Who is Joey Krietemeyer?
Joey Krietemeyer was born on 29 May 1987, in Madeira, Ohio, USA, and is a social media personality as well as an art director, best known from gaining fame through the website Instagram, on which he shares his lifestyle endeavors. He also gained a lot of notice thanks to his past relationship with reality television personality Antoni Porowski.
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The Net Worth of Joey Krietemeyer
How rich is Joey Krietemeyer? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $400,000, earned through success in his various endeavors. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities including connections with high profile celebrities. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Joey’s life prior to his rise to fame online, as he has shared very little about his family and childhood. It is known that after matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Philadelphia’s Drexel University; the university was founded in 1981 by philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel, and has over 26,000 students enrolled each semester; it offers over 70 undergraduate programs and over 100 masters, and doctoral programs at the university.
One of the most notable aspects of the university is their co-operative education program in which the school gives the student the opportunity to gain 18 months of paid full-time work experience relevant to their degree prior to graduation. He took up a degree in graphic design, and during his time there, took a seven month-long internship with the Santa Monica based company Fluidesign. His choice of degree focuses on typography, illustration and photography, as graphic designers often create images, symbols, and form visual representations of ideas.
Career and Instagram
After completing his education, Krietemeyer began working for the New York-based company 1stdibs, which has an online marketplace selling luxury jewelry, fine art, furniture, and antiques from around the world. The company was created as an idea that came from visiting the world famous Paris flea market Clignancourt, and has since expanded to 17 markets around the world including Australia and several parts of Europe as well as the US. The company is funded by venture capital firm Benchmark, as well as Index Ventures and Spark Capital. It also gained income from the Alibaba Group, to help expand its business into Asia.
He works as a senior art director, an credits the company for starting his interest in interior design. Soon he would display some of his day-to-day endeavors including modelling and lifestyle, on the website Instagram, which would increase his popularity significantly. The social media service owned by Facebook is one of the most popular in the world, boasting over a billion in registered users and over 500 million active daily users. It is a video and photo sharing app which users can use to help share their media to the public or to pre-approved followers.
Ex-Boyfriend Antoni Porowski
Joey’s popularity increased further when he became romantically linked to reality television personality Antoni Porowski; he is a chef and model, best known for his role in the award winning Netflix series entitled “Queer Eye”, in which he is the food and wine expert. The show is a reboot of the show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, but this time features a new set of cast members. Other cast members include fashion expert Tan France, design expert Bobby Berk, culture expert Karamo Brown, and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness. The show has now been running for at least three seasons.
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He is also a well-known chef, and started out as a busboy for a family-run Polish restaurant. He worked his way up in the restaurant industry, gaining experience as a waiter and a sommelier, and later became the manager of the BondSt sushi restaurant. He is close friends with the original “Queer Eye” food and wine expert Ted Allen, who is now the host of the Food Network cooking competition show entitled “Chopped”, in which four chefs compete against each other for a chance at $10,000. Porowski worked as the personal chef for Allen.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Krietemeyer started a relationship with Antoni Porowski in 2011, and their relationship was very strong for around seven years. During the peak of their relationship, Porowski mentioned in an interview that they were basically married due to how close they already were. They knew each other’s parents and were supportive of each other, despite Porowski getting a bit of negative attention from “Queer Eye”. He was Porowski’s photographer, but in 2018 it was reported that the two broke up after a few months of being split up. Antoni later started a relationship with Trace Lehnhoff.
Similar to numerous art personalities, he has an online presence through social media. His account on Instagram has gained over 60,000 followers, and contains a lot of personal photos, mostly selfies or those taken from photo shoots. However, he has not updated his profile in a while, which coincided with his breakup from Porowski. His account noticeably has lesser photos now, and it may be due to him deleting a lot of content regarding his past relationship. Many of his followers are demanding new posts from him, but so far he has not responded.