Who is Echo Charles?
Echo Charles was born on 3 December 1977, in Hawaii, USA. He is a media personality, producer, director, and co-host, best known for his work alongside his close friend Jocko Wilink in the “Jocko Podcast”, which has brought him/them a lot of online attention.
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The Net Worth of Echo Charles
How rich is Echo Charles? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. His podcast work has led him to numerous opportunities, including other projects as his exposure increased thanks to the fame of the program.
As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is very limited information about Echo’s life before his rise to fame online, as he hasn’t shared a lot of details regarding his childhood and family. It is known that he leant more towards athletic activities during his youth, which reflects in his current physical condition. He grew up in Hawaii, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. UH is the flagship university of the University of Hawaii system, located in an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu.
The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, housing the main offices of the entire system. It was founded in 1907, and was initially created for agriculture as well as mechanical arts courses. Eventually, the school started to offer more comprehensive programs. Most of the students are ethnically mixed Americans with heritage from Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and other parts of the Pacific.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Career Beginnings
Growing up and having a strong interest towards athletic activities, Charles then started to gain interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The martial art focuses on grappling and ground fighting, taking its fundamentals from its Japanese origins, later adapting its own defined combat sport system through innovations. The martial art is also known for mixing the practices of judo, and its main concept is to help a weaker person to successfully defend themselves against stronger and heavier opponents using technique. The sport is popular for using joint locks and chokeholds to defeat opponents. Sparring and drills are common towards development of a practitioner.
BJJ is considered one of the more recently widespread practices due to the popularity of mixed martial arts. It is a sport, promotes physical fitness, and some of its practitioners consider it a way of life. While developing his skill, Charles also started to develop his career in production, becoming a part of the company Flixpoint as a producer. The company would become known for the production of Jocko Willink’s projects, while also covering mixed martial arts. Over the years, his skills developed significantly, becoming pivotal towards his current career endeavors.
Echo’s podcast co-host is Jocko Willink, who is a retired US Navy SEAL and author. He received a Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service during the Iraq War as the commander of SEAL Team Three. He’s co-written books such as “The Dichotomy of Leadership” and “Extreme Ownership”. In 2015, the two decided to start a weekly podcast called “The Jocko Podcast”, which covers a variety of topics, including war, lessons as a Navy SEAL, exercise, and jiu-jitsu.
The two are known for developing their skill and fitness together, training in jiu-jitsu. He’s also responsible for a lot of the background work and production for his video projects, as well as for a few of his books. While it is known that Echo is friends with a lot of Navy SEALS, his main connection to Jocko started when the two became practice/gym buddies while studying jiu jitsu. He’s managed to gain a brown belt, and also plays football, though not as actively as he used to. He’s also made a guest appearance in the “Tim Ferriss Podcast”, and the two credit the show for inspiring them to start their own podcast.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Charles is married to Sara and they have two children together. While he shares a bit of info regarding his family along with pictures and photos, he prefers to keep them away from the spotlight to help retain their privacy. He is also known to have a twin brother who has followed a different path from him, becoming an entrepreneur with his own startup company. During his free time, he loves going outdoors, doing physical activities, and even training similar to that of the Navy SEALS.
Similar to numerous podcast hosts, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram with over 65,000 followers, using the platform to promote his work with video previews and photos taken from his productions. He also gives a bit of insight towards his life away from work, showcasing a few videos with his children. He also has an account on Twitter on which he has over 45,000 followers. He retweets jokes and memes from friends there, while also posting content similar to that of Instagram. Another account he has is on Facebook, though it is a personal account converted to have more of a public presence, and on which he has over 900 fans.