If you do not know who Owen Niestat is – then you are one of many. Although the young man has a considerable following in social media, there’s still a long way to go before you can call him “instafamous” or “online famous”. Online fame is when someone becomes famous through the Internet, either through viral or social media. However, Owen Neistat has gained some recognition online thanks to his father’s fame.
Owen Neistat Bio & Age
Owen Neistat was born in 1998 when his father, Casey Neistat, was only seventeen years old. His mother is Robin Harris, and at the time of Owen’s birth, she was in a relationship with Casey. Unfortunately, his parents separated shortly after and never married, although they were together for over three years.
Owen also has a stepsister, Francine, from his father’s marriage to Candice Pool, the jewelry designer.
Currently, Owen is a student at the University of San Francisco where he is studying hospitality management. By 2020 he will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Owen also worked temporarily as an archive intern at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut, where he archived the theatre’s recordings and arranged/sorted the theatre’s props.
Owen also did an internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Media Lab just before he began his studies. If this proves anything, it’s that Owen is a go-getter, filling his available time with projects that improve his skills.
Parents: Father, Mother & Step Mother
Not much is known about Owen’s mother since she has no career in the limelight. All that is known about her is that she gave birth to her son when she was a teenager. Owen’s father, however, is Casey Neistat, a well-known YouTuber, vlogger, filmmaker, and founder of Beme, a multimedia company.
Casey Neistat was born in Connecticut on March 25, 1981. The YouTube star dropped out of high school in his teenage years. At 17 Casey left his family and moved to a trailer park with his girlfriend at the time, Robin Harris (Owen’s mother). They lived together until he was twenty years old, and then Casey decided to move to New York City to build a better future for himself. In New York, he first worked as a dishwasher and short-order cook in various restaurants. During the September 11 attacks, he also lived near the World Trade Center, and since then he has called this day the most horrible day of his life.
In 2015, Casey announced that he was developing a video sharing app, Beme, with Matt Hackett. The app, which allowed users to upload four-second videos, was intended to provide an alternative to all the heavily edited content currently found in social media. The app was an incredible success, and in November 2016 it was announced that CNN would acquire Beme for $25 million.
The success of Owen’s father is literally the embodiment of the phrase “from grass to grace.
Owen’s stepmother is Candice Pool, a South African jewelry designer. Candice was born on October 19, 1977, and actually grew up in Texas before moving to New York where she met Owen’s father.
Before starting her jewelry company FINN Jewelry, she worked as a bartender. Her jewelry clients include Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, and Naomi Watts.
Owen Neistat: Gay or Straight
It has become common practice to speculate about the sexuality of famous people, or in this case – about the son of a famous person. However, there is no available information about Owen’s personal life when it comes to relationships. The young man has not yet definitively told the public whether he is gay or heterosexual (and he shouldn’t have to), and there is not enough information online about his past relationships to make a calculated guess. Currently, the only people who know whether Owen Neistat is gay or heterosexual are Owen and perhaps his family members.
Height & Weight
At present, information on his height, weight, and body measurements are not available. However, from photographs published of him and his father, it can be seen that Owen Neistat is in excellent condition. This may be due to his age, his good genes, or the fact that he is trying hard to keep up with his father, who currently weighs 72 kg and is 1.75 m tall.