Nasty Naz, is an American social media star who has earned his success and fame on TikTok. It is estimated that he has a net worth of $1.5-2.5 million as reported by various sources. He became famous because of gas station prank videos that became viral on TikTok. He is also recognized for his charity and a good heart and is often seen giving money to people who are in need of it.
Though Naz was born in New York City, America, and holds American citizenship, he is actually of Yemeni descent. His parents immigrated to the States before he was born in order to lead a better life than the one they had to endure in the wartorn West Asian country.