Casey Owen Neistat, better known as Casey Neistat, is an American Vlogger, YouTuber, Filmmaker, and the co-founder of social media app, Beme. Casey rose to fame following his first YouTube video, iPod’s Dirty Secret went viral, earning him international fame and recognition. He has gone through many struggles to get to where he has reached today. Besides filmmaking, Owen is also a motivational speaker and has spoken on various occasions. Casey Neistat has won several awards throughout his career, including the ‘John Cassavetes Award’, ‘Streamy Awards’, ‘YouTuber of the Year’ and ‘New Media Star Award’. In 2018, he launched a creative space called “368” for creators to collaborate. Here’s everything you need to know about multifaceted Casey Neistat.
Casey Neistat Biography
Casey Neistat was born on March 25, 1981, in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, United States of America. According to his birthdate, he is 42 years old as of 2024.
|Casey Owen Neistat
|Date of Birth
|March 25, 1981
|42 years old
|Place of Birth
|Gales Ferry, Connecticut, U.S.
|YouTube personality, Filmmaker, Vlogger, Entrepreneur, Actor
Casey Neistat Family and Education
Casey’s parents are Barry E. Neistat, a former commercial kitchen appliance salesman, and Amy (née Bickford). He is the third of four siblings, including his brother Van Neistat, a director and writer, with whom he later collaborated on various creative ventures. His other siblings are Jordan Neistat, who works in field marketing, events and operations professional, and Dean Neistat a former U.S. Air Force Pilot and instructor, actor, stuntman, and photographer.
He attended Ledyard High School in Ledyard, Connecticut, but dropped out during his sophomore year of high school to pursue a career in film-making.
Casey Neistat Personal Life
Robin Harris – Casey Neistat started dating Robin Harris while he was in high school and had to leave his studies behind as he became a father at age 17. The couple moved to New York and he did many odd jobs to support his family, however, Harris decided to end her relationship with him. They have a son named Owen
Candice Pool – Soon after he ended his relationship with Harris, he started dating Candice Pool and married her in 2005 in a private affair in Houston, Texas. But their marriage lasted only for a month and ended with an annulment. In 2013, Casey reconciled with Candice and subsequently engaged to her on February 13, 2013. They married on December 29, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Francine aka Frankie in December 2014 and their second daughter Georgie in October 2018.
|5 feet 9 inhces or 175 cm
Career and Net worth
Casey Neistat’s career trajectory is a testament to his creativity and determination. His breakthrough moment came with the release of “iPod’s Dirty Secret,” a viral critique of Apple’s customer service, which garnered widespread attention. Subsequently, he co-founded the multimedia company Beme and sold it to CNN in 2016.
Neistat gained immense popularity through his daily vlogs on YouTube, showcasing his filmmaking skills and travel adventures. He’s got over 12.6 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel. Beyond the digital realm, Neistat has directed commercials for major brands and contributed to the growth of online video content.
In 2009, he made his acting debut with the comedy film, Daddy Longlegs, which was produced by him. In 2010, he directed, produced, wrote, and acted in the TV series “The Neistat Brothers” in collaboration with the major brand HBO. The filmmaker has also appeared in The Light Bulb Conspiracy, Nerve, and Project Power.
The popular internet sensation, Casey Neistat has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2024. His earnings come from endorsements, ad films, ad revenue, sponsorships, and other business ventures. Casey is one of the richest YouTubers out there. He resides with his family in a lavish house in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
- In 2010, Casey Neistat won the ‘John Cassavetes Award’ presented by the Independent Spirit Awards.
- In 2016, he won the ‘Streamy Awards’ in the categories ‘Best First-Person Series’ and ‘Best Editing’.
- The same year he also won the ‘YouTuber of the Year’ award at the Shorty Awards event.
- Casey was also honored with the ‘New Media Star award’ at the GQ Men of the Year award event.
Casey Neistat Favorites
- Favorite Movies – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
- Favorite Documentary – Little Dieter Needs to Fly
- Favorite Accessories / Gears – Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY Lumix 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera, GoPro Hero 4, DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter
- Hobbies – Travelling, Playing basketball, Making Videos
Interesting Facts About Casey Neistat
Casey Owen Neistat was born on March 25th, 1981 in Gales Ferry, a village in the town of Ledyard, Connecticut.
His parents divorced when he was 15. One night, he got himself into an argument with his mother about the split and apparently, he left the house and never turned back.
Casey lived in a trailer park with his girlfriend, Robin Harris, along with their son Owens. He ended up with odd jobs like a dishwasher in a seafood restaurant to support his family.
Her girlfriend eventually left him and it was around that time, he moved to New York City to accomplish his dreams. His first job in the city was bike messenger.
He worked with his brother Van making short films and later joined YouTube and started to upload videos. His first video was ‘iPod’s Dirty Secret’ amassing more than 6 million views in less than a month.
The video got hit instantly which earned him popularity and celebrity status. As an accomplished filmmaker, he has worked with big names like the New York Times, and HBO, and has made a half dozen series of films till now.
Along with Matt Hackett, Casey Neistat started his own multimedia company ‘Beme’ and developed a video-sharing app called Beme which was later acquired by CNN for roughly $25 million.
Casey co-owns Angel City FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.
In addition to his career in television and film, Neistat also directs television commercials, having worked with clients such as Samsung, Nike, Google, Finn Jewelry, J. Crew, and Mercedes-Benz.
He has amassed over 3 million followers on his @caseyneistat Instagram account.
He is an accomplished runner and participated in several marathons, including 3 Ironman Triathlons.