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Ethan Klein Net Worth

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Ethan Klein Net Worth: $20 Million
Born: 24th June 1985 (36 Years Old)
Profession: YouTuber And Comedian
Children: 2

Famous YouTuber and comedian Ethan Klein net worth is $20 million.

He is best known for his YouTube channel h3h3Productions, which he runs with his wife Hila.

Klein’s Early Life

Ethan Edward Klein was born in Ventura, California on 24th June 1985.

His Ashkenazi Jewish parents are Gary and Donna Klein. Gary is a retired realtor.

Ethan’s mother Donna had thyroid cancer when she was pregnant with Ethan, and she had to have five separate surgeries in the space of nine months.

Klein with his parents at his bartmitzvah. Credit:Instagram

Ethan Klein has a sister called Jessica and a brother called Sean.

Interestingly, Ethan Klein’s grandfather was Leonard Katzman who was the showrunner for the soap opera Dallas.

Childhood and Education

Klein attended Buena High School, a comprehensive public high school in eastern Ventura.

Ethan Klein’s Yearbook photo. Credit:Twitter

After high school, he attended the University of California in Santa Cruz where he achieved a BA in English Literature.

Throughout college, Klein experienced general anxiety disorder.

This led him to take a trip to Israel in 2007. This trip was a funded trip of 10 days as a part of the Birthright program, which pays for people of Jewish heritage to visit Israel.

Once he graduated, he went to Israel to look for work as a marketing executive.

Meeting His Future Wife, Hila Klein and Becoming A YouTuber

While Ethan Klein was in Israel, he visited the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. This was in 2007.

There, he met Hila Hacmon, who later became his wife.

Ethan met Hila in Israel in 2007. Credit: Instagram

She was working as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces at the time and was working at the museum that day.

Ethan and Hila became a couple and married, spending the first few years of their married lives in Tel Aviv in Israel.

After three years of marriage, they moved the New York City and then on to Los Angeles after a further three years.

Hila became a US citizen in 2019.

Their YouTube career began while living in Israel and they registered h3h3Productions as a YouTube channel in 2011.

The style of the couple’s clips is commentary and critique in reaction videos. They also do absurd comedy sketches.

Gaining Popularity and Subscribers

Ethan and Hila Klein’s YouTube channel gained a reputation for critiquing online personalities and internet trends.

Alongside his wife, Ethan Klein hosts a podcast three times a week called H3 Podcast.

There are also three sub-series of this podcast that are released weekly.

Ethan hosting the H3 podcast. Credit: Imgur

The H3 Podcast features interviews with Ethan Klein.

H3 After Dark is an unscripted podcast on current affairs that Ethan co-hosts with Hila.

The final sub-series is called Content Court, which is a narrative podcast that examines controversial people online.

In September 2020, Klein began Frenemies, which is co-hosted by another YouTube personality, Trisha Paytas.

This podcast series totaled 39 episodes.

It ended in June 2021 because there were apparent disagreements between the production and Klein.

Frenemies was praised for its openness on the topic of mental illness and its attempts to break social stigma.

However, Klein’s co-host made some comments on the Holocaust and Judaism, which were criticized as been offensive and ignorant.

Klein’s Controversies

In April 2016, another YouTube personality, Matt Hosseinzadeh, who goes by “Bold Guy” and “MattHossZone”, filed a civil action against Ethan and Hila Klein for infringing copyright.

It was claimed that the Kleins used more than 70% of one of Hosseinzadeh’s videos in their content but contributed nothing to it.

The following month, h3h3Productions released a video about it and subsequently, a GoFundMe fundraiser was started by fellow YouTuber Phillip DeFranco.

Ethan and Hila’s video about getting sued

The idea was to raise funds for their legal fees, and it went on to raise $130,000.

The Kleins put these funds into an account called FUPA – the Fair Use Protection Account – where it will be used to defend fair use cases like theirs.

Ethan and Hila Klein won their lawsuit, and it was deemed that their video was fair use.

Their case was the first of its kind and has the potential to be a precedent for similar fair use cases relating to YouTube in the future.

Ethan Klein had been a sponsor of Old Spice, but he was dropped in May 2020.

This was due to some footage that resurfaced from a podcast episode he recorded in 2017 which contained some derogatory slurs directed towards another YouTuber.

Ethan Klein’s Awards, Nominations, and Following

Although he has never won an award, Ethan Klein has been nominated in the Streamy Awards every year since 2017.

In 2017, h3h3Productions was nominated in the Comedy category, and in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Klein’s H3 Podcast was nominated in the Best Podcast category.

Ethan Klein also has more than 2.7 million followers on Instagram, 2 million on Twitter, and almost 3.6 million on Facebook.

On his main channel, YouTube, h3h3Productions has 6.36 million subscribers while the H3 Podcast has just over 3 million subscribers.

Ethan Klein’s Family Life and Personal Life

Ethan Klein and his wife, Hila, bought their first house in Los Angeles in 2017.

t was located in Woodland Hills and they paid $780,000.

Together, the couple have two sons, Theodore Yochanan, who was born in June 2019, and Bruce who was born in February 2022.

Ethan Klein with Hila Klein and their son Theodore. Credit: Meaww.com

They had believed they were having triplets, but it was revealed there was only one.

Ethan Klein Quotes

“This is what real helping the homeless looks like. It’s not glorious. It’s not beautiful. It’s a choice.”

“There are times in my past I’ve been insensitive and ignorant on trans issues. I’ve learned so much since and pledge to be an ally.”

“I am hearing reports that I may be losing weight.”

“I can’t get enough of these free-thinking conservatives who think our democracy is about to collapse because one f*****g cop was finally held accountable.”

“My only dream in life is that my thighs don’t rub together when I walk”.

“Girls that like average looking guys make the world go round, accept it!”

“As someone who worked hard to pay off my student debt, I’d be extremely proud to cancel the debt of others because the stability and well being of our nation far outweighs any temporary tinge of resentment or jealousy. We all benefit from a strong, stable, debtless nation.”

“And yes we can pay for it there is always money in the banana stand aka increase my taxes, I really don’t give a f**k, I just want western democracy to succeed.”

Summary: Ethan Klein Net Worth

  • Ethan Klein Net Worth is $20 million.
  • He was born in Ventura, CA in 1985 to Jewish parents.
  • After attending Buena High School, Klein attended UCLA in Santa Cruz where he studied English Literature.
  • After graduating, Ethan Klein went to work in Israel where he met Hila Hacmon.
  • The couple were married in Israel and spent the first few years of their married life living in Tel Aviv.
  • It was while in Israel that the couple began their YouTube career.
  • They moved to the U.S., living in New York for three years before moving to LA. Klein’s wife, Hila, became a naturalised U.S. citizen in 2019.
  • The Kleins have one son, Theodore Yochanan, who is 2, and Hila is currently pregnant with their second child.
  • Ethan Klein’s main income source is h3h3Productions, his YouTube channel. He uploads comedy videos with his wife and reaction videos.
  • Ethan and Hila were sewed for copyright but won their lawsuit in an unprecedented case that could change the future of fair use of YouTube videos.
  • As well as the YouTube channel, Ethan Klein has a successful podcast.
  • In terms of social following, Ethan Klein has 6.36 million YouTube subscribers to h3h3Productions, 3 million subscribers to his H3 podcast, 2.7 million Instagram followers, 2 million Twitter followers, and 3.6 million Facebook followers.

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