Who is Kristian Harloff?
Kristian Harloff was born on 1 October 1980, in Bayside Queens, New York City USA. He is a YouTube personality, stand-up comedian, and writer, best known for his movie website called Schmoes Know on which he does reviews as well as news. He also publishes videos on YouTube, managing a weekly podcast.
The Net Worth of Kristian Harloff
How rich is Kristian Harloff? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. He’s done over a decade’s worth of comedy work, and his experience has led him to numerous opportunities. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Kristian’s life before his current career, as he hasn’t revealed a lot about his family, childhood, and education. Sometime after completing his education in New York, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer, however, things didn’t turn out as expected and this in turn led him to the path of stand-up comedy.
He worked as a comic for the next decade, while also doing other projects such as film development. One of his most prominent experiences during this period was to work for the company Silver Pictures under Hollywood producer Joel Silver – the company is known for their long partnership with Warner Bros. and numerous works with properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some of the films they created include “The Nice Guys” and “Non-Stop”. Eventually, they partnered with Canadian financier Daryl Katz, who allowed the company to work on projects inside and outside the studio system. Silver resigned from the company in 2019.
Film Work and Schmoes Know
Harloff stayed in film development for three years, and discovered his passion for the film industry there. Wanting to continue these types of endeavors, he then partnered with longtime friend Mark Ellis to establish the YouTube channel called “Schmoes Know”. They focused on pop-culture, specifically, the film industry, including movie reviews, a series featuring the best and worst of films, while also doing live shows called “The Schmoes Know Show”.
YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google, which allows users to upload, rate, comment, report, and share videos; while also having the option to subscribe to channels they enjoy. Since its creation, it has become one of the largest sources of video media on the internet. With videos such as live streams, video blogs (vlogs), movie trailers, documentaries, short films, video clips, and many more available on the site. Due to its popularity numerous companies have invested in their own channel while content creators have the opportunity to earn advertising revenue based on the Google AdSense program. According to Alexa Internet, YouTube is ranked as the second most popular website on the web.
“Schmoes Know” became highly successful, one of the first YouTube channels to be recognized by the movie review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes. While the show continued for many years, the two hosts decided that it was time to move on in 2016, to focus their attention on other projects. Since then, Kristian started working for the entertainment website and news channel called Collider, which focuses on entertainment news with analysis and commentary. They primarily cover the film and television industry and with his hiring, also came a new show based on Schmoes Know.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) July 13, 2019
The show called “Movie Trivia Schmoedown” is focused on movie reviews, trivia games, and pre-shows before Collider’s other programs. Collider is also known for producing content for other outlets. Kristian is a regular in the Collider podcast show called Collider Live (formerly Collider Podcasts).
He is also a big fan of professional wrestling, and has invited numerous wrestling personalities to his podcasts. He is a big follower of many major wrestling companies such as WWE, and also handles content for the Collider extension called “Pro Wrestling Sheet”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Harloff’s romantic relationships. He has not mentioned anything about this aspect of his life, and it isn’t known if he is single or not, but he’s become close friends with numerous celebrities due to the nature of his work.
This week is full of catching up on movies. First up #KuboAndTheTwoStrings
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities and podcasters, Kristian is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram which has well over 50,000 followers, on which he mainly posts promotions of his work. He often goes to red carpet events, and other events organized by celebrities doing coverage, while also getting a chance to interview those celebrities. He features a lot of photos with names such as Liam Cunningham and Booker T. He also has a Facebook page with over 18,000 ‘likes’, which promotes the “Schmoedown” show, while also promoting the show’s Patreon account. Patreon is a crowd funding platform, which allows content creators to run a subscription service to provide exclusive experience for their subscribers. The income they gain from Patreon also helps in sustaining their channel, and is particular favored by YouTube personalities, artists, podcasters, musicians, and other online creators.