Hailing from New York, Curtis Lepore rose to fame for his comedic skits on Vine in 2013. Unbeknownst to some, he was actually part of a hard core band called GHOSTxSHIP for many years, prior to embarking on a social media career. Ultimately, it was after he left the group, that he became involved with Vine.
Putting his comedic talents to good use, Lepore created himself a Vine account, to which he eventually posted a number of six-second long skits. To his surprise, the clips proved to be a major success; before long, his follower count had grew to be in the thousands.
By 2016, the New Yorker had become one of the top users on Vine, with over 9.5 million followers. Since its shut down, Lepore has attained success on various other platforms including Youtube, where he’s posted more than a dozen videos.
One of the most popular personalities on social media, Curtis Lepore currently has an estimated net worth of $5 million. By what means did he earn his fortune from? Let’s take a closer look at his career and find out.
Curtis Lepore’s Net Worth 2018 – $5 Million
How did Curtis Lepore Make His Money & Wealth?
Born on June 28, 1983 in New York, Curtis Lepore spent the entirety of his youth in the city of Smithtown, with his parents. Growing up, he had always had a certain fondness for acting and music. After finishing high school, he went to the State University of New York at Oswegowhere he studied graphic design. Around that time, he was also the frontman of a band called, GHOSTxSHIP.
Founded in his hometown of Syracuse, New York, Lepore performed with the group for several years before departing in 2012. At one point during his music career, he also lent his vocals to a song by the rock band, No Zodiac. Following his college graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles, in hopes of putting his degree to good use and landing a position in graphic design. Unfortunately, the job hunt proved to be challenging.
Unemployed, Lepore opted to couch surf in LA, instead of renting his own place in order to save funds. Despite being accompanied by his furry canine, Buster Beans in the new city however, he found himself with lots of free time. Ultimately, it was during this period that he first decided to get involved with social media through Vine.
Signing up for an account, the graphic designer soon uploaded his first six-second clips onto his page. With his witty humour, Lepore quickly garnered himself a sizeable fanbase on Vine. Before long, his videos were receiving thousands of loops each; from there, his follower count quickly grew to the tens of thousands, and then to the hundreds of thousands. Within a year, he had successfully broken the one million mark.
Following his rise to fame, Lepore was approached by a talent agency called GrapeStory. Seeing that he had such a significant following, the company eventually offered him an advertisement deal, in which he’d promote various brands and products on his Vine account; among those that he later worked with included Virgin Mobile, Jolly Ranger, and Aquafina. It’s later revealed that he was one of the first Vine stars to bag such an advertisement gig.
How much did these stints earn the online star? According to various sources, it’s not uncommon for Vine celebrities such as Lepore himself, to earn a few thousand dollars from such sponsorship deals. As for the New Yorker, he later revealed in an interview that he was earning upwards of $1,000 per re-vine, and $8,000 for every six-second endorsement video that he created and posted onto his account.
As the sixth most popular user on Vine, Lepore would have undoubtedly received a fair share of gigs throughout his career (2013-2016). In fact, he most likely earned most of his initial wealth through the video-sharing platform. Having said that, we’ll probably never know how much exactly he had yielded from said stints- for all we know, it might have been well over the million dollar mark.
Throughout his Vine career, he also had the chance to collaborate with a number of fellow stars including King Bach, Christian DelGrosso, Amanda Cerny, and Lele Pons.
Following the end of Vine in January 2017, Lepore went on to continue his efforts on Youtube. In fact, his channel was actually created around the same time as his Vine account, in the summer of 2013. Since then, his page has garnered over 577,000 subscribers and more than 11.7 million lifetime views. Sure, his presence on Youtube is still growing and is nowhere near as great as that of his former Vine account, but it’s been growing at a steady pace nonetheless.
Like Vine, he has been able to monetize his content on Youtube through the site’s built-in partnership program. The way it works is that users are able to earn ad revenue by displaying various ads on their videos; of course, the exact earnings would differ from user to user- it depends on an array of factors such as one’s content, location and audience.
According to the statistics provided by Socialblade, Lepore’s subscriber count on Youtube increases by 1,000 to 4,000 a day- that’s a considerable amount of growth! In terms of daily video views, his channel also receives anywhere from 100K to 200K views a day.
Currently, Saying Goodbye to my Best Friend: A Tribute to Buster Beans, a tribute to his beloved pet dog, has garnered the most views with more than 5.7 million hits. The other videos among his top five include We Got Jake Paul Arrested *Prank Wars*, Jake Paul Broke My Car *Prank Wars*, Jake Paul Sent Me to the Hospital, and Meet My New Pet Monkey; altogether, they have been viewed over 3.1 million times.
Assuming that the Youtuber earns at least $2 per 1,000 views on the site, and that 50% of his total views are monetized, that works out to be over $11,000 in ad earnings to date. From his pet tribute video alone, Lepore would have yielded close to $6,000. With that kind of passive income, it’s no wonder why he’s put most of his efforts into building his Youtube channel.
On top of Vine, and Youtube, Lepore also has a sizeable fanbase on Instagram with over 4 million followers. Hugely popular on the photo/video-sharing app, his content easily receives ~150K likes on a normal basis. Considering his immense following on the platform, it wouldn’t shock us to know if the social media influencer has managed to get himself a few endorsement deals. From what we can tell, the pay check is similar to Vine in that one can easily earn a few grand from a single campaign.
Aside from his online endeavours, it has recently been announced that he will be making his big screen debut in the film, Deported (2017), sometime later this year. In addition to that, he will also be taking part in the movies, Airplane Mode (2017), and #Speedball (2017). If that’s any indication, we’d say that he’s getting ready to get more involved in the show biz.
How much has he earned over the last years? According to various sources, he yielded a little over $315,000 in 2013- right around the beginning of his Vine career. As his presence in the online community grew, so did his pay check; from there, he earned $392,000 in 2014, and $511,000 in 2015. By the end of 2016, it was estimated this work was bringing him a little under $600,000.
How has the above numbers reflected in his overall net worth? In 2013, the Vine star was said to have a fortune of $2.8 million- this eventually increased to $4 million in 2014, and again to $4.3 million in 2015. Currently, Curtis Lepore’s assets are estimated to be around the $5 million range.
Curtis Lepore’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Curtis Lepore Married?
No, the Vine star is currently single from what we can tell. If he is in a relationship, then he’s doing a superb job at keeping it behind the scenes.
Back in 2014, he was known to have dated fellow Vine star, Jessi Smiles. The two didn’t break up amicably however- in fact, it was far from that.
According to reports, the two had broken up in Los Angeles after things started to not go so well. Following their break up, Jessi had allegedly suffered from a concussion- after which Lepore offered to stay and help her during her recovery. From there, the blonde claimed that he had raped her after she had fallen asleep.
Eventually arrested by authorities, Lepore was subsequently released on a $100,000 bail- he later pleaded not guilty at the Los Angeles court.
Does Curtis Lepore Have Any Children?
No, Curtis Lepore does not have any children.
Did Curtis Lepore Go to College?
Yes, the New Yorker went to college. After completing high school, he moved to the town of Oswego, where he studied graphic design at the State University of New York at Oswego; he has since obtained his bachelor’s degree.
Where Does Curtis Lepore Live? Pictures of Curtis Lepore’s House
Unfortunately, not much has been revealed about Lepore’s house- all we know for now, is that he currently resides in Los Angeles, California (he had moved to LA after graduating from college. With his kind of money however, he’d easily be able to afford himself a nice abode, even in the pricer parts of LA.
We do not have any pictures of his house to share at this time.
What Kind of Car Does Curtis Lepore Drive?
Information on Lepore’s vehicle is currently unavailable.
Curtis Lepore’s Career Accomplishments
One of the most popular users on Vine with over 9.5 million followers, Chris Lepore has successfully made a career for himself in the world of social media. Aside from what he’s achieved on Vine, he’s also garnered himself a sizeable following on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter.
A musician on the side, the online celebrity will also be making his motion picture debut in the film, Deported (2017). According to IMDb, he will also be taking part in the titles, Airplane Mode (2017), and #Speedball (2017).
Curtis Lepore as a Philanthropist
A well known philanthropist, Lepore has been involved with a number of charitable organizations over the years. For instance, he’s worked with Stuff-A-Truck- a non profit that aims to provide toys for underprivledged children.
On Youtube, Curtis Lepore has a regular schedule where he posts new vblogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Of course, he’s also been actively posting onto his Twitter, and Instagram accounts.