Video Artist: Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat is a YouTuber and content creator.
Kristen Uroda for NPR
Casey Neistat is a YouTuber and content creator.

Kristen Uroda for NPR

When Casey Neistat was a teenager, the odds were against him; he had dropped out of high school, was washing dishes to pay rent, and was a father by age 17.

But he eventually scraped together enough money to buy a camera and an iMac, and began churning out short films that went viral even before YouTube took off.

Despite having to start his career over several times – Casey Neistat became a brand name in social media and advertising, and is now one of the biggest names on YouTube, with an audience of nearly 12 million.

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