Blippi, aka Stevin John, is an American children’s entertainer and educator on YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Video, teaching children alphabets, colors, how to count, poems, rhymes, educational songs, etc.
As of 2023, Blippi/Stevin John has an estimated net worth of $75 million. Some reports say he is estimated to be worth about $16 million.
We’ll find that out later in the article. Keep reading. Let’s start from the beginning.
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Las Vegas, USA|
|Height||5 ft. 8 inches (1.73 Meters)|
|Profession||YouTuber, Actor, Children’s Entertainer & Educator|
|Children||1 Son (Lochlan David John)|
|Net Worth||$75 Million|
Blippi In Real Life
Blippi / Stevin John’s Early Life
Stevin John was born on May 27, 1988, in Las Vegas. His family later moved to Ellensburg, Washington. He grew up on a rural farm surrounded by tractors, cows, and horses.
There is no public information about his family, but he completed his education upto school and never went to college.
As a teenager, he wanted to become a limousine driver and a fighter pilot, inspired by the Top Gun movie by Tom Cruise.
John was a good student, but his grades & education were not enough to make him a fighter pilot. His passion made him a C-17 series cargo plane loadmaster at the 4th Nuclear Airlift Squadron in the US air force in 2006.
As a loadmaster, he was responsible for calculating and planning cargo placements and evenly distributing the weight on the airplane.
He is a military veteran who completed his service and was honorably discharged from the air force in 2008.
After completing his service in the air force, John moved back to his hometown Ellensburg. From there, his YouTube journey started.
Blippi’s Personal Life
Stevin John engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Alyssa Ingham, in 2021. The couple welcomed their first child, Lochlan David John, on March 14, 2022. He lives with his family and two dogs.
To Know more about his fiancé, You can read my article on Alyssa Ingham by clicking this link.
Blippi’s YouTube Journey
After completing his service in the US air force, John moved back to his hometown Ellensburg in 2008.
He spent time with his 2-year-old nephew watching kids’ entertainment and educational videos at home.
One thing he noticed was the low-quality children’s content on YouTube. From there, he got the idea of starting a YouTube channel and doing something in children’s education & entertainment space.
John did not start his YouTube career from Blippi. At first, in 2013, he used to create and upload stupid and tasteless videos under the persona of Steezy Grossman.
He used to think those videos were funny. Later regretted creating such videos and had to remove them from social media and search engines.
John started the Blippi YouTube channel in early 2014. He uploaded the first video on February 18, 2014.
He played the lead character, Blippi, wearing some blue & orange attire such as a blue & orange beanie cap, orange suspenders, blue shirts, and an orange bow tie.
The Blippi character is a childlike, funny, energetic, entertaining, and educating persona that appeals to children aged 2 through 7, even liked by their parents.
Blippi, in his videos, teaches children the alphabet, colors, how to count, educational rhymes, songs, etc.
His mother designed the costume for Blippi, and now is the trademark of John. This character was inspired by other children’s entertaining shows like Mr. Rogers.
Blippi has been described as “an adult human man who dresses up in bright clothes and dances around America’s deserted soft play centers for the benefit of YouTube.”
YouTube as a Business and How Much He Made From It.
In the beginning, John learned filmmaking and used to create, edit and upload his videos himself. He did not hire a team until his videos went viral.
His video took off and garnered millions of subscribers and billions of views. Once he achieved a billion views, he hired a team.
His team helped him to dub his videos in other languages, such as Spanish. He expanded his empire and launched ‘Blippi Toys.’
Later, he launched his toys, merchandise, and DVDs, which earned millions in revenue.
-One of his successful toys was ‘My Buddy Blippi,’ which recites John’s 15 best catchphrases.
-His DVD collection is available on Amazon for $1.99/episode or $59.99/season.
–Hulu charges a $5.99/month subscription to watch his videos.
-He sells his merchandise through Walmart, from $3.99 to $19.99.
His single video, ‘Blippi learns about jungle animals,’ has over a billion views and made him $7 million in ad revenue.
His other video, Videos for toddlers with Blippi | Learn colors and numbers, has half a billion views and made him $3.5 million in ad revenue.
John’s channel grew at its best speed, from 3 million subscribers in 2018 to almost 17 million by 2023.
In 2020, Moonbug Entertainment Ltd acquired his channel and Cocomelon channel(Children’s educator and entertainer).
The deal’s amount was undisclosed but estimated to be more than $100 million. Considering Cocomelon is a bigger brand than Blippi, John did not get a 9-figure deal.
Still, he most likely received a deal worth tens of millions.
Moonbug collaborated with POPS to bring the show to the POPS kids app. In 2021, Moonbug was sold to two former Disney co-executives for $3 billion, and Netflix bought the streaming rights of Blippi in January 2022.
Blippi’s Real Estate
Blippi has a real estate portfolio worth over $30 million (including a 9000 sq. ft. California house). It includes all his homes, including those he has rented out to others.
If we exclude his 9,000 sq. ft. home, his real estate portfolio is worth about $8 to $10 million.
Taluka Lake Farmhouse
In 2020, John bought a 4,100 sq. ft. modern farmhouse in Taluka Lake, Los Angeles, California, for $2.8 million. It is 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms home. Currently, the house is worth not less than $5 million.
Sin City Tract House
John bought a 4,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean-style home near the southwestern edge of Sin City, Las Vegas, in 2018 for $650,000. The house offers five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
As John bought the Taluka Lake home, he listed this house on the market for $700,000.
9,000 sq. ft. California House (Unconfirmed)
John allegedly lives with his family in a 9,000 sq. ft. luxury home in California. The house has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 3 swimming pools, a home theatre, and a fireplace.
He reportedly bought the house for $16 million and has spent $3 million on renovation. Currently, the house could be worth not less than $25 million.
John also owns upto 5 rental properties in the Washington area. They are worth no less than $2 to $3 million. He enjoys rental income from these houses.
Blippi’s Investments, Loans & Liabilities
-John is an active investor and has invested about $15 million in the stock market. He makes more than $2 million in stock appreciation and dividends.
-He is invested in government bonds, too, for more than $1 million.
-Per the estimated market prices, his real estate portfolio is worth not less than $30 million (including California’s 9000 sq. ft. house).
Loans & Liabilities
-John allegedly took a $20,000 education loan for his higher education but never went to college.
-He allegedly took $19 million from the Bank of New York for business expansion and new media venture purposes.
Blippi’s Car Collection
John allegedly gifted himself a Lamborghini Urus worth $1 million. He explores two yachts in his videos, and different sources allegedly say he owns them.
They could be rented; if he owns them, he might have spent $1 million to buy them.
|Mercedes Benz C-Class||$50,000|
Conclusion To Blippi’s Net Worth
Blippi, aka Stevin John, is not $16 million. That’s a very low estimation of what he is worth. He makes $2 million monthly. In 2020, Blippi was the 9th highest-paid YouTube star making $17 million.
He makes an estimated $9 million yearly from only YouTube ad revenue. As I described earlier in the article, one of his videos made him $7 million, and another made him $3.5 million in ad revenue.
His 8-figure deal with Moonbug, royalties, investments, real estate, etc., are worth in the upper segment of the 8-figure. He does not worth $16 million; he makes more than $16 million annually.
Counting all his assets, Blippi is worth about $75 million (estimated).
What is Blippi’s real name?
Blippi’s real name is Stevin John.
How much is Blippi worth?
Blippi, aka Stevin John, has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Which Blippi is the original?
Stevin John, the original Blippi, started the Blippi YouTube channel in 2014.
Where is Blippi from?
Blippi was born in Ellensburg, Washington, United States. He lives in California with his family, and his headquarters is in Los Angeles, CA.
Who’s Blippi’s wife?
Blippi engaged her long-time girlfriend, Alyssa Ingham, in 2021 and welcomed their first child, Lochlan David John, in March 2022.
When Blippi started?
Stevin John started Blippi in early 2014. The first video was uploaded on February 18, 2014.
How was Blippi created?
Stevin John created Blippi in early 2014. John watched videos with his 2-year-old nephew and noticed the low-quality children’s content on YouTube. Then, he started his own YouTube channel, Blippi.
When did Blippi change?
Blippi changed around May 2021 when a new Blippi was introduced along with Stevin John, the original Blippi.
How Blippi got his name?
Stevin John drafted almost 800 words, pronounced from the front of the mouth, that were short, had repeating letters, and sounded happy.
Who is Meekah to Blippi?
Meekah is Blippi’s best friend and his co-host on the show. She loves to sing.
What is Blippi’s costume?
Blippi wears some blue & orange attire, such as a blue & orange beanie cap, suspenders, blue shirts, and an orange bow tie. His mother designed the costume for Blippi, and now it is the trademark of John.
Who is Blippi’s actor?
Stevin John started Blippi, and in the beginning, John played the lead character Blippi. He was changed around May 2021 when a new Blippi was introduced along with him.
Who is Blippi in real life?
The Blippi character is a childlike, funny, energetic, entertaining, and educating persona. But in real life, he is Stevin John, a 35 years old American man.
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