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How old is Nev Schulman?

Yaniv “Nev” Schulman was born on 26 September 1984, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, photographer, television host and producer, probably best known for being a part of the documentary film “Catfish”, and the subsequent television series “Catfish: The TV Show”.

The Wealth of Nev Schulman

How rich is Nev Schulman? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through success in his numerous endeavors. He’s also done award winning photography work, and written a book, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Nev grew up with an older brother who also aspired to become a part of the entertainment industry; they are of Romanian-Jewish, Russian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Polish-Jewish descent. His older brother would eventually become an actor and filmmaker, while Nev initially found his interest in dancing, and trained in dance for five years. Then he discovered photography, after developing an interest for taking pictures.

He would attend Sarah Lawrence College from 2004 to 2006, studying both dance and photography, however, he never completed his studies, eventually admitting that he was expelled from the school after he punched a girl. At the age of 19, he along with his brother started a film and photography production company, and he then became involved in photographing dance, as he often joined the contemporary ballet community in New York City. Eventually, he would found the committee for the youth organization Leave Out Violence, entitled the Young Leadership Committee.

Catfish – a Producing and Acting Career

In 2010, Schulman became the subject of a documentary he and his brother created, entitled “Catfish”, supported by a business partner named Henry Joost. The documentary film features him being filmed as he builds a romantic relationship with a young woman through the social media website Facebook. The film is known for coining the term ‘catfishing’, which is a deceptive activity in which a person creates a fake social media presence for attention seeking, romance scamming, or bullying. The film was questioned for is authenticity, as many believed that details about the film such as the inaccuracies of Schulman’s online relationship were discovered early, but were purposely held back for the sake of creating the story. The woman who catfished him turned out to be true, as she was later profiled and interviewed by numerous high-profile news agencies.

Two years later, Schulman would become the executive producer and host of the television show “Catfish: The TV Show”, which he created alongside his filmmaking partner Max Joseph. The premise of the show is to reveal truths and lies about online dating, based on their previous documentary work. The hosts of the show meet people who are emotionally attached to someone they have never met in their real life, and helps them investigate to discover if the other person is actually legitimate. It is the catfish who contacts them first, out of guilt, and they do a lot of their research before contacting the supposed victim.

Other Projects

Nev has also done other projects, including writing a book, entitled “In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age”, in which he details some of his personal history as well as observations he’s gained while working on the documentary “Catfish”, as well as the television show.

In 2018, production for “Catfish: The TV Show” was suspended after Nev was accused of sexual misconduct. After the investigation, the report of sexual misconduct was found to be lacking any credibility, and his suspension was lifted, leading to the continuation of his show. The popularity of the show has seen numerous international versions created, such as “Catfish Colombia”, “Espias del Amor”, “Catfish Brasil”, and “Catfish Mexico”. There was a proposed UK version of the show, but it was eventually cancelled.

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Personal Life

It is known that Schulman is married to Laura Perlongo, and that the two had been in a long-term relationship. They also had their first child in 2016 at which point they became engaged; they eventually married in mid-2017, and have been seen together at numerous events. Aside from his home life, Schulman also spends a lot of time developing his photography work, and his photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including “Lucky”, “The New York Times”, “New York Sun”, and “Dance Magazine”. He resides in Los Angeles, California with his family, but also often travels around the country for his work.

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