Andrew Rea Net Worth And Income Sources

Andrew Rea Net Worth And Income Sources at a glance

Andrew Rea has a roughly estimated net worth of $4 million.

Andrew Rea is a 33 years old YouTuber and celebrity chef born in New York. He became famous with “Babish Culinary Universe”, his cooking channel on Youtube. In the “Binging With Babish Season 1 & 2” series, he recreates awe-inspiring dishes from movies, TV shows & video games.

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How much money does Andrew Rea make in a Year?

Andrew Rea makes around $2 million per year from different sources.

Andrew’s net worth can be traced from his status as a successful YouTuber, celebrity chef, cookbook writer, and businessman.

How does Andrew Rea make money?

(Host Andrew Rea Reads Bedtime Stories In New Podcast. Source: tubefilter)

Andrew Douglas Rea makes money by creating YouTube content, writing books, making films, and doing commercials. 

We will take you each of his income source that adds to his net worth. 

Income Source 1: YouTube Channel

Andrew Rea makes an estimation of $1.6 M from YouTube per year.

The New York-based cooking genius has 9.25 M Subscribed fans on his YouTube. For whom, he presents unique dishes symbolizing his love towards film and cooking. YT earns him a significant section of his income.

Andrew Rea YouTube ChannelsSubscriberViewsLife Time Earning Est.Est. Earning 2020
Babish Culinary Universe9.25 M2 B$8.2 M$1.6 M

The Babish Culinary Universe has a collection of series covering diverse areas of cooking. Some of them are listed below:

  • Basics With Babish (2017-present) – It covers the basics of cooking for beginners. Including., Essential kitchen tools, Pantry essential, Bar essential, etc.
  • Being With Babish (2019-2020) – In this series, Andrew Rea travels, eats, and shares some behind-the-scenes footage to his fans.

With over 9.25 million subscribers & 2+ billion views, Some of Rea’s top videos are worth mentioning. 

VideoPublished DateViewsEst. Earning
Binging with Babish: Ratatouille (Confit Byaldi) from Ratatouille2 March 201727,398,135
Binging with Babish: Jake’s Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time18 March 201717,798,507$71,194
Binging with Babish: Bubble Bass’ Order from Spongebob Squarepants22 May 201815,007,641$60,031
Binging with Babish 3 Million Subscriber Special: The Eggscellent Challenge from Regular Show21 August 201814,663,208 $58,653
Binging with Babish: Secret Ingredient Soup from Kung Fu Panda1 October 201913,248,443$52,994

*Note: According to Forbes, YouTube pays video creators $3 to $5 per thousand views. We have taken the mid-range or $4 for the estimation above.

Andrew’s YouTube is an important part of his net worth. 

Income Source 2: Book royalty and sales

Andrew wrote Binging with Babish in 2019 which became a New York Best Seller. You have to sell at least 5,000 – 10,000 copies in one week to achieve bestseller status on Times. And, the book is priced around $15 on Amazon.

5-10k *$15 = $75,000 to $150,000 in a week. 

That’s $100k on average a week. If there are 5 weeks, or ~10% occurrence, like this in a year, Andrew can make $1M from sales. 

Andrew could sell part of the whole of his royalty which becomes a good asset in his net worth portfolio.

(Meet Andrew Rea, the man behind YouTube’s favorite cooking channel. Source: theoldgristmillrestaurant)

Income Source 3: TV Show Host, Guest & Presenter

Andrew Rea has hosted, presented, and appeared as a guest in several episodes. Some of them are listed as:

  • The Chef Show 
  • CBS This Morning 
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan 

The “appearance fee” is listed in the current SAG-AFTRA contract rate sheet – a flat rate of about $500 for actors and actresses. 

Further reading: How much money does a guest get paid for being on a talk show?

The money is not in the appearance though. That’s labor income. People don’t get rich by labor income. The real money is building up your image – social capital. When you become “hot” because you are everywhere, then you can start negotiating and get good commercial deals.  

Andrew’s net worth also grows with his social capital.

(Meet ‘Binging With Babish’ Star Andrew Rea’s Girlfriend. Source: distractify)

Income Source 4: Commercials

The most important capital of Andrew’s net worth is his fans from Binging with Babish and social media. Brands are happy to pay Andrew for the positive association he can bestow to their brands. These brands include Jetsons Microwave, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Sorry WLabs, etc.

Andrew Rea has also started his own line of cookware, which further boosts his net worth.

Further reading: How did Michael Jordan become a billionaire? (Hint: Not from basketball.)

The most popular video of Andrew Rea is a video on Ratatouille (Confit Byaldi) from Ratatouille

Andrew Rea Early Life & Career

Andrew Douglas Rea was born on 2 September 1987 in Mendon, New York. He has an older sibling David and his parents, Annie & Douglas Rea, as his family. His late mother taught him to cook at the age of 11. He has graduated with a BA (Films) from Hofstra University.

Later on, worked with SwitchFX as a visual effects artist. And he left it entirely to pursue a YouTube (Binging with Babish) career full-time.

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Andrew Rea Biography

Legal NameAndrew Douglas Rea
Net Worth$16.2 Million
Source of WealthYouTube ChannelAuthor/ BooksellingTV Show Host, Guest & PresenterBrand Endorsement & Merchandise 
Date of Born 2 September 1987
Place of BirthUnited States
Height181 cm, 5’11 feet
Weight78 kg
Marital StatusDivorced (m 2014; div 2017)
GirlfriendJess Opon (m 2021)
Children N/A
Children NameN/A

Frequently Asked Questions about Andrew Rea

What does the EKG tattoo on his right inner forearm symbolize?

According to Andrew Rea, That is his hometown pride tattoo, which symbolizes the original logo of Eastman Kodak company. He further added that it reminds them never to get stuck in a way and keep moving forward.

What are the things Binging with Babish Can’t Live Without?

Andrew said he can’t live without the following; underwear, chef’s knife, antidepressant, carving fork, Rolex two-tone mariner gold stainless with a blue bazel in the dial, cologne, etc.

When did Andrew Rea start his youtube channel?

The 33 years old chef started his youtube channel in 2006. He calls it Binging with Babish” inspired by Oliver Babish’s character from West Wing.

What are some famous recipes that Andrew Rea recreated?

The featured recipes vary from a fantasy series “Game of Throne” via the notorious prison gravy “Goodfellas” and games like wild and pigeon pie.



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