Casey Neistat Net Worth: Casey Neistat is an American director, producer, and YouTube personality who has a net worth of $12 million. Born in New London, Connecticut, in 1981, Casey Neistat had his first child when he was 17 years old. He and his son's mother lived in a trailer park until he was 20 years old. By 2001, Neistat had picked up and moved to New York City, where he found work as a bike messenger. Later that year, he started working on movies about sculptures with his brother, Van. It wasn't until 2003 that Neistat started to make a name for himself. He created a short film, "iPod's Dirty Secret", that disparaged Apple's policy on replacing the batteries in iPods. It took less than a week for the video to crack more than one million views on the internet, leading to a media frenzy with coverage across a variety of outlets, including BBC News and "Rolling Stone Magazine". A year later, he and Van developed their own film series: "Science Experiments". Each film lasted 15 minutes and featured random experiments; the series was part of the 26th Sao Paulo Biennial and Creative Time's 59th Minute Program. In 2008, The Neistat Brothers struck an eight-episode TV series deal with HBO that premiered in 2010. Since 2010, Neistat has put out more than 80 YouTube videos, including one about Chatroulette and another offering stickers of two-dollar bills to his fans. He has directed several TV commercials for international brands, including Google and Nike, and has delivered lectures around the nation. Neistat and his girlfriend, Candice, married in 2013 in South Africa. She is a frequent actress in his short films.
CNN Acquisition: In November 2016, it was announced that CNN had acquired Casey Neistat's company Beme in a deal valued at $25 million. It's not clear if Casey had any other investors and that deal value would be before taxes, but it was clearly still a very good payday for the YouTube star. CNN said they hoped the acquisition would help them reach more millennials while also strengthening their digital strategy.