Jeremy Financial Education grew up extremely poor. His family was on food stamps. At age 12, things improved. His dad started a pool cleaning business and his mom started a commercial cleaning business—both of which lifted them into middle class status.
Jeremy was a horrible student. He graduated high school with a 2.2 GPA. After that, he got a partial scholarship to run track at a community college.
There, his accounting teacher got him interested in investing. Jeremy would crunch numbers in a compound calculator, fascinated by what even a small amount of money could turn into 20 to 30 years down the road.
Since he only had a few hundred dollars to his name at that time, Jeremy began buying shares of cheap stocks. This continued all throughout college.
At age 20, he was working in the photo department at Walgreens for about eight bucks an hour. That wasn’t gonna cut it. So, one day while he’s filling up his old, dented up Elantra at Quick Trip, he sees a sign that they’re hiring for manager position, starting at $40k a year.
Say no more. Jeremy applied and, next thing ya know, he’s working overnights as the assistant manager at QT. Soon, he hops to a better store; day shift; and he’s making about $50k a year. That store is also where he met his wife, who he now has two kids with.
By 24, J-Dawg’s got roughly $200k invested in the stock market. Some of his biggest gains early on came from Cabela’s and Monster Energy, the latter of which he bought because he saw, firsthand, how it was flying off the shelves at QT.
But eventually he gets fed up with work. Burnt out, sick of battling for promotions, now wifed up with a baby boy on the way—and feeling like he could do no wrong with stocks—Jeremy decides to quit his QT gig and trade full-time.
This is when he goes off the rails, starts doing things he never did before: short-term trades, buying on margin, etc. And it bites him. Hard. That year, he lost $100k between him and his wife’s accounts.
Now it’s 2016. Jeremey had to figure out something to help pay the bills. So he starts a photography and videography business for real estate professionals. He was garbage at it.
In his downtime, he decides to launch a YouTube channel to share what he’d learned about business and investing throughout all the ups and downs he’d faced thus far. And boom. Financial Education Jeremy is born.
By 2017, his real estate marketing company’s starting to really roll. Ditto YouTube. Problem was, he couldn’t juggle both. So he shuts down the biz and goes all-in on YouTube.
Jeremy wrote a book and turned it into a “stock market mastery” course to help monetize all the views he was getting. Today, with 616K subscribers on his main channel, I would guess course sales, alone, would be a high-six-figure income for him.
Factor-in ad revenue, brand deals, affiliate commissions, a public trading account worth about $1.2 million at the time of writing this, and a private trading account worth “quite a bit more than that” (he claims), and we’d estimate Financial Education Jeremy has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars.