Andrei Jikh Net Worth, Background, Crypto Investments, And More

The cover of Andrei Jikh's YouTube page.
Courtesy of Andrei Jikh’s YouTube channel.

 

Who Is Andrei Jikh?

Andrei Jikh is an online entrepreneur and YouTuber who focuses on providing financial and investment advice to his viewers – particularly, advice related to cryptocurrencies. Jikh also occasionally posts video tutorials for card tricks.

Jikh describes himself as follows in his channel’s “about” section:

I’m like Harry Potter – if he was a financial minimalist, did card tricks and worried about money.

As of April 14, 2021, Andrei Jikh had 1.42 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 100 million total video views. He typically posts two videos per week.

 

Andrei Jikh Bio & Background

According to Business Insider, Andrei Jikh grew up in a family of circus performers from Russia. He moved to the United States at the age of 9 when his father got a job with Cirque du Soleil. Jikh’s passion for personal finance was triggered by his parents’ “crazy debt”.

Jikh’s personal website states that prior to his YouTube career, he has been featured in a number of online, TV, and film publications, including Nat Geo’s Brain Games (in 2014), NBC, GoPro, and Steve Harvey.

Additionally:

His [Jikh’s] big break came in 2013 taking the role as lead Cardistry Consultant in Jon Chu’s “Now You See Me 2” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, and Dave Franco, spending two months in London helping the cast prepare and train for their role as the four horsemen and inspiring the popular card throwing scene in the film.

In his interview with Business Insider, Jikh said:

At the time [while serving as a cardistry consultant for “Now You See Me 2”], I was obsessed with finance too. I interviewed everybody I worked with on what they did with money and what you are supposed to do. My life was split into three different parts, cinematography, filmmaking, and storytelling, which was my role at the company. Alongside that, I was also obsessed with finance, cardistry, and magic.

In late 2018, having saved up about $200,000 and having gathered knowledge of money management, Andrei Jikh decided to quit his day job and start making personal finance videos for YouTube. He uploaded his first video in January 2019.

I was saving half of my income, living below my means. That’s what I did for five years or so just so I could take a chance on YouTube.

At first, Jikh struggled, making no money at all during his first four months on the platform. After that, things began to come together though, and by the end of his first year he had attracted over 300,000 subscribers and earned over $100,000 from YouTube ads showing on his channel.

 

Andrei Jikh Net Worth & Portfolio

Andrei Jikh generates money through several sources.

Jikh has a Patreon page where members may financially support him in exchange for access to his stock purchases, sales, dividend statements, spreadsheets, and research information. He has two Patreon subscription tiers, costing $4 or $8 per month.

As of April 14, 2021, Jikh’s Patreon profile was earning him $22,103 per month.

Jikh's Patreon page.
Courtesy of Jikh’s Patreon page.

 

In a video he published on December 26, 2020, Jikh revealed that his YouTube ad revenues in 2020 (at the time of the video’s posting) were at $663,304. Additionally, he made:

  • $176,793 from Patreon.
  • $872,174 with affiliate marketing.
  • $18,555 from referrals and Amazon links.

In total, Jikh made $1,739,826 in 2020 as of December 26, 2020.

On February 21, 2021, Andrei Jikh revealed in an interview with The Iced Coffee Hour that he officially broke $1 million in total YouTube ad revenues that day. He added that he has been averaging $6 to $7 thousand a day.

Andrei Jikh also has investments in cryptocurrency, stocks, and real estate. On April 13, 2021, he published a video detailing his investments.

He provides the following portfolio breakdown:

  • Stocks – $395,000.
  • Cryptocurrencies – $922,000, including 8.7 Bitcoin, 90 Ether on BlockFi, and 2,592 Cardano.
  • Real estate – $735,000 in a house Jikh bought recently, plus $28,000 on the Fundrise investment platform.
  • Cash – $1,443,000.

These items make for a total of approximately $3,523,000.

In November 2020, Roger Ver’s Bitcoin.com wrote that Jikh had recently invested $100,000 in Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Jikh also offers a course on how to build a profitable online brand, but he has not yet revealed any income figures for it.

 

Andrei Jikh Online Presence And Publicity

Besides YouTube, Andrei Jikh is active on Twitter and Instagram. He additionally has a personal website where he, among other things, lists the shows he has been featured in.

Jikh is primarily active on YouTube. Some of his most recent videos are presented below.

 

 

 

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