London-born, US-based online entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Neil Patel is worth about $10 million. Considering his age and wealth, it’s normal for one to wonder what the future holds for Patel.
As much as Neil loves and enjoys being an entrepreneur not to mention the big bucks he cashes from it, he does not see himself remaining there for long. For Neil, he has some more big ideas for start up and then he’s planning to go Non-profit full time around the world.
He sees himself using his abilities to convince people around the world to help out in charities in the nearest future. Let’s learn more about Neil.
Neil Patel Bio and Personal Life
Born on April 24, 1985, to middle-class parents and a sister, Neil Patel started out as an entrepreneur right from his high school days. From selling CDs to black boxes, Neil’s early days of money making scheme included tenacious works that did not yield much profit.
Like most other people, Patel came from a pretty humble Indian background. His mother’s first job was a teaching gig which did not pay a dime while his dad worked for one of his uncles and was paid peanuts.
However, he was surrounded by hardworking entrepreneurs as most of his uncles had multiple businesses and were doing really well. His mother soon followed suit and began a business of her own which did pretty well but did not wield enough to make them wealthy.
The one good thing about how Pate grew up is that he knew from an early age that he wanted to be rich and successful. He began his first entrepreneurial venture in his freshman year at John F. Kennedy High School selling burnt CDs and eventually black boxes to fellow students and their parents.
Neil Patel’s Blog and Career
Advice Monkey was Patel’s first online venture which he established while in high school after he turned 15. With the marketing companies failing to lay the venture on a better path, Neil started learning about ideas to drive traffic to his website, thereby, launching his career as an online marketer and analytics expert.
Neil Patel’s wealth basically comes from entrepreneurship and investments he puts in the digital marketing world. Better known for companies like KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg, Neil Patel started an SEO company named Advantage Consulting Service (ACS) in 2002 with his business partner Hiten Shah. The company grabbed interest from several international brands like HP, Samsung, Microsoft, GM, Amazon, etc. which boomed his earning and made him ‘A Kind of a Big Deal’.
Neil also established himself as a professional blogger writing about digital marketing, SEO techniques and blogging advice on several publications like TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Moz, etc. Ranked as one of the top influencers in the web by the Wall Street Journal in 2005, Neil founded Crazy Egg in 2006. The company helped businesses flourish with increased visitors and engaging contents on websites.
Neil Patel’s wealth grew with his business through Crazy Egg and he even received an offer to sell the company at $5 million which he declined.
He continued blogging while his first company ACS was making sales to around $3 million annually. In 2007 he launched the Quick Sprout blog which started growing really quick and garnering over $1 million annual revenue.
Neil partnered again with Hiten Shah in 2008 to form KISSmetrics, a platform designed for guiding small and large businesses to flourish. Several angel investments from big names like Dave McClure, Nils Johnson were secured by 2009. However, Neil left the company in 2015.
Today, Neil is best known for his white hat blogging techniques and pictorial ideas of taking a website or a business to another level. He also started out a $100,000 each month challenge by launching a nutrition-related blog in 2015.
His Financial Standing
Neil is a recipient of Congressional Recognition from the US House of Representatives. He was also named as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 by President Obama.
Neil has become something of a big deal in entrepreneurship and digital marketing. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world.
Profile at a Glance
Full Name: Neil Patel
Profession: Digital Marketing Expert, Angel Investor, Blogger
Date of Birth: April 24, 1985
Place of Birth: London, England
Marital status: Married
Neil Patel Zodiac/Astrological sign: Taurus