Ethan Klein is a popular Israeli-American YouTuber and comedian. He’s popularly known through his channel H3H3 Productions, and has a net worth of about $20.5 million. However, this net worth is combined with his wife Hila Klein who partners with him on some of his YouTube channels.
This article is your one-stop for everything you need to know about Ethan Edward Klein. First, some quick facts:
|Full Name||Ethan Edward Klein|
|Net Worth||$20.5 million|
|Source of Wealth||YouTube Content Creation|
|Name of Channel||H3h3 Productions (And others).|
|Birthday||June 24, 1985|
|Age (in 2021)||36 Years Old|
|Lives In||Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||YouTube Content Creator|
How Much Money Does Ethan Klein Make?
Ethan Klein runs a total of four YouTube channels with a cumulative $13.13 million followers as of October 2021. His main channel alone with over 6.3 million followers and 1.5 billion total views are enough to make anyone pretty rich since YouTube pays $2-$7 per thousand monetized views.
From what we know, we can estimate that Ethan and Hila earn around $4k – $5k per day from their YouTube channels, and this winds up to about $150,000 monthly.
In recent years, Ethan has acquired some real estate investments and he makes money off of his rental properties.
All these earnings have helped the Kleins acquire a total net worth of about $20.5 million.
Ethan Klein's YouTube Career
Ethan Klein started his YouTube journey on April 29th, 2011. At the time, he started by making funny reaction videos with Hila about internet trends and social media culture. Before the end of the year, the channel amassed 10,000 subscribers and they bagged a grand total of $0.00. Underwhelming!
However, due to his funny nature, and his ability to identify and jump on internet trends, his growth on the platform has been steady. In 2016, they crossed the 1 million subscribers milestone, but that was just the beginning. Ethan then won the Hot 97 contest which led him to meet with famous American hip hop artiste, DJ Khaled. His meeting with DJ Khaled and his consistently funny videos helped him smash 3 million followers that year.
2018 was a year to remember as they smashed two major milestones in one year. First, they hit 6 million followers, and then they accrued over a billion views.
These days, besides the primary channel H3h3Productions, they run three other channels, viz:
- H3 Podcast (3.05 million subscribers)
- Ethan and Hila (2.07 million subscribers)
- H3 Podcast Highlights (1.65 million subscribers)
The H3 Podcast kicked off in 2017 and is focused on current affairs, internet trends, and online fraud. It’s an unscripted format and viewers have been loving it. In 2021, it's now ranked the 14th most popular podcast in the USA. Ethan and Hila is the couple’s more casual channel where they “goof around on,” and H3 Podcast Highlights contains short highlights of the H3 Podcast.
Although the main channel has been without new content for about a year now, they continue to get views and even new subscribers.
Ethan was born on June 24th, 1985 in Ventura, California, USA. Born to an Ashkenazi Jewish couple, Gary and Donna Klein, Ethan is of Jewish and American descent.
He attended Buena High School. In 2009, Ethan made the ‘Dean's Honor List' as he bagged a B.A in Creative Writing from the University of California.
Ethan first met his sweetheart, Hila, in 2007. It was during a Birthright program in Israel and at the Holocaust Museum' in Jerusalem. They soon started dating and got married in 2012. Just a year after the couple started creating content on YouTube.
After marriage, Ethan and Hila lived in Florentin, Tel Aviv, Israel. In April 2015, they decided to move over to Los Angeles, USA. They relocated to New York in September of the same year, but would only live there for less than a year. In August 2016, they moved back to Los Angeles, where they live to date.
Although he celebrates Jewish holidays, Ethan describes himself as an agnostic atheist.
In June 2019, the couple welcomed their baby boy, Theodore Yochanan. They’ve also announced that they’re expecting their second child in an episode of the H3 Podcast After Dark.
After the announcement was made, fans have been looking forward to the gender of their second child. And in an After Dark episode posted on September 24th, 2021, the couple, in their usual goofy manner, revealed that the second child will also be a boy.
Ethan has had quite a few controversies throughout his YouTube career.
The Wall Street Journal Issue
H3h3 Productions once backed another YouTube account PewDie during disputes regarding Nazi remarks in one of his videos.
The Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Another popular YouTuber, Matt Hoss, once charged the couple with using a major fraction of his content without any acknowledgment. Ethan and Hila announced that they’ve been sued on their YouTube channel.
Their loyal fans and other YouTubers donated over $170k to a GoFundMe account opened by another YouTuber, DeFranco. This funded their lawsuit. Fortunately, the U.S District Judge, Katherine Forrest, ruled that the video was “fair use as a matter of law,” and they won the legal battle.
Feud with Other YouTubers
H3h3 has always been at the center of controversies. Throughout 2018, several YouTubers make videos calling out H3h3Productions.
He first called out his former friend, LeafyIsHere for making a video mocking an autistic YouTuber. Although Leafy later explained, Leafy's fans called Ethan a backstabber for calling out his friend.
He went on to call out two of the biggest gaming YouTubers, ProSyndicate and TmarTn, for illegal gambling activity.
The most recent scandal is with popular social media influencer, Trisha Paytas. It first started in 2019 when he made a now-viral video, “Instagram vs. Reality” calling out overly edited social media photos. Throughout the video, he made indirect references to Trisha. She responded on Twitter by calling him “disgusting” and a “bully.”
In September 2020, Ethan launched ‘Frenemies,' a podcast with Trisha. It went on to become a huge success until she abruptly quit in June 2021 due to ownership and payment disputes.
Random Facts About Ethan Klein
- Popular American film and TV producer, and showrunner of the Dallas show, Leonard Katzman, is Ethan's paternal grandfather.
- Ethan suffers from mild Tourette's syndrome that causes involuntary face twitching.
- Hila Klein, Ethan's wife, is a former soldier.
- Ethan once admitted he suffers from dyslexia.
- He initially planned to name his channel “HEHE” or “HEHE Productions,” but those names were already taken so he opted for “H3h3Productions.”
- He’s a big fan of Christopher Wallace, popularly known as “Notorious BIG.”
- He's a philanthropist. He once teamed up with Alex Hirsh, Dana Terrace, and Justin Roiland to donate over $200,000 direct relief funds for Hurricane Harvey victims.
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