Brandon Stanton is a well-known author, blogger, and photographer from America. He is the author of the book and photo blog “Humans of New York.” He was included in the list of “30 Under 30 People Changing The World” by the Times magazine. Неrе аrе thе соmрlеtе dеtаіlѕ аbоut саrееr, bіоgrарhу, аnd nеt wоrth оf Brandon Stanton іn 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Brandon Stanton was born on March 1, 1984, in Marietta, Georgia. He completed his schooling from “The Walker School” in the year 2002. Later Stanton went to the University of Georgia where he majored in history.
While he was working as a bond trader in Chicago, he bought a camera and started clicking photographs during weekends in downtown Chicago. Later Stanton decided to pursue a career in photography when he lost his part-time job.
Stanton married his longtime girlfriend, Erin O’Sullivan in the year 2017. The couple does not have any kids yet.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Brandon Stanton started his career in photography in the year 2010 when he decided to move to New York. He wanted to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their portraits on a map of the city. In his initial days, he struggled a lot financially and borrowed money from friends and family to survive in the city.
On November 2010, Stanton started a Facebook page “Humans of New York” where he published photos of people living and working primarily in New York City. The page eventually got the attention of media and people and became viral on the internet.
In 2013, Stanton published his first photo blog “Humans of New York book” which sold more than thirty thousand copies and received good reviews. The book reached the number one spot in the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list. The book was on the list for more than 26 weeks, again reaching the top spot on December 2014.
In the same year, he went on a 50-day trip through 10 countries to photograph people all over the world. While Stanton was in Pakistan, he crowd-funded $2.3 million to help end bonded labor in the country.
In 2015, he was invited to interview then President Barack Obama at the Oval Office. Stanton was awarded the People’s Voice award in the category of “Best Use of Photography” at the 2013 Webby Award. In 2014 he received the James Joyce Award from the University College Dublin.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Brandon Stanton has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a photographer and author.
Stanton has published several best-selling books including Humans of New York (2013), Little Humans of New York (2014), and Humans of New York: Stories (2015). He raised $1.4 million in a two-week crowdfunding campaign on Humans of New York.
Brandon Stanton is not only a popular author, photographer, and blogger but also a renowned philanthropist. In 2016, he created a fundraising campaign which raised over $3.8 million for pediatric cancer research.