Who is Jeff Wittek?
Jeff Wittek was born on 15 December 1989, in Staten Island, New York, USA, and is a hairstylist as well as a social media personality, best known from initially gaining fame through the social media app Vine. He later became a renowned hairstylist for celebrities, working with the likes of Big Sean and DJ Pauly D.
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The Riches of Jeff Wittek
How rich is Jeff Wittek? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career as a hairstylist. He also gained a lot of opportunities thanks to his online endeavors including connections which would lead him to where he is today. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Endeavors
Very little is known about Jeff’s life before his rise to fame online, as there are no details regarding his childhood, family, and education. While he grew up in Staten Island, he would later relocate to Los Angeles, California, in his pursuit of work in the entertainment industry.
One of his first online endeavors was the website Tumblr, on which he owned his own blog under the name Jeffzilla3000. The site is a social networking platform which started in 2007, and allows users to post content in a short-form blog. Users can post various types of multimedia along with other content. They are also given the option to follow other users’ blogs, and as of 2019, the website hosts over 465 blogs, along with 555 million monthly visitors. His blog was subsequently called BehindTheCuts, used to post about his various interests, including music festivals, fashion, and hairstyles. During this time, he was beginning to gain notice for his work, thanks to connections he had in the music industry.
Vine and Rise to Fame
While Wittek’s life was mostly under the radar early in his career, he soon rose to prominence thanks to the social media service Vine. The app focused on short form videos which allowed users to share their own six second looping clips. The app was created in 2012, and was acquired by Twitter shortly afterwards; it had its own social network, and videos could also be shared on platforms such as Facebook. Users were allowed to browse through the app’s numerous videos including trending and thematic videos. During the peak of its popularity, it competed with websites such as Instagram.
In 2015, the app had over 200 million active users, and one of the reasons Jeff became famous on the app was due to him creating the online persona named American Jeff. His fame rose quickly on the app, and he soon began collaborating with other popular names on Vine, which continued to raise his fame. Some of the names he worked with during this time include Anwar Jibawi, Christian DelGrosso, and Rudy Mancuso.
Transition to Hairstyling
In 2016, Twitter announced that Vine would be disabling uploads, but viewing would still continue to function. This began the decline of the app up to the following year when it was announced that the app would be shut down. All videos on the app were uploaded onto an internet archive. Numerous Vine personalities including Jeff decided to transition to other platforms or careers; for him, he decided to return to one of his first passions which is hairstyling. Around this time, he had managed to gain enough experience and fame to help him connect with numerous celebrities.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Being a dad to @kingnerf can be rough at times, I always gotta pay for the…
Soon he was being endorsed by numerous popular music personalities such as Big Sean. He also started doing collaboration videos with some of his fellow ex-Vine personalities, including a short film which had him starring alongside Cierra Ramirez. He also created his own YouTube account, which allowed him to continue expressing his creative side as he transitioned successfully. He has gained over a million subscribers to his website, which often featured collaborations with friends and other celebrities. Some of his most popular videos include those featuring David Dobrik and Zane Hijazi. His most popular video is of himself doing a makeover to a homeless man.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Wittek was in a relationship with actress and singer Cierra Ramirez; she is best known for her role of Mariana Adams-Foster in the television show entitled “The Fosters”. She later reprised her role in the spin-off series “Good Trouble”, which started airing in 2019. After they broke-up, there has been no information about any new relationships from either of them.
Please no one photoshop me into a prison bunk ok? Thanks… pic.twitter.com/TL9zuViuP6
— Jeff Wittek (@jeffwittek) July 5, 2019
Similar to numerous former Vine personalities, Jeff is highly active online through the use of several social media platforms. He has an Instagram account which has over 1.9 million followers, and features a lot of his day to day endeavors, plus a lot of photos and videos of himself with celebrities. He also has a lot of personal photos taken from photo shoots, selfies, and those taken by friends. His work has led him to have a hand at more acting projects which he promotes through his online accounts. He also has a Twitter account which has over 110,000 followers, which promotes his YouTube channel for the most part. He also posts a few of his day to day thoughts, as well as some photos also shown on his Instagram account.