At the age of 25, Brian Jung earns nearly 4 million USD/year by developing a YouTube channel specializing in financial content and virtual currency investment.
Deciding to drop out of college in 2018, Brian, then 21, wanted to try his hand at freelance business. This surprised his parents.
Initially, Brian traded some items on e-commerce sites and earned more than 200 USD. equivalent to nearly 7 million VND per day, but Brian is still not satisfied because according to him, this job seems unstable, and actually he still did not have a degree at that time.
So Brian was thinking about going back to college, but the thought was still pretty vague.
Brian has his own YouTube channel for personal interests, but he also started thinking about how to make money from it. He once told his parents, “I know you’ve worked so hard and I know how scary it can be to drop out of college, but I won’t make it to the end,” Brian reaffirmed. with parents.
Turning 25 years old, Brian officially became a full-time YouTuber. Thanks to his relentless efforts and creativity, by 2021, Brian earns $ 3.7 million/year with a YouTube channel of more than 1 million subscribers specializing in financial content and market analysis.
Looking back, Brian considers his decision to drop out of school was really a turning point in his life, it gave him more time to focus on developing his own path.
How smart did Brian Jung invest his money?
After deducting maintenance fees, taxes, etc. Brian leaves over $50,000 in monthly investments including virtual currency, NFTs, collectibles, and his ventures. angel investors” (investors who provide financial support to small start-ups or entrepreneurs).
Brian shared that he always prioritizes long-term investments and does not often change his investment plan and strategy despite the recent market volatility, which makes him feel more secure. enter this market. However, Brian also wants to expand his investment field, possibly pouring money into large businesses with attractive interest rates.
Brian spends more than 30,000 USD per month, or more than 400,000 USD per year, to cover personal living expenses such as food, house, electricity and many other expenses.
The biggest of them is probably the amount Brian has to spend on the apartment he lives in, a three-bedroom apartment in Rockville, Maryland, twice the size of his office. Thanks to sensible spending, Brian was able to move into a better apartment, he put down $145,000 for a $1.8 million home that he plans to move into in 2023.
The huge income from YouTube helps Brain improve his quality of life. Brian is currently driving an Audi RS7, recently he also rewarded himself with a 2021 Lamborghini Huracan for $ 290,000, more than 7 billion.
The road to success
Since he was a teenager, Brian has started posting videos, content about video games, life vlogs. He started working on personal finance content and started a business while in college in 2018.
“Initially, YouTube didn’t pay me. But I realized the decline of e-commerce businesses and saw the advantage of YouTube, I didn’t have to rely on customers. I don’t need to work with other people. I don’t need to scale up and buy an office and have hundreds of employees,” Jung said.
At the end of 2019, Brian focused entirely on YouTube and was quite successful with credit card and financial review videos. At that time, the channel had about 6,000 subscribers and was earning between $200 and $300 per day.
In 2021, the crypto craze exploded, pushing the prices of coins to the top, the content Brian produced received a lot of attention. “It took me years to get my first 100,000 subscribers, but in less than a year, I reached 900,000 subscribers,” Jung said.
Recently, Brian also bought stock in several restaurants, bringing in $5,500 a month in revenue.
Brian hopes his YouTube channel will be more and more interested and his smart investment content will be useful to the community.
“My goal in the future is to own the largest financial YouTube channel on the platform,” Brian shared. He also revealed that he is learning to participate in the real estate market or trading fashion items on e-commerce platforms.
“I want to build a career for myself and help my family, so they don’t have to worry about money anymore.”