Jay Shetty – ‘Wisdom Go Viral’
Jay Shetty, 31- a former monk- is an award winning host, narrator and viral content creator. He is a motivational and life style vlogger, presenter and former monk turned into modern urban monk. He has a viewership of over 10 million on YouTube and is an international speaker. Jay Shetty’s Facebook videos have netted him over 20 million followers and more than 4 billion views. On YouTube, he has 1.8 million subscribers, and has 59 million views. Interestingly, the speaker has no Wikipedia page for him, which motivated us to dig in a bit.
How he started his journey?
Shetty is a London born and raised with roots from India. At the age of 22 he came to India and trained to be a monk for at least 3 years after going back to London almost committing a career suicide. Jay Shetty today is a renowned speaker. He started with speaking at different firms when under high pressure and stress until he caught the eye of Arriana Huffingston. She invited him to be the Host of HuffPost Lifestyle in New York. Jay moved to New York in September 2016. Jay Shetty then moved on from HuffPost. He created his own viral video agency and started growing his brand. He now works with the biggest brands in the world. He has been invited to keynote at leading companies of the world including Google, L’Oreal, Facebook, Coca Cola, HSBC, EY, Microsoft and Accenture. Jay’s daily show on HuffPost Live which is FollowTheReader, there he has interviewed the people like Russell Simmons, Tim Ferris and Deepak Chopra and reaches 1 million people daily. It is No1 for engagement amongst The Huffington Post Facebook Live shows. He has been hosting the show from past 8 years. He made almost $1 MILLION in advertisement revenue on Facebook alone! As he tries to request to more creators. His channel is able to get an average of 200,000 views per day. This generated him an estimated revenue of around $360 per day ($130,000 a year) from the ads that appear on his videos, which makes his Net Worth around $2 Million. He is also associated with companies like Facebook, Snapchat, National Geographic, and Nasdaq.
Jay Shetty has achieved several milestones, here are few of them:
Jay Shetty tagline is “wisdom go viral”. In 2016 he won the ITV Asian Media Award for Best Blog. He also won Guardian Rising Star Award in 2015. Jay Shetty took the Espoke Living Best Blog award at 2016. In 2017 Jay Shetty was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of Media. Recently he won the Streamy Award for top health and wellness creator as well as hosted the 2018 Streamy Purpose Awards to celebrate fellow YouTube creators. Jay Shetty’s titles include award winning Asian online personality, narrator, word artist, host and a filmmaker.
Jay Shetty – ‘Wisdom Go Viral’
He has been called “the voice of the generation” and aims to spread wisdom at the pace people appreciate entertainment and fun. Today, he speaks at different colleges, universities, seminars and conferences around the globe and inspires billions out there!