Casey Owen Neistat (born March 25, 1981) is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of Beme, a multimedia company acquired by CNN. In 2018, he founded 368, a collaborative creative space for creators.
Neistat first gained international attention in 2003 with a three-minute film titled iPod's Dirty Secret, which criticized Apple for failing to provide a battery replacement program for their iPod line of portable media players.
The film received widespread media attention and drew attention to the company's policy regarding iPod battery replacements. On September 20, 2003, the film was uploaded to the Internet and quickly gained media attention. The Washington Post called the film "wonderfully renegade."
|Name||Casey Owen Neistat|
|Profile Name||Casey Neistat|
|DOB (Age)||March 25, 1981 (age 41)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||February 15th, 2010|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Residence||New York City|
“Emergency Brake by Casey Neistat” is the first video on the Casey Neistat channel. The video has over 1.9 million views as of October 2022. The video is a list of dos and don'ts about the emergency brake in the New York subway system. Neistat criticized the MTA for failing to specify when the emergency brake cord should be pulled. According to the video, the emergency brake system should only be used when the train’s motion poses an imminent threat to life or limb.
On February 23, 2010, Neistat released a six-minute film called Chatroulette on Vimeo. It describes the Chatroulette website, how it works, and why people use it. Various experiments are carried out in the video, and the results are presented in stop-frame animations. According to one study, people on Chatroulette are much more likely to talk to a woman. While 95% of people “nexted” Neistat, only 5% clicked away from his female friend Genevieve.
On June 7, 2011, Neistat criticized the New York City Police Department for ticketing cyclists for riding outside of marked bike lanes in New York City. In the video “Bike Lanes”, Neistat encounters an officer and receives a $50 ticket for riding outside of the bike lanes.
Neistat then rides his bike in the lane, crashing into various obstacles, supporting the argument that lanes aren’t always the safest and are even sometimes impassable. In response, New York Magazine dubbed Neistat a “Bike-Lane Vigilante,” and the film received widespread coverage. In addition, Time named “Bike Lanes” the eighth most creative video of 2011.
In 2014, Neistat was ranked #82 on New Media Rockstars’ Top 100 Channels.
On March 26, 2015, Neistat began posting daily vlogs to YouTube. Neistat has stated that he views his vlogs as more of a forum than a daily journal. On January 19, 2016, Neistat posted his 300th vlog, though he stopped making vlogs between November 2016 and March 2017 to focus more on short films.
‘Snowboarding on New York City streets during the January 2016 United States blizzard’ was a particularly popular video. Within 24 hours, the video had 6.5 million views on YouTube.
Neistat was named GQ’s “New Media Star” Man of the Year on September 6, 2016. Neistat met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in October 2017.
Since his YouTube channel’s inception on February 15, 2010, Neistat has released 936 vlogs and other films as of July 13, 2018. On August 23, 2015, Neistat had one million subscribers, which had grown to four million by August 2016. His channel had 12.4 million subscribers as of March 2022.
His film ‘Under the Influence’, a documentary following David Dobrik and examining various controversies surrounding him, premiered at SXSW in March 2022.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Casey Neistat has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of October 2022. Neistat's channel receives 3.31 million views per month, with an average of 110.37 thousand views. YouTubers can earn between $3 and $7 per thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, Neistat earns $13.24 thousand per month, totaling $198.67 thousand per year.
However, this estimate may be too low. If Neistat earns well, video ads could generate more than $357.61 thousand per year. However, it is unusual for channels to rely on a single revenue source. Successful YouTubers have sponsors as well, and they can earn more money by promoting their own products.
Neistat was born in the Connecticut town of Gales Ferry. He was raised in Reform Judaism. At the age of 17, he dropped out of high school during his sophomore year. He eventually left his family and had a son named Owen in 1998, when he was 17, with his then-girlfriend Robin Harris. He lived in a trailer park with Harris and Owen between the ages of 17 and 20 (from 1998 to 2001). During this time, Neistat decided to relocate to New York City.
Neistat married Candice Pool in 2005 in Houston, Texas. This marriage lasted about a month and was annulled. On February 18, 2013, he reconciled with Pool and proposed to her. Neistat and Pool were married in a Jewish wedding ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 29, 2013. Francine and Georgie are their two daughters.
In a video titled "I'M Leaving NYC Forever.." on May 10, 2019, Neistat announced that he would be leaving New York City and moving to Los Angeles to be with his family. On September 14, 2022, Neistat posted a video announcing his return to New York City.
Neistat has a massive following on social media thanks to his fame on YouTube and his presence as a social media star.
On Twitch, he has a following of a massive 77 thousand. However, he hasn’t streamed in over five years as of October 2022. On Instagram, he is followed by over 3.03 million. He posts travel pictures, solo photos, pictures with his friends and family, and more. On Twitter, he is followed by over 2.08 million and gets several likes and retweets. On TikTok, he has a following of over 499 thousand.
Neistat uploads twice weekly. His videos usually receive over a million views fairly quickly and some videos cross even five million views over time. He mostly uploads vlogs where he travels to various places.
With 78 million views, this video is his most watched video as of October 2022. In the video, Neistat vlogs his time in a first class airplane seat that costs $21,000.
With 53 million views, this video is his second-most watched video as of October 2022. Neistat vlogs his journey in the Emirates first class suite.
With 41 million views, this video is his third-most watched video as of October 2022. Neistat vlogs his journey in the Etihad A380 The Residence.
With 32 million views, this video is his fourth-most watched video as of October 2022. This video is a compilation of the many places Neistat has traveled.
HBO paid just under $2 million for an eight-episode television series called The Neistat Brothers in July 2008. Casey and Van Neistat, as well as Tom Scott, produced the show. Christine Vachon, an independent film producer, served as a consultant producer.
On April 5, 2018, Neistat announced a new project: 368 (named after Neistat's studio address at the time, 368 Broadway, New York), a collaborative creative space for creators.
A. Yes. Couples Therapy, Neistat's podcast, aired for 20 episodes between May 4, 2018, and April 15, 2019. Neistat and his wife Candice Pool discussed their marriage, friendship, parenting, and lives in the YouTube spotlight on the show.
A. In 2004, Neistat and his brother created the Science Experiments film series. The 15-minute series included a variety of short films that documented various experiments. The series was exhibited at the 26th Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil.