Graham Stephan Net Worth, Bio, Business Analysis

Photo of Graham Stephan
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Who Is Graham Stephan?

Graham Stephan is an American YouTuber, realtor, and real estate investor formerly based in Los Angeles. 

Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on YouTube will instantly recognize Stephan as the creator of one of the largest personal finance-based channels on the platform with over 2,690,000 subscribers. He regularly shares his personal knowledge and experience on topics like personal finance, real estate, and investing strategies on the channel. 

Alongside his main channel, the YouTuber also runs two other channels named The Graham Stephan Show (a place where Graham uploads videos on finance-related topics along with other random topics that come up) and The Iced Coffee Hour with Jack and Graham Stephan (a podcast hosted by Graham Stephan (a 30-year-old YouTuber) and Jack Selby (a student).

 

Additional Info About Graham Stephan

Graham Stephan Bio

Raised in Santa Monica, California, Graham Stephan obtained his Real Estate license shortly after his 18th birthday and dove headfirst into the world of Real Estate in 2008. Since then, Graham has sold over $130,000,000 of Residential Real Estate.

According to this article published on cnbc.com,

“Stephan, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, never dreamed he’d make his living as a YouTuber. He was earning good money as a realtor, a career he started at 18 after he didn’t get into college. He’d watched YouTube videos for years — “it was my version of TV,” he tells CNBC Make It — but didn’t think he had the personality to be a creator himself. “It looked like such a fun thing to do and I’d always wanted to do it, but I also felt like, Who would want to watch me?”

 

Graham Stephan And Real Estate

An article published on capitalism.com spoke of Stephan’s real estate agent days as follows:

“With his high school diploma in hand, Graham realized college wasn’t in the cards for him. He had other visions for his life, and although he was barely an adult, he made the life-changing decision to obtain his real estate license.

This choice would eventually lead him to the Oppenheim Group, one of the premier real estate brokerages in Los Angeles. During his tenure as a real estate agent, he’s sold luxury properties to countless celebrities, including Orlando Bloom and Chloe Moretz.”

The Selling Sunset Cast featuring Graham Stephan
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Graham Stephan also appeared in Selling Sunset, a real estate reality show available on Netflix. The show explores how things play out at the Oppenheim Group, where elite real estate brokers sell the luxurious life to their affluent buyers in Los Angeles. Stephan still works as a realtor associate for The Oppenheim Group and was featured on the third season of Selling Sunset.

In the first season of the show, Jason Oppenheim, the president and founder of the Oppenheim Group revealed that:

“Graham was the first agent we brought onto the Oppenheim Group. He was 18 at the time, so it’s fun to watch his success.”

 

Overview Of The Graham Stephan YouTube Channel

Graham Stephan launched his now very popular YouTube channel in 2016. As of January 2021, his main channel has a total of 2.69 million subscribers and has accumulated over 232 million views through 573 videos. Stephan posts weekly videos on subjects related to internet marketing and financial freedom. 

A Forbes article explained how the YouTuber actually had a slow start on the platform:

“During the first year of operations, he spent 40 to 50 hours per week making videos, even though they weren’t generating much revenue. It was a full-time job, but it generated just $26,000 in revenue in 2017. Worse, it took time away from his primary occupation of selling real estate. But he enjoyed making videos, so he continued. […]

A year after launching the channel, he had about 80 videos on it, generating an average of about $200 per day. That translates into an income of roughly $6,000 per month. Good things were starting to happen.”

His YouTube bio goes as follows:

“As a 30-year-old real estate agent and investor who started working in real estate shortly after turning 18, with over $120,000,000 in residential real estate sales since 2008, I’ve created this channel to share my successes, failures, and experiences in the real estate industry and to support others who are thinking of getting into the business. Oh, and I’m also obsessed with cars. A lot. So expect to see some cars uploaded to my channel.”

Here are a few examples of popular videos posted on Graham Stephan’s main YouTube channel:

 

Graham Stephan Net Worth 

As a popular YouTuber, searches regarding Graham Stephan’s “net worth”, “height”, “age”, and even “girlfriend” predominate, and in regards to the first query there is a moderate amount of concrete information online.

Stephan regularly broaches the subject of his net worth in his videos (as can be seen below) and in interviews. This section of the article aims to provide a clear, detailed and accurate overview of his net worth through various pieces of information collected from a number of reliable sources. 

Here is an excerpt from a Medium blog post, written by Keith McBride in August 2020, that delved deep into in Graham Stephan’s net worth:

“Graham notes that his estimated net worth between 15–17 years old was $5k. […] Rather than squander his earnings though, Graham saved his money. This habit would lead him to be able to afford to invest: first in himself, then in real estate, and finally in the stock market.

He used some of the $5000 he saved previously to pay for real estate license training and exams. His real estate commissions helped him earn enough money to buy his first rental properties at 21 years old.

After a year of owning rental properties, he began to learn about investing in the stock market.”

In November 2019, an article titled “How a 29-year-old YouTube millionaire making up to $220,000 a month spends his money”, published on cnbc.com reported that:

“As of September 2019, Stephan has earned $77,152 in real estate commissions on the five properties he’s sold so far this year. But that represents just a fraction of his income. While the 29-year-old millionaire got his start in real estate, he now earns most of his money-making YouTube videos.”

Here is another excerpt from the article that talks about Stephan’s sources of revenue:

“Stephan currently has six revenue streams. His average monthly income is $150,420, though it goes up and down month to month, as low as $61,200 and as high as $221,300 in 2019. He’s on track to earn a minimum of $1.6 million this year, but could bring home closer to $2 million, he estimates.”

As per the article, Stephan also provides the following paid online courses on Teachable:

The Real Estate Agent Academy – which focuses on how to get started in the industry

– The YouTube Creator Academy – which helps people grow their YouTube channel and turn it into a business.

The Real Estate and Wealth Investing Blueprint – which offers the best strategies to grow your wealth through real estate investing.

In July 2020, he published a video titled “Revealing My ACTUAL Net Worth” on his YouTube channel. In it, he offered a breakdown of his net worth at the time. That is essentially revenue derived from various sources linked to the channel – ad revenue, program sales, speaking engagements, Amazon affiliates, and sponsorships.

As per capitalism.com:

Here are his approximate monthly figures:

-Primary YouTube channel – $81,428

-Online courses on Teachable – $28,837

-Rental income – $15,105

-Secondary YouTube channel – $9,256

-Real estate commissions – $8,572

-Affiliates and sponsorships – $7,222

These totals fluctuate throughout the year, but on average, he makes between $61,200-$221,300 each month. And because of his frugal personality and commitment to investing, we can only expect Graham Stephan’s net worth to continue growing exponentially.

 

Online Presence And Publicity

Over the years Stephan has been featured in a number of publications, such as Forbes, CNBC, and more. Below are excerpts from some of the notable interviews he has been a part of:

Below is an hour-long interview of Graham Stephan by Chelsea from The Financial Diet.

In an interview for koncrete.com, he talked about becoming a millionaire at 26 years old and how he has sold over $120 million worth of real estate since 2008.  He also shared his successes, failures, and experiences in the real estate industry as well as some of his personal finance, and passive income strategies. You can watch the video here.

 

Screenshot of The Graham Stephan Show podcast
Courtesy of Apple Podcasts

 

Stephan also hosts a podcast called “The Graham Stephan Show”, which has a dedicated YouTube channel by the same name. As per the YouTuber, this second channel is devoted to “ more money, business, and finance-related topics without worrying about the YouTube algorithm.”

At the time of writing, the show has an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Apple Podcasts. You may listen to full episodes of the podcast via the following platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify

 

Leaving California

In late 2020 Stephan announced that he would be leaving Los Angeles and moving to Nevada due to increasing concerns with lifestyle issues, safety, and onerous taxes that came from living in California.

He expounds upon the decision in the below video:

 

Graham Stephan Social Media Presence

Below is a list of social media accounts where Graham Stephan can be found online:

– YouTube channels: Graham Stephan, The Graham Stephan Show and The Iced Coffee Hour with Jack and Graham Stephan

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

LinkedIn

 

Conclusion

To learn more about Graham Stephan, you may visit his official website here, or head over to his main YouTube channel here to check out his popular reaction videos along with his tips on financial management and investing. 

 

 

 

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