Personal finance is SO important but sadly, it’s not a topic taught in schools. And Googling anything related to personal finance will leave most of us confused. Especially when you don’t know where to start.
Luckily, there are YouTube channels dedicated to personal finance, and these can help you learn about investing in bite-size chunks.
Watching personal finance Youtubers makes up a good chunk of my day to day. I try to spend at least 30 minutes watching them every day. (here’s a tip: change the playback speed to 1.50 or 1.75 so you can consume more content!)
Why do I do this? Because I believe you can never learn enough. Some of the channels will repeat things I already know but oftentimes It’s something I simply needed to hear just once more to realize just how important it is.
So here’s a list of the 9 personal finance YouTube I’m subscribed to and watch and learn from consistently.
1. Andrei Jikh
Andrei Jikh is one of my favorite if not my favorite Personal Finance Youtuber at the moment.
I guess I’m simply a sucker for the production level of his videos. The camera angles, the transitions, everything fits together like a nice magic trick (which makes sense, since he’s also a magician).
On top of that, Andrei Jikh has amazing charisma and likes to crack a joke every now and then.
If you’re looking for a Personal Finance YouTuber that knows what he’s talking about (Andrei likes to SHOW his investment accounts to his audience), has charisma, likes to joke, AND makes killer high-production level content, Andrei Jikh is your guy.
His YouTube channel was created in 2018 but mainly consisted out of card-trick videos at the time. When I started watching, which was late 2019 I believe, is when he started creating personal finance content on YouTube full-time.
I watched him grow REALLY quickly and he currently sits at 1.3m subscribers and is growing at around 190k subscribers per month according to social blade.
Fun Fact: I profiled Andrei Jikh and found out he makes around $150,000 per month from his Youtube Channels through YouTube Ad Revenue, Affiliate Marketing, AND his Patreon account.
My Favorite video: 7 Passive Income Ideas – How I Earn $700 A Day
2. Graham Stephan
Graham Stephan is one of the most popular Personal Finance YouTubers out there.
If you’ve looked up keywords relating to Personal Finance, investing, or real estate, you’ve likely seen a video or two of his pop-up.
He’s known for his real-estate investing videos and his $0.20 lattes (the man is cheap, very cheap).
I first found him through a video where he was talking about how he was living in a duplex that a Tennant was paying off FOR HIM. This process is legal and it’s known as house hacking. You can watch the video here.
In a later video, he explained how he bought a house for $0.
Youtube loves recommending him as he has mastered the YouTube Algorithm (he’ll tell you to smash that like button quite often).
At the time of writing, Graham Stephan has around 3 million subscribers on YouTube and it grows with around 130k subscribers each month according to social blade.
If you’re interested in Real Estate, House Hacking, Investing, and more, Graham Stephan is your guy.
My Favorite video: How much I make on YouTube with 1 million subscribers
3. Nate O’Brien
Nate O’Brien is a bit younger than the other guys (he’s only 22!) on this list, but his videos are still really useful, especially for those who are just getting started with personal finance and investing.
Next to Personal Finance, Nate O’Brien covers topics such as entrepreneurship, Mindset, and Minimalism.
The videos on Nate’s channel are often in the ‘how-to’ format and are very easy to follow regardless of your knowledge.
Nate has 1 million subscribers on YouTube at the time of writing and earns around 35k subscribers per month according to social blade.
I definitely don’t watch all of his videos but I am subscribed to his channel and I do like some of his more popular videos such as those where he explains his investment plans and his productivity videos.
Oh and of course, as a traveler, I’m a big sucker for his minimalist lifestyle videos. For example I love his minimalist apartment videos (p.s. his minimalist videos are actually a big part of the reason he blew up on YouTube!).
If you’re a teenager or twenty-something and want to learn all about investing, entrepreneurship, and how to make money online in general, Nate O’Brien is your guy.
My Favorite video: My plan to make $1 million dollars in 2021.
Fun Fact: I profiled Nate O’Brien and found out he makes around $50,000 per month from his Youtube Channels through YouTube Ad Revenue and Affiliate Marketing.
4. WhiteBoard Finance (Marko Zlatic)
Marko Zlatic’s Youtube Channel: WhiteBoard Finance is yet another gem in the personal finance niche.
Marko Zlatic has over 15 years of experience in investing in the stock market and his videos primarily cover stock market investing.
At the time of writing, WhiteboardFinance has 600k subscribers which increase by 55k subscribers monthly according to social blade.
If you’re looking for someone to teach you how to invest in the stock market, you’ll find no one better than Marko Zlatic.
My Favorite video: How To Manage Your Money
Fun Fact: I profiled Marko Zlatic and found out he makes around $50,000 per month from his Youtube Channels through YouTube Ad Revenue, Affiliate Marketing, and his Patreon account.
5. Investing With Rose
Rose is a Personal Finance YouTuber that teaches her following how to handle their money wisely.
Some of her most popular videos are those where she urges her followers to stop certain bad habits and stop wasting money on certain things they really don’t need. For example in this video, where she explains 10 things she no longer buys in her thirties.
I’m subscribed and while I don’t watch every video (I’m guilty of watching videos that show up on my feed) I am a big fan of her ‘sit down and let’s have a chat’ format.
Her videos are very easy to follow along with and she’s generally nice to listen to which is why she made it on this list as one of my favorite personal finance YouTubers.
At the time of writing, Investing with Rose has 450k subscribers on her Youtube Channel, and her subscriber number increases by about 35k per month according to social blade.
My Favorite video: How to retire in your 30s
6. Matt D’Avella
Matt D’Avella is a minimalist YouTuber and Filmmaker that often makes videos in the personal finance niche.
His channel is not solely about personal finance though, many of his videos are more aimed towards productivity and generally improving your lifestyle.
However, I thought he still deserved a spot on this list as I’ve definitely learned a couple of things from him since the last year and a half I’ve been subscribed.
As a filmmaker, his videos are very well put together for example my favorite video: Simple Steps To Financial Freedom has incredible value for beginners and is extremely entertaining at the same time.
If you’re looking for a Personal Finance YouTuber with high production level content and don’t mind seeing a productivity video every now and then, Matt D’Avella is your guy.
Fun Fact: I profiled Matt D’Avella and found out he makes around $25,000 per month from his Youtube Channel through YouTube Ad Revenue, Affiliate Marketing, and his Patreon account.
7. The Swedish Investor
The Swedish Investor is a personal finance YouTube channel I’ve only started watching recently.
On this YouTube channel, you’ll primarily find book summaries of best-selling finance and investing books. His videos are very well made with attractive illustrations and a nice voice-over.
For example, he has done illustrated summaries of best-sellers such as The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (video above) and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Another video I liked a lot is his video where he explains how Warren Buffet made his first 1 million dollars.
The Swedish Investor has 340k subscribers and grows by 15k subscribers every month according to social blade.
8. Ryan Scribner
Ryan Scribner is a Personal Finance Youtuber with 700k subscribers.
In his videos, he reveals how he first started investing after reading rich dad poor dad and it seems he has been obsessed with personal finance ever since.
He has videos about his passive income sources, how much he earns from his dividend portfolio, how to get started with investing, and much more.
I definitely don’t watch all of his videos as his content can get repetitive but he definitely has some good videos out there.
I particularly liked his video from 2017 ‘Why You’ll Never Be Rich‘ because it clearly illustrates why we should stop working for money and instead start making our money work for us. (Did I mention he likes Robert Kiyosaki? :P)
Fun Fact: I profiled Ryan Scribner and found out he makes around $50,000 per month from his Youtube Channel through YouTube Ad Revenue and Affiliate Marketing.
9. Charlie Chang
Charlie Chang is a personal finance and Entrepreneurship YouTuber that I’ve been following ever since he started his channel started blowing up in 2019.
He currently sits at around 310k subscribers on YouTube and his channel is growing at 50k per month according to social blade (Go Charlie!).
I really like the way Charlie presents his videos, he comes off as a very charismatic person and knows how to talk to a camera.
I find that I primarily enjoy his entrepreneurship and lifestyle content over his personal finance content though, as his investing videos can get repetitive after a while.
Fun Fact: I profiled Charlie Chang and found out he makes around $42,000 per month from his Youtube Channel through YouTube Ad Revenue and Affiliate Marketing.
That’s it. Those are the 9 personal finance YouTube channels I’m subscribed to and learn from on a daily basis.
I’m convinced you can learn a thing or two from them as well on your own way to financial freedom.
Here they are once more:
- Andrei Jikh
- Graham Stephan
- Nate O’Brien
- Whiteboard Finance
- Investing with Rose
- Matt D’Avella
- The Swedish Investor
- Ryan Scribner
- Charlie Chang
P.s. These are in no particular order, I don’t want to rank them, I enjoy and learn from each and every single one of them.
Do you know any personal finance YouTubers that we all should check out? Comment them below!