Brandon Stanton is an American author, blogger and photographer. His best-selling book is entitled ‘Humans of New York.’ He is one of Time’s ‘30 Under 30 People Changing The World.’ His book has accumulated over 18.1 million likes on Facebook and more than 8.2 million followers on Instagram. Here is everything you need to know about this best-selling author, including his net worth.
Brandon Stanton was born on March 1, 1984, in Marietta, Georgia. His nickname is Brandon HONY. He was enrolled and graduated from the Walker School in 2002. Then, he completed a major in history to the University of Georgia. In 2010 he bought his first camera while he was working as a bond trader in Chicago. He also worked as a photographer capturing pictures of Chicago during weekends.
However, he lost his job and decided to pursue photography as his full-time career. So, he moved to New York and where he decided to shoot 10,000 New Yorkers and present their pictures directly on the town’s map. While he was doing this, he was without a job and he had to lend money from family and friends. Then, in 2010, he started a Facebook page called Humans of New York where he moved his photographs.
Brandon has been happily married to Erin O’Sullivan since 2017. The couple lives in New York, near Empire State building. There is no information about whether he has any siblings or kids.
Brandon Stanton’s book ‘Humans of New York’ was issued in October 2013. The book became a huge success and sold approximately 30,000 issues in form of preorders. Moreover, it became The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2013 and 2014. That same year he was named one of “30 Under 30 People Changing The World” of Time Magazine.
In 2014 Brandon toured to the Middle East in order to shoot people there. This was a 50-day journey over 10 nations in the Middle East which was sponsored by the UN. Then, one year later, he went to Pakistan and Iran to do the same. By completing his journey in Pakistan, Stanton crowd funded $2.3 million to help end bonded labor in Pakistan.
Moreover, Brandon also uploaded stories and photographs from the Paediatrics pieces of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center inside New York. Like with other projects, he created a fundraising campaign and raised over $3.8 million for pediatric cancer research. He also conducted an interview with Barack Obama in 2015 in the Oval Office.
Awards and Achievements
Brandon Stanton has won a number of awards, including People’s Voice award, Best Use of Photography category, 2013 Webby Award for Humans of New York, and James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society (L&H) of University College Dublin (UCD). Brandon was also named as one of ‘30 Under 30 World Changers.’
Brandon Stanton Net Worth
It is estimated that Brandon Stanton’s net worth stands at over $8.5 million. He has accumulated his income from his career as author, blogger and photographer. Moreover, his money also comes from photographing different places and people. Some of his money also comes from ‘Humans of New York.’ Additionally, Brandon Stanton has also published other books such as ‘Humans of New York: Stories’ and ‘Little Humans.’