Who is Hila Klein?
Hila Klein was born on 12 December 1987, in Holon, Israel, and is an artist as well as a YouTube personality. She’s best known for being one of the co-hosts of the channel called h3h3Productions, which she manages alongside her husband Ethan Klein, and which focuses on pranks, reactions, satire, and commentary.
The Net Worth of Hila Klein
How rich is Hila Klein? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3.8 million, earned through success in their online endeavors. Her work alongside her husband has gained them a lot of online popularity, which in turn gained them more opportunities. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Life Before YouTube
Hila is of Libyan-Jewish and Turkish-Jewish descent. While there is very limited information about her childhood, it is known that she served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years, a mandatory service among young adults in Israel. During her time there, she met Ethan Klein while visiting the Jerusalem Holocaust Museum. After completing her service, she then enrolled at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.
The pubic college is located in Ramat Gan, Israel and provides academic qualifications for various modern industries, and is also known for their research and development services. In 2011, the couple created the h3h3Productions YouTube channel as a requirement for Hila’s classes in the college, so many of the early videos on the channel were projects during her time at college. However, she later decided not to continue with her college education, with the duo trying their hand at pursuing YouTube full time.
YouTube is a video sharing website based in California and was the idea of three former PayPal employees, who launched the service in 2005; a year later, the technology giant Google bought the website for $1.65 billion. The service allows users to upload videos to the platform, which can then be viewed by others. Viewers can comment, rate, and share videos, while also having the option to subscribe to users they enjoy. Since its creation, the website has become one of the largest sources of online video media. Some of the videos on the website include video blogs (vlogs), educational videos, short films, documentary films, and many more.
The Kleins gained a lot of attention when they started doing the h3h3 reaction video series which was a different take on traditional reaction videos. The clips of the source video are often mixed in with commentary from the duo, or absurd sketches. They gained a lot of fame for criticizing internet personalities and trends, even going so far as to criticize the policies of YouTube. One of their most popular videos appeared in 2016, when Ethan bought an electronic cigarette, and started smoking it in public as a satire of the vaping culture. They even went to the set of WABC-TV Eyewitness News to vape.
Aside from their main channel, Hila and Ethan have a secondary channel which focuses more on vlog content, showcasing a bit of their personal life away from their main channel’s work. They then started streaming on the platform Twitch, starting the H3 Podcast which was later uploaded to a third channel by the couple. The podcast has featured numerous popular public personalities, including the co-creator of “Rick and Morty” Justin Roiland, PewDiePie, Joji, Dr Disrespect, Post Malone, MrBeast, and Ninja.
Ok moms listen up we are the mom army and we are strong, juice boxes are our weaponry, milk is our treasury, lights out by 8 instills fear into the hearts of our enemies. We are mom army, we shall prevail. pic.twitter.com/MH1GdQyOFj
— Hila Klein (@HilaKleinH3) June 19, 2019
The couple also collaborated with the video game “Payday 2” for a h3h3 Character Pack. It was originally intended as an April Fools prank, but was later released officially with proceeds of the pack going to the couple to help them with their legal fees. In 2017, Hila founded the clothing brand called Teddy Fresh, which features brightly colored apparel with an iconic teddy bear logo, and was created in collaboration with Ripndip. The following year, they released a video game through the App Store and on Google Play entitled “H3H3: Ball Rider” – the game features numerous references to their most popular videos.
Personal Life and Controversies
For her personal life, Hila was in a relationship with Ethan for several years, up to the first year of their YouTube channel. The couple then married in 2012, before having the idea of reaction videos. The couple lived for a brief time in Tel Aviv, Israel before moving to the US in 2015. They resided in Los Angeles, and then tried to live in New York before returning to LA. The couple have a child together, and own a Yorkshire terrier. The couple have stated that both of them are agnostics, but still celebrate Jewish holidays.
Then couple has had their share of controversies in the past, including one in 2016 when Matt Hosseinzadeh also known as MattHossZone, filed a civil action lawsuit against the Kleins for copyright infringement. The couple won the lawsuit a year later, and received support from a lot of high profile YouTube personalities. The couple also supported PewDiePie after he was wrapped up in controversy with Nazi jokes in a couple of his videos. The couple along with other channels criticized the coverage of publication “The Wall Street Journal”, for taking many of PewDiePie’s jokes out of context.